What’s New This Month – November 2022


New Releases
Awards and Nominations
Author Appearances
Book Deals
Conferences, Festivals & Fairs
and More!

New Releases

DOOMED LEGACY, the ninth book in Matt Coyle’s award-winning Rick Cahill series, will be released on November 15 in hardcover and on Kindle by Oceanview Publishing. See below for Matt’s appearances.

The audiobook edition of EVENING BAGS AND EXECUTIONS , a cozy mystery in the Haley Randolph series by Dorothy Howell, has just been released.

Awards and Nominations

Woman’s World magazine’s book club has named SEAMS LIKE MURDER, the launch book of Dorothy Howell’s Sewing Studio mystery series, one of their Best New Books.

Author Appearances

Jeri Westerson, along with authors Pamela Samuels Young, Travis Richardson, and Lance Charnes will be on a Mystery Author Panel on Saturday, November 19, 1 to 2 pm at the San Bernardino Library. Come hear the skinny on writing and publishing in today’s changing publishing environment. Books for sale. 555 W. 6th Street, San Bernardino, CA.

Matt Coyle will discuss DOOMED LEGACY, the ninth book in his Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty-Award winning Rick Cahill series, at the following venues —

Nov 5 – 8:30 am – Men of Mystery at The Grand, Long Beach CA
Nov 15 – 7:30 pm – Warwick’s Book Store, La Jolla CA
Nov 17 – 7:00 pm – Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale AZ
Nov 19 – 2 pm – Book Carnival, Orange CA
Nov 20 – 3 pm – Book Jewel, Los Angeles CA
Nov 21 – 7 pm – Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena CA

Jennifer J Chow and Ellen Byron will appear on a Mystery Romance Panel with Jesse Q Sutanto at The Ripped Bodice, Main Street, Culver City, CA, on Saturday November 19 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Early November is a busy time for Sheila Lowe.

  • On the 4th she’ll be sharing tales of her tortuous path to publication with a group of aspiring writers in Camarillo.
  • On the 5th, she’ll address a forensic conference in Italy via Zoom on the subject of “Changes in Culture Reflected in Handwriting Over the Past 50 Years.” (They offered to pay for travel to Bologna, but Sheila dislikes travel).
  • And on the 16th, she’ll be talking to a Biz Connect group on ‘”How to Get Started in Publishing.”

Dorothy Howell will sign and discuss SEAMS LIKE MURDER at 2:00pm on November 13th at Book Carnival in Orange, CA.

Diane DeMille appears in the show, Evil Men Don’t Understand Justice!, which can be found in podcast form on various platforms and in video form on YouTube. The show is based on Diane’s book, Path of the Devil (2017), recently released on Kindle, a true crime story set along the southwestern border, which she co-authored with retired DEA Agent Larry Hardin, Private Investigator Randy Torgerson, and the late Jeff Pearce. The first episode of Evil Men Don’t Understand Justice! was released on October 10, 2022. The series will continue for 15 weeks.

Nina Sadowsky and Jennifer Chow will appear on Saturday, November 26, from 11 am – 1 pm at Flintridge Bookstore in La Canada as part of the bookstore’s SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY celebration. Nina and Jennifer will talk about their novels, including PRIVACY and DEATH BY BUBBLE TEA, respectively. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide celebration started in 2010 to recognize the contributions indie businesses make to the communities they serve.

Book Deals

JERI WESTERSON reached a two-book deal, unagented, with Sara Porter of Severn House for a new Sherlockian series. The first novel is THE ISOLATED SEANCE, An Irregular Detective Mystery. The series features Tim Badger, one of Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street Irregulars, now a grown man, opening his own consulting detective agency with black partner Benjamin Watson. It’s an adventure with wit and humor on the shadowed streets of 1895 London.

MATT WITTEN‘s novel, 51%, is in development at NBC for a drama series. Matt is cowriting with show runner Charlie Craig under the aegis of Madison Wells. Matt and Charlie are slated to executive produce.

Conferences, Festivals & Fairs

Registration is open for the 2023
2023 California Crime Writers Conference
which will be held at the Hilton LA (Culver City) on June 10 and 11, 2023.
Early Bird pricing ends December 31.
Hone your craft
Get a manuscript critique
Learn about marketing
and be entertained by our Guests of Honor,
Deborah Crombie and Rachel Howzell Hall

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