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Agatha Awards Banquet Table Host, Crystal Ballroom, Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD
5/3/2014 / 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
One Bethesda Metro Center - Bethesda - MD 20814
At the Agatha Awards Banquet, I get to sit and chat with mystery fans. I'm hosting a table for ten. Sign up any time through Saturday lunch, and we can talk about mysteries and more at dinner.
For more information, go to www.malicedomestic.org
 
CATNAPPED! Signing at Malice Domestic conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD
5/3/2014 / 5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue - Bethesda - MD 20814
The Saturday afternoon signing at Malice is a mystery lovers' delight. Dozen of authors will be in the Atrium above the hotel bar. This is the first time CATNAPPED! will be on sale to readers. You'll get your signed copy three days before the rest of the country.
The signng is open to the public. See you Saturday.
For more information about the Malice Domestic Conference, go to http://www.malicedomestic.org/
 
"Behind the Curtain: An Inside Look at Unusual Settings," Malice Domestic Panel, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD
5/3/2014 / 3:00 PM
Bethesda Hyatt Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue - Bethesda - MD 20814
I can't wait to give you the behind-the-scenes scoop on CATNAPPED! My 13th Dead-End Job mystery debuts at the Malice Domestic conference in Bethesda. My sister panelists are equally intriguing: Triss Stein's mystery features a famous cemetery. Elizabeth Duncan's novel checks out a prominent resident library, and Melodie Johnson Howe gives us an inside look at Hollywood's dark side. Kay Finch is our moderator. Come join us for an entertaining afternoon.
For more information about Malice Domestic, go to http://www.malicedomestic.org.
 
"Six Deadly Dames," Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis, MD
5/4/2014 / 7:00 PM
Eastport Yacht Club, 317 First Street - Annapolis - MD 21403
The Eastport Yacht Club may be the most beautiful place for a book signing on the East Coast. This is a sneak preview.CATNAPPED!, my new Dead-End Job mystery, won't be in stores for two more days, but you can buy it at this signing. Sujata Massey, Mary Ellen Hughes, Marcia Talley, Hank Phillippi Ryan and British author Frances Brody will also sign their thrillers, women's fiction and traditional mysteries.
Mystery Loves Company in Oxford, Maryland, will sell our books.
Non-members are welcome to attend the signing and eat at the club. Free parking is available on the street or at Yacht Haven, across from the Eastport Yacht Club.
For information and directions to the Eastport Yacht Club, go to www.eastportyc.org.
 
"Five Deadly Dames" at The Ivy, Baltimore, MD
5/5/2014 / 7:00 PM
6080 Falls Road - Baltimore - MD 21209
I'm signing "Catnapped!," my new Dead-End Job hardcover, at the fabled Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore with four of my favorite women writers: Sujata Massey, Marcia Talley, Hank Phillippi Ryan and British author Frances Brody. From thriller to traditional mystery to women's fiction, you'll find a book to enjoy at this signing.
For more information, call the Ivy at 410-377-2966, or visit www.theivybookshop.com
 
Animal House Shelter Benefit at Left Bank Books, Central West End, St. Louis, MO
5/8/2014 / 7:00 9:00 PM
399 North Euclid Ave. - St. Louis - MO 63108
I'm proud to help Animal House, the respected St Louis no-kill cat shelter, with a benefit at Left Bank Books in the Central West End. I'll tell you about CATNAPPED! -- my new Dead-End Job mystery set in the world of cat shows -- and how to wash a cat.
Seriously.
This is a ticketed event. Your $30 gets you a copy of CATNAPPED! and $5 of your ticket price goes to the shelter. Plus, 10% of everything sold during the event also goes to Animal House. So be generous with your Mother's Day shopping at Left Bank. Animal House cats will make guest appearances.
There will be a cash bar and parking is free at the CWE meters after 7 PM.
Please join us at the Euclid Avenue location of Left Bank Books. Buy your tickets for the Animal House Fundraiser here: http://catnapped.brownpapertickets.com/
For more information, call the store at 314-367-6731.
 
