I heard a story this morning about Philadelphia Noir on WHYY, our NPR affiliate. That's the collection that one of my stories is in, and it also has stories by two of the women who took my Philadelphia Stories writing class, Halimah and Laura. AND, Laura was interviewed on the radio program about her story set in Rittenhouse. I tried not to be jealous. I listened in vain for my name or a reference to my story,"Princess," which takes place in South Philly. Nada. I guess the reason they chose Philly for the newest series is because the annual Noircon Mystery Writer's Conference is being held in the City of Brotherly Love this year. It starts today, in fact. I was going to send you to the website, but it sucks. But I think the flier is kind of fun. In any case, if you want to come out and hear readings, they're holding one on Sunday at Robin's Bookstore and then another at the Penn bookstore (36th and Walnut) on Wed., Nov. 10 at 6 PM. I'm going to that one. I hope people don't try and read their entire story. We would be stuck there for 3 hours.