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Sisters in Crime LA Member Appearances and News – August 2020

Find out where our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets such as podcasts or Zoom conferences! Or, maybe you have time on your hands for a good read and there’s something new you should know about!

We’ve consolidated all the “hot off the press”  news to know here – this list is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!

 

MEMBERS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Craig Faustus Buck‘s “2 is For Taboo”, “Cuppa Joe” and “Heavy Debt”, have all been accepted for reprint in the 2020 BOULD Awards Anthology, which will be published in late November.

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Tori Eldridge‘s book, THE NINJA DAUGHTER,  is a Macavity Award nominee for Best First Mystery. Tori’s debut novel was also nominated for an Anthony Award (Best First Novel) and a Lefty Award (Best Debut Mystery). Her next book in the Lily Wong series, THE NINJA’S BLADE, releases September 1st!

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Sheila Lowe spent 3 hours in front of a camera for Burden of Proof, a documentary to be aired on HBO this fall. She figures that will get her about 30 seconds of screen time. The show is about a 1987 cold case where a 15 year old girl disappeared, leaving some mysterious handwriting.

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Gary Phillips has a short story, “High Sheriff Blues” in Low Down Dirty Vote II, profits from sales to go to the Southern Poverty Law Center to fight voter suppression and another, the Twilight Zone influenced “No Room! No Room!” in Stop the World: Snapshots from a Pandemic. Those profits to benefit a charity as well.

Sisters in Crime LA Member Appearances and News – July 2020

Find out where our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets such as podcasts or Zoom conferences! Or, maybe you have time on your hands for a good read and there’s something new you should know about!

We’ve consolidated all the “hot off the press”  news to know here – this list is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!

 

MEMBERS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tori Eldridge, debut author of THE NINJA DAUGHTER and upcoming THE NINJA’S BLADE (out 9/1/20), appears in three video events for Virtual Thrillerfest XV July 6-14.

  • ITW Author Videos – “Action Thrillers: Driving the Pace and Keeping It Real” with Award-Winning Authors Karen Dionne, K.J. Howe, Zoë Sharp, and Tori Eldridge (July 8-10, free to view)
  • Debut Author Presentation (July 11, 12pm EDT, free to view)
  • Mega Craftfest Conversation with #1 International Bestselling Author Karen Dionne (July 6-10, registration required)

Tori Eldridge—author and former actress of Broadway, television, and film—performs her action-thriller short story “Tough as Stone” for The Poisoned Pen, the first chapter of THE NINJA DAUGHTER for Vroman’s Bookstore, and two excerpts from her debut novel for Book Soup!

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Glen Erik Hamilton will join national bestsellers Jeff Abbott and Ellison Cooper in a Facebook Live event, July 14 at 6:00pm with Poisoned Pen, as part of book tour for Glen’s fifth Van Shaw thriller A DANGEROUS BREED.

Details and more of Glen’s upcoming appearances at:
glenerikhamilton.com/events.

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Shannon Muir‘s mystery/action backlist of short stories are featured in the charity volume WHO’S WHO IN NEW PULP, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is a directory of 222 authors, artists, editors and reviewers in the “new pulp” movement, writing tales today that evoke the styles of the mystery and action pulps of old. This title is currently available from Amazon.

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances and News – June 2020

Find out where our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets such as podcasts or Zoom conferences! Or, maybe you have time on your hands for a good read and there’s something new you should know about!

We’ve consolidated all the “hot off the press”  news to know here – this list is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!

 

MEMBERS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Shea E. Butler’s short story, “Do Not Go Gently,” became available 5/17/20  in Black Veins Anthology (published by The Great Void) on Amazon for Kindle.  Paperback publishing date summer 2020. Link: getbook.at/blackveins

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Tori Eldridge, debut author of THE NINJA DAUGHTER and upcoming THE NINJA’S BLADE (out 9/1/20), appears in three video events for Virtual Thrillerfest XV July 6-14.