CATNAPPED! Signing at The Book House, Maplewood, MO
5/9/2014 / 7 PM
7352 Manchester Rd - Maplewood - MO 63143
Maplewood is the place to be on a Friday night. I'll be signing CATNAPPED! at the store's new location. Stop by, listen to my talk, buy a book and then enjoy Maplewood's many restaurants, bars and clubs.
For more information, call The Book House at 314-968-4491.
 
"Breakfast With the Author," Buder Branch, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO
5/9/2014 / 10 AM
4401 Hampton Avenue - St. Louis - MO 63109
Join me for a free continental breakfast Friday morning at the Buder Branch Library in South St. Louis. I'll tell you all about CATNAPPED!, my latest Dead-End Job Mystery, and my Josie Marcus mysteries, too, for local flavor.
Left Bank Books will sell my mysteries.
For information, call the Buder Branch library at 314-352-2900.
 
CATNAPPED! Talk and Signing at Barnes & Noble, Ladue, MO
5/10/2014 / 1 PM 3 PM
8871 Ladue Road - Ladue - MO 63124
I'm talking and signing at Barnes & Noble in Ladue, just in time for you to buy your Mother's Day presents. Give Mom and Grandma -- and don't forget to treat yourself -- an autographed copy of CATNAPPED!
What fun to read a mystery set in the fascinating world of show cats.
Can't make the signing? Call the store and order your copies. Barnes & Noble will hold your books until you can pick them up at your convenience, or ship them to you.
For more information about ordering books or my signing, call the store at
(314) 862-6280.
 
Special CATNAPPED! Mother's Day Signing at Barnes & Noble, Fenton, MO
5/11/2014 / 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Fenton Commons Shopping Center, 721 Gravois Road - Fenton - MO 63026
What a great Mother's Day idea. Take Mom out to eat after church, then surprise her by bringing her by the store for her personally autographed copy of CATNAPPED! I'll talk about my new Dead-End Job mystery. We'll have time for a nice visit. Moms love hardcover books, but rarely treat themselves to one. This is your chance to give Mom a gift that will leave her laughing.
Barnes & Noble is in the Fenton Commons Shopping Center, 721 Gravois Road. For information, call 636-326-4619.
 
CATNAPPED! Talk and Signing at St. Louis County Public Library, Frontenac, MO
5/12/2014 / 7 PM
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. - Frontenac - MO 63131
I'm honored to talk at the busiest library in Missouri Monday night. CATNAPPED! is my 13th Dead-End Job mystery, and I'll tell you about my research into the world of show cats, pet custody and more. After the talk, Left Bank Books will sell copies of CATNAPPED! This is the headquarters for the St. Louis County Library system, across from Plaza Frontenac.
For more information, call the library at 314-994-3300.
 
CATNAPPED! Signing at the Festus Public Library, Festus, MO
5/12/2014 / 1 PM
400 West Main Street - Festus - MO 63028
Looking forward to a visit with my friends at the Festus Public Library. You always give me such a warm welcome. This time, I'll talk about CATNAPPED!, my new Dead-End Job mystery.
Books Galore, the new independent bookstore, will be selling my new mystery.
Can't make the event? Call the library and ask them to save you a copy. I'll autograph it for you.
For event information, call 636-937-2017.
 
CATNAPPED! Benefit Signing at Well Read Bookstore & Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/16/2014 / 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
1374 SE 17th Street Causeway - Fort Lauderdale - FL 33316
Let me tell you about CATNAPPED!, my thirteenth Dead-End Job mystery. This time, Fort Lauderdale private eyes Helen and Phil investigate the intriguing world of show cats and cat shows. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue, a no-kill shelter with an all-volunteer staff. (www.gratefulpaws.org).
For information and directions, call the store at 954-467-8878.
 
