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It’s called the “Funny Side of Murder” and since I don’t really write what most consider “humorous” mysteries, then I must be representing the darker side of humor. At least that’s what I’m going with! It will be moderated by Sisters in Crime / LA president Anne Louise Bannon and also features Ellen Byron and Nancy Cole Silverman.
LitFest Pasadena is this weekend! It’s a great event filled with all kinds of literary happenings around Pasadena. I’ll be participating at the Noir at the Bar on Saturday night from 7:30 to 8:30 at The Stand. Looking forward to hearing some great readings and seeing folks I haven’t seen in a while! Hosted by Eric Beetner and S.W. Lauden of course. Hope to see you there!
My first event of the year will be on January 31st at 7:30pm. I’ll be at The Last Bookstore in downtown LA along with Eric Beetner, Roger Angle, and Gray Basnight. We’ll be discussing our latest crime fiction novels. I’ll have copies of The Night of the Flood on hand.
I’ll be speaking at the Sisters in Crime / LA panel at the Pasadena Central Library on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm. This is a panel featuring 11 of us writers in the latest SinC/LA anthology The Last Resort.
Hope to see some of you there!
SISTERS IN CRIME/
LOS ANGELES PRESENTS
Thursday, Sept. 13 • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Donald Wright Auditorium
It’s that time of year! The LA Times Festival of Books! I look forward to this every year and I’ll be there signing copies of The Night of the Flood and Cleaning Up Finn.
It’s this weekend Sat 4/21 – Sun 4/22 at the USC campus (boo! Go Bruins!) and there will be books everywhere plus food trucks, panels, kids stuff, poetry readings, and giveaways. It’s heaven for book lovers!
Come find me on Saturday 4/21:
Sisters in Crime – booth #367 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Mystery Writers of America – booth #3762:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! If you’re still in the mood to shop after Black Friday, why not shop local and swing by Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach’s popup shop on Small Business Saturday? It’s tomorrow 11/25 from 3pm – 5pm at 2850 Artesia Blvd. in Redondo Beach and there will be treats, giveaways, and authors.
Even if you’re not in the mood to shop, no worries. Just say hello! I’ll be there along with four other authors reading and signing books. There will even be some signed first editions at 20 – 35% off. I’ll be selling copies of FINN and SUPERBEETLE.
The countdown is beginning. In exactly one week, I’ll be in Toronto at BOUCHERCON – the biggest mystery conference in the world. I’m extremely excited and nervous. It will be a little different too since FINN is up for an Anthony Award for Best Novella. I’m already giddy and stressed at these conferences because of the panels I have to prepare for and/or moderate but now that’s like being multiplied by 100. Or 1,000.
Don’t get me wrong. I love going to these conferences. These are my people, my tribe. I get to see people I only know online or just see a couple times a year. I get to meet authors/bloggers/readers/publishers I’ve always wanted to meet. I just have to remember to take time out for myself to just chill and re-group so I don’t go into socialization overload shock.
I’ll be participating in the Author Speed Dating on Thursday from 8:00 – 10:00AM. That’s something I’ve done before and it’s always a fun time. I’ll pitch myself and FINN for 2 minutes to 160 people. It’s exhausting, especially having to be there at 7:30AM, but it’s always worth it to meet new readers and authors.
On Friday, I moderate the “Meet the Editors of your Best Anthology Nominees” at 10:00AM.
On Saturday, I’ll be on the “Meet your Novella Nominees” panel at 8:30AM.
Why is everything so damn early in the morning??
Anyway, I’m excited and it’ll be fantastic to explore a new city. I always come back re-energized, inspired, and seriously motivated to kick ass on my WIP. And yes, hoarse and a little disheveled, but we won’t think about that. 🙂
I’m excited to team up with my fellow crime fiction Angelenos to do battle against the Emerald City scribes. It’s on, baby! It’s all happening this Saturday, August 5th at the Hotel Sorrento in downtown Seattle in the Dunbar Room. Will “the Thrill” Viharo is our esteemed host / referee.
Today sixteen contributors will read a brief excerpt from their story in the latest Sisters in Crime / LA anthology, LAST RESORT. That’s every single contributor! Plus two editors will be there along with our chapter prez. I’ll read a brief excerpt from “Nut Job” as well as answer any Q&A our chapter prez throws at us. It should be a fun time and I’m excited to check out a new bookstore. Can you believe I’ve never been to Vroman’s? Yeah, me neither.