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Lit in the Lou Launch Party, University City, MO
10/10/2014 / 7:30 PM
5th Floor of the University City City Hall Building - University City - MO 63130
Lit in the Lou, St. Louis's new Literary Book Fest, is celebrating the city's literary achievements. I'm honored to be one of the featured authors for my hometown's 250th birthday. Lit in the Lou kicks off with a cocktail party on the 5th Floor of the historic University City City Hall Building. Come meet authors and readers.
Tickets are $25.
For information go to http://stllit.blogspot.com/
 
'Crafting the Perfect Crime Novel,' Lit in the Lou, University City, MO
10/11/2014 / 11:00 11:55 AM
University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd. - University City - MO 63130
Sisters in Crime is presenting a writers' workshop on Crafting the Perfect Crime Novel. I'll be appearing with St. Louis favorites Fedora Amis, Pam DeVoe and Claire Applewhite. Together, we'll talk about the craft of writing, what works and doesn't work and more.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information go to http://stllit.blogspot.com/
 
Interview and Signing with Elaine Viets, Lit in the Lou, University City, MO
10/11/2014 / 1:00 1:55 PM
Main Tent A, Ackert Park Walkway - University City - MO 63130
I'm on the spot -- and in the spotlight -- Saturday afternoon at Lit in the Lou. I'll be interviewed, talk show style, and then I'll sign CATNAPPED! and my other books.
Lit in the Lou is along the Ackert Park Walkway in U. City, right at the Chuck Berry statue between Fitz's Restaurant and the new Salt 'n Smoke. There are lots of vendors, good food and good books. Looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis.
The Saturday events are free and open to the public. Come on down to the Loop.
 
CATNAPPED! signing at the Vegas Valley Book Festival, Las Vegas, NV
10/18/2014 / 2:00 PM
Gallery of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth Street - Las Vegas - NV 89101
I'm signing Catnapped! and my other mysteries in the Gallery of the Historic Fifth Street School. Check out the books of the other panelists, too -- Destiny Ford, Dorothy Howell, Melissa Bourbon, Beth Yarnall and
Alesha Claveria.
For more information, go to www,vegasvalleybookfestival.org
 
Women of Mystery Panel, Vegas Valley Book Festival, Las Vegas, NV
10/18/2014 / 1:00 PM
Readers Tent in the parking lot of the Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. - Las Vegas - NV 89101
Las Vegas, here I come! I'm on the Women of Mystery Panel at the 13th Annual Vegas Valley Book Festival. The Festival features more than 165 authors and 100 events.
The mystery panel includes Destiny Ford,
Dorothy Howell, Melissa Bourbon and Beth Yarnall. Author and Murder Mystery party designer Alesha Claveria is our moderator.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, go to www.vegasvalleybookfest.org.
 
'A Dog Gone Murder' Signing with Mystery Writer Joanna Campbell Slan, Delray Beach, FL
11/7/2014 / 7:00 PM
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE Second Ave - Delray Beach - FL 33344
Dog mysteries are big this year, and 'A Dog Gone Murder' is hot off the presses. My friend and colleague Joanna Campbell Slan will also be signing her new mystery, "Kicked to the Curb," featuring Cara Mia Delgatto.
Join us at Murder on the Beach Bookstore. For information, call the store at 561-279-7790.
 
'A Dog Gone Murder' Signing, Barnes & Noble, Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/8/2014 / 2:00 PM
2051 Federal Highway - Fort Lauderdale - FL 33305
'A Dog Gone Murder,' my 10th Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper Mystery, debuts in Fort Lauderdale Saturday, Nov. 8. Romantic Times gives this light-hearted mystery about dog daycare four stars: “Viets gives her readers an intriguing look into the world of doggie day care centers, where, with all the good, there is always something bad that messes it up. This series keeps getting better with each book.”
Pick up autographed copies for your holiday shopping. Where else can you get a personalized gift for under $8?
Barnes & Noble Fort Lauderdale is at 2051 Federal Highway, across from Whole Foods. For information, call the store at 954-561-3732.
 
'If I Knew Then What I Know Now: What Writers Would Do Differently' Panel, Bouchercon Convention, Long Beach, CA
11/13/2014 / 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. - Long Beach - CA 90802
I'm delighted to be on a panel with some of my favorite writers: the deliciously dark John Connelly, Martyn Waites, Brett Battles and Jessie Chandler. Marilyn Beebe is brave enough to herd these cats. Stop by for an entertaining and, hopefully, helpful hour at Bouchercon.
For more information about this international convention for mystery lovers, go to http://www.bouchercon.info/
 
'Sassy, Sexy, and Smart Female Protagonists' Panel, Bouchercon Convention, Long Beach, CA
11/14/2014 / 10:00 11:00
Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean - Long Beach - CA 90802
Look at this smart, sexy panel I'm moderating Friday morning. Stop by and listen to Hilary Davidson, Andrew Mayne, Nora McFarland, Diane Vallere and James Ziskin.
For more information about this international convention for mystery lovers, go to http://www.bouchercon.info/
 
'Do You Write What You Know? A Conversation' Panel, Bouchercon Convention, Long Beach, CA
11/16/2014 / 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean - Long Beach - CA 90802
"Do You Write What You Know? A Conversation About Research and Thinking Beyond the Everyday" Panel, Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, Long Beach, CA

Bouchercon brought together four top tale-spinners for this conversation: Edgar-Award winning author Jan Burke. Thriller writer Barry Eisler, creator of John Rain. Laurie R. King, who tells us about Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes' inamorata, and me.
Janet Rudolph, head of Mystery Readers International and editor of Mystery Readers Journal, is our distinguished moderator.
For more information about Bouchercon, the international convention for mystery lovers, go to http://www.bouchercon.info/
 
Book Signing at the Holiday Party, Well Read Books, Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/29/2014 / 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
WELL READ Bookstore & Gallery, 1374 SE 17th Street Causeway - Fort Lauderdale - FL 33316
Well Read Books is having its annual holiday party from 1 to 7 PM the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Well Read features Florida artists and authors. It's the perfect place to buy unique, personalized holiday gifts.
I'll talk and sign "A Dog Gone Murder," my new Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper mystery, and my other mysteries from 4 to 5 PM. Where else can you get a personalized gift for $8?
For information and directions, call the store at 954-467-8878.
 
Talk and signing at Barnes & Noble, Boynton Beach, FL
12/6/2014 / 3:00 PM
330 North Congress Avenue - Boynton Beach - FL ZIP
I'll talk about both my series, including "Catnapped!" in the Dead-End Job mysteries, and my new Josie mystery, "A Dog Gone Murder," at the popular Barnes & Noble in Boynton Beach. Here's a secret -- I worked for the manager of this store when I did the research for "Murder Between the Covers."
For information and directions, call the store at 561-374-5570.
 

 

     
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