Hello everyone! I’m C.S. Poe, and I was invited by Love Bytes to provide a monthly author column. So here I will be, every 18th of the month.
I recently moved. I have a tendency to move quite often, but had managed to stay put in New York City for nearly a decade. (Albeit I lived in a plethora of different apartments across a number of different boroughs. Except Staten Island. Because… Staten Island. Oh, and there was one year that I was in Japan, but I digress.) I’ve landed back in Key West, which according to Google, is exactly 1,199 miles from my previous home, but I rounded up for simplicity’s sake.
I’ve compiled a list of things that show Key West to be quite similar to New York. It’s very technical, as you will see.
Grouchy locals – They don’t like you in NYC, and they don’t like you here either.
Birds – NYC has the rats of the sky and Key West has cocks. I mean roosters.
Disgusting Summers – Although NYC may win this comparison, because while the humidity down here is absolutely off the charts, trash pick-up day in the City during August is an experience you don’t wish on your enemies.
Roaches – They’re big enough in NYC to carry a weapon. And in the Keys? Same. (shudder)
Perfect food – Okay so fresh bagels and Key Lime pie aren’t in the same food group per se, but oh god yes food.
Trains – NYC has its glorious subway system. Key West has a train though too, did you know? And by train I mean a cute little trolley that looks like a choo-choo train that drives tourists around Old Town.
Now that I’m settled in Key West and writing again, what can be expected to come out of Chez Poe in the near future? I’ve just handed in the final round of edits for The Mystery of the Curiosities (Snow & Winter Book Two), which is scheduled for release around February, 2017 with DSP Publications! Stay tuned as we get closer, as I’ll be sharing the blurb and cover art.
I also have a historical, Steampunk short being released this December, as part of the Once Upon a Time in the Weird West anthology with Dreamspinner Press. My contribution? Gunner the Deadly! I can’t wait to share my copper and outlaw with you all.
Oh, and GRL! Will you be there? So will I! Be sure to say hello.
So tell me, where have been some of your favorite places to live? How far have you traveled between old home and new?
The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow & Winter Book One)
It’s Christmas, and all Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with CSU detective, Neil Millett. But when Snow’s Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can’t let the mystery rest.
He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian’s sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he’s falling hard for the lead detective on the case, Calvin Winter. Sebastian and Calvin must work together to unravel the mystery behind the killings, despite the mounting danger and sexual tension, before Sebastian becomes the next victim.
In the end, Sebastian only wants to get out of this mess alive, and live happily ever after with Calvin.
C.S. Poe is an author of gay mystery, romance, and paranormal books.
She is a reluctant mover and has called many places home in her lifetime. C.S. has lived in New York City, Key West, and Ibaraki, Japan, to name a few. She misses the cleanliness, convenience, and limited edition gachapon of Japan, but she was never very good at riding bikes to get around.
She has an affinity for all things cute and colorful, and a major weakness for toys. C.S. is an avid fan of coffee, reading, and cats. She’s rescued three cats, including one found in a drain pipe in Japan who flew back to the States with her. Zak, Milo, and Kasper do their best on a daily basis to sidetrack her from work.
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