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Bring On The Night 2015

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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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January, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 11:00 AM

Resolve to Be Read: Three Paths to Publishing

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

February, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:00 PM

Spine Out: Spoken Word Event Featuring Storytellers and Poets

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

March, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:00 PM

Book Club Meeting

Private Home

Rocky Hill, CT

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Club Meeting

A lovely book club with friends back in my old home town.

Private Home

Morristown, NJ

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:30 AM

Prime Time Lunch

A lunch event with the Prime Time readers group of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, NJ, and in conjunction with [Words] Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ.

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

1025 S Orange Ave
Short Hills, NJ Map

Thursday, March 19, 2015 to Saturday, March 21, 2015

Woodstock Writers Festival

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

April, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:00 PM

Local Author Evening

Daniel Pierce Library

328 Main Street
Grahamsville, NY Map

Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Club Meeting

Private Home

Albany, NY

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: How to build a better puzzle

A panel on puzzle making in mysteries, with Wallace Stroby and Dave White, moderated by Peggy Ehrhart.

Elmora Branch Library

740 West Grand Street
Elmora, NJ Map

May, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:00 AM

Panel Discussion: Literary vs. Genre Fiction; Real Distinction or No Difference at All?

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

Thursday, May 14, 2015 to Saturday, May 16, 2015

South Carolina Book Festival

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 3:00 PM

Sisters in Crime NY

I'll be talking to the NY/TriState SinC chapter about my loooong journey to publication.

Jefferson Market Library

425 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY Map

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 AM

Telling Your Story, Telling Your Truth

I'll be leading a workshop on turning life stories into memoir. At the lovely, new, risen from the flames Phoenicia Public Library, in the very small town where I live.

Phoenicia Public Library

48 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY Map

June, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015, 4:00 PM

Sneak Peek Event and Dessert Buffet

As Night Falls doesn't come out until tomorrow, but we're having a sneak peek launch event a night early!

Moonstone Mystery Bookstore

12 Bloomfield Ave
Flemington, NJ Map

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 9:00 AM

Author Luncheon

Come enjoy the sun and the sea and have lunch with me on launch day at one of Connecticut’s most scenic bookstores.

Bank Square Books

53 W Main St
Mystic, CT Map

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 4:00 PM

Connecticut Launch Party

Food, drinks, books, and fun to celebrate the release of As Night Falls! This one is also dedicated to the book clubs that I love to visit.

RJ Julia

768 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT Map

July, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 12:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

I'm not sure exactly where Wedeskyull is, but it's somewhere near Lake Placid, and when I'm in Bookstore Plus I always think I might bump into one of my characters there.

Bookstore Plus

2491 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY Map

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Small Press & Major Publisher: Two Mystery Writers in Conversation, with Daniel J. Barrett, author of the newly released Can't Sing or Dance.

The Book House

1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY Map

Friday, July 3, 2015, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion & Muse Awakening

A Conversation Amongst Creatives at my local bookstore.

The Golden Notebook

29 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY Map

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 4:00 PM

Balancing Acts: a Conversation About Life's Juggle

Three authors, three women, three lives to juggle. Please join us for a lively, interactive conversation about how to manage it all, or at least not die trying.


179 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood, NJ Map

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 3:30 PM

New York City Launch Party

Food, drinks, books, and fun to celebrate the release of As Night Falls at NYC's great mystery bookstore! Special Guest: Catherine Coulter.

Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren St
New York, NY Map

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to Friday, July 10, 2015


Grand Hyatt Hotel

109 E 42nd St
New York, NY Map

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 8:30 AM

Author Luncheon

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1:00 PM

Montclair, NJ Launch Party

So excited to launch the new book at the bookstore in the town where I grew up!

Watchung Booksellers

54 Fairfield Street
Montclair, NJ Map

Monday, July 13, 2015, 3:30 PM

Publishing Chat

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 2:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Learned Owl

204 N. Main Street
Hudson, OH Map

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 1:30 PM

Book Discussion, Signing, and Book Club Meet Up

I'll be visiting a new-to-me bookstore, with special guests the Murder Among Friends book club.

Barbara's Bookstore

810 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL Map

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 4:00 PM

Local Author Night

I'm an honorary local for this reading with three Chicago authors.

The Book Cellar

4736 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL Map

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

An event at the library in conjunction with Lake Forest Bookstore.

Warren-Newport Library

224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL Map

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing


2109 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI Map

Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:00 AM

Author Talk and Signing

Books and Company

1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI Map

Friday, July 17, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Mystery to Me

1863 Monroe Street
Madison, WI Map

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Once Upon A Crime

604 W 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN Map

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 10:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

Beaverdale Books

2629 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA Map

Monday, July 20, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion, Signing, and Mystery Book Club Kick Off

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 3:30 PM

Book Discussion, Signing, and SinC Party

A book party with the local Border Crimes chapter of Sisters in Crime.


7309 W 80th Street
Overland Park, KS Map

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 9:00 AM

Lunch with Local Writers

Close to The Raven Book Store! check for details

6 East 7th Street
Lawrence, KS Map

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Tattered Cover

2526 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO Map

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 AM

Potluck Lunch

A literary lunch with some SLC friends and after that a quick stop at The King's English to browse, sign some books, and say hello to the booksellers at one of my favorite bookstores.

