MWA-NY Reading Series

March 18, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Scott Adlerberg lives in New York City. He is the author of the Martinique-set crime novel Spiders and Flies, and his short fiction has appeared in Thuglit. He contributes pieces regularly for the Criminal Element website and blogs about books, movies, and writing at Scott Adlerberg’s Mysterious Island. Each summer, he co-hosts the Word for Word Reel Talks film commentary series at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival in Manhattan.

Called Entertainment Weekly’s Favorite Book of the Year, Kimberly McCreight’s debut novel Reconstructing Amelia spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was a Goodreads finalist for best mystery/thriller for 2013. TV/film rights have been optioned by HBO and the paperback was featured as Target’s Book Club Pick for December.  McCreight’s writing has appeared in Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine, Babble, the New York Time’s Motherlode blog, The Times (London), and New York Magazine online.  She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two daughters. 

Anthony Rainone writes novels, stories, and screenplays.  He has studied at various writing programs including the Crime Fiction Academy and The UCLA School of Film and Television. He is currently at work on a new novel and script. Rainone welcomes the chance to read to someone other than himself and his dog.

Kathleen A. Ryan is a retired 21-year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island.

Alex Segura is a novelist and musician. He is the author of the Miami noir novel Silent City (Codorus Press). Alex also performs regularly as part of the indie rock group Faulkner Detectives. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats. He is a Miami native.

Jeff Somers was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and regrets nothing. He is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series, The Ustari Cycle, Chum, and the upcoming We Are Not Good People. Somers’s story “Sift, Almost Invisible, Through” appeared in the anthology Crimes by Moonlight, published by Berkley Hardcover and edited by Charlaine Harris and his story “Ringing the Changes” was selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2006. His guitar playing is a plague upon his household and his lovely wife The Duchess is convinced he would wither and die if left to his own devices.

Albert Tucher spent 20 years pursuing an operatic singing career, before his insatiable appetite for rejection made him turn to writing. He is the creator of prostitute Diana Andrews, who has appeared in more than fifty short stories, one of which made The Best American Mystery Stories 2010. His novella The Same Mistake Twice, also about Diana Andrews, recently came out as an ebook from Untreed Reads. He works at the Newark Public Library, and his hobby is drinking too much coffee.

Angela Zeman writes both short and long fiction, spanning cozy to noir. In 2012 Otto Penzler re-issued her first novel, The Witch and the Borscht Pearl, plus a collection of short stories as ebooks and PODs. She has several short stories out there as well as a recipe in a cookbook (for the MWA). She is currently writing a thriller horror novel, and also loves to Twitter.