On the Radio!

While out on the road for the world's longest book tour, I'm doing a radio show called Authors on the Air. Host Pam Stack has done me the honor of creating a radio show to scrapbook the trip. Author on the Road airs every Tuesday morning at 10AM EDT. Please listen along for behind-the-scenes tidbits, some tribulations, and a lot of joy. You can even call-in and ask a question live! Just dial Pam at 347-633-9609 while the show is airing. Or check in any time to listen to podcasts of past shows.


Route

Here's our schedule for 2014!

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 on a four month book tour.

Events

(Show past events)
January, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

RiverRun Bookstore

142 Fleet St
Portsmouth, NH Map


Thursday, January 23, 2014, 7:00 PM

Author Round Table and Signing

With Julia Spencer-Fleming and Charles Salzberg.

Longfellow Books

1 Monument Way
Portland, ME Map


February, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

A panel discussion with Michael Sears about writing mysteries.

Enigma Bookstore

33-17 Crescent St
Queens, NY Map


March, 2014

Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 7:30 PM

Mystery Lover’s Book Club

Bellmore Public Library

2288 Bedford Ave
Bellmore, NY Map


Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:30 PM

Book Club

By invitation only, but please send me an email if you'd like to attend.

Private Home

Summit, NJ


April, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Town Book Store

270 E. Broad St.
Westfield, NJ Map


Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00 PM

Morris County Launch Party

Bernardsville Library, hosted by The Bookworm

1 Anderson Hill Road
Bernardsville, NJ Map


Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 PM

New York City Launch Party

Food, drinks, books, and fun to celebrate the release of Ruin Falls! This is also a joint launch party with MJ Rose, whose book The Collector of Dying Breaths has also just been released.

Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren St
New York, NY Map


Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM

Speech and book signing

I'll be giving a talk to the college and high school students about the importance of finding your passion and sticking to a dream.

Centenary College

400 Jefferson St
Hackettstown, NJ Map


Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM

Montclair, NJ Launch Party

Return to Writing Matters: Two Authors, Two Releases, & Life at a Major Publisher in 2014. With author Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest Secret.

Watchung Booksellers

54 Fairfield Street
Montclair, NJ Map


Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Taking It On the Road: Two authors leave Facebook and Twitter behind to travel together to meet their readers and their dream. With author Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest Secret.

Words

179 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood, NJ Map


Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

A panel discussion on the topic "Literary vs. Genre Fiction: Real Distinction or No Difference At All?" with authors Carla Buckley, Therese Walsh, and Kelly Braffet. A conversation that examines many of our biases and assumptions about literature. Namely, is there any such thing? Or are all books created equal? Audience participation will be encouraged, so be sure to come armed with questions and thoughts to discuss.

Oblong Books and Music

6422 Montgomery St #6
Rhinebeck, NY Map


Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM

Breakfast with the author

After 7 months on the road on tour with my debut novel, I've landed in a my new hometown of Phoenicia. Come celebrate the release of my second book and have breakfast with me and Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest Secret.

The Golden Notebook

29 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY Map


Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Taking It On the Road: Two authors leave Facebook and Twitter behind to  travel together to meet their readers and their dream. With Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest Secret.

The Book House

1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY Map


Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Taking It On the Road: Two authors leave Facebook and Twitter behind to  travel together to meet their readers and their dream.  With Carla Buckley, author of The Deepest Secret.

Northshire Books

4869 Main St
Manchester, VT Map


Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:00 PM

Author Luncheon

Come have lunch with me and author Carla Buckley, author of the genre-expanding literary thriller, The Deepest Secret, at one of Connecticut’s great bookstores.

Bank Square Books

53 W Main St
Mystic, CT Map


Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Writing Is not Enough: Carla Buckley, author of the genre-expanding literary thriller, The Deepest Secret, and I get together at one of Connecticut’s great bookstores to discuss our latest novels and what it takes to make it in this business.

