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

University of AZ Campus, Main Mall, Tucson, AZ

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…

Launch party for DEATH BLOW

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

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…

Television appearance

PBS Arizona Television

Thrilled to talk to José Cárdenas, host of the acclaimed Horizonte program on PBS Arizona, about the Veranda Cruz series. Time: Variable (click on "more info" link below) More info

Sun City West

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

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.

Podcast: Writers on the Beat

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

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! Click here to listen!

Special Appearance with Ed Aymar

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

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! Click here for details on Facebook!

Special Appearance with J.A. Jance

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

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. More info

Speaking at SAGES on Central

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

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

ThrillerFest

Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York

So excited to attend the premier conference for thriller writers! More info

Greer Library Friends

Greer Community Center/Greer Memorial Library

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