  • ITW Author Videos – “Action Thrillers: Driving the Pace and Keeping It Real” with Award-Winning Authors Karen Dionne, K.J. Howe, Zoë Sharp, and Tori Eldridge (July 8-10, free to view)
  • Debut Author Presentation (July 11, 12pm EDT, free to view)
  • Mega Craftfest Conversation with #1 International Bestselling Author Karen Dionne (July 6-10, registration required)

Tori Eldridge—author and former actress of Broadway, television, and film—performs her action-thriller short story “Tough as Stone” for The Poisoned Pen, the first chapter of THE NINJA DAUGHTER for Vroman’s Bookstore, and two excerpts from her debut novel for Book Soup!

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Gay Toltl Kinman‘s Close Encounters” is the second in the four-part Death in San Antonio Mystery Short Stories series, just released from Mysterious Women.  Brooke needs a new partner for her P.I. agency, but in the meantime she works with two other P.I. agencies on missing dog cases. They bait a trap for the dognapper—and Brooke has a close encounter with death.

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Dennis Palumbo did an interview with Writers Guild newsletter about how writers are dealing with the quarantine.

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances and News – May 2020

Even though we have “safer at home” order in place here in Los Angeles, that doesn’t mean our members aren’t staying active! Find out where our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets such as podcasts or Zoom conferences! Or, maybe you have time on your hands for a good read and there’s something new you should know about!

We’ve consolidated all the “hot off the press”  news to know here – this list is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!

 

MEMBERS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mike Befeler has published an uplifting and humorous short story about a boy keeping a journal during the Coronavirus pandemic titled, Coronavirus Daze (released 4/18/20). Tad has a life transforming experience when he makes an unexpected discovery. Get it on Amazon Kindle.

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HERE COMES THE BODY, the first book in the Catering Hall Mysteries, which Ellen Byron is writing under the pen name Maria DiRico, was featured in both Woman’s World and Tea Time magazines.

Catering Hall Mysteries - mariadirico.com

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Sheila Lowe’s latest book, Proof of Life (Beyond the Veil paranormal mysteries), is now out in audiobook. Sheila also has free codes for some of her Forensic Handwriting Mysteries available. Anyone interested in a free code to listen, send a request. First come, first served: [email protected]

Sheila will also be participating in a big book giveaway with many other authors on May 9-10: https://blackbirdwriters.com

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The paperback edition of Man Bags and Malice has just been released. This is the 15th book in the Haley Randolph mystery series written by Dorothy Howell.

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances and News – April 2020

Even though we have “safer at home” order in place here in Los Angeles, that doesn’t mean our members aren’t staying active! Find out where our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets! Or, maybe you have time on your hands for a good read and there’s something new you should know about!

This list is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!


PODCAST APPEARANCES

 

Paul D. Marks is interviewed by Frank Zafiro on the Wrong Place-Write Crime podcast on April 15th.  So after you’re done crying about your taxes, please check it out: http://www.frankzafiro.com/wrong-place-write-crime/

 

 

NEW RELEASES AND OTHER MEMBER NEWS

 

A second printing for HERE COMES THE BODY, the first book in the Catering Hall Mysteries (written by Ellen Byron  under her pseudonym Maria DiRico) was announced two weeks after the book officially launched.

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Don’t miss the 9th book in the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, by Daryl Wood Gerber SHREDDING THE EVIDENCE, coming April 21 in trade paperback and e-book.

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Alison McMahan‘s short story (thriller), “Harlem in Havana,” is part of the anthology The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell, edited by Josh Pachter. April 7, 2020 release date from Untreed Reads.

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances – February 2020

Here’s where you can see our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets! It is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!


PERSONAL APPEARANCES

 

Anne Louise Bannon will join Ellen Byron and Naomi Hirahara for a Valentine’s Tea, put on by the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library. The event is at 2 p.m., and reservations are required and can be made here:

https://www.fotlhb.com/programs–special-events_1.html.

The library is at 7111 Talbert Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92648. You can call the Friends’ book store at (714) 375-8429

 

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Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances – January 2020

Here’s where you can see our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets! It is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!


