Santa Cruz Noir edited by Susie Bright

June 14th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Santa Cruz Noir is a new book of short stories edited by Susie Bright! “Bright joins the ranks of Akashic editors to rip the lid off the California coastal town that’s never seemed less laid-back.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“A few [stories] spotlight surfing, a few more feature psycho killers on the loose, and others offer magical overtones.” —Publishers Weekly

From Susie’s blog: “It’s 20 addictive short stories on the dark side … with no moral compass whatsoever.” It’s her first new book in five year—congratulations Susie!!

Meow for Now

June 13th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The ASPCA is starting a big push to find fosters for kittens this season. They’re calling it Meow for Now. Having kittens in the house is the best mood-enhancer. If you follow Paris Zarcilla’s tweets you’ll see exactly what I mean. A cat made its way into his apartment and had kittens, and his delight in finding himself a “father” is just irresistible. An example. You can scroll up to see more. Everything is better when kittens are in the house.

If you follow Hannah Shaw, aka the Kitten Lady, she’s going to talk live about it on Instagram at 2:30 EST today.

This is either Bodhi or Bali, kittens I fostered-to-adopt. The ASPCA calls it that when you’re fostering kittens under 8 weeks old, but you plan to adopt them. You can’t adopt a kitten until it’s old enough, but you can foster kittens at any age. That’s called foster-to-adopt. For me the younger the better, I love bottle feeding kittens.

A Couple of Shots From my Day of Book Events

June 10th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

This is looking down on Bryant Park and the back of the New York Public Library. Cutter Wood and I read in the park last Wednesday afternoon. You can see my reflection in the window.

This is looking out on the audience at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library where I had an author talk with Ginia Bellafante that night.

Street Entertainment in Union Square

June 7th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’m not sure what this was about, but I passed these performers by after having brunch with friends on my birthday. I love the top hat. It reminds me of the top hat the Joanie Stubbs character in Deadwood wore. I love the look of a woman in an embellished top hat.

Union Square Performers, New York City

Sex and the City Anniversary

June 6th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

It’s the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City. Most of the articles I’m seeing noting the anniversary are negative. But I loved the show. I read the criticisms and even though I agree with pretty much every thing they’re saying I still remember it fondly. Carrie could be horrible, and an idiot, but I still loved her. And Miranda and Charlotte and Samantha. My favorite article about the show is here (but it’s from 2013).

I live a block away from the apartment on Perry Street that was used as the exterior for Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. Luckily, I was around when they did a shoot for the first Sex and the City movie.

20 years later and people still show up there every day to take pictures. I took the shot below in 2012. I’m heading out later (to my event at the New York Public Library, where Carrie and Big didn’t get married). I’ll walk by Carrie’s old apartment and take a picture of whatever I see there. I should also take pictures at the NYPL. I know exactly where they filmed each shot.