Dear Friends,

With equal parts gratitude and excitement I’d like to share with you the news of my latest publication, “The Three Stooges”, a new story included in the soon-to-be-released anthology, Oakland Noir

(Akashic Books, NY – release April 4)!

I hope you will join me at a BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION event:

Tuesday, April 4 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

African American Museum and Library at Oakland 

(click here for more!)
659 14th St., Oakland, CA  94612

To read PAST BLOGS, PLEASE click Here:

 From the Author

heart & soul

Phil Canalin

Official AUTHOR site

Here’s what folks are saying about Oakland Noir, just a click away…..

And here’s what I’m saying…..
“WooHoo!  I hope you can join me in the F-U-N!“
Love, Phil
(What? Too giddy?! I can’t help it!)

Author Blog

"Phil: Up On Life"

Dear "Phil: Up On Life" blog fans - so sorry, but my blog site is currently getting re-fueled! New entries to begin at the end of 2016. Thanks for being pAtient!

   Thank you, friends, for stopping by and joining me on this cool and crazy journey!      And that journey continues......

   Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.  In the wake of San Francisco Noir, Los Angeles Noir, and Orange County Noir—all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series—comes the latest California installment, Oakland Noir. Masterfully curated by Jerry Thompson and Eddie Muller (the “Czar of Noir”), and with a diverse cast of talented contributors, this volume will shock, titillate, provoke, and entertain.  Time to celebrate!

​    As always, thank you for visiting this site!  Most of all, keep on reading (it's so much fun)!   

          Best wishes,   Phil    (March 2017)

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