Private Home

Salt Lake City, UT

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1:00 PM

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

Monday, July 27, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Fact And Fiction

220 N Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT Map

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Auntie's Books

402 West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA Map

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 2:00 PM

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Village Books

1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA Map

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 9:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

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

August, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 1:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Klindt's Booksellers

315 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR Map

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 2:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Sunriver Books & Music

57060 Abbot Dr
Sunriver, OR Map

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 4:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

A conversation with local Davis resident and fellow suspense author and Sisters in Crime President Catriona McPherson.

The Avid Reader

617 2nd Street
Davis, CA Map

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 1:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Bookshop Benicia

636 1st St
Benicia, CA Map

Monday, August 10, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA Map

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Books, Inc.

1491 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA Map

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Valencia Branch Library

23743 Valencia Blvd
Santa Clarita, CA Map

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 4:00 PM

Readers & writers discuss the popularity of crime fiction

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

Friday, August 14, 2015, 4:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Mysterious Galaxy

5943 Balboa Ave. Suite 100
San Diego, CA Map

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 12:00 PM

Write Now Panel Discussion

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

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

Poisoned Pen Bookshop

4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101
Scottsdale, AZ Map

Monday, August 17, 2015, 4:00 PM

Writers & Readers Roundtable

I'll guide a discussion about books--the crafting of them and their effect on our lives--with area authors, emerging writers, and readers.

Changing Hands

300 W Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ Map

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 2:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Clues Unlimited

3146 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ Map

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 12:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

In conjunction with Full Circle Books.

Del City Library

4509 SE 15th St
Oklahoma City, OK Map

Sunday, August 23, 2015, 3:00 PM

Book Conversation and Signing

A conversation moderated by Caroline North of the Dallas Observer with me and author Julia Heaberlin, author of Black Eyed Susans.

The Wild Detectives

314 W Eighth Street
Dallas, TX Map

Monday, August 24, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Book People

603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX Map

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 3:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

A second Texas event with author Julia Heaberlin.

Murder By The Book

2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX Map

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 12:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Turning Pages

520 Franklin Street
Natchez, MS Map

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Lemuria Book Store

4465 N Hwy 55 #202
Jackson, MS Map

Friday, August 28, 2015, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Square Books

160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS Map

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Booksellers at Laurelwood

387 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN Map

Monday, August 31, 2015, 3:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Foxtale Books

105 E Main Street
Woodstock, GA Map

September, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing


55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC Map

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 11:45 AM

Suspenseful Reads Panel, Kerrytown Book Festival

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.

Kerrytown BookFest

701 N. 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI Map

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 2:30 PM

Book Signing and Publishing Workshop

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.

Saturn Books

133 W Main Street
Gaylord, MI Map

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 4:00 PM

Killing People for a Living: A workshop on craft

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.

Mac's Backs

1820 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, OH Map

Friday, September 25, 2015, 2:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

I'll be talking about Upping the Stakes: In Fiction & Our Lives.

Mysteries on Main Street

144 W Main Street
Johnstown, NY Map

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Northshire Books

424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY Map

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 4:00 PM

Jail Break Party

East Meadow Public Library

1886 Front Street
East Meadow, NY Map

October, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 2:00 PM

Book Party

Private Home

Virginia Beach, VA

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Prince Books

109 E Main Street
Norfolk, VA Map

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 to Saturday, October 10, 2015


Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC Map

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion

I'm very excited to join Karin Slaughter and Ben McPherson in a panel discussion moderated by Alafair Burke.

Quail Ridge Books and Music

3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC Map

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

Flyleaf Books

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

Monday, October 12, 2015, 4:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Park Road Books

4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC Map

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Road
Greenville, SC Map

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 4:15 PM

Book Talk

I'm very pleased to be doing my first event at the excellent Georgia Center for the Book.

DeKalb County Public Library

215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA Map

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

MacIntosh Books

2407 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL Map

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10:00 AM

Killing People for a Living: The Popularity of Crime Fiction

A panel discussion with authors Alyssa Maxwell and Nancy J. Cohen.

Murder On the Beach Bookstore

273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL Map

Monday, October 19, 2015, 3:00 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

The Vero Beach Book Center

392 21st Street
Vero Beach, FL Map

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3:30 PM

Book Discussion and Signing

Appearing again with fellow thriller writer Tina Whittle.

The Book Lady Bookstore

6 E Liberty St
Savannah, GA Map

Friday, October 23, 2015, 8:00 AM

The Moveable Feast Luncheon

Ocean One

1 Norris Drive
Pawley's Island, SC Map

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11:00 AM

Book Discussion and Signing

McIntyre's Books

220 Market Street, Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC Map

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 9:00 AM

Author Discussion

A conversation with fellow thriller writer Ed Aymar.

One More Page

2200 N Westmoreland St #101
Arlington, VA Map

November, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 AM

Keynote Address: Local Author Fair

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY Map

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 3:00 PM

Meet the Author @NYPL

Woodlawn Heights Library

4355 Katonah Avenue
Bronx, NY Map

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 4:30 PM

Word Café

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

December, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015, 5:30 PM

Book Club

Private Home

East Windsor, NJ