Events

Upcoming Events

Guest post on Lesa’s Book Critiques

Date: February 4, 2019

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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!

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

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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 several author panels at the festival. Click the “More info” link below for details. Hope to see you there!

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

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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).

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)

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Venture Out resort

Please come by for a fun and interactive presentation!

Sun City Oro Valley

Date: March 19, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center, Auditorium

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Sun City Oro Valley

Hope to see you at Sun City Oro Valley, where I’ll be giving a lively interactive presentation about my mystery thriller series set in Phoenix. Lots of giveaways, fun interaction, and fun stories from my days as a cop! Autographed books will be available for purchase, sold by Mostly Books.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Speaking at SAGES on Central

Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

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.

Past Events

Book Giveaway & Guest Post on Dru’s Book Musings

Start date: December 29, 2018

End date: January 1, 2019

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.

Brandeis National Committee

Date: December 17, 2018

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Location: Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Brandeis National Committee

Please join me at the Phoenix Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee for a speaking and signing event. There will be giveaways, lively Q&A, and lots of fun interaction.

SaddleBrooke

Date: October 25, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Main East Ballroom of the Mountain View Club House, 38735 S. Mountain View Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85739

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SaddleBrooke

Please come by the Mountain View Club house ballroom at SaddleBrooke for a fun, interactive presentation and book signing. There will be giveaways, cop humor, and a laugh or two! Mostly Books bookstore will have copies of both books available for sale.

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

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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

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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

MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE, edition 154.

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

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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

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Mesa Public Library – Red Mountain Branch

Special talk and book signing. All mystery lovers welcome!