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Everyone asks what the colors mean, but they're just there so you can tell the different routes apart. Without that it looks like spaghetti. That's what happens when you go all over the country on book tour.
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Is this the year you want to take that manuscript out of the drawer and try to get published? Are you aching to write a book, but not sure what comes after? Come to a panel discussion with me and local writers Diane Cameron and Sandra Hutchison.
Troy Public Library
100 Second Street
Troy, NY Map
Novelists, storytellers, and poets will share tales from their personal experiences in this spoken word event.
Cuppa Pulp Writers’ Space/CILK119
119 Main St. Suite 2
Nanuet, NY Map
Book Club Meeting
Rocky Hill, CT
Book Club Meeting
A lovely book club with friends back in my old home town.
The Woodstock Writers Festival began in 2010 when a group of writers thought: Why don’t we put on a show? We can invite our friends and the writers whose work we admire, and bring readers from around the country to hear them, against the backdrop of the gorgeous Catskill Mountains.
Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
34 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY Map
Roxbury Writers Festival
Book Club Meeting
What kind of book do you like to read? What form does your writing take? If you're like most readers or authors or poets or scribes, an answer came to your mind right away. But what happens when we begin to poke at that answer? Is there such a thing as a literary mystery? Or an experimental novel with a secret at its heart? Can a poem mystify?
I'm moderating a conversation with panelists Elizabeth Brundage, Peter Golden, and Alison Gaylin as they begin to question the foundation that lies beneath bookstore shelving, library categorization, and the ways we define words on a page. If these divisions are arbitrary--or at least miss a great deal of what truly goes on in a work--then perhaps we can come up with something better. A meaning that helps us to identify and create what we all are really after... great writing.
The Golden Notebook
29 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY Map
The SCBook Festival is a program of the The Humanities Council SC, a not-for-profit organization, and the state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities: inspiring, engaging, and enriching South Carolinians with literature, history, culture and heritage.
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC Map
I'll be the featured guest for a luncheon at Ristorante Il Porto, sponsored by Sparta Books. In addition to Italian food, we'll have a lively, topical conversation about life's perennial juggle and never losing sight of your dreams.
Ristorante Il Porto
7 Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk
Sparta Township, NJ Map
David, Goliath & Ben: Publishing a Book Today
It's easier than ever to get published...and harder than ever to know what to do next. If publishing a book is on your bucket list, or even just something you've thought about once, come listen as I talk about my thirteen year publishing journey, and what I learned along the way. You will leave this interactive, informal discussion with an inside understanding of the publishing industry, and how it can work for you.
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
514 Allegheny River Blvd
Oakmont, PA Map
This event will be the launch of The Rainy Day Books Mystery Book Club, led by Becci West, Assistant Manager of Rainy Day Books and longtime former owner of I Love A Mystery Bookstore.
Rainy Day Books
2706 W 53rd Street
Fairway, KS Map
Book Discussion and Signing
One consequence of spending 11 months driving around the country is that I've been to almost every city in this great country, but one place I've never been and always wanted to visit is Ketchum, Idaho. That changes today, with a stop at the new-to-me Chapter One Books!
Chapter One Books
340 2nd St W
Ketchum, ID Map
Workshop: Killing people for a living
By some accounts, crime fiction is the most popular kind of all--and always has been. Think Dostoevsky, Dickens, and Edgar Allan Poe. In this workshop, I'll be talking about why we love this genre, and how authors use suspense and danger to keep readers glued to the page. Whether you're a writer, reader, or fan, I hope you will come away with insight about thrilling books by some of your favorite authors...and learn how to create your next suspenseful tale.
Village Books Readings Gallery
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA Map
Seattle in 30 Days: The tour was planned so that I could reach the west coast in a month. Thank you, Washington, Oregon, & California readers and booksellers. It's worth crossing the Rockies for you, and then some!
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry Street
Seattle, WA Map
Killing People for a Living, or, why perfectly nice people like to read and write about mayhem, murder, death & destruction.
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA Map
I'll be appearing on a panel with Terri Bischoff, Christina Cox, Hilary Davidson, Michael Koryta, and Deborah J Ledford at the Write Now Conference sponsored by the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime. (Please note that this panel is part of the conference and is open only to conference attendees.)
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ Map
In conjunction with the wonderful mystery bookstore Aunt Agatha's, the Kerrytown BookFest is an event celebrating those who create books and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight the Ann Arbor area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts while showcasing local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations.
I'm joined on the Suspenseful Reads panel by Andrew Grant, Owen Laukkenen, Kelly Nichols (of P.J. Parrish), and Vu Tran.
701 N. 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI Map
Have you finished a book, started a book, or even just thought about writing one? I'll be talking about the state of the publishing industry today, then take participants through the stages from initial idea to published book. Volunteers will have the opportunity to develop pitches for their projects, and everyone will leave with an action plan--for themselves and their books.
133 W Main Street
Gaylord, MI Map
Why are mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels so popular with readers and so much fun to write? "Killing People for a Living" is an interactive discussion and workshop that will explore the appeal of some of today's bestselling authors while taking you from premise to plot in your work in progress. Participants will leave with a reading list and action plan for their own work.
1820 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, OH Map
5 Court Street
Binghamton, NY Map
Virginia Beach, VA
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC Map
With author and speaker Jeffrey Davis.
Now in its third season, Word Café is a unique blend of reading series, author interview, and writing class. Every Thursday, Chronogram books editor Nina Shengold introduces an outstanding Hudson Valley writer for an evening of readings and lively conversation about the craft of writing.
Outdated: An Antique Cafe
314 Wall Street
Kingston, NY Map
East Windsor, NJ