This has been a great year for me and a busy summer. So fare in 2012 Brooklyn Boheme debuted on Showtime in February, The Announcement on ESPN in March and the short doc All Hail the Beat premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Also quite pleasing was that The Plot Against Hip Hop was nominated for a Shamus Award, a major private detective prize. Its for first mystery novel. It is announced in October and just being in the mix is an honor.
Currently I'm working on a book about the legendary Soul Train television show and shooting a documentary called Finding the Funk narrated by Amir Thompson of the Roots. I back deep in the world of black music, trying to celebrate a legacy who's 21st century future is rather cloudy. Lots of the legends are getting older and need their stories told, so I'm gonna focus on doing just that in the months ahead.
In fact my next mystery novel will blend the history of rhythm & blues with a search for a lost recording in a style similar to The Plot Against Hip Hop.
Keep up with me on Twitter and Facebook for screenings of Brooklyn Boheme around the country. The next one if July 5 in San Francisco hosted by the SFNY crew.