Events/Appearances/Workshops


Gaithersburg Book Festival
May 18, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Books, authors, presentations, music, food trucks, workshops–this is one of the DMV’s premier book festivals. If you love books, you need to attend! Plenty of activities for the entire family! Free admission, free parking. Free FUN!

Gaithersburg City Hall
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Reinventing Your Mystery-Writing Career
Sunday, June 2, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

From the Chessie website:

“Has your career stalled? Itching to try something new? Has your publisher shut down its mystery line—or shut down entirely? Have they dropped you? Or are things going well, but you’re wondering if you could do better elsewhere?

The Chessie chapter of Sisters in Crime and the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America are co-hosting a workshop to help you make the choices involved in reinvention: another traditional publisher, going indie, or both? What pitfalls should you watch out for? How do you protect your legal rights? What about changing genres? Bestselling authors and industry experts discuss what’s worked for them in a day-long program. Speakers include John Betancourt, Ken Budd, Tara Laskowski, Sujata Massey, Julie Moffett, Alan Orloff, Joanna Campbell Slan, Daniel Steven, and Marcia Talley.”

For all the details, click thru.

The Lake House
11450 Baron Cameron Ave.
Reston, VA 20190


California Crime Writer’s Conference
June 8 -9

From their website:
The California Crime Writers Conference is an intimate weekend conference, stuffed full of craft, fellowship, and fun. This year in particular, we are taking advantage of our SoCal location to bring in screenwriters and producers. We want to give authors a peek behind the Tinsel Town curtain and reveal what happens when Hollywood beckons.

Our craft workshops will offer two tracks, one for newer writers and a second for writers with one or more series under their belt. We’ll have panels on Forensics, Business, and Marketing, of course, as well as contests, raffles, new media demos, chances to chat with agents and editors, and even an Escape Room!”

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel L.A.-Westside
6161 West Centinela Avenue
Culver City, California 90230-6306


ThrillerFest
July 9 – 11

A tremendous, slam-bang writing conference all about THRILLERS! Includes ATF workshop, Master Class, CraftFest, PitchFest, ConsultFest, and more! If you’re writing/reading thrillers, this is a must-attend! Thriller Awards presented at Saturday Night Banquet (My novel, PRAY FOR THE INNOCENT, is nominated in the Best E-Book Original category!)

Grand Hyatt
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017


Manuscript to Market Writing Conference
September 6 – 7

Details to come!

Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV


Creatures, Crime, & Creativity (C3) Conference
September 13 – 15

I’m honored to be one of the two local guest authors.
More details to come!

Sheraton, Columbia Town Center
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, Maryland, 21044


Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
50th Year Celebration
October 31 – November 3

Details to come!

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75207