PERSONAL APPEARANCES

 

Matt Coyle will be back out on the road discussing LOST TOMORROWS, the sixth novel of the award winning Rick Cahill series at the following venues: Jan. 7, Vroman’s in Pasadena, Jan. 8, Chaucer’s in Santa Barbara, Jan. 10, Murder by the Book in Houston, Jan. 11, Book People in Austin, Jan. 12 interviewing Lee Goldberg at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, Jan. 15, Book Catapult in San Diego, Jan. 16 Huntington Beach Library, and Jan. 24, San Carlos Library in San Diego.

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Sheila Lowe has been invited to speak at the Hyde Park Library 2205 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles on January 11th at 2:00 pm. She will talk about the handwriting of people in the news, and introduce her new Beyond the Veil series.

 

APPEARANCES IN PRINT

 

Paul D. Marks is interviewed in the January 2020 issue of Digest Enthusiast (available on Amazon). He is also quoted, along with several other writers, in Andrew Welsh-Huggins’ piece “How Local Can You Go?” at EQMM’s Something is Going to Happen. And his article “Writing is a Harsh Mistress” was reprinted by Sandra Murphy at Spawn.

https://www.amazon.com/Digest-Enthusiast-11-Explore-magazines-ebook/dp/B083QQXPWZ

https://somethingisgoingtohappen.net/2020/01/15/how-local-can-you-go-by-andrew-welsh-huggins/

https://spawn.org/writing-is-a-harsh-mistress/

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances – December 2019

Here’s where you can see our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets! It is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!


PERSONAL APPEARANCES

 

Mike Befeler’s mystery novel, The Front Wing (ISBN 978-1-948338-95-0) will be released in November, 2019. Mike will be presenting and signing at Gatsby Books 5535 E. Spring St, Long Beach, on Sunday December 8, 2019, at 3 PM, and at Book Carnival 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange, CA, on Sunday December 15 at 3 PM along with Jeri Westerson.

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LOST TOMORROWS, the sixth novel in Matt Coyle‘s award-winning Rick Cahill Crime series, hits the bookshelves on December 3rd. Matt will be making appearances at the following stores.
Dec. 3 Warwick’s in La Jolla
Dec. 6 Book Passage in  Corte Madera
Dec. 7 Book Carnival Orange
Dec. 10 Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale

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Evening Herald & Express reporter Aggie Underwood bore witness to the biggest stories of her day.  Learn more about this fascinating Angeleno with crime historian Joan Renner as we celebrate the 117th year of her birth at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles on December 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. and yes, there will be cake.

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Marcia Rosen and Jory Rosen will be signing at the following locations in December.

CARMEL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 1-3PM
RIVER HOUSE BOOKS
CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER

SALINAS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 4-7PM
DOWNTOWN BOOK AND SOUND
213 MAIN STREET

CARMEL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 10-NOON
COFFEE BANK
26135 CARMEL RANCHO SHOPPING CENTER (Across from The Barnyard)

LOS ANGELES/ORANGE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2-4PM
BOOK CARNIVAL: MYSTERIES AND SUSPENSE BOOKS
348 S. TUSTIN STREET

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Laurie Stevens will be one of the guest authors at the Studio City Library’s “Trivia Night for Mystery Lovers” on Thursday, December 12 at 6 pm. 12511 Moorpark St, Studio City. Text your expertise or simply come and have fun!

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Jeri Westerson will be at the following locations: Sunday, December 15, 3 pm — Book Carnival. A joint event with author Mike Belefer with his Harold and Bella Paranormal Mystery series. Jeri will be bringing The Daemon Device and they will talk paranormal! Free raffle. 348 S Tustin St, Orange, CA 92866

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Pamela Samuels Young recently appeared on KTLA to discuss her newest legal thriller, Failure to Protect, which deals with the bullying epidemic.

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances – November 2019

Here’s where you can see our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets! It is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!


