Houston Noir

Houston Noir

119 Pages


  • Publicize to regional TV, radio; to major dailies, weeklies, mystery media & blogs, as well as local Houston and Texas print and online media/blogs
  • Targeted outreach to mystery bookstores, and stores with large mystery sections.
  • Outreach to mystery book clubs/groups
  • Outreach to Houston libraries and bookstores; additional outreach to other Texan stores & libraries
  • Galleys will be available (displays & select giveaways) for BEA 2019 and ALAA 2019; and at select mystery focused conferences like Bouchercon, etc.
  • Aggressive social media campaign
  • Events with select contributors at bookstores & libraries in and around Houston, TX
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with events
  • Promotion on editor’s and contributors’ websites and social media
  • Submission to regional festivals like Texas Book Festival (Austin), Dallas Book Festival, San Antonio Book Festival, etc.
  • Galleys & e-galleys available
  • To be featured in the Akashic Digits Program (an e-book promotion program we have developed)
  • Giveaways on LibraryThing and through ABA’s Advance Access
  • Submission to mystery & short story awards
  • E-galleys offered on Edelweiss
  • Ebook to be published simultaneously with print edition

  • Featuring brand-new stories by: Tom Abrahams, Robert Boswell, Sarah Cortez, Anton DiSclafani, Stephanie Jaye Evans, Wanjiku Wa Ngugi, Adrienne Perry, Pia Pico, Reyes Ramirez, Icess Fernandez Rojas, Sehba Sarwar, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Larry Watts, and Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
  • Editor Gwendolyn Zepeda served as Houston's first poet laureate from 2013-2015 and contributor Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is the current poet laureate (though 2019)
  • Contributor Robert Boswell has won several literary awards and currently teaches at the University of Houston.
  • Contributor Anton DiSclafani is a New York Times best-selling novelist whose novels have also been selected as Amazon Books of the Month and Indie Next picks.
  • Houston is fourth-largest city in the US


    Part I: Desirable Locations with Private Security
    "Tangled" by Anton DiSclafani (Tanglewood)
    "One in the Family" by Adrienne Perry (Museum District)
    "The Use of Landscape" by Robert Boswell (River Oaks)

    Part II: Peaceful Hamlets, Great for Families
    "A Dark Universe" by Larry Watts (Clear Lake)
    "Xitlali Zaragoza, Curandera" by Reyes Ramirez (Spring)
    "Photo Album" by Sarah Cortez (Downtown)

    Part III: Minutes from Downtown and Nightlife
    "Where the Ends Meet" by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton (Acres Homes)
    "Tolerance" by Tom Abrahams (Third Ward)
    "City of Girls" by Leslie Contreras Schwartz (Aldine)
    "Miles's Blues" by Wanjiku Wa Ngugi (Montrose)

    Part IV: Up-and-Coming Areas, Newly Revitalized
    "Happy Hunting" by Icess Fernandez Rojas (North Shore)
    "The Falls of Westpark" by Pia Pico (Westpark Corridor)
    "Railway Track" by Sehba Sarwar (Lawndale)
    "Jamie's Mother" by Stephanie Jaye Evans (Sunset Heights)

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    Published 07 May 2019
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    EAN13 9781617757235
    Language English
    Document size 1 MB

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