After traveling so much in the fall and the first couple of months of this year, staying at home for the past month felt strange… though it did make writing a lot easier. I’ll be staying close to home this month and next, but I’ll hit the road again in June. I’m still firming up plans, but here’s a rough outline of what I have coming up soon:
April 29, 8:30am, NYC: Annual Conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors — I’m honored to be on a panel with superagent Janet Reid and Juliet Grames of Soho Press. We’re talking about “A Life of Crime… Writing.” One caveat: we’re talking from 8:30am until 10am, so bring coffee. (Registration required.)
May 14, 2pm, East Hampton, NY: Mayhem at BookHampton — One of my all-time favorite mystery writers, Linda Fairstein, is moderating a panel with Karen Bergreen, Carla Hoffman, and me. The schedule for the whole event rocks: it featured Reed Farrel Coleman, Wallace Stroby, Michael Atkinson, Ken Wishnia, and others. (Free event.)
May 17, 6:30pm, NYC: Mystery Writers of America panel at the Mid-Manhattan Library: “Cause of Death: Choose Your Weapon.” Finally, a panel where I get to talk about killing people! I also get to hang out with a talented crew of writers: Donald Bain, Rosemary Harris, Jonathan Maberry, and Angela Zeman. (Free event.)
May 24-26, NYC: Book Expo America: I’ll be signing copies of THE DAMAGE DONE at the Mystery Writers of America’s booth; more details closer to the date. (Registration required.)
June 3-5, Victoria, BC: Bloody Words — Can’t wait for this! If you’re not familiar with Bloody Words, it’s Canada’s biggest crime conference. I have two sessions: on June 4th at 10am, I’m on the “New Girls on the Block” panel with Leslie Bendaly, Roberta Rich, and Robin Spano (Robin’s debut, DEAD POLITICIAN SOCIETY, is fantastic). On June 5th at 9:30am, I’ll be talking about “Creating an Effective Web Presence” through your website, Facebook, and Twitter. Again, bring coffee. (Registration required.)
There’s also a list of upcoming events on my website. I’m looking forward to meeting and reconnecting with a lot of people other the next couple of months, and then at ThrillerFest and Bouchercon!