Events

Upcoming Events

Television appearance

Start date: March 19, 2019

End date: May 31, 2019

Time: Variable (click on "more info" link below)

Location: PBS Arizona Television

Appearances | News

Television appearance

Thrilled to talk to José Cárdenas, host of the acclaimed Horizonte program on PBS Arizona, about the Veranda Cruz series.

ThrillerFest

Start date: July 9, 2019

End date: July 13, 2019

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York

ThrillerFest

So excited to attend the premier conference for thriller writers!

Greer Library Friends

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Greer Community Center/Greer Memorial Library

Greer Library Friends

Honored to be the guest speaker for the annual author’s luncheon!

Past Events

Speaking at SAGES on Central

Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: 6300 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012 (St. Barbara conf. rooms I & II at All Saints Episcopal Church)

Appearances

Speaking at SAGES on Central

Join me for a special speaking event for seniors at SAGES (Senior Adult Growth and Enrichment Society) in the heart of Phoenix.

Special Appearance with J.A. Jance

Date: April 2, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center Auditorium, 1495 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Appearances | Book Signings | News

Special Appearance with J.A. Jance

Please join me for a very special joint appearance with New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance! Two authors who love a good laugh, authentic Mexican food, and cop stories with grit and heart…you won’t want to miss this one! Mostly Books will have books on hand for sale.

Special Appearance with Ed Aymar

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Appearances | Book Signings

Special Appearance with Ed Aymar

Acclaimed Washington DC author Ed Aymar launches his crime thriller, UNREPENTANT. After a short reading from Ed, I’ll join him to discuss writing, books, and whatever else comes up. And yes, there will be cupcakes!

Podcast: Writers on the Beat

Date: March 29, 2019

Time: 4:00 - 4:30 PM, PDT

Location: Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

Appearances | News

Podcast: Writers on the Beat

Host and fellow veteran cop turned thriller author Gavin Reese and I chat about bringing authenticity and real world experience to fiction writing (especially where it pertains to cops, crime, and criminals). Join the conversation!

Sun City West

Date: March 26, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Sun City West, RH Johnson Recreation Center Campus Lecture Hall, 19803 North RH Johnson Blvd

Appearances | Book Signings

Sun City West

Looking forward to seeing everyone for a lively, interactive talk and book signing for the third book in Detective Cruz mystery/thriller series (set in Phoenix). Books will be available for purchase by Barnes & Noble.

Venture Out resort

Date: March 15, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: 5001 E Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85205 (in the ballroom)

Appearances | Book Signings

Venture Out resort

Please come by for a fun and interactive presentation!

Launch party for DEATH BLOW

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: The Poisoned Pen Bookstore at 4104 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Appearances | Book Signings | News

Launch party for DEATH BLOW

Please join me for the official launch party for DEATH BLOW, book three in the Detective Cruz mystery/thriller series! As usual, there will be cake, giveaways, a live interview, fun interactive Q&A with prizes for the best answers from the audience, and inside scoop galore! (And did I mention cake?) You can pre-order your copy using the link to the Poisoned Pen bookstore (it’s below the date and time).

Tucson Festival of Books

Start date: March 2, 2019

End date: March 3, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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

Appearances | Book Signings | Conferences

Tucson Festival of Books

Check out the annual Tucson Festival of Books! One of the largest literary conferences in the United States, TFOB is a must for fans, readers, authors, and anyone else who loves books. I will participate in the following five author panels and signings at the festival:

Event #1: Some Like It Hot
Location: Student Union Santa Rita
Date/Time: Saturday, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Panelists: Steven Cooper, Isabella Maldonado, Jon Talton
Moderator: Rosemary Simpson
Genre: Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – UA BookStore Tent (on the Mall, following the presentation)
Steven Cooper, Isabella Maldonado and Jon Talton have set their stories in Phoenix. No wonder they have been received warmly by readers of all ages!

Event #2: Recipe for Murder
Location: Integrated Learning Center Room 120
Date/Time: Saturday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Panelists: Teresa Dovalpage, Isabella Maldonado, Martin Walker
Moderator: Christine Burke
Genre: Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)
Teresa Dovalpage, Isabella Maldonado and Martin Walker used food and recipes to provide a strong cultural connection to their characters and settings. Food became part of the plot itself. Bon appetite!

Event #3: Whodunnit? Quien lo Hizo?
Location: Student Union Santa Rita
Date/Time: Sunday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Panelists: Teresa Dovalpage, Martin Limon, Isabella Maldonado
Moderator: Lupita Murillo
Genre: Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)
Teresa Dovalpage, Martin Limon and Isabella Maldonado have introduced a Hispanic voice — and an important new audience — to the realm of Mysteries and Thrillers.

Event #4: Isabella Maldonado book signing
Location: Clues Unlimited
Date/Time: Sunday, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Event #5: Isabella Maldonado and William Kent Krueger book signing
Location: Mostly Books
Date/Time: Sunday, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Click the “More info” link to the left for general information about the conference. Hope to see you there!

Guest post on Lesa’s Book Critiques

Date: February 4, 2019

Guest blog post | News

Guest post on Lesa’s Book Critiques

Be sure to read Lesa Holstine’s fabulous blog, Lesa’s Book Critiques, for my guest post and a special announcement about BLOOD’S ECHO and PHOENIX BURNING, the first two books in the award-winning Det. Cruz mystery/thriller series!

Book Giveaway & Guest Post on Dru’s Book Musings

Start date: December 29, 2018

End date: January 1, 2019

Guest blog post

Book Giveaway & Guest Post on Dru’s Book Musings

Check out the popular Dru’s Book Musings blog for a special guest post: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DET. VERANDA CRUZ. Of course, the average day for a Phoenix Homicide detective is not an ordinary day at all…

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of PHOENIX BURNING, book 2 in the Det. Cruz mystery/thriller series set in Phoenix. Giveaway ends December 31, 2018.