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Virtual Event: THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT Book Launch with Peter Carlaftes, Christopher Chambers, S.A. Cosby, and Erica Wright

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

We are thrilled to be partnering with Three Rooms Press for the virtual book launch of their fantastic new anthology The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir.

This virtual event will be livestreamed on Facebook at the Three Roooms Press Group page:

The launch will include readings from some of the diverse authors of the book, including Peter Carlaftes, Christopher Chambers, S.A. Cosby, and Erica Wright.



THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT is fiction, so far. With a humorous nod to “fake news” in today’s political landscape, nineteen award-winning, diverse authors offer new stories of past presidential antics in a unique act of creative resistance that confirms absolute power absolutely corrupts, and openly wonders how far down the rabbit hole the American presidency can go.

Inside the book:

Nixon takes a covert psychedelic trip with Elvis, and—years later—realizes he has it on tape
Clinton and an illegitimate son embark on an action-packed adventure set to jazz
W. Bush reveals how he really won the 2000 election
…and so much more!


“Many of the 19 speculative stories in this highly entertaining anthology show U.S. presidents behaving badly, some with the same impunity as the current occupant of the White House. … Fans of alternate history will have fun. This is the perfect diversion for those seeking a break from the more serious aspects of the election season.” ―Publishers Weekly

“One of the strangest, most exhilarating rides you’ll take in noir this year…Editor Peter Carlaftes brings together a talented group of contemporary noir luminaries, each author offering a unique vision of executive excess and intrigue.” —CrimeReads


PETER CARLAFTES is a New York-based editor and author. He is editor of three short story collections in the Have a NYC noir series, and published four other mystery/noir collections including the Anthony Award-winning anthology The Obama Inheritance: 15 Stories of Conspiracy Noir. He is co-director of Three Rooms Press. He lives in New York City.

Book contributors include: Eric Beetner, Peter Carlaftes, Christopher Chambers, Sarah M. Chen, Angel Luis Colon, S.A. Cosby, Nikki Dolson, Mary Anna Evans, Kate Flora, Adam Lance Garcia, Danny Gardner, Alison Gaylin, Greg Herren, Gary Phillips, Travis Richardson, S.J. Rozan, Alex Segura, Abby L. Vandiver, and Erica Wright.

The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir Cover Image
By Peter Carlaftes (Editor), Gary Phillips (Contribution by), Alison Gaylin (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781941110898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Three Rooms Press - April 21st, 2020