Wednesday, September 15, 2010

David Thompson at NoirCon 2008

Anita Thompson and David Thompson

The Publishers: Lou Boxer, Matt Louis (Out Of The Gutter), Charles Ardai (Hard Case Crime), Michael Langnas (Murderland) and David Thompson is sitting down.

Johnny Temple (Akashic Books), Matt Louis (Out Of The Gutter Books), Charles Ardai (Hard Case Crime),
Stacia Decker (moderator), Michael Langnas (Murderland), and David Thompson (Busted Flush Press)

We will miss you and celebrate your memory at every opportunity.


David Thompson : A Celebration of Life

Please join McKenna Jordan and the Murder by the Book family for a celebration of the life of David Thompson, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, September 13, 2010. David loved a good party, and we will honor him by celebrating the life of an extraordinary young man who touched the lives of many in his 21 years at the bookstore.

Place: The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane, Houston, 77027 (for map & directions, click on this link to the Briar Club website)

Date & Time: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2 to 5 p.m.

There will be margaritas and Mexican Hors d'Ĺ“uvres – great favorites of David’s -- along with other drinks. No RSVPs are necessary.

Many have asked about tributes to David’s memory. Alafair Burke has set up a fund for those who would like to make a donation in David’s name. The charity will be determined later. For those wishing to contribute, here are the details:

Checks to the order of "In Memory of David Thompson" (NOT simply David Thompson)

Mail for deposit to:
7 E. 14th St. #1206
New York, NY 10003

For those who would like to make a direct payment please contact for account information

We at Murder by the Book want to thank you all for your generous and unstinting support during this most difficult of times.

How to write a TV show, sort of

I started making a TV show called "Bored to Death," which is based on a David Goodis-inspired short story I wrote of the same title. And now, after all this written throat-clearing, which is a very dangerous thing to indulge in for a piece on the Internet, where things can't be too long, I can get to the point of this essay, which is how to make a TV show. Or, rather, how I make a TV show, and I should add that I only have two seasons of TV under my belt, but, anyway, this is how I make a TV show.........