That's Write, Bitch

Part II of my article on "How to Become a Writer" is in Philadelphia Stories newest issue, which you can read online here. It's aw-right.

Also heard back from Carlin Romano that they are moving forward with the Philadelphia Noir book, so my story, "Princess" will appear in it when it is out this fall. The premise of the book is based on this series produced by Akashic Books where they choose a city (they've done everything from Paris to London to Manhattan to Mexico City) and then ask writers to set their stories in a particular neighborhood in that geographic region. So, for instance, the Philadelphia book will include stories set in Fishtown, Rittenhouse Square, and, in my case, South Philly. Hearing that the project is moving forward makes me really happy, because I thought maybe it wasn't going to get made. Will send you links to it as soon as I can. The story isn't that great ("not Pushcart Prize material," as my mother reminded me, but it's kind of funny and it was a challenge to write.

Now if I could only produce something new...