Anthony Neil Smith author of The Drummer reads

Jun ’06
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Anthony Neil Smith author ofThe Drummer readsTuesday, June 6th, 7:00 PMFREE
“[The Drummer is] the book to read this summer.” – Crimespree Magazine
“The future is assured. The future is Anthony Neil Smith. Let the devil rejoice.” – Ken Bruen
“Anthony Neil Smith has penned a masterpiece of heavy metal noir.” – Victor Gischler
The Drummer synopsis:
80’s band Savage Night was living the hair-metal fantasy when they discover they’re in debt while touring overseas. To avoid the IRS, the Drummer shaves his head-banging locks and fakes his own suicide. Fifteen years later, the Singer has tracked him down in hopes of convincing him to come out of hiding for a reunion tour.
Anthony Neil Smith is on the creative writing faculty at Southwest Minnesota State University. Born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, not far from New Orleans, Smith is donating a portion of his profits from the sales of The Drummer to Foundations For Recovery, a charitable organization that services displaced persons and other victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Smith served as co-editor of the online crime writing magazine he co-founded with Hunter Hayes and Victor Gischler, Plots with Guns. In the Fall of 2005, Dennis McMillan Publications released a print anthology.
The Drummer is published by Two Dollar Radio; an independent book publishing company whose aim is to reestablish the literary, cultural, and artistic spirit of publishing.
“The creativity and vitality of punk and other underground/outsider art scenes is increasingly visible across the indie publishing spectrum, from stalwarts like Soft Skull and AK Press to newer companies like Two Dollar Radio…” – Johnny Temple; Editor in Chief of Akashic Books, in The Book Standard.
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