Changes in Latitude

Texas flagJust a quick note to let everyone know I’ll be changing my latitude, but not my longitude.

I’m moving due south from Chicago to Houston for a great new job. I’ll be covering automotive raw materials for ICIS, a commodities wire service with offices in New York, London and Milan (I’m leaning toward Milan….eventually).

It’s a great opportunity for me. I’ll be writing full-time again. For a wire service. Which is what I love.

I will continue a lot of my freelance work: writing for the Journal’s Leisure and Arts pages, as well as my Nick Mattera novels.

George and I will be leaving Chicago on Thursday. We’ll stop in Memphis for ribs at Rendezvous. Take a slight right through Little Rock, then due south to Houston, where it was 65 and sunny today.

George will commute down once a month. Spend school vacations and summers down in Houston. It’ll also be a good opportunity for us to continue our father-son quest to visit every MLB ballpark in the country. We will, of course, make pretty quick work of the Astros and Texas Rangers. Then, this summer, we will see the Yankees play the Dodgers and Padres, as well as squeeze in trips to Anaheim and Arizona. By early August, we’ll have been to 22 baseball stadiums (not to mention numerous trips to Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankees games).

So wish us luck. It’s a great opportunity — for me and George.

(And did I mention they have offices in Milan?)

About Mark Yost
Mark Yost is the author of the Rick Crane Noir series, published by Stay Thirsty Press. Rick Crane is the classic, anti-hero private eye in the spirit of Sam Spade and Jim Rockford. He works in the unmistakably noirish underworld of Upstate New York, running errands and fixing problems for Jimmy Ricchiati Sr., one of Upstate New York's most notorious crime bosses. But readers quickly learn that deep down, Rick Crane is one of the good guys. "Cooper's Daughter," the first book in the widely acclaimed series, is a fast-moving tale in which a heartbroken father comes to Rick and asks him to find out what really happened to his daughter, who was murdered and the details buried in the Unsolved Crimes File of the local police department. The second book in the series is "Jimmy's Nephew," which begins with the death of Joey "Boom Boom" Bonadeo, an up-and-coming boxer and the nephew of Rick's underworld boss. What starts out as a routine investigation turns into a case that will test Rick's faith -- in the Catholic Church and his fellow man. Book No. 3 in the series, "Mary's Fate" is due out in August 2015. Mark Yost also writes for The Wall Street Journal Arts in Review page, as well as the Book Review section. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America -- Midwest Chapter, International Thriller Writers, and a number of other author groups. He is also a member of the Amazon Author's Program. Mark lives in the Loyola neighborhood of Chicago, but he and his son, George, call the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn "home."

One Response to Changes in Latitude

  1. Martha Welshofer says:

    Texas ! Of course … I wish you luck. 🙂

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