May 1: Kathryn Leigh Scott will sign Down and Out in Beverly Heels at Barnes & Noble at the Grove/Farmers Market. For details call 323.424.0270.
May 5: Sunday, SISTERS IN CRIME/LA MONTHLY MEETING. See Meetings page for details. Bookseller is Mystery Ink.
May 6: Tammy Kaehler will sign books at the Festival of Mystery in Oakmont, PA.
May 11: Rochelle Staab will sign at Mysterious Galaxy San Diego’s 20th Birthday Bash, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego.
May 15 SPEAKERS BUREAU EVENT: Linda O. Johnston will teach a writing workshop at the Buena Vista Branch of the Burbank Library, 300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, 7:00 p.m.
May 15: Chris Lynch will speak at the South Bay Rotary Club.
May 18: Chris Lynch will present a seminar on self-publishing at the Redondo Beach Library from 10:00-1:00.
May 20: Laurie Stevens will speak at Calabasas High School’s Career Day about following your dreams.
May 23: Gary Phillips and Gar Anthony Haywood discuss and read from their stories of Black Pulp, an anthology of retro, revisionist, original pulp goodness, 7:00 p.m. at Eso Won Bookstore in Leimert Park, 4327 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, 323.290.1048.
June 2: On Sunday, June 2nd, Patricia Smiley will moderate a panel at the 13th Annual El Segundo Author Fair with panelists Rochelle Staab, Linda O. Johnston, Ed Kovacs, Tim Hallinan and Todd Shimoda. “The Butler Didn’t Do It: Writing the Modern Mystery” will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by a book signing from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The library is located at 111 W. Mariposa Avenue at Main in El Segundo. The Fair will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 15 SPEAKERS BUREAU EVENT: Lisa Brackmann, Naomi Hirahara, and Jeri Westerson will speak about writing novels set in international locales, 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Monica Public Library’s Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main Street, Santa Monica.
June 18 SPEAKERS BUREAU EVENT: 7:00 p.m. Naomi Hirahara will discuss her latest book at the Santa Monica Public Libarary’s Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main Street, Santa Monica.
June 20: Kristen Kittscher’s launch party for The Wig in the Window is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena at 7:00 p.m.
June 22-23: THE CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS CONFERENCE, Pasadena CA
June 25: Kristen Kittscher will sign The Wig in the Window at Warwick’s in La Jolla CA at 7:30 p.m.
June 27 SPEAKERS BUREAU EVENT: Harley Jane Kozak, Connie Archer and Patricia Smiley will speak about culinary mysteries at 7:00 p.m. at the Wiseburn Library in Hawthorne, 5335 w. 135th Street, Hawthorne. The panel will be moderated by author Holly West.
June 29 SPEAKERS BUREAU EVENT: Gary Phillips, Dorothy Howell, Tammy Kaehler, and Sue Ann Jaffarian will discuss “What Makes Characters Delectable? From Cozies to Noir,” 2:00 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta.
MYSTERY CONFERENCES, CONVENTIONS AND WORKSHOPS:
January 5: Noircon, Philadelphia PA
February 1-3: Love is Murder, Chicago IL
February 23: Book ‘Em North Carolina, Lumberton NC
March 21-24: Left Coast Crime, Colorado Springs CO
April 20-21: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus, Los Angeles CA
May 1-2: Edgar Symposium & Banquet, New York
May 3-5: Malice Domestic, Bethesda MD
May 30-June 2: Crimefest, Bristol UK
June 21-23: Novel Society Conference, St. Petersburg FL
JUNE 22-23: CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS CONFERENCE, PASADENA CA
July 10-13: Thrillerfest VIII, New York NY
July 11-14: Public Safety Writers Association, Las Vegas NV
July 18-21: Theaksons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (AKA Harrogate), Harrogate UK
July 25-27: Midwest Writers Workshop, Indianapolis IN
August 2-4: Deadly Ink, New Brunswick NJ
August 15-27: St. Hilda’s Mystery Conference & Yorkshire Tour, Cambridge UK
August 22-25: Killer Nashville, Nashville TN
September 5-8: Writers’ Police Academy, Jamestown NC
September 13-15: Creatures, Crimes & Creativity, Baltimore MD
September 19-22: Bouchercon, Albany NY
September 27-29: Escape to Write, Chester CT
October 25-27: Magna cum Murder, Indianapolis IN
February 7-9: Love is Murder, Chicago IL
March 20-23: Left Coast Crime, Monterey, CA
April 12-13: LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, Los Angeles CA
June 6-8: Bloody Words XIII, Toronto, Canada
November 13-16: Bouchercon, Long Beach CA