San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, for another evening of crime! Crime fiction that is, read by our members: Tom Avitabile, Nina Mansfield, Michael O’Keefe, Kathleen Snow, Jeff Soloway, and Cathi Stoler. Hosted by MWA-NY Chapter President Laura K. Curtis. This event is free and open to the public.
Tom Avitabile is a senior v.p. in advertising, as well as a writer, director, and producer with numerous film and television credits. His recent trilogy of novels chronicle the exploits of Science Advisor to the President “Wild” Bill Hiccock. The first of this series, The Eighth Day, became a Barnes and Noble #1 bestseller. His latest hardcover novel, Give Us This Day, also became a number one best seller.
Nina Mansfield is a Connecticut-based writer. Her debut novel, Swimming Alone, a YA Mystery, was published in 2015. Her short mystery fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mysterical-E, Kings River Life Magazine, and anthologized in Fast Women and Neon Lights: Eighties Inspired Neon Noir. Her graphic novel Fake ID: Beyond Recognition (illustrated by Leyla Akdogan) will be published online by PlumeSnake.
Michael O’Keefe is a retired detective from the NYPD. He writes fiction and is an award-winning poet. His short fiction has enjoyed publication in a variety of online literary magazines. He released his first novel, Shot to Pieces, in 2016. He has two other finished novels and has begun work on a third. Born, raised, and having made a career of working in the tough New York neighborhoods that appear in his fiction, O’Keefe derives his characters from the people he has met in those neighborhoods over the many years — on both sides of the law.
Kathleen Snow had two books published last year. The non-fiction Taken by Bear in Yellowstone covers the history of bear-human encounters from 1870 to 2016. The novel Searching for Bear Eyes: A Yellowstone Park Mystery is set in the “Green World” of Yellowstone’s backcountry and among its grizzly bears.
Formerly an editor and writer for Frommer’s travel guides, Jeff Soloway is now an executive editor in New York City. In 2014 he won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His Travel Writer mystery series is published by Alibi, Random House's imprint for digital crime fiction. The second novel in the series, The Last Descent, which takes place in the Grand Canyon, just came out in 2016.
Cathi Stoler is the author of the three volume Laurel & Helen New York Mystery series, as well as the novella, Nick of Time. She has recently completed a new urban thriller, Bar None, and Out of Time, a full-length sequel to Nick of Time. Her latest book is Bad Things Happen, a collection of short mystery stories. Stoler won the 2015 Derringer for Best Short Story, “The Kaluki Kings of Queens.” She lives in Manhattan with her husband.