Cell at Eastern State

Cell at Eastern State

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween at Aaron's Books

It's Halloween, and I'll be at Aaron's Books, in Lititz, PA, at 2:00pm to conduct another Crime Writing Workshop! These are always a lot of fun, and include readings from classic crime novels, as well as lively discussion and an exercise in writing mayhem. Readers who love crime and writers with a little darkness in their hearts are especially welcome!

See you there.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

UFO tour


Graboids,

I'm currently in New Mexico, where Dan Wolkow (above) from Eastern New Mexico University's Roswell campus invited me to do some workshops and talk to the students about writing. Dan did an amazing job promoting the workshop and we got a great turnout and gave away five signed copies of Dope Thief.

It's always a blast talking with aspiring writers, and the results from the writing exercise are invariably really funny and interesting. I think people love getting license to think about mayhem.

On Halloween, I'll be at Aaron's Books, in Lititz, PA, at 2:00pm to conduct another Crime Writing Workshop for aspiring writers, loyal readers, and the morbidly curious.

(Extra points for anyone who recognizes the Bill Hicks reference in the title to this post!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bouchercon 2009

Manimals,

I'll be at Bouchercon, October 14th to the 17th, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis.

It's the world mystery convention, with dozens of crime authors, including Guest of Honor Michael Connelly. There'll be tons of great panels and chances to meet and hear some of the best thriller writers working today.

Really looking forward to hanging out with all my new friends and lots of excellent writers.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Liars Club at the Moravian Book Shop

Huddled Masses,

I'll be with my Liars Club pals this Saturday, October 3rd at the Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, PA, from 5 to 7pm. We'll be signing our books, giving away prizes and generally celebrating the Book Shop's contribution to the community.

The Liars Club is a group of Philly-area writers, producers and media people who get together to promote local independent bookstores and shamelessly market our own work.

This is your chance to hang out with Bram Stoker award-winner Jonathan Maberry (Patient Zero, St. Martin’s, and They Bite!, Citadel), Gregory Frost (Fitcher’s Brides, Tor Books; Shadowbridge, and Lord Tophet, Del Rey/Random House), Marie Lamba (What I Meant…, Random House), Dennis Tafoya (Dope Thief, St. Martin’s), Jon McGoran who writes as D.H. Dublin (Freezer Burn, Berkley), Keith Strunk (Prallsville Mills and Stockton, Arcadia Publishing Images of America Series), Kelly Simmons (Standing Still, Washington Square Press), Merry Jones (The Borrowed and Blue Murders, Minotaur Books), and social media marketing consultant, writer and lecturer Don Lafferty.

Come on down! These events are always a blast, and I'll bet there'll be cake!