R.J. Julia Books

768 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT Map


Wednesday, April 30, 2014, time TBD

MWA Edgar Awards Party

Being nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark award was about the biggest thrill outside of writing a thriller! The winner is announced tonight.

Grand Hyatt Hotel

New York, NY


May, 2014

Thursday, May 01, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

As if books weren’t enough, Moonstone Mystery throws a truly lovely dessert buffet. Come join me for a discussion of thrills with treats to boot.

Moonstone Mystery Bookstore

12 Bloomfield Ave
Flemington, NJ Map


Friday, May 02, 2014, all day event

Malice Domestic Conference

Grand Hyatt Hotel

7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD Map


Saturday, May 03, 2014, all day event

Malice Domestic Conference

Grand Hyatt Hotel

7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD Map


Sunday, May 04, 2014, 11:45 AM

Malice Domestic Panel

Snowblind: When Winter Closes In

The moderator will be Kathryn Johnson and the other panelists are Annette Dashofy, Sara J. Henry, and James M. Jackson.  Apparently, we all write about snow, because the premise of the panel is this:

As we're all suffering through the worst winter in a long time, the backdrop of your books -- snow, snow, and more snow -- seems especially on point. Why did you decide to use winter conditions as such an important part of your book? What role does the winter play? In addition to affecting the plot, winter conditions can affect your character's disposition and the mood of the book, including the feeling of claustrophobia. What choices did you make regarding the impact of ice, snow, and bitter temperatures and why? This panel will address issues such as these.

Grand Hyatt Hotel

7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD Map


Sunday, May 04, 2014, 3:00 PM

Author Panel and Discussion

The topic is "Challenges and Changes in Writing and Publishing Fiction Today." Moderated by author and former Washington Post movie critic Rita Kempley, and with authors Alma Katsu, and Steve Piacente.

Arlington Central Library

1015 N Quincy Street
Arlington, VA Map


Sunday, May 04, 2014, all day event

Malice Domestic Conference

Grand Hyatt Hotel

7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD Map


Monday, May 05, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

A year ago I spoke here about what it was like to finally get published after a thirteen year struggle. Then we spent 35,000 miles and 7 months on the road. Come join me for a discussion about what life on book tour with your family is like, and how to just possibly make a dream come true.

One More Page

2200 N Westmoreland St #101
Arlington, VA Map


Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 12:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

An event with Fountain Bookstore and The Women's Club of Richmond, with Carla Buckley, author of the The Deepest Secret.

The Bolling-Haxall House

211 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA Map


Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

An literary evening at a wonderful branch of B and N.

Barnes and Noble Easton

4005 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH Map


Thursday, May 08, 2014, 6:30 PM

Ladies' Night Out with Carla Buckley and Me

A literary evening with wine. Sponsored by Lake Forest Bookstore, but held at the wine market so we can imbibe!

Cellargate Wine Market

524 Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL Map


Friday, May 09, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Anderson's

123 W Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL Map


Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Book Cellar

4736 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL Map


Sunday, May 11, 2014, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Beaverdale Books

2629 Beaver Ave #1
Des Moines, IA Map


Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

I'll be speaking about about my very long road to publication.

Denver Woman's Press Club

1325 Logan Street
Denver, CO Map


Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

A panel discussion on the topic of "Two Roads to Publication...& How to Find the One That's Right For You". With author Peg Brantley.

The Tattered Cover

9315 Dorchester St
Highlands Ranch, CO Map


Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

68 9th Street
Steamboat Springs, CO Map


Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The King's English

1511 S 15th E Street
Salt Lake City, UT Map


Saturday, May 17, 2014, 5:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Now and Then: A panel on mystery writing with author Donna Fletcher Crow.

Rediscovered Books

180 N 8th Street
Boise, ID Map


Monday, May 19, 2014, 9:30 AM

Art & Literature Awareness Day

I'm giving a talk to middle schoolers about this writing life.

