Saturday, August 04, 2007

I'm Writing for The New York Times

Got confirmation yesterday that the NEW YORK TIMES! will be running an article I wrote about life growing up in Da Bronx. More than a little exciting. No. I didn't mention you...

I did mention Paul Newman and how he came to my neighborhood to film a scene from his romantic comedy Fort Apache, The Bronx... The grand majority is about my father and his efforts working two jobs so he could get his family the hell out of the Bronx.

Interestingly, Ed Dee, a terrific crime novelist, was a police lieutenant in the precinct two blocks from my home while I was living there. He also was inspired by the setting.

There's also going to be a slideshow with audio by me and my father on the Times website starting tomorrow. Of course, I'll link when I get an address. Wonder if I'll have to pay to see the slideshow? Of course, I would. It'll be a hoot. My father wouldn't since (as I'm sure he'd point out) he's seen me plenty.

Anyway, the thing runs in the City Living section so if you don't live in the City, you won't be getting it. Sorry. It's a column called New York Observed. It should be available online. What the ultimate title of my particular piece will be, I haven't got a clue. I called it "The Bronx is the Place You Just Left."

7 Comments:

Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

Congrats. In conjunction with the book? I'll read it online.

August 04, 2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger Bill Crider said...

Congratulations. Quite a nice item for the old vita sheet.

August 04, 2007 12:43 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Jordan said...

Dude, you rock!

Torres = tenacious!

August 04, 2007 1:14 PM  
Blogger Dave White said...

Awesome... awesome... congrats...

August 04, 2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger Megan Powell said...

Very cool.

August 04, 2007 2:33 PM  
Blogger Bryon Quertermous said...

Awww, I remember the good old days on MWF when you couldn't even get John and I to read what you were writing, let alone the New York Times. Luckily you're much better than we let on and this should help explode the books.

August 04, 2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

Many thanks. Good to know I have you all in my corner. The article does indeed come out in conjunction with the book (Bronx Noir). It was my inclusion in the antho that got me the gig.

As for my vita, absolutely correct. I knew living in NYC for 30 years would pay off...

I don't actually think this will make a scintilla of difference in terms of sales, but hell, it's something to tell the grandkids some day. If we ever have children...and then they have children...and I'm still around to see them...

Bryon,
John R. did, in fact, say he would read my goatsucker novel - the sex scenes at least. He was saddened to hear there were none. Probably why I can't sell the book...

August 04, 2007 10:09 PM  

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