PERSONAL APPEARANCES

 

Members Ellen Byron , Laura Levine and Mary Marks will all participate in the Kensington Cozy Club Convention: Western USA Region – Day 1, with Day 2 happening in San Diego. Here’s the full details on the local Saturday portion taking place in Redondo Beach,

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 12:00-4:00PM

Bookseller: Mysterious Galaxy / Creating Conversations

Venue: Redondo Beach Library

303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Cost to Attend: FREE

Authors:

Christin Blum

Laura Bradford

Christin Brecher

Lynn Cahoon

Maria DiRico (Ellen Byron)

Peggy Ehrhart

C.M. Gleason / Colleen Gleason

Debra H. Goldstein

J.D. Griffo

Lee Hollis

Cheryl Hollon

Linda Johnson

Kathleen Krevat

Victoria Laurie

Laura Levine

Mary Marks

Sarah Osborne

Misty Simon

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Mike Befeler’s mystery novel, The Front Wing (ISBN 978-1-948338-95-0) will be released in November, 2019. Mike will be presenting and signing at Gatsby Books 5535 E. Spring St, Long Beach, on Sunday December 8, 2019, at 3 PM, and at Book Carnival 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange, CA, on Sunday December 15 at 3 PM.

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Ellen Byron will be moderating the panel, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go: Settings in Fiction,” at Ladies of Intrigue on November 8th. Panelists include Greta Boris, Rachel Howzell Hall, and Wendall Thomas.

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Tori Eldridge launches The Ninja Daughter—her debut mystery/thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja in Los Angeles—at Book Soup on Tuesday, November 5th, 7pm. (8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood) Come celebrate with food and wine as Tori discusses, reads, and signs her first book in the Lily Wong series.

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Mister in Crime August Norman, and his debut thriller, COME AND GET ME: A Caitlin Bergman Novel, will be at  Bouchercon in Dallas, October 31-November 3, including the Sisters in Crime breakfast on Friday, November 1st.

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Joan Renner will be a keynote speaker at the Sacramento Library’s True Crime Mini-Con on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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Laurie Stevens will join Steph Cha and Kaira Rouda on the Fear Factor panel at the 6th Annual Orange County SinC Ladies of Intrigue. Moderator: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. Sunday, November 10th from 8 am to 3 pm.  Also, she will present an interactive Thriller Workshop at the Conejo Valley Writer’s Club on Saturday, November 16th 1:30 to 2:30.

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Jeri Westerson will be at the following locations: Saturday, November 2, 3 to 4 pm — El Segundo Library Author Fair. Jeri will be on the 3 pm author panel of mystery authors. Books for sale immediately after the panel. El Segundo Public Library 111 West Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245

Thursday, November 7, 10:30 am to noon — Foothill Ranch Library First Thursday Book Discussion. Come join the group to discuss books. Books for sale and signing. Foothill Ranch Library 27002 Cabriole, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

Sunday, November 17, 2 to 4 pm — Sisters in Crime Author Panel in the community room of the Thousand Oaks Library. A panel of mystery authors entitled “Dying Laughing”, how we inject humor into our murders. 1401 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Books for sale.

 

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On November 14th, The Partnership Scholars Program is hosting a literary event for teens featuring Pamela Samuels Young and her young adult mysteries about child sex trafficking (#Anybody’s Daughter) and teen sexting (#Abuse of Discretion).

 

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ON THE RUN: Australian Crime Writers in America
A panel with
Sulari Gentill * Robert Gott* Jock Serong * Emma Viskic
Moderator: Pasadena author and Sisters in Crime member Désirée Zamorano
Saturday, November 9, 5:00 PM
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse – 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA

 

See Members of Sisters in Crime/LA As Part of LADIES OF INTRIGUE!

Some members from our chapter will be part of the annual LADIES OF INTRIGUE hosted by Orange County Sisters in Crime on November 10, 2019, in Costa Mesa. Sisters in Crime/LA members Jill Amadio, Ellen Byron, and Laurie Stevens will be among the people you can see at this 6th annual event. Full details are below.

 

For registration information, get more details at www.ocsistersincrime.org

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