La Grande Middle School

1108 4th Street
La Grande, OR Map


Monday, May 19, 2014, 6:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Looking Glass Books

1118 Adams Ave
La Grande, OR Map


Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Auntie's Books

402 West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA Map


Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Village Books

1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA Map


Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Seattle in 30 Days: The "Over the Falls" 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


Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Orca Books

509 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA Map


Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

This will be an author panel with local writer Lauren Sweet. The topic is: A Road Diverged in a Wood: Two Writers, Two Choices, Two Very Different Careers

Annie Bloom's Books

7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR Map


Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Grass Roots Books & Music

227 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR Map


Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Sunriver Books & Music

57060 Abbot Dr
Bend, OR Map


Friday, May 30, 2014, 7:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Avid Reader

617 2nd Street
Davis, CA Map


Saturday, May 31, 2014, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA Map


June, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Books, Inc.

1760 4th Street
Berkeley, CA Map


Thursday, June 05, 2014, 7:00 PM

Pen on Fire Speakers Series Panel Discussion

The topic is Elements of Surprise, with authors Dennis Palumbo and Naomi Hirahara, and hosted by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

Scape Gallery

2859 E. Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA Map


Saturday, June 07, 2014, 2:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Mysterious Galaxy

2810 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA Map


Saturday, June 07, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Come help celebrate the launch of Robert Rotstein’s new thriller and hear us trade stories about writing and releasing a book once you’ve gotten past your debut!

Pages

904 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA Map


Sunday, June 08, 2014, 4:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Vroman's

695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA Map


Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Mysterious Galaxy

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA Map


Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Northwest Regional Library

16089 N Bullard Ave
Surprise, AZ Map


Friday, June 13, 2014, 2:00 PM

Book Chat

A talk to a local writer's group, hosted by emerging author Windy Lynn Harris.

Private Home

Tempe, AZ


Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Reed Farrel Coleman is joining me to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this wondeful bookstore.

Poisoned Pen Bookshop

4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101
Scottsdale, AZ Map


Saturday, June 14, 2014, 1:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Mostly Books

6208 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ Map


Saturday, June 14, 2014, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Clues Unlimited

3146 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ Map


Monday, June 16, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Book People

603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX Map


Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Bookwoman

5501 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX Map


Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Twig

306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX Map


Friday, June 20, 2014, 5:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Blue Willow Bookshop

14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX Map


Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Murder By The Book

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX Map


Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:00 PM

Book Discussion and Luncheon

So excited to see the Alabama Gulf Coast for the first time, and to visit this lovely book store, about which I've heard so many great things. Plus, we're marrying books and food, two of my favorite things!

Page and Palette

32 S Section Street
Fairhope, AL Map


Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Inkwood Books

216 S Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL Map


Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

MacIntosh Books

2407 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL Map


Friday, June 27, 2014, 8:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Books and Books

265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL Map


Sunday, June 29, 2014, 5:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Murder On the Beach Bookstore

273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL Map


Monday, June 30, 2014, 6:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Vero Beach Book Center

392 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL Map


July, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 6:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

It's Doubleheader Mystery Night at The Book Lady, with fellow thriller writer Tina Whittle.

The Book Lady Bookstore

6 E Liberty St
Savannah, GA Map


Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

McIntyre's Books

220 Market Street, Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC Map


Saturday, July 05, 2014, 5:00 PM

Writers Potluck Supper

Mystery author Judy Hogan is hosting a potluck summer supper for local writers. If you're in the area and like potluck as much as I do, drop me a line and come to dinner!

Private Home

Pittsboro, NC


Sunday, July 06, 2014, 1:00 PM

Monthly SinC Meeting

I'm pleased to be an honorary NC Triangle Sisters in Crime member for the day so I can go to the local meeting while I'm visiting this lovely part of the country.

