Pigtown Books, the National Writers Union (New York Chapter) and the Mystery Writers of America (New York Chapter) invite you to upcoming events in which Frank Hickey, the ever-engaging author of the Max Royster Mystery Series, will participate.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
THE NATIONAL WRITERS UNION MONTHLY OPEN MIC
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Muhlenberg Library
209 W. 23rd St
(btw. Seventh & Eighth Avenues, clsr to Seventh)
These monthly readings bring together all writers in all genres. It's an informal, welcoming group. It's free and open to everyone. We'd love to see you.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 P.M.
BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL
Right across from Borough Hall
Brooklyn, NY 110201
Stop by at the National Writers Union Book Table and meet author Hickey (who hails from Brooklyn, and whose character, Max Royster, undergoes many adventures and misadventures in the borough).
The fair will be held rain or shine.
Or discuss with NWU representatives how the union can help you advance your writing career.
Special thanks to Tim Sheard for arranging these events and being such a staunch supporter of Frank's work.
Saturday, 18th October
Mystery Writers of America
New York Chapter
Crime Fiction Reading Series
85 East 4th Street
New York, New York 10003
The event is free, and all are invited.
From Katia Lief (author of The Money Kill):
I'm writing to invite you to the monthly MWA Crime Fiction Reading Series.
The event features a range of writers, from those emerging and just starting out to established authors who have published widely.
Frank will be reading from Brownstone Kidnap Crackup, set on the Eve of Christmas Eve in Manhattan's tony Upper East Side. Once again, Max Royster, fat, broke, divorced, fired from the NYPD for mental issues, blunders into a young virgin's kidnapping.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Thanks to one and all who supported Frank, The National Writers Union and Hardball Press for the launch of his latest in the Max Royster Mystery Series, Softening Flatbush. We hope to have pictures posted soon.
I, Max Royster, fat, broke, divorced, thrown off the NYPD for mental illness. Now in Flatbush, Brooklyn, I find new love, new murder and new career. Can I keep my love? Crack the case? Can I inspire and change private security? And maybe regain my NYPD shield?
Read the synopsis and advance praise for Softening Flatbush here.
And you can also read the Prologue & First Chapter.
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Richard W. Haines brings to his fiction the same wit, vision and imagination that he brought to his cult films, adored by millions.
Can I, Max Royster, fired from the NYPD for mental disease, now on crutches, train a ragtag group of performers, my Showbizzers, to use their skills and bodies to stop a genius crime lord in the High Desert town of Basta, California?
The Eve of Christmas Eve, Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side, Max Royster (now an ex-NYPD cop) wit- nesses a debutante’s kidnapping and be- comes the FBI’s prime suspect. Or is he actually their salvation?
Movies can be a
Especially when you
are screenwriter Nick
Slade or girlfriend
Clarice Andrews. And
you don’t have the
film that a politician
(who starred in it as a
college student) and
his hired killers think
To find one dumped corpse is a shock. To discover another a few days later, this time the dismembered body of a beautiful woman with whom you’d been briefly involved, makes you a suspect.
Read the Prologue
and First Chapter
To catch a sex killer targeting Upper East Side beauties, NYPD Officer Max Royster goes undercover ... as an NYPD cop!
Misfit NYPD Officer Max Royster’s hunt for a sadistic serial killer takes a startling turn when he realizes that not all predators are born alike
~ Jeff Maguire