Upcoming Events

Special Appearance at Sun City West

Date: February 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Special Appearance at Sun City West

This will be the first time Phoenix Burning will be available for purchase, prior to its official pub date of 3/8/18. I will be speaking and will have fun items and swag to celebrate.


Date: March 8, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Poisoned Pen Bookstore


Launching Book 2 in the Veranda Cruz Series.
I will be signing Books 1 and 2 at this event.

Come by for a live interview, giveaways, and more!

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

Tucson Festival of Books

I will participate in four author panels at the festival, and will host a table at the Author’s Table Dinner Friday night. Please come out and enjoy a great weekend for a great cause!  In addition to the events listed below, I will be signing at the Mostly Books bookstore table on both Saturday and Sunday.

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: 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 3: 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 4: 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


Murder and Mayhem in Chicago

Date: March 17, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Murder and Mayhem in Chicago

I will be signing and speaking on a panel of law enforcement experts at this prestigious conference for lovers of crime fiction.

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!

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.

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.

Mystery Scene Magazine

Start date: April 15, 2018

End date: June 15, 2018

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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).


ThrillerFest 2017

Start date: July 13, 2017

End date: July 17, 2017

Time: All Day

Location: Grand Hyatt - Manhattan

ThrillerFest 2017

An unforgettable Debut Author experience at the premier thriller writers conference in the heart of New York City.

All-Zona Book Fest

Date: October 15, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Tucson Jewish Community Center

All-Zona Book Fest

I will be the Featured Guest Author at the 2017 All-Zona Book Fest, where I will be signing Blood’s Echo.

Radio Interview

Date: October 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Inside Thrill Radio @ Suspense Magazine Radio Network

Radio Interview

I will be a guest on Inside Thrill Radio, hosted by author Jenny Milchman, in partnership with the International Thriller Writers (ITW) association, along with other authors who are law enforcement professionals. The show will air on Suspense Magazine’s radio network.

Tempe Book Festival

Date: November 4, 2017

Time: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Tempe Public Library

Tempe Book Festival

I will be signing books and speaking on a panel entitled, “Writing Crime, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense” from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm in meeting room A in the lower level of the library.

I will have a display table with books for sale throughout the entire event. Please come by!

Tucson Sisters in Crime writer’s workshop

Date: November 18, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711

Tucson Sisters in Crime writer’s workshop

I will be signing books and speaking on a panel entitled, “Murder Amongst Friends: Instilling the Mystery.”

Goodreads Giveaway

Start date: November 18, 2017

End date: November 25, 2017

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Goodreads Giveaway

Enter to win one of three Advance Review Copies of Phoenix Burning! Organized by Midnight Ink, who will distribute books to winners. Opens for entries on 11/18/17 and runs through 11/25/17.

Click HERE to enter, and good luck!

Television Appearance

Start date: December 7, 2017

End date: January 13, 2018

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

Location: PBS Arizona Television

Television Appearance

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

Mesa Book Festival

Date: December 9, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Downtown Mesa, AZ

Mesa Book Festival

I will be participating in an author’s panel for crime writers entitled:

Crime Writers Lament from 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

I will also have a booth at this event. Please come by and say HI! I would love to chat.