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BLOOD’S ECHO named finalist for Best First Novel

Start date: September 8, 2018

End date: September 9, 2018

Time: 17.00

Location: California State University, Dominguez Hills


BLOOD’S ECHO named finalist for Best First Novel

20th Annual International Latino Book Awards Ceremony to be held in Los Angeles announcing the winner of the Mariposa Award for Best First Novel.

Author of the Month

Start date: May 1, 2018

End date: May 31, 2018


Author of the Month

Mesa Public Libraries Author of the Month for May. Come by and say hi!

  • Saturday, May 5, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Lobby, main library
  • Saturday, May 19, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Lobby, Dobson Ranch branch
  • Saturday, May 26, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Lobby, Red Mountain branch


Mystery Scene Magazine

Start date: April 15, 2018

End date: June 15, 2018

Location: Mystery Scene Magazine

Mystery Scene Magazine


Author Betty Webb reviews Phoenix Burning with her author spotlight featuring an article describing my experiences as a female police officer. Read about the good, the bad, and the ugly in this prestigious publication. Includes photographs!

Available for purchase at your local bookstore (magazine section), or digitally at their website (link above).

Mountain Bridge Book Club

Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm


Mountain Bridge Book Club

Mountain Bridge Community Assn Author Event

Date: March 28, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Owner's Club

Mountain Bridge Community Assn Author Event

I will have a booth with books available.

Special Appearance at Sun City, Oro Valley

Date: March 26, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Special Appearance at Sun City, Oro Valley

I will be speaking and signing with a lively, interactive presentation. Mostly Books bookstore will be selling copies of Blood’s Echo and Phoenix Burning at this event.

Mesa Public Library – Red Mountain Branch

Date: March 24, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: 635 N Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85205


Mesa Public Library – Red Mountain Branch

Special talk and book signing. All mystery lovers welcome!

Venture Out Resort

Date: March 23, 2018

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: 5001 E Main St, Mesa, AZ


Venture Out Resort

I will be speaking and signing at Venture Out Resort. Please come by!

Murder and Mayhem in Chicago

Date: March 17, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

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Murder and Mayhem in Chicago

Appearance on a panel of authors at the conference:

11:30-12:15 True Tales from a Life in Mystery

Jamie Freveletti, Michael Koryta, Mary Kubica, Isabella Maldonado, Lori Rader-Day, Julia Borcherts, moderator

Tucson Festival of Books

Start date: March 10, 2018

End date: March 11, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Location: University of AZ Campus, Main Mall, Tucson, AZ

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Tucson Festival of Books

I will participate in several author panels at the festival, and am honored to host a table at the Author’s Table Dinner Friday night. You can also find me at the Mostly Books booth and the Clues Unlimited booth on Saturday (times are listed below). Please come out and enjoy a great weekend for a great cause!

Event 1: Post-combat Peril (These three mystery writers create protagonists whose military experiences have left them emotionally scarred, and with the help of dogs they learn to reconnect with the world.)

Location: Student Union Santa Rita

Day/Time: Saturday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Panelists: Spencer Quinn, Alex Kava, Nick Petrie

Moderator: Isabella Maldonado

Event 2: Book Signing

Location: Mostly Books booth

Date/Time: Saturday, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Event 3: Book Signing

Location: Clues Unlimited booth

Date/Time: Saturday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Event 4: Sophomore Books (Discover how authors tackle writing their second book while also continuing to promote their first book, handle their nerves about writing another book, and not burning out. This panel will feature two mystery authors and two fiction authors.)

Location: Koffler Room 216

Day/Time: Saturday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Panelists: Shannon Baker, Carrie La Seur, Isabella Maldonado, Cynthia Swanson

Event 5: Writing Authentic Police Procedurals (A police veteran will discuss insider tips that help make a convincing mystery)

Location: Integrated Learning Center, Room 141

Day/Time: Sunday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Panelist: Isabella Maldonado

Event 6: Arizona Crimes (Arizona provides the setting for these mystery writers)

Location: Integrated Learning Center, Room 120

Day/Time: Sunday, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Panelists: Steven Cooper, J.A. Jance, Isabella Maldonado