For authors and contributors...
With my brains and your looks
For the curious...
I'm Laureen, a librarian at the University of Memphis.
I'm also a book- and noir-lover.
Maybe you are, too?
I was at the American Library Association (ALA) conference in Chicago recently and met Johanna Ingalls, the Managing Editor at Akashik Books (Brooklyn, NY). I knew who they were - they publish an amazing Noir series.
I immediately said: I love your books - how 'bout a Memphis Noir?
Her response: Let's do it. Here's my card.
So...I'm doing it.
(Or, at least, I'm trying to. See the form at the left of this page.)
What's the Noir series all about?
* representing a city/place/region (and its people) through NOIR
* showcasing known AND unknown authors
* the work of mystery/crime AND non-mystery/crime writers
So...Let's get excited. Enthusiastic. Supportive.
We're gritty. We've got depth. We've got history.
And we have literary talent.
If you have an interest in contributing to Memphis Noir,
complete the interest form here.
If you have interest in supporting the book through other means - please write me directly at: LPCantwell@gmail.com.
Please use Memphis Noir in your subject line. Thank you!
*See Akashic Books for more on their Noir series: http://www.akashicbooks.com/subject/noir-series/