August 12, 7:30PM

Skylight Books

This is my launch event! I’ll be in conversation with the wonderful novelist Jim Ruland, author of Forest of Fortune. There will be snacks and booze and probably some kind of afterparty.

1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

August 13, 7:00PM

Vroman’s Bookstore

Panel with novelists Jenny Milchman, Connie di Marco, Naomi Hirahara, and Kristen Kittscher, on killing people for a living.

695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA

August 16, 2:00PM

Mysterious Galaxy

The talented Lisa Brackmann was kind enough to let me glom onto her book launch for Dragon Day. Lisa and I will be reading from our new books. There will be beer.

5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite 100, San Diego, CA

August 20, 7:00PM

Book Carnival

Joint event with Lisa Brackmann, author of Dragon Day.

348 South Tustin Street, Orange, CA

August 24, 7:30PM

Green Apple Books

In conversation with novelist Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life.

506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA

September 13, 7:00PM


Joint event with novelist Ed Lin, author of Ghost Month.

85 East 4th Street, New York, NY

September 17, 7:00PM


Joint event with Lisa Brackmann, author of Dragon Day, and Elizabeth Little, author of Dear Daughter.

126 North Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

October 4, 2:00PM

Poisoned Pen

4014 North Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ

October 8-11


I registered too late to get on a panel, but I will see you there.

Raleigh, NC

October 12, 7:00PM

Vroman’s Bookstore

I will be interviewing Sarah Weinman, news editor for Publishers Marketplace, about her new editorial project WOMEN CRIME WRITERS: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s, published by The Library of America.

695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA



April 24, 2013

Oakland Public Library, Oakland

April 28, 2013

Belmont Library, Belmont

April 30, 2013

Skylight Books launch event, Los Angeles

May 5, 2013

KGB Bar, New York

Monotaur Noir Night, with Daniel Friedman

May 8, 2013

One More Page, Arlington

May 11, 2013

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego

20th Anniversary Bash, with Jenny Milchman, Tom Fassbender, and Jim Pascoe

May 24, 2013

Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Seattle

May 29, 2013

Third Place Books, Ravenna

June 3, 2013

Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

June 5, 2013

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

June 6, 2013

Chaucer’s Bookstore, Santa Barbara

June 21, 2013

Charis Books, Atlanta

July 12-13, 2013

ThrillerFest, New York

July 14, 2013

The Mandrake, Culver City

Noir at the Bar L.A., with Sara Gran, Lisa Brackmann, Tim Hallinan, and Anonymous 9

December 8, 2013

Griffith Park (abandoned cabin), Los Angeles

Griffith Park Storytelling Series, with Ben Loory, Kima Jones, and Andrew Choate

January 23, 2014

Stories, Los Angeles

Readings Series, with Chiwan Choi, Yumi Sakugawa, and Ben Loory, hosted by Zoë Ruiz

February 27-March 1, 2014


March 29, 2014

Grand Park BookFest, Los Angeles

Lament in the Night reading, with Naomi Hirahara, Gary Phillips, Desiree Zamorano, Rachel Howzell Hall, and Ruben Rodriguez

Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles

Film noir festival panel, with Eric Beetner and P.G. Sturges

April 5, 2014

Literary Orange, Irvine

California Crime panel, with Matt Coyle and Harley Jane Kozack

April 12-13, 2014

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Crime Fiction: A Question of Character, with Ivy Pochoda and Denise Hamilton, Donna Rifkind moderating

May 17, 2014

LitFest on the Prowl, Pasadena

L.A. noir panel, with Gary Phillips and Desiree Zamorano, Denise Hamilton moderating

June 1, 2014

El Segundo Author Fair, El Segundo

July 12, 2014

ThrillerFest, New York

Turning the Page panel, with Allison Leotta, Diane Capri, Mell Corcoran, Larry D. Thompson, and Walter Walker, Meg Gardiner moderating

August 13, 2014

Drunken Masters with Ed Lin at DTLAB by Writ Large Press @ Traxx Bar & Restaurant, Los Angeles


August 14, 2014

Skylight Books launch event, Los Angeles

August 21, 2014

Book Passage, San Francisco

August 23, 2014

Books Inc., Alameda

August 24, 2014

SoCal Mystery Writers of America and Orange & County Sisters in Crime w/ Mystery Ink, Irvine

A Wok on the Wild Side: panel with Lisa Brackman, Kim Fay, and Timothy Hallinan. Naomi Hirahara moderating.

August 30, 2014

Decatur Book Festival, Decatur

Caught in the Middle, panel with Linwood Barclay

September 6, 2014

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego

September 24, 2014

Book Carnival, Orange

September 27, 2014

WeHo Reads Noir, West Hollywood Library

Panel with Kim Cooper and Rachel Howzell Hall, Paula L. Woods moderating

September 29, 2014

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

October 11, 2014

Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale

November 13-16, 2014


Panel with Jon Bassoff, Chris Holm, Robert Lewis, and Fuminori Nakamura, Chantelle Aimee Osman moderating

November 15, 2014

Night Market Noir, Los Angeles

Reading with Ed Lin and Naomi Hirahara

November 29, 2014

Skylight, Indies First event, Los Angeles

December 3, 2014

UCLA, Los Angeles

December 7-8, 2014

UC Riverside Palm Desert MFA, Rancho Mirage

January 22, 2015

Literary Death Match, Los Angeles

With Mary King, Peter Mehlman, and Lucas Neff

February 3, 2015

UC Riverside Writers’ Week, Riverside

February 6, 2015

Vermin on the Mount @ Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

With Jim Ruland, Sean Carswell, Heather Fowler, Lisa Brackmann, and Ben Loory

February 19, 2015

Sonoma State, Sonoma

April 18-19, 2015

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Panel with Naomi Hirahara, Daniel Pyne, and Attica Locke, Paula L. Woods moderating

April 24, 2015

Stories, Los Angeles

With Amelia Gray, Brad Listi, and Rosecrans Baldwin

May 6, 2015

Crowell Public Library, San Marino

With Naomi Hirahara and George Fong

May 9, 2015

LitFest Pasadena

Panel with Naomi Hirahara, Rachel Howzell Hall, and Jo Perry, Desiree Zamorano moderating

June 10, 2015

Ovitt Family Community Library, Ontario

June 13, 2015

Dirty Laundry Lit @ The Virgil, Los Angeles

With Toni Ann Johnson, Tara Ison, Victor Vasquez, Melanie Thorne, Douglas Brown, and Art Currim




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