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2023 Media and Events:

The new year brings two books out into the world Devil Within in the Summer and Face Of Greed in November 2023. Lots of events and media planned to support these two new projects. This year will also feature virtual and live-in person events (In-person events are listed in BOLD type). The list below will change throughout the year so check back often.

March 11, 2023 Murderous March (Upper Hudson Sisters-in-Crime) 11:45 (Eastern) Panel – Murder at High Noon – Mysteries that Rope in the Reader.

March 11, 2023 Authors on the Move, Kimpton Hotel, Sacramento CA. 5:00 PM

March 15-19, 2023 Left Coast Crime, Tucson, AZ

March 25, 2023 Capitol Crimes Law and Order Panel Moderating discussion with law enforcement professionals and authors Robin Burcell and Adam Platinga

April 13, 2023 From Crime Fighting to Crime Fiction Panel for TN Sisters in Crime $:00 pm (Pacific)

April 18, 2023 Edgar Awards, Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, NY

April 30th Independent Bookstore Day – Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA

May 30 – June 4, 2023 ThrillerFest Sheraton Times Square, New York, NY

June 10-11, 2023 California Crime Writers Conference, Culver City, CA

July 13-16, 2023 Public Safety Writers Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV

July 18, 2023 DEVIL WITHIN Release day!

July 21 – 23, 2023 Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, Corte Madera, CA

August TBD Book Launch for Devil Within at Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA

August 17-20 Killer Nashville, Franklin, TN

August 30 – Sept. 3, 2023 Bouchercon, San Diego, CA

November 3, 2023 FACE OF GREED Release day!

November TBD Book Launch for Face of Greed at Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA

2020 was a blur of a year and 2021 was more “eventful” and I was able to pull off a mixture of online and in-person events. Live and in-person events are in BOLD type! 2022 will bring us all back together, hopefully!

2022 Media and Events:

January 4 Release of 100 Ways to Write a Novel by Alex Pearl (I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to contribute to the collection) Profits go to the PEN International Foundation link

January 6, 2022 Meet with the Upstate South Carolina Sisters-in-Crime chapter (Zoom) 6:30 Eastern link to register

January 12, 2022 A Murderous Affair – A Four Author Panel with the Lincoln, WY Library 6:30 Mountain link Zoom

February 27, 2022 Capitol Crimes Coffee Hour at Face In A book, El Dorado Hills, CA 2:00 pm

March 12, 2022 Authors on the Move, Kimpton Hotel, Sacramento, CA

March 31 Get A Clue panel of mystery authors at Chaucer’s Books in SantaBarbara, CA (Virtual) link

April 7-10 Left Coast Crime, Albuquerque, NM

April 12 Edgar Symposium – Best Short Story nominees (virtual)

April 24 The Placerville Shakespeare Club Author’s Day Placerville, CA

April 26-29 Edgar Awards, New York Marriott Marquis Times Square Here is the YouTube Link

April 30th Independent Bookstore Day – Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA

May 14 Capitol Crime A Killer Workshop Rancho Cordova, CA

May 18 Gold Country Writers, “Developing Character” City Hall, Auburn, CA Here’s the YouTube Link

May 31-June 5 ThrillerFest Sheraton New York Times Square

June 27 Guest Post at Novels Alive Interview with a character

July 1 Guest Post at The Book Diva’s Reads Read the interview here

July 4th Showcase at Silver’s Reviews Showcase

July 5 Review at Pat Fayo’s Reviews

July 6 Review at Novels Alive 5 Star review by Novels Alive

July 7 Guest Post at The Mystery of Writing Read the interview here

July 7 Review at Book Reviews by an Avid Reader Review

July 8 Showcase at Books, Ramblings, and Tea Showcase

July 11 Interview at I Read What You Write Read the interview here

July 12 Showcase at Celtic Lady’s Reviews Showcase

July 13 Review at Wall to Wall Books 5-Star Review from Wall to Wall Books

July 13 Showcase at The Author’s Harbor Showcase

JULY 14 Showcase at Nesies Place Showcase

July 15 Review at Quiet Fury Books


July 20 Review at Cassidy’s Bookshelves

July 20 Review at Avonna Loves Genre

July 21 Review at Melissa As Blog

July 22 Review at Enjoying Books Again

July 22 Review by Colloquium Reviews

July 28 Guest Post at George Cramer’s Blog

July 30th DEAD DROP Release Celebration at Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA 5:30 – 7:00

