NYC Crime Fiction, Amy Grech

Some NYC Restaurants Don't Accept Cash

Last night I decided to try a new restaurant, Lucky Pickle Dumpling Company that I'd read about via Twitter. Much to my dismay, they only accepted credit cards--I try to use my credit cards sparingly...They had pickle ice cream, which had just the right amount of tang. The shrimp dumplings were tasty, too!

What are your thoughts on restaurants that don't accept cash? I'm definitely not a fan...

  • Current Mood: frustrated frustrated
NYC Crime Fiction, Amy Grech

A New York State of Fright: TOC

A New York State of Fright
Table of Contents

Introduction by James Chambers
Heels by Alp Beck
East Side Devil by John C. Foster
Loathsome in New York by Monica O’Rourke
The Chosen Place by Patrick Freivald
The Hunting of the Kipsy: A Cryptozoological Report by Hal Johnson
A Few Leaves from the Travelogue of Doctor Julius Jonsson, Cryptobotanist and Hylesoprotolist: Bay Ridge, or, The Belief in the Undead Still Exists in New York by Erik T. Johnson
A Nightmare on 34th Street by Steven Van Patten
Hurricane Zelda, Part IV by Kathleen Scheiner
Shoal by Trevor Firetog
The Insects of Seneca Village by Jeff C. Stevenson
The Grim by Allan Burd
In a Pig's Eye by Teel James Glenn
Welcome to Brooklyn, Gabe by Marc Abbott
Machine Gun/Latté by Amy Grech
The Spouting Devil by Meghan Arcuri
Rescue Shelter by David Sakmyster
Blood Will Tell by J.G. Faherty
The Lady in the Sideshow: A Circuspunk Story by Charie D. LaMarr
Pink Elephants by Patrick Thomas
Everybody Wins by Lisa Mannetti
Edna's Soul Kitchen by Elizabeth Crowens
Eyes Left by Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee
Tales of the White Street Society: The Hairy Ghost by Grady Hendrix
The Long Lost and Forgotten by J. Daniel Stone

NYC Crime Fiction, Amy Grech


So yesterday, I had a conference call with a new client and he informed me that emails to my EarthLink email weren't being delivered. Argh! Turns out EarthLink moved my email to a new mail server and I had to update the port settings via Apple Mail. I don't need digital drama!!

  • Current Mood: aggravated aggravated
NYC Crime Fiction, Amy Grech

I'm my Own Health Insurance Administrator

When I took the plunge and because a full-time freelancer nine years ago, I was stuck with the daunting task of becoming my own Health Insurance Administrator, a thankless job formerly handled by Human Resources way back when I had a Corporate Job.

I switched to Emblem Health a few months ago because the cost was only slightly higher than what I'd paid in the past. It's been a logistical nightmare: I had to call them five times to start getting invoices, only to discover that they had not credited my first three payments because I was told to send them to a different PO Box than the one that appeared on the invoices. Argh! I've called twice about the issue and it remains unresolved...

  • Current Mood: angry angry