Ladies and Gentlemen!

I can’t say for cer­tain whether or not this is my new book.  Maybe some­one hacked my com­puter. I sure as heck wouldn’t post some­thing like this on Twit­ter. Any­way, Ladies and Gen­tle­men, my upcom­ing story col­lec­tion, hits stores June 28. In tan­dem, this web­site will change a bit, so watch for that redesign. Mean­while, here’s advance word from AM/NY as well as The Savvy Reader; an inter­view with Mar­garet Renkl in Chap­ter 16, which includes an excerpt from “Mid­dle­man.” Five Chap­ters pub­lished “The Sui­cide Room,” so have a look.  There are seven sto­ries in the col­lec­tion: Futures,  The Rest of It, The Sui­cide Room, In the Base­ment,  When in Rome,  Mid­dle­man,and Ladies and Gen­tle­men. Cor­rectly match the images to the story and I’ll sign your copy.

My book tour kicks off July 5 in Nashville at the Down­town Library. Here’s the full list of dates, though they’re sub­ject to changes and addi­tions. Hope to see you there.

Tues­day, July 5 6:15 p.m. –  “Salon at 6:15 Author Series” Nashville Pub­lic Library, 615 Church St., Nashville, TN, 37219

Wednes­day, July 6 7:00 p.m.–   City Lights, 261 Colum­bus Avenue, San Fran­cisco, CA 94133

Thurs­day, July 7 7:00 p.m. –   Book Pas­sage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925

Fri­day, July 8 7:00 p.m. –   Elliott Bay, 1521 10th Avenue, Seat­tle, WA 98122

Mon­day, July 11 6:00 p.m. –    Davis Kidd, 387 Perkins Ext, Mem­phis, TN 38117

Tues­day, July 12 5:00 p.m. —    Square Books, 129 Cour­t­house Square, Oxford, MS 38655

Wednes­day, July 13 5: 30 p.m. – Turn­row Books, 304 Howard St. Green­wood MS 38930

Thurs­day, July 14 5:00 p.m. –     Lemuria Book­store, 202 Ban­ner Hall, 4465 I-55 North, Jack­son, MS 39206

Fri­day, July 15 5:00 p.m. –   Alabama Book­smith, 2626 19th Pl, Birm­ing­ham, AL 35209

Tues­day, July 19 7:00 p.m. –   Book­court, 163 Court St., Brook­lyn, New York 11201

Thurs­day, July 21 7:00 p.m. –   The Strand, 828 Broad­way New York, NY 10003

Sat­ur­day, July 23 5:00 p.m. – Bookhamp­ton, 41 Main Street, East Hamp­ton, NY 11937–2701

Sat­ur­day, August 13 5:00 p.m. –  East Hamp­ton Library’s 7th annual Author’s Night. East Hamp­ton, NY