August 1 Feature in The Big Thrill Magazine

August 5 -7 Appearing as Faculty at Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference

August 8 South East Mystery Writers of America Chapter meeting, Guest Speaker 7:30 Eastern

August 18-21 Appearing as faculty at Killer Nashville, Franklin, TN

September 17th Book Talk and Signing at Capital Books on K, 1011 K Street, Sacramento, 4:30-5:30

September 8-11 Bouchercon Minneapolis , MN

September 29 Book Talk and Signing at the Lincoln Public Library 485 Twelve Bridges Rd, Lincoln, CA 6:00-7:30pm

October 8 Manteca Great Valley Book Fair, Manteca CA

November 5th DEAD DROP book event at Book Passage in Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Blue, Corte Madera, CA 1:00-3:00 pm

2021 Events

Here’s an interview I did with Rich Ehisen in June for The Open Mic where we talk about writing, inspiration, and BLACK LABEL.  Link

June 23 Interview with Maggie Margarita for Southern California Writers Association (Facebook Group and YouTube  link)

June 27 BLACK LABEL review in Killer Nashville Magazine link

October 12 Capitol Crimes Virtual Book Club

June 28 through July 10 Virtual ThrillerFest

July 14 through July 17 Virtual More than Malice

July 12 Guest post for The Book Divas Reads

July 13 Guest post for Novels Alive

July 13 BLACK LABEL Showcase for Silvers Reviews

July 15 BLACK LABEL review by Pat Fayo Reviews

July 15 BLACK LABEL showcase for Nanas Book Review

July 16 BLACK LABEL review by Reviews by an Avid Reader

July 16 BLACK LABEL review by Quiet Fury Books

July 17 Guest post for I Read What You Write

July 18 BLACK LABEL showcase for Eien Café

July 19 BLACK LABEL review by Novels Alive


July 20 BLACK LABEL review by Author Elena Taylor’s Blog

July 20 BLACK LABEL showcase for Books, Ramblings, and Tea

July 21 BLACK LABEL showcase and interview for CMash Reads

July 22 BLACK LABEL showcase for Nesies Place

July 23 BLACK LABEL review by Curly Granny Loves To Read

July 25 BLACK LABEL showcase for Brooke Blogs

July 29 BLACK LABEL showcase for Our Town Book Reviews

July 29 Authors on the Air interview with Terry Shepherd Link

July 30 BLACK LABEL interview for Books Chatter

July 30 BLACK LABEL review by Jersey Girl Book Reviews

July 30 True Crime Trivia and Book Event at Thin Line Brewery in Rancho Cordova, CA

August 1 BLACK LABEL review by Jane Pettitt Reviews

August 2 BLACK LABEL review by Splashes of Joy

August 2 BLACK LABEL review by The Book Review Crew

August 5 BLACK LABEL review by The World as I See it

August 7 BLACK LABEL review by Rozier Reads and Wine

August 8 BLACK LABEL showcase for One More Book to Read

August 9 BLACK LABEL review by Wall to Wall Books

August 14 BLACK LABEL Release Event at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, CA

August 19 through August 22 Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN

August 25 through August 29 Bouchercon, New Orleans, LA (Cancelled!!)

September 8 (POSTPONED) Lincoln Public Library, 6:00 pm in Lincoln, CA

September 9 Highland Park, Library, Highland Park, NJ Zoom

September 15 (POSTPONED) Gold Country Writers, Auburn, CA

September 23 Lincoln Library virtual event with Level Best Books authors Zoom

October 10 Lit Up! Facebook Livestream at the Museo with Maddie Margarita and Quan Huynh

October 13 Interview with Christina Hamlett “From the Authors” link

December 12 Cold Case Mysteries from the Mystery Readers International released with my true crime tale “A Snitch in Time.” link

The Archives: Interesting links to a few 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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