I woke up today to see a notable mention for my crime/horror novel Children of Chicago in CrimeReads for their Best Books of the Year (So Far): Crime Fiction In 2021. That was really cool. There are so many great books written by great people on this list, but shout out to these people:
Alma Katsu, Red Widow
P.J. Vernon, Bath Haus
Mia P. Manansala, Arsenic and Adobo
Zhanna Slor, At the End of the World, Turn Left
Also (and imagine me shouting this) my name is on a list with Stacey Abrams! I have not yet read Stacey Abrams’ While Justice Sleeps, but I look forward to.
Finally, I just finished watching We Need to Do Something written by Max Booth III and produced by Josh Malerman, Ryan Lewis and Peter Block. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. I absolutely loved it. Congratulations to all!
This song is for Max.
Hey Max, who hurt you?