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Codorus Press Takes New York! Twice! ‘Cause We Have Stamina!

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It’s going to be hard to turn around in New York City this weekend without hitting something Codorus Press related, which means our authors are busy, busy getting the word out about their fantastic books.

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Gerry LaFemina

Tonight (Jan. 24), Gerry LaFemina – NYC punk rock vet and prolific poet Gerry LaFamina celebrates the release of his fantastic literary fiction offering Clamor with a Lower East Side shindig worthy of the book’s main character, Johnny Malice.

The party starts at 7 p.m. at Local 138, 138 Ludlow St. Not only will Gerry be reading from the novel, but there will also be music (of course), food, drink and some tasty giveaways. Don’t be surprised if you bump into a couple of other Codorus folks, including our great and glorious leader Wayne Lockwood and fellow authors Alex Segura and Tom Joyce.

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Alex Segura

Speaking of which, if you don’t get enough Codorus Press awesomeness at Friday’s event, why not double your pleasure with another dose on Saturday at Enigma Bookstore (33-17 Crescent St., Astoria, N.Y.) – purveyors of literature about the odd, occult, horrific and science fictional – where Alex, Tom and Wayne will be in the house for An Evening with Codorus Press.

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Tom Joyce

All the authors will read from their works, Alex from his Miami detective noir novel Silent City, Tom from his occult/horror/satire novel The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report, and Wayne from Acid Indigestion Eyes: Collected Essays and Musings on Generation X.

All three will have copies of their books for sale and will be happy to sign and dedicate your copy with something that you’re sure to treasure – or at least to show to friends and say “Isn’t that weird?” – for years to come.

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Wayne Lockwood

In addition to reading and signing, Alex, Tom and Wayne are pretty likely to discuss what led to them writing their individual works and how they came to publish with Codorus Press. You can also take the opportunity to ask about what it is Codorus Press does and how we do it and get an answer straight from the horse’s – that would be Wayne’s –  mouth.

And knowing this crew, there’s a pretty – make that excellent – chance that the festivity will carry over from Enigma to a nearby establishment for beverages and what’s sure to be lots more enlightening conversation between our fine authors.

We’re especially excited about holding the event at Enigma, not just because we love them but because they’re also smack-dab in the middle of our neighborhood of Astoria, Queens. So brave the cold and head out to see the fine fellows of Codorus Press this weekend – you’ll be glad you did!

 

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‘Silent City’ by Alex Segura Picked as Hot Gift by 13th Dimension, Comics, Creators, Culture

Thanks to 13th Dimension for adding “Silent City” by Alex Segura to its 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide! Check out the link for the full story!

HOT PICKS Gift Guide #12: ‘Silent City,’ by Alex Segura | 13th Dimension, Comics, Creators, Culture.

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Get Your Noir On: ‘Silent City’ By Alex Segura On Sale Today

Silent City frontWhile it’s been up on Amazon for pre-sale for a few weeks, we’re happy to officially announce the sale of Silent City by Alex Segura. Here’s a little about it from the book jacket:

Pete Fernandez is a mess. He’s on the brink of being fired from his middle-management newspaper job. His fiancée has up and left him. Now, after the sudden death of his father, he’s back in his hometown of Miami, slowly drinking himself into oblivion. But when a co-worker he barely knows asks Pete to locate a missing daughter, Pete finds himself dragged into a tale of murder, drugs, double-crosses and memories bursting from the black heart of the Miami underworld – and, shockingly, his father’s past. Making it up as he goes and stumbling as often as he succeeds, Pete’s surreptitious quest becomes the wake-up call he’s never wanted but has always needed – but one with deadly consequences. Welcome to Silent City, a story of redemption, broken friendships, lost loves and one man’s efforts to make peace with a long-buried past to save the lives of the few friends he has left.

It’s a heady mix of literary fiction, classic noir and good, old-fashioned detective story, all wrapped up in the seedy neon of the Miami tourists rarely see (or want to see).

Alex comes by his Miami chops honestly, being a south Florida native and having held down a job at the Miami Herald, and that’s immediately evident in the narrative.

For more about Alex, check out his website at www.AlexSegura.com. And to find out more about the novel itself, check out the excellent trailer below.

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Dispatches from the Codorus Universe

The holidays are hopping around the Codorus Press offices as our band of elves looks ahead to 2013 (assuming we don’t all die in a flaming apocalyptic ball later this week … if so: Waiter? Another pint, please?).

But we’re not really focusing on the end of the world. We’ve got too much going on to waste our time on silly things like extinction.

Want to get an idea of how busy we’ve been? Just take a poke around the Interwebs, my friend. There’s plenty of Codorus Press treasure to be found.

You kn3ACIDCOVERTST (2)ow you’ve made an impression on a book reviewer when a few months after he’s reviewed your book he’s drawing upon it to make a point in a subsequent issue of his publication.

That’s the happy situation our founder, musical director and shaman, Wayne Lockwood, has found himself in this month. Andrew Andrews, publisher and editor of the blog True Review, gave Wayne an extensive shout-out, referencing our great and glorious leader’s essay collection, Acid Indigestion Eyes: Collected Essays and Musings on Generation X, in his column Tyranny of the Same.

In it, Andrews riffs on personal damage the devastation of Superstorm Sandy wrought and notes Wayne’s assertion that the Internet has made it possible for all things from all periods of culture to exist at once. We’re nothing if not deep around here.

Earlier in the fall, Mike Argento, author of Don’t Be Cruel, announced the release of the novel’s e-book version through our friends at Don't Be Cruel e-coverCrossroad Press. That means the novel is now available for nearly every electronic reader device out there.

But Mike isn’t just an author of gut-bustingly hilarious crime fiction – he’s also a full-time (and highly regarded) newspaper columnist with some prestigious awards under his belt. You can always keep up on his latest work at the sight for his newspaper (and former employer of much of the Codorus crew), The York Daily Record.

We’re excijess_bookcoverted about the spring 2013 release of longtime Codorus Press team member Tom Joyce’s first novel, The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report. This multi-layered satirical occult thriller promises to appeal to fans of everything from H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King to the Marx Brothers.

Over at Tom Joyce’s Chamber of the Bizarre, he’s been working away perpetrating his usual lunacy and taking some time out to post a favorable review of the new novel Pins by Jessica McHugh, a frequent flyer at many of the book festivals the Codorus crew attends and a valued friend of the press. Oh, and in case that isn’t incentive enough, her book is about strippers. Now, doesn’t that … Hey, where’d you go? Ah, never mind.

Those of you who haven’t abandoned us to go page through Pins looking for the good parts might also like to know that Scott B. Pruden, author of debut Codorus title Immaculate Deception, had a nice essay on his former boss Ray Daub published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Dec. 12. He followed that up with a blog posting relating how Ray influenced a particular character from his novel.

It turns out Ray, who Scott worked for as he designed, built and installed a 3/4-scale walk through display of Charles DickensA Christmas Carol in the mid-1980s, served as the physical inspiration for William Z. Robert, a low-rent, chain smoking demon featured as a major secondary character in Scott’s novel.

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