Private Home

Pittsboro, NC


Thursday, July 10, 2014, all day event

Thrillerfest

Grand Hyatt Hotel

109 E 42nd St
New York, NY Map


Friday, July 11, 2014, all day event

Thrillerfest

Grand Hyatt Hotel

109 E 42nd St
New York, NY Map


Saturday, July 12, 2014, all day event

Thrillerfest

Grand Hyatt Hotel

109 E 42nd St
New York, NY Map


Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:00 AM

Coffee & Crime Breakfast

Mystery Lovers Bookshop

514 Allegheny River Blvd
Oakmont, PA Map


Sunday, July 20, 2014, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Learned Owl

204 N. Main Street
Hudson, OH Map


Monday, July 21, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

With suspense writer Elizabeth Heiter.

Books a Million

31150 Southfield Road
Beverly Hills, MI Map


Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

With fellow suspense writer Brian Freeman.

Aunt Agatha's

213 S 4th Ave # 1A
Ann Arbor, MI Map


Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Looking forward to another great event with my friend author Rick Murcer, and local author Robin Devereaux-Nelson. Last year Rick filled the house, and his wife brought my son a birthday cake!

Schuler's

1982 W Grand River Avenue
Okemos, MI Map


Thursday, July 24, 2014, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

McLean and Eakin

307 E Lake Street
Petosky, MI Map


Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Between the Covers

152 E Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI Map


Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

With Lori Rader-Day, author of the mystery The Black Hour.

Mystery1

2109 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI Map


Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

With Lori Rader-Day, author of the mystery The Black Hour.

Mystery to Me

1863 Monroe Street
Madison, WI Map


Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Once Upon A Crime

604 W 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN Map


August, 2014

Saturday, August 02, 2014, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

Mysteryscape

7309 W 80th Street
Overland Park, KS Map


Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 6:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Watermark Books

4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS Map


Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 5:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Slate Creek Books

106 North Washington
Wellington, KS Map


Thursday, August 07, 2014, 5:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Full Circle Books

1900 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK Map


Monday, August 11, 2014, 5:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Lemuria Book Store

4465 N Hwy 55 #202
Jackson, MS Map


Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Booksellers at Laurelwood

387 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN Map


Friday, August 15, 2014, 6:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

With fellow thriller writer A.J. Scudiere

Parnassus Books

3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN Map


Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Foxtale Books

105 E Main Street
Woodstock, GA Map


Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Road
Greenville, SC Map


Monday, August 18, 2014, time TBD

Book Discussion and Signing

THE GREAT ESCAPE A Mystery Authors Panel with Carla Buckley, Jamie Mason, and Bryan Robinson.

Books are a conversation between reader and writer, and the best of them take us away to another place for a while, even transform some aspect of our lives. What lends them the ability to cast such a spell? How do the writers who spend their lives in made up worlds create alternate realities? Join the discussion and go home with some gifts and giveaways! Whether you are a writer, a reader, or both, your support of Malaprop’s will give you a chance to win a book club basket, a writer’s coaching session, a query or chapter critique, and other goodies.

Malaprops

55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC Map


Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Park Road Books

4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC Map


Wednesday, August 20, 2014, time TBD

Brown Bag Lunch with the Author

Greensboro Public Library

219 N Church Street
Greensboro, NC Map


Thursday, August 21, 2014, time TBD

Book Discussion and Signing

Flyleaf

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC Map


Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Quail Ridge Books and Music

3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC Map


Monday, August 25, 2014, time TBD

Publishing Class

The topic is "Brave New World: Publishing a Novel Today".

Politics and Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC Map


Tuesday, August 26, 2014, time TBD

Book Discussion and Signing

Book Club

King of Prussia, PA


Sunday, August 31, 2014, time TBD

Book Discussion and Signing

Bookstore Plus

2491 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY Map


September, 2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014, time TBD

Book Discussion and Signing

Bookstore Plus Book Club

2491 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY Map


Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00 PM

Mystery Conference and MWA Meeting

Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop

6 Clouser Road
Mechanicsburg, PA Map


Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM

Bradford County Library

Sayre Theater

205 S Elmer Ave
Sayre, PA Map


October, 2014
November, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014, time TBD

National Author Day

Mount Laurel Library

100 Walt Whitman Avenue
Mount Laurel, NJ Map