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.
So excited to see BOLO Books come out with their Top Reads of 2018. It’s always a treat to see which books make Kristopher’s list. I always learn of must-read books so it’s great for holiday shopping (for myself too!). But it was even more special to see The Night of the Flood as Top Anthology of the Year. Thank you, BOLO Books!
Today, Ed Aymar and I are being interviewed by Alan Orloff, a The Night of the Flood contributor. Thank you to Sherry Harris over at the Wicked Cozy website for making this happen!
And yes, Ed and I are still talking about this “novel-in-stories.” But this interview isn’t the same old, same old. Toward the end, we discuss our upcoming project with a similar “novel-in-stories” approach. It will have most of the same authors as Flood, plus a few new ones.
AND if you leave a comment at the end of the interview, you are entered to win a free copy of The Night of the Flood!
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
A big thank you to author Alex Segura for inviting Ed and I to chat about The Night of the Flood in his latest Stuff & Nonsense newsletter. We list 6 things we learned editing this anthology…and one thing I never did learn.
The newsletter also featured an essay from author William Boyle and his new book, The Lonely Witness, that will be out May 1, 2018. It sounds right up my alley and I don’t know why I haven’t read him before.
If you’re not reading Alex Segura yet, you should be. His latest Pete Fernandez book is coming out soon from Polis Books. You can preorder Blackouthere!
E.A. Aymar and I are featured on Episode 3 of Michael Pool’s Crime Syndicate podcast. We talk about The Night of the Flood and other writerly issues that hopefully make us sound smart. We also read brief excerpts from our stories in The Night of the Flood.
There are some technical difficulties which I blame solely on Ed but if you stick it out for a few minutes, Ed won’t sound like he’s under water.
Hey, I’ll be answering questions on this new platform (at least new to me) called UrbanAMA where you can “ask me anything”! You download the U13 app (but only with an iPhone. I had to borrow my ex-husband’s iPad to do this) and then send in your questions. Ed and I will be answering them tomorrow night Wed 3/21 at 5:00 PM PST. Or you can tweet us your questions using the hashtag #TheNightOfTheFlood. I answer the questions with a 40-second video (at least that’s the goal – I’ve never done this before, remember!)
So send in those burning questions…or send me adorable sea otter photos. Either works!
I’m on the Unpanel! Check out the latest episode of the Writer Types podcast where they do a segment called the “Unpanel” in which several writers answer one question. This episode, they kindly feature several collaborators from The Night of the Flood and ask us “what was it like working on a collaborative novel?”
You can hear what E.A. Aymar, Gwen Florio, Alan Orloff, and I have to say…plus interviews with Alison Gaylin, Owen Laukkanen, and Dharma Kelleher, and many more.