ANNE SCHRODER is planning her Book Launch for "Cholama Moon" the first in a series of western historical novels set on the Central Coast during the early Spanish, Mexican and American eras. ANNE is the author of regional memoirs "Branches on the Conejo" and "Ordinary Aphrodite." She will introduce her new novel and speak on the many sources she uses to portray the first white settlers in Cholama Valley. The second book in the series, "Maria Ines" will be released later in 2014, also by Oak Tree Press. The Book Launch will be held at the Pioneer Museum, Sunday, April 6 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. A raffle will be held and refreshments will be served. The free event is open to the public.
Left Coast Crime is in two weeks and the panel information is pouring in.
Here are a few panels to mark on your calendar:
from 10:15 – 11:00 am. The topic is how the cozy/amateur sleuth mystery novel has changed over the past few years. There is more explicit language, sex, violence, you name it. It's no longer Cabot Cove. Are writers pushing the limits? Or are cozies still pretty tame compared to today's action/suspense stuff? Books will be signed after the panel discussion! DENISE will have a basket to bid on in the Silent Auction located in the hospitality suite. Her basket has a Texas theme, with a copy of each of her three mysteries ("Nice Work," "Murder by the Marfa Lights" and "Love is the Bridge.") She will also be launching her “April, Maybe June” series.
BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher, will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Kings-Tulare Writers Group on March 15, 2014. The meeting will be held at 200 W. Oak Avenue, Visalia from 10:00 - Noon. BILLIE will speak about the various options for publishing and key pointers for building a successful relationship with a small publisher.
Several OTP authors will be at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.
SHARON ARTHUR MOORE will be signing copies of “Mission Impastable” this Saturday from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at the Tucson Festival of Books at the Sisters in Crime booth. Another great OTP author attending the Festival. Boy, sure do wish I lived in the area. Have a great time, everyone!
MARILYN MEREDITH, author of the Rocky Bluff P. D. series has some upcoming events to share with us.
BONNIE KELLY author of “Wild Justice” rented a booth at Cowgirls and Conchos, April 12 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. It's in San Luis Obispo County and we will have an address for this event soon. On May 20, KELLY is being interviewed by Barbara Hodges on Red River Talk Radio on the Internet at 3:00 pm.
ANNE SCHROEDER will also be at this event in San Luis Obispo County on
AMY BENNETT, author of “End of the Road” will be having a book signing at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, April 26 in her own home town of El Paso, TX. The signing will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and AMYwill be signing copies of “End of the Road.” The Barnes and Noble is located at The Fountains at Farah (9521 Viscount, El Paso, TX).
LORNA COLLINS, author of "Ghost Writer" interviews JAMES CALLAN and talks about his terrific book on writing dialog. Read the interview and learn about his book, "How to Write Great Dialog." http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/