I was thrilled when editor Richard Krauss reached out to interview me for the latest issue of The Digest Enthusiast and I’m thrilled now to have the magazine in hand myself. The Digest Enthusiast covers pulp and digest magazines of years past and those still carrying on the tradition today, including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, where many of my own stories have appeared. In addition to the interview with me, the new issue of The Digest Enthusiast also includes interviews with the editors of the “new generation of digital digests,” including Alec Cizak of Pulp Modern, Jennifer Landels of Pulp Literature, John Kenyon of Grift, Kristen Valentine of Betty Fedora, and Sheri White of Morpheus Tales; features on the Galaxy Science Fiction Novels, on “Criswell Predicts” and the digests Fate and Spaceway, and on Pocket Pin-Ups trading cards; fiction by writers including Gary Lovisi and Ron Fortier; and a mix of other articles, reviews, and more. For the full list of contents or to get your own copy, either digital or in print, check out The Digest Enthusiast‘s website here.
(And hey, I’m planning to give away a copy of this issue and other items soon too, as part of my new quarterly newsletter; sign up here.)
Online recently, I’ve written a couple of different pieces, including:
- At SleuthSayers: An update on reading Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style (preview: I finally put it aside)
- At Criminal Minds: A discussion of collaborative writing (including a take-down of a disappointing episode of Columbo)
- At the Washington Independent Review of Books: A discussion of academic mysteries (including shout-outs to writer friends whose books I’ve recently read, Cynthia Kuhn and B.K. Stevens)
Beyond my appearance in The Digest Enthusiast and those articles/blog posts online, a number of events ahead will keep me physically on the move—including a couple that aren’t public, like my 30th high school reunion (30th? yikes!) and a cookout with members of a local book group who have been reading On the Road with Del & Louise. Between and around those, here’s where you can find me over the next week:
Monday, June 6—that’s today as this post first goes live!
- Reading with Tara Laskowski, Talbot County Free Library, 100 West Dover Street
Easton, Maryland • 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 11
- Panel: Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning with Donna Andrews, Adam Meyer, and Robin Templeton, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, VA • 2 p.m.
Monday, June 13
- Starts Here! Reading Series with Sherrie Flick, Tara Laskowski, Laura Ellen Scott, and Paula Whyman, Artifact Coffee, 1500 Union Avenue, Baltimore, MD • 7 p.m.
For a complete listing of upcoming appearances, visit my events page here.