Events and Media

Here’s where you can find me:

2020 was a blur, but 2021 is looking up. Here’s what’s up in the year ahead:

2021 Events and Happenings:

February 18th 4:00 pm, Virtual Book Talk with the Cameron Park Rotary Club. My path to publication and what makes the Sacramento region a great place to set crime fiction.

February 18th 6:30 pm, the Lincoln Public Library presents a virtual mystery authors panel with Claire Booth, Catriona McPherson, and me. Register online at

April 30 – May 2 Malice Domestic, Bethesda, Maryland

May 28 – June 4 ThrillerFest (Virtual Event)

Book Launch BLACK LABEL July 2021 (more to be announced)

August 19 – 22 Killer Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee

August 25 – 29 Bouchercon New Orleans, Louisiana

The Archives: Interesting links to past events and podcasts.

Interview with Gavin Reese on his Writers on the Beat podcast series. The series features ex-law enforcement types sharing the connections between on the job crime and their crime fiction work. Gavin and I talk about writing, crime fiction, and a very “unique” prison art project I encountered behind the walls.  Here’s the link.

The Sacramento Library Foundation presents the 17th annual Authors on the Move event. Over 350 library patrons attend to contribute to the Sacramento Children’s Reading Program. I’m attending as one of the featured mystery authors alongside Catriona McPherson and Eileen Rendahl. Here’s the link.

Listen to the Red River Radio podcast featuring Chris Rhatigan and Katherine Tomlinson, and a few of the contributing authors talk about the Strangers in a Strange Land: Immigrant Stories anthology. Chris reads an excerpt of my story, A Deal With The Devil, which was cool to hear someone else read my stuff. You can catch him near the 59:53 mark. Here is the link to the podcast.

Previous events: (because the IRS wants proof that this writing thing is for reals):

March 28th-31st, 2019 you can find me in the Great White North for Left Coast Crime in Vancouver, British Columbia. Left Coast Crime is the annual western get together for crime fiction writers and fans. Here’s the link.

March 29th, 2019 at Left Coast Crime, I’ll be on a panel of Law Enforcement Professionals 1:15 pm along with a couple of my favorites, Robin Burcell, R. T. Lawton, T.K. Thorne, and Mar Preston. A link to all the panels at Left Coast Crime.

April 11th, 2019 I’ll be speaking at the Folsom Rotary Club, talking about Sacramento’s connection to crime fiction and why I set some of my novels in the capitol city.

April 27th, 2019 Come and find me at the Folsom Author Expo at the Folsom, CA Public Library. Fellow crime fiction author Claire Booth and I will team up and represent. Here’s the link.

May 17th, 2019The California Federation of Women’s Clubs will host a Book Club breakfast at their annual convention. I’ll be speaking about Sacramento’s unique place in crime fiction.

July 9th-13th, 2019 ThrillerFest, in New York

October 31st-November 3rd, 2019 Bouchercon, in Dallas, Texas.

October 12, 2017 – Bouchercon, Toronto, Canada for the “California Scheming” Panel.

October 14, 2017 – Bouchercon, Toronto, Canada for an Author 20 on the 20 session where I’ll talk about Bury the Past and play Prison Trivia.

December 12, 2017  – Bury the Past Release day! (light a candle and throw salt over your shoulder for luck)

December 15, 2017 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm Bury the Past Launch Party at Face in a Book bookstore in El Dorado Hills, CA (4359 Town Center Blvd, Unit 113, El Dorado Hills, CA (916) 941-9401)

December 22, 2017 – Interview on the Blue Plate Special with host Terri Lynn Coop. Here is the podcast link – link

January 16, 2018 – Interview on AM 950 KAHI with host Mary Jane Popp on writing realistic crime fiction. 12:30 pm

January 17, 2018 – 10:00 am to noon with the Gold Country Writers at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. “Prison to the Page: Adding Realism to Fiction –How Much is Too Much? (1279 High Street, Auburn, CA)
 January 21,2018 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Book signing and Prison Trivia at Book Passage in Corte Madera. (51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA  (415) 927-0960)
January 27, 2018 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Book signing and Prison Trivia at The Avid Reader at Broadway Station (1945 Broadway, Sacramento, CA (916) 441-4400)
February 3, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Book signing and prison trivia quiz at Barnes & Noble – Roseville (Creekside Town Center 1256 Galleria Boulevard Roseville, CA 95678 916-788-4320)

February 4, 2018 – Blog interview with Elena Hartwell – link 

February 16, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Sierra Renaissance Society, “Author Showcase,” Cameron Park Community Center. With author Erika Mailman and poet laureate Taylor Graham.

February 19, 2018 – KFBK Radio interview with Joey Garcia about Bury the Past and #NotMyCat. – link

February 21, 2018 – Interview with Pam Stack and Authors on the Air 1:00 pm PST – link

March 22-25, 2018 – Left Coast Crime Reno, NV – Thursday, 3/22 at noon: Panel With Robin Burcell, David Putman, Mike Spenser, and Christine Husom for “I Got Stripes: Behind the Scenes with Real Law Enforcement Professionals”   Join me for a special Left Coast Crime edition of Prison Trivia on Saturday, 3/24 at 9:00 am.  I’ll be hanging out at the MWA-NorCal table in the book room on Saturday.

June 11, 2018 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Sacramento Suburban Writers Club, “Prison to the Page,” at 5501 Dewey Drive, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

July 10-14, 2018 – ThrillerFest  New York, NY  Panel: Saturday July 14th at 3:20 pm,  “Fist, Knife, or Gun? The Action Toolbox”  with authors Ethan Cross, Christine Carbo and Susan Furlong.

July 14, 2018 – Interview with Pam Stack with Authors on the Air “Live at ThrillerFest with A-List Authors” With A.R. Shaw, David Morrell and a host of others. link

August 20, 2018 – 6:30 pm at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, 485 Twelve Bridges Rd, Lincoln, CA  “Sacramento Crime and Writing Crime Fiction.”

September 5-8, 2018 – Bouchercon St. Petersburg, FL Panel: Thursday, September 6th at 5:00 pm, “Writing About Crime – Penalties and Prisons”

September 27-30, 2018 – Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, Corte Madera, CA 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925 link 

October 27, 2018 – Mystery Writers of America “Mystery Week” In Conversation with Robin Burcell More details TBA

November 13, 2018 – Sacramento Crime Talk with the Lincoln Women’s Club, 1:00 pm at the Bernaroti Restaurant in Lincoln, CA

November 26, 2018 – Springfield History Club 10:00 to noon, at The Gables 2801 Springfield Dr, Rocklin, CA

December 7, 2018 – Speaking at the California Sate University-Sacramento Division of Criminal Justice graduation and 50th anniversary celebration.

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