Virtual Book Launch: The Faking of the President – Nineteen Stories of White House Noir

Virtual Book Launch: The Faking of the President - Nineteen Stories of White House Noir

Wednesday May 06, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

Will be streaming on Facebook here.

About the Event.

Featuring reading by authors from the book including: Peter Carlaftes, Christopher Chambers, Angel Luis Colon, Adam Lance Garcia, Alison Gaylin, S.J. Rozan, Alex Segura, plus secret VIP guest moderator

Three Rooms Press, in coordination with POWERHOUSE ARENA, is thrilled to present the NYC launch of THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir. Come take a break from the intensity of today’s political climate by spending an evening in the topsy-turvy world of speculative fiction as we answer the question: What would the White House be like if U.S. Presidents of the past acted with the same bizarre impunity as the 45th president?

The launch will include readings from some of the diverse authors of the book, including Peter Carlaftes, Christopher Chambers, Angel Luis Colon, Adam Lance Garcia, Alison Gaylin, S. J. Rozan, and Alex Segura. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. The event is free and open to the public.


About the Book.

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

The Faking of the President is a wild, rollicking ride through the corridors of power both past and present. These stories are dark, humorous and thoughtful; they take the presidency and its environs and turn it into a fun house of noirish story-telling. Get this book and read it during the presidential campaign to help keep your head on straight.” ―T.J. English, New York Times Best Selling author of Havana Nocturne and The Westies



About the Contributors.

PETER CARLAFTES is a New York-based editor, publisher, playwright, and author. His books include A YEAR ON FACEBOOK (humor), DRUNKYARD DOG and I FOLD WITH THE HAND I WAS DEALT (poetry); and TRIUMPH FOR RENT (3 Plays) and TEATROPHY (3 More Plays). He is the editor of the annual New York-based short story collection, HAVE A NYC, the annual journal of contemporary Dada writing and art, MAINTENANT, and most recently, THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT anthology. Carlaftes is co-director and vice president of acquisitions for Three Rooms Press, a fierce New York-based independent publisher.

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.




Readers include:


Adam Garcia













Alex Segura











Alison Gaylin












Angel Luis Colon













Chris Chambers












Peter Carlaftes












SJ Rozan