Instead of putting her head down and moaning, fabulous photographer and great friend Brooke Fasani Auchincloss took her camera down to Powell Street and Naima in San Francisco and captured many different people and their many different one word reactions to the day after. Beautiful, stunning, compelling stuff.
Within the past two weeks, The New Yorker and The Nation have published long features on Ursula K. Le Guin. They’re following the New York Times back in the summer. One wonders why the house organs of the chattering classes picked now. She’s 87, after all. She’s been published since the early sixties. It may be […]
Kim Smith had me on the Writer Groupie Podcast to talk about A Black Sail and a few other things crime writer. You can listen (or watch—be afraid) here.
Susannah Greenberg interviewed me on her Internet radio show Book Buzz about A Black Sail and other things crime writing. You can listen to it here.
Seattle, WA—On October 1, 2016, Camel Press will release A Black Sail ($15.95, 264 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60381-211-5), by Rich Zahradnik, book three of a mystery/thriller series featuring newsman Coleridge Taylor and set on the mean streets of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs in the ’70s. While covering Operation Sail in 1976, Taylor witnesses a heroin-laden corpse […]
I just came around the railing and thought I saw Jake at the bottom of the stairs. Or maybe expected to see him. For an instant he was there. Sitting. This keeps happening. A shadow across the bed. It’s Jake. It’s not. He’s on the other side of the front door as I unlock it. He’s […]
March 7, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DROP DEAD PUNK named Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist SEATTLE — Today, Camel Press is pleased to announce DROP DEAD PUNK has been recognized as a finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Here is the complete list: https://indiefab.forewordreviews.com/finalists/2015/ Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light […]
Once upon a time in a town two counties north of here and most definitely a long long time ago, I discovered a passion for reading. Science fiction was my gateway drug. In fifth and sixth grade, I admit I dabbled in a Houdini obsession. And there were several months living only with World War I aces. […]
I didn’t get my jet car. I didn’t get my hover board. But the virtual reality I was promised way back in the nineties is finally here. I trace that particular techno-promise to the third or fourth issue of Wired magazine, which put dreadlocked VR guru Jaron Lanier on its cover. He was wearing a VR rig that […]
We’re near the end of Banned Books Week, the annual effort by publishers, booksellers, librarians and authors to call attention to the fact that even in 2015 we live in the world of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. (I’m late celebrating this year.) People are still trying to ban books from public and school libraries. Probably burn them too. My thinking is if […]