Please join me and the editors and authors of LIVE THROUGH THIS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF UNNATURAL DISASTERS for a book launch and conversation on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas. LIVE THROUGH THIS is a collection of stories and essays by eleven Las Vegas writers: Kim Foster, John Hay, Jarret Keene, Andrew Kiraly, C. Moon Reed, Lissa Townsend Rodgers, Jason Scavone, David G. Schwarz, F. Andrew Taylor, and Kristy Totten. The book was edited by Geoff Schumacher and Scott Dickensheets.
Here’s a brief description: “Las Vegas was built on billions of intimate unnatural disasters — bad turns of luck, unfortunate rolls of the dice. In both fiction and essays, this wide-ranging anthology extends the dynamic of unnatural disasters beyond the gaming parlors and into the streets, homes, and other eccentric spaces of Las Vegas.”
My contribution, “Requiem for Mr. Slow,” is a story about one big unnatural disaster and another tiny one. It’s fiction, but I was inspired by real events.
You can buy the book online, of course, but seriously — do you want a copy without autographs? Of course not, so please join us. I’ve heard there may be cookies.