LA Times Festival of Books

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 #376   2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mysterious Galaxy – booth #368   3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hope to see you there!

Book Festival Season is Here

Here’s my blog post over at Writing Wranglers & Warriors in anticipation of my signing copies of FINN at the LA Times Festival of Books. It’s my favorite time of year and I couldn’t think of a better place to work all weekend!

James Ellroy 2010 – I’m working The Mystery Bookstore booth

Hope to see you there!

Sisters in Crime, #367 – Saturday, April 22 from 12pm – 1pm

Mysterious Galaxy, #368 – Sunday, April 23 from 12pm – 12:45pm


What a fun weekend despite the rain on Saturday (and Basil computer breakdowns but that’s a different story entirely). It didn’t deter the book-loving crowds though! I had a blast hanging out with signing mates Lida Sideris, Tammy Kaehler, James Ziskin, and Nancy Cole Silverman at the Sisters in Crime booth. It was great to re-connect with old friends and meet new mystery lovers.


Tammy Kaehler, James Ziskin, Lida Sideris, and I braving the rain at the Sisters in Crime booth.


Same group with the addition of Nancy Cole Silverman, Glen Erik Hamilton, and Mike Befeler.


Another picture of the 1pm SinC/LA signers!


Yay! My favorite time of year is here…the LA Times Festival of Books. And what makes it even better is that I’ll be signing tomorrow, Saturday, April 9 at the Sisters in Crime booth from 1-2pm.  That’s booth #367.  I’ll have copies of Betty Fedora, Issue #2 and Ladies Night on hand.

And yes, it might rain. Wah wah. But no worries, Sisters in Crime has hoodies for sale. 🙂 I’ll be giving away Cleaning Up Finn swag so be sure to stop on by!