Reading in Seattle

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I will be reading from The Violet Crow at Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle on July 28th at 7 PM. QABC is a great independent book store on the top of Queen Anne hill. The address is 1811 Queen Anne Ave North. It should be a fun evening. I’ll be reading the most exciting and ...

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Burnin’ up the media

Michael S. Authors Corner

The Violet Crow received some great media attention at the end of 2015. From National Review to NPR to talk radio, here are the highlights. First, this notice in National Review Online:   Second, a chance to read two 80-second passages on NPR Author’s Corner:   Third, while I was recording the Author’s Corner segment, I also had an interview ...

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The Jewish Noir anthology is DRECK


PM Press, publisher of a series of appealing-looking “Noir” titles, has a distinct “anarchist-vegan” political agenda. In the volume I looked at, the stories aren’t really noir. And worse, they’re really boring. I write about a Jewish detective. So you can understand why I would’ve been eager to get my hands on a new book called Jewish ...

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