Dark Deeds…Harboiled Anti-heroes…and REVENGE! – A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring…
CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist, nonfiction book author, TV writer-producer, screenwriter, short-story writer and novelist. Among his six nonfiction books, two were #1 NYT bestsellers. He wrote the Oscar-nominated short film Overnight Sensation. He was one of the writers on the seminal miniseries V: The Final Battle. His first noir mystery novel, Go Down Hard, which his agent is currently shopping, was First Runner Up for Killer Nashville’s Claymore Award. His indie feature, Smuggling for Gandhi, is in preproduction. Stark Raving Group published his novella, Psycho Logic in May, and the novella’s prequel, his short story “Dead End,” is a current Anthony Award nominee.
KIM COOPER is the creator of 1947 project, the crime-a-day blog that spawned Esotouric’s popular bus tours, including The Real Black Dahlia and Pasadena Confidential. With husband Richard Schave, Kim curates the cultural and forensic science salons of LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association. Kim’s books include Fall in Love For Life, Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth, Lost in the Grooves and an oral history of the band Neutral Milk Hotel. Her debut novel, the fact-based The Kept Girl (“Commendable” – Kirkus) stars the young Raymond Chandler and the real-life Philip Marlowe sleuthing a murderous cult of angel worshippers.
CHRISTOPHER J. LYNCH has written for numerous local and national publications. He also is the author of the One Eyed Jack series about a professional blackmailer. The debut novel in the series was a 2013 Shamus Award finalist. He is currently writing an authorized biography of the iconic child actor Ken Osmond, (Eddie Haskell from Leave it to Beaver). Christopher enjoys mountain climbing and once trained and led eleven blind hikers to the summit of 10,000 ft. Mount Baldy, the third highest point in Southern California. A documentary film is being made of the adventure.
GARY PHILLIPS: Gary Phillips draws on his experiences ranging from teaching incarcerated youth, director of a political action committee to delivering dog cages in writing his tales of chicanery and malfeasance. His latest are the ebook novella The Essex Man: 10 Seconds to Death, a homage to ‘70s era paperback vigilantes; being co-editor and contributor to Black Pulp, an anthology of retro, revisionist pulp goodness; and has co-written episodes of Midnight Mover, a noirish webseries about a PTSD suffering Afghan war vet turned bodyguard-chauffer for an escort service of aging porn stars – what could go wrong?