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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Get Your Last Rites Tonight

Get your Last Rites tonight at the Last Sunday, Last Rites reading series! The event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Baltimore Hostel, 17 West Mulberry Street, Baltimore, MD. I’ll be reading an abridged version of “One Last Hit” from my novel in stories, Tracks. Three other writers will be joining me for a night of crime fiction. Here’s the skinny from the event’s facebook page:

Four crime writers take Last Rites hostage! Who will make it out alive? How much beard will Pat have left? You'll have to come to find out:

-Dennis Tafoya lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and is the author of two novels, Dope Thief and The Wolves of Fairmount Park, as well as numerous short stories, appearing in collections such as Philadelphia Noir from Akashic Books. The Chicago Tribune called Dope Thief “A classic story . .... . First-time novelist Dennis Tafoya has a nice sense of how and where his characters live, revealing in stark detail the hardscrabble life of the petty thief.” The Wolves of Fairmount Park received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which said, “classic noir readers…will hope Tafoya is their guide through the mean streets for years to come.” He is currently at work on his third novel.

-Born in New Jersey, Kieran Shea’s short fiction has appeared in many a dark venue including Thuglit, Dogmatika, Plots with Guns, Word Riot, Needle and Crimefactory. His first print-based crime story, "The Lifeguard Method" appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and his "Faith-Based Initiative" appeared in Thuglit's BLOOD, GUTS and WHISKEY anthology (Kensington, 2010). Also in 2010 he was nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award and didn’t win, not that he’s bitter about it, I mean, really. He divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39°17'N -74°35'W and is now hard at work on the longer stuff.

-Don Lafferty lives and writes in his hometown of Philadelphia, where even Santa Claus has to look over his shoulder. He’s a member of the Liars Club, the Social Media Director of the Wild River Review, marketing director of the Inspired Word of New York City, and sits on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. Look for his short fiction in the spring issue of NEEDLE Magazine and CRIME FACTORY #7. Find out more at www.donaldlafferty.com.

-Eric D. Goodman believes authors should write what they know… but he has never worked as a hit man. Baltimore’s NPR station, WYPR, called him “a regular on the Baltimore literary scene.” His fiction has hit number of publications, including The Baltimore Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, Grub Street, Scribble, and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers. Eric’s novel in stories, Tracks, is being published by Atticus Books in June 2010. Hop aboard his website at www.TracksNovel.com.

Learn more at the Last Sunday, Last Rites facebook page.


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