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April 10th – OMG!! It’s finally here!! Book #2 in the Corrie Locke Mystery series – MURDER GONE MISSING!! Hooray!!

April 14th, 2pm – Culver City Public Library – Panel: I think I’d Like to Write a Book Someday, with Sheila Lowe, Connie DiMarco and Catherine Pelanero.

April 21st – CALM Authors Luncheon, Santa Barbara, CA.

April 22nd – Los Angeles Times Book Festival, noon, Booth 367, Sisters in Crime Los Angeles at noon. And 1 pm, Booth 376, Mystery Writers of America – SoCal Chapter.

April 28th – Malice Domestic, Bethesda, Maryland, Murderous Wit Panel with authors Sparkle Abbey, Ginger Bolton, and Becky Clark, moderated by Paula Gail Benson.

May 8th, 6 pm – Chaucer’s Bookstore, Santa Barbara book signing.

May 12 – Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore Birthday Bash, San Diego, CA.

May 16th – The Book Loft book signing in Solvang, CA.

May 19th – Writers in Action – Central Coast Sisters in Crime Writers’ Conference, Shell Beach, CA.

June 3rd – Goleta Valley Library – Using Your Own Life in Your Fiction: Ever wonder how real life inspires fiction? Book Panel with authors Nancy Cole Silverman, Sheila Lowe, and Tony Piazza.

June 9th – Book Carnival, Orange, CA with author Greg Harris at 2 pm.

June 18th- New Book Panel, Santa Barbara Writers’ conference, 4-5 pm.

June 18th – 22nd: Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference: Writing Through the Fear.

June 30th – Cambria Author Fair, 1-4:30 pm, Cambria Veterans Memorial Hall.

My short story, “The Nut Job”, appears in

published by Level Best Books. Now available on Amazon.

Now appearing in the Santa Barbara LIBRARY BOOK anthology – my essay, “Simply Irresistible”

Panel Discussions/Book signings:


The San Francisco Writers’ Conference: February 16th-19th, Mark Hopkins Hotel
Panels: Spinning Goals into Gold (panelist), Parsing the Fine Print (moderator), How To Be Your Own Editor (moderator), Once Upon a Crime (panelist with Penny Warner, Janet Finsilver, and Ann Parker).

Ojai Valley Library, Saturday March 4th, 1 pm: Creating, Producing and Promoting Your Book author panel with co-panelists DJ Adamson, Susan Tuttle, and Barbara Hodges.

Mysterical-E online literary magazine – Interview with Barbara Hodges

El Segundo Library Author Fair – Sunday, June 11th, 11:30 – 12:30: The History of the Mystery author panel with co-panelists Brett Battles, Gar Anthony Haywood, Richard Lange, Janet Lynn and Will Zeilinger, moderated by Eric Beetner.

Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference – Friday, June 23rd, 4 pm: Navigating the Amazon- Building Your Author Platform, with co-panelists Lisa Angle, Gail Kearns, Jason Matthews, and moderated by Marla Miller.

Burbank Public Library Author Fair: Saturday, October 21st, at the Buena Vista Branch.

Camarillo Public Library: Sunday, November 12th, 11-3 pm, at the second annual Author Fair.


Left Coast Crime – Phoenix, AZ: From Fan to Published Author, Breakfast With New Authors, Speed Dating/Meet the Authors

Goleta Valley Library: March 6th from 2 pm – 3:30 pm – “It’s a Mystery to Me” with Kate McGuinness, Nancy Cole Silverman and Diane Vallere

Los Angeles Festival of Books: Saturday, April 9th, 1-2 pm, Sisters in Crime booth 367

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore Birthday Bash: May 7th, 10-11 am

Bank of Books, Ventura: Book signing – Saturday, May 14th, 11-1 pm

Zaca Mesa Winery, Los Olivos CA – May 29th 1-3, book signing With ten authors from the Sisters in Crime Central Coast Chapter

Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference – June 6th, 4-5 pm, First Book panel

Nipomo Library: The Good, The Bad and The Funny – Mystery authors’ panel on Saturday, June 11th, 3-4:30 pm with authors, DJ Adamson, Sue McGinty, and Baxter Clare Trautman

Casa Dumetz Winery, Los Alamos: Discussion of the Power of Persistence, July 15th 6-7 pm

Camarillo Library: It’s a Mystery to Me author panel, Saturday July 23rd, 3-4:30 pm with authors Gregory Harris, Sheila Lowe and Sybil Johnson

Santa Monica Library on Main Street: Murder Is Where You Find It author panel, Saturday, August 13th, 2-3 pm with authors: Alice Zogg, Janet Elizabeth Lynn, and Will Zellinger

Central Coast Writers’ Conference, Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th – Turning Your Novel into a Movie with author Anne Perry

Manhattan Beach Library: Monday, October 17th at 7 pm – Mystery Novels set in the South Bay of Los Angeles, with authors Sarah Chen, Jennifer Chow, and Sybil Johnson.

Author Booksigning at the Ripped Bodice Bookstore in Culver City – Sunday, October 23rd, 3 pm.

Author Fair at the Camarillo Library, Sunday November 13th, 11 am – 2 pm.


CrimeFictionFM with the indefatigable Stephen Campbell

– Skype interview with the incomparable Mr. Media, Bob Andelman

Authors Talk About It With Dr. Janelle and Dr. Rob Interview by renowned Boston criminal defense attorney, Joseph J. Balliro, Jr.

– On Geekitude with the supergeek, Joe Hogan!


– With Alicia Dean

– On Writers Who Kill

Dru’s Musings – Interview with Main Character, Corrie Locke

– With Mysteristas

Valley Journal

Santa Barbara Sentinel, page 11



Readers’ Favorite

The Santa Barbara Lawyer magazine, page 7


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