Seven Kinds of Hell launches in just about one week--March 12! I'm so thrilled about my first Fangborn novel. And I love to travel, I love getting to see folks, but it's a matter of getting out the door, first. Until I get to the airport, I panic about packing, flights, connections, weather...the cats will miss me! Mr. G will miss me! I'll miss them! Don't let any of them see the suitcase! Don't let me see the suitcase!
But here are a few of the people and places I'll be seeing, and just telling you makes me want to dig out my suitcase NOW.
Saturday, March 16, 4:30pm I'll be at Murder by the Book (2342 Bissonnet, Houston, TX). I'm so excited—although I've met the fine folks from the store at conventions, I've never been there before. I'll get to see fellow Fatale Dean James (NYT Best Selling author!) AND I'll get to meet Tessa Adams and Emily McKay, who both write a wide range of paranormal fiction!
Saturday, March 23, Noon I'll be signing at Mystery One (2109 N. Prospect Avenue Milwaukee, WI); this is a return trip to Mystery One for me and I'm so looking forward to it. I've had a blast every time I've been to Milwaukee— and I'll get to see the Crimepsree Magazine folks, too!
Thursday, March 28, 7:00pm Mysterious Galaxy (7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302
San Diego, CA) I'm not sure how many times I've done events at Mysterious Galaxy, only that it's been too long since the last one! I love the discussions the writers, staff, and readers get into, and I'm looking forward to more!
From there it's on to Anaheim and WonderCon: I've never been to one before, and I'm wicked psyched for it! I'm betting that if I wear my Blue Sun t-shirt there, someone will get the joke!
The Edgars Symposium is on May 1, and from 2:40 – 3:40, I'll be moderating fellow Fatales Charlaine Harris (who is also MWA president) and Toni Kelner (with SJ Rozan and Ben H Winters) on the panel "Where Monsters Came From and Where They Will Go." And I may have found some serious shoes for the Edgars Banquet...
After the Edgars, it's Malice Domestic 25 from May 3-5 (Hyatt Regency Hotel Bethesda, MD). I'll be cheering on fellow Fatales and Agatha nominees Hank Phillippi Ryan and Catriona McPherson, and keeping my fingers crossed for my own “Mischief in Mesopotamia,” which you can read, along with the full slate of Best Short Story nominees,here.
Whew! That's just the spring! More details about the rest of my travels this year can be found on my website. I look forward to seeing you at one of these events!