Friday, January 23, 2009

Writerly Stuff This Weekend

I haven't done this in a while, so I figure it's time to get off my lazy ass and promote random writers again. Of course, I had to pick a light weekend to start this up again. Well, here goes.

Saturday, January 24th

Mysteries To Die For - 2940 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, California 91362

Charlie Huston signs The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death at 1:00pm

If you don't have a copy of this you should. Seriously, this is one goddamn funny book.

After a year of slacking off, Webster Gilmore takes a job with Clean Team, a crew that goes to the locations of the recently deceased to gather, scrub and bag the remains of messy tragedies. At one such scene, a bloody suicide in Malibu, he flirts with the victim’s beautiful daughter, Soledad. Soon after, he gets a phone call from her asking him to help her half-brother who’s in trouble and needs help cleaning up another big mess. Charlie Huston mixes the ultimate modern crime cocktail with edgy characters, gripping violence, black comedy, and cutting dialogue.

John Morgan Wilson signs Spider Season at 5:00pm

Benjamin Justice was an acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who fell into disgrace when it was revealed he fabricated the sources for his articles. Now, many years later, he has published a memoir explaining the events that led to his fall from grace as a way of making peace with the past and rekindling his writing career. But the memoir stirs up old resentments and he finds himself under attack again from old rivals. Justice is a compelling and flawed protagonist who is paradoxically both tough and vulnerable.

The Mystery Bookstore - 1036-C Broxton, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Charlie Huston signs The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death at 5:00pm

The Charlie Huston lovefest continues in Westwood. If you're lucky you'll catch some desperate UCLA sorority gals panhandling for tuition money and a new boob job. So, please, give generously. Daddy can only afford so much plastic surgery and those tits aren't gonna be D-cups by themselves.



Gerard said...

I enjoy Huston's work. Except for Shotgun Rule, that was so-so. But, I would love to meet desperate sorority girls with poor self-esteem.

Yeah, I'm in Wisconsin and married. So what? A fella can dream.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Wisconsin? Good lord, man. If you're gonna dream, dream big. Dream of heat. How do you survive under all that fleece and Gore-Tex, anyway?

How cold is it out there? Negative something? Stay warm. And don't get eaten by, I dunno, polar bears, moose, Sasquatch?

Wisconsin. Brrrrrr.

Gerard said...


Gerard said...

Now it is 1 out. I've seen two guys wearing shorts today. Outside.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Warming up, I see.

Out here it's a sweltering 59. Of course, we've cooled down from the mid-80's we had last week.