It sure felt different last Saturday compared to the evening our originally-scheduled Hong Kong Noir event was planned for Chicago. On January 30th, the windchill in Chicago dipped to -55 Fahrenheit. We canceled a couple days before the event and the weather forecast was exactly on spot, so it was a good thing. The entire city also shut down.
But last Saturday, during our rescheduled event at Chicago’s Book Cellar, the temps reached 55 above. That felt like a 110 degree difference.
It was certainly worth the wait. Besides Tiffany Hawk, we also had Charles Philipp Martin and Carmen Suen join the panel. Our discussions were great and somewhat similar to those we spoke of in New York: writing about other cultures, women’s redemption, Hong Kong’s noirest areas, and writing as a second career. Here are some of my favorite photos. A huge thanks to friends who took these great photos.
Although our book is of a very dismal nature, we certainly have had a blast working on and promoting it! If you’ve read Hong Kong Noir, please let us know what you think by leaving a quick Amazon review. Do jie!