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Las Vegas

Mob Museum

Virtual Event (FREE)
April 15, 2021
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54th Annual

Local Author Showcase

Downtown San Diego Public Library

January 31, 2020

Private event honoring local San Diego authors. The Fight Abroad will be featured in the library during the month of February.


Welcome Home

Book Signing

Lestat's Coffee House Adams Ave


3343 Adams Ave

Normal Heights

San Diego, CA

Sunday, January 19th

5 PM - 7 PM 

Welcome the author home from an overseas deployment, grab a cup of coffee, chat, and pick up a copy of his new nonfiction title, The Fight Abroad & the Fear Back Home.

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February (2019) Art Shows

Subterranean Coffee Boutique


La Bodega Art Gallery's

5 Year Anniversary

New artwork by the author-artist-musician featured at this hip Logan Heights gallery.


Dysfunctional Disney Art Show

Bar Basic Art Night Tuesday

410 10th Ave

Downtown San Diego


7PM - Midnight

Themed art show featuring Disney characters doing very un-Disney things, including select new Mickey Mouse Mob influenced crime artwork by J. Michael. Crime-Pop-Dada / Analog-Collage 


                        ONE NITE ONLY!!! 

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Mob & Law Enforcement Museum

Las Vegas, NV

September 22, 2018, 2 - 4pm

J. Michael covers the crime climate in early Los Angeles, shaves the Hollywood bull, and clears much of the conjecture and inaccuracies surrounding his great grandfather, Jack I. Dragna. 

The lecture is followed by a book signing. Register for the event at


MobWorld Summit

Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas

June 16/17, 2018

J. Michael will be headlining a panel on mob activities in early Los Angeles this Father's Day weekend at the Plaza Hotel in the Fremont District. The Summit also features true crime authors and celebrities, Frank Cullotta, Luellen Smiley, Ronald Fino, Gary Jenkins and others.

Author Appearance
Flintridge Bookstore
(818) 790-0717
1010 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Meet & Greet with Arcadia Publishing Authors J. Michael Niotta and Michael Lawler, plus check out a select showing of J. Michael Niotta's true crime art collection and enjoy a full line-up of fun for the whole family - authors, artists, live music, children's readings, therapy dog visits and more.
Arcadia authors present from noon to 2pm.
Fun begins at 10am.

Author Signing &

Crime Art Show

J. Michael's 40th Birthday

November 3, 2017, 6 - 9 pm

Lestat's Coffee, Adams Ave, San Diego