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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


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

IM Book Smaller for CTA’s Blood’s Echo

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

Drus book musing

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

Appearances | Book Signings

Brandeis Phx

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.


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

Appearances | Book Signings


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 wins Best First Novel award

Start date: September 8, 2018

End date: September 9, 2018

Time: 17.00

Location: California State University, Dominguez Hills

Appearances | News

Award Winning Author logo no year

20th Annual International Latino Book Awards Ceremony 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

Appearances | Book Signings

mesa library

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




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

Appearances | Book Signings


Mountain Bridge Community Assn Author Event

Date: March 28, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Owner's Club

Book Signings


I will have a booth with books available.