CATNAPPED! Signing, Murder on the Beach Bookstore, Delray Beach, FL
5/17/2014 / 6:00 PM
273 NE 2nd Avenue - Delray Beach - FL 33444
Delray Beach is the place for Friday night fun. Stop by Murder on the Beachfor your signed copy of CATNAPPED!, hear a short, funny talk about cat shows and show cats, then enjoy dinner or music at one of Delray's many entertainment spots.
Can't make the event? Order your signed copy of CATNAPPED! direct from the store.
For information or to order your copy, call Murder on the Beach at 561-279-7790.
 
CATNAPPED! Champagne Signing and Benefit at Tory Burch, Palm Beach, FL
5/22/2014 / 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
150 Worth Avenue - Palm Beach - FL 33483
Attention, shoppers! The gorgeous Tory Burch Palm Beach store is having a CATNAPPED! signing, and part of the proceeds will benefit the Light of the World Free Clinic.
Here's a secret, just between us shoppers: General Manager Carol Berman has a role in this mystery. A very big role. But you'll have to read the novel to find out what it is.
Palm Beach's favorite bookstore, Classic Books, will be selling copies of CATNAPPED! and SHOP TILL YOU DROP -- and donating 10% of the book sales to Light of the World Free Clinic. Help yourself to a good book and help deserving families get medical care.
Come shop, sip champagne and relax. Remember, you can have all the books you want. There are no calories.
For information call 561-833-4474.
 
CATNAPPED! Signing at Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
5/28/2014 / 8:00 PM
265 Aragon Avenue - Coral Gables - FL 33134
Books & Books is an indie dynamo, and its Coral Gables store may be the prettiest one in the successful chain. Join me Wednesday night, when I talk about cat shows and show cats at this store near Miami's famous Miracle Mile.
For information, call the bookstore at 305-442-4408.
 
WXEL-TV Taping: "Between the Covers" Book Club hosted by Ann Bocock, Boynton Beach, FL
5/29/2014 / 2:30 PM
WXEL, 3401 S. Congress Avenue - Boynton Beach - FL 33426
Palm Beach public television host Ann Bocock will interview me on her show, "Between the Covers," and I need you. Be part of the studio audience. I'll talk about CATNAPPED!, my new Dead-End Job mystery, and whatever else Ann asks.
The book club audience should be at WXEL by 2pm. After the taping, it will become an old-fashion book club meeting with 30 minutes of questions from the audience.
Murder on the Beach Bookstore will sell CATNAPPED! Come join us. The book club is free, but you need reservations. Call 561-364-4429.
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: WXEL had originally scheduled the taping earlier in May. It is now Thursday, May 29. Call the book club hotline at 561-364-4429.
 
CATNAPPED! Talk and Signing at the Broward County Main Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL
6/10/2014 / 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
100 S. Andrews Avenue - Fort Lauderdale - FL 33301
I'm talking about show cats and cat shows in the Main Library's show place, the Bienes Museum Ceremonial Room. Come for a snack and an entertaining talk. I'll be signing CATNAPPED!, too.
For information call 954-357-7443.
 
"Elaine Viets Author's Day," Friends of the Miramar Library Book Club, Miramar, FL
6/12/2014 / 1:15 PM 3:15 PM
Miramar Branch Library & Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place - Miramar - FL 33025
The Friends of the Miramar Library Book Club are pulling out all the stops for my visit there. I'm looking forward to discussing CATNAPPED! at the library with club members and readers. You don't have to be a member of the Friends of the Library book club to attend.
After my talk, I'll sign copies of CATNAPPED!
For information, call the Miramar Library at 954-357-8090.
 
"Touched by the Sun: Writing the Great Florida Novel" Authors Academy Summer 2014, Delray Beach, FL
6/14/2014 / 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
273 N. 2nd Avenue - Delray Beach - FL 33444
Learn how to write your Florida novel at the Authors Academy, sponsored by Murder on the Beach Bookstore.
I'll give you tips on how to bring out your Florida voice and sense of place, and information about successful Florida novelists. Quit talking about writing that novel. Join me at Murder on the Beach Saturday morning.
Class is $25, including handouts.
For information and reservations call Murder on the Beach Bookstore 561-279-7790.
 

 

     
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