September 6, 6:00 p.m. CT
National Civil Rights Museum
I am honored to be part of a panel at the 3rd convening of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Third in the series titled “The Reckoning, The Resolve, The Restoration and the Resilience,” Chief Melvin Russell, Dr. Michelle Taylor, Dr. Janet Taylor, Eric Cumberbatch and Dr. Earle Fisher (moderator) will be talking about the need for collective healing among victims of police brutality, law enforcement, and the communities they serve as well as community-led, trauma-informed alternatives that reduce police violence.
Watch the recording of this event on YouTube

August 30-September 3
Bouchercon, San Diego, CA
Bouchercon is the largest world mystery convention. Every year over a thousand readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers, and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a 4-day weekend of education, entertainment, and fun!
Wednesday, August 30, 2-2:50 p.m. — I will be moderating a panel titled “Ride Along: Law Enforcement in Fiction
Wednesday, August 30, 4:30-5:20 p.m. — Joining the panel: “Senior Sleuths: Never too Old for a Mystery
Saturday, September 2, 10:10-11:00 a.m. — Joining the panel: “Keep the Reader Turning Pages: Thrillers and Suspense
More info here

July 21-23
Book Passage Mystery Writers’ Conference
I’m happy to be rejoining the faculty for the Book Passage Mystery Writers’ Conference. It’s the primo craft conference for aspiring and established writers.
More info here

June 9-11
California Writers Conference, Culver City
I’ll be talking to my fellow writers about Cops and PTSD. Some estimates suggest that nearly 30% of all law enforcement officers suffer with post traumatic stress disorder. An alarming statistic for the men and women who are thoroughly screened to get their jobs. Join me to learn the little-recognized factors that put officers at risk and make your police characters all the more real.

May 13, 10:00 a.m.
California Writers Club
I’ll be talking to writers about Cops and PTSD, I know things no one else will tell you.
Headen-Inman Historical House/Museum
1509 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA
Members $10, non-members $15
More information about the CWC here

April 22, 5:00 p.m.
Hayward Lit Hop
Join me and fellow SinC sisters and misters at the Hayward Lit Hop, six of us will be reading from our books and talking all things mysterious.
Hayward Odd Fellows Lodge
950 B St, Hayward, CA, 94541
More information here

March 15-19
Left Coast Crime, Tucson, AZ
LCC is the one I try never to miss. I’m delighted to be on two panels this year. Join me if you can.
Friday, March 17, 11:30 a.m. — I’ll be talking about senior sleuths (Dot Meyerhoff is 52) with Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Mike Befeler, Barna W. Donovan and Susan McCormick.
Saturday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. — I’ll be joining Terry Shames, Maria Bovines, Craig Faustus Buck and Kenneth Wishnia, all fellow contributors to Jewish Noir V. 2. If it’s anything like the last panel we did, it will be hilarious.

March 4, 10:00 a.m.
PTSD, Cops and Writers—Getting it Right
The online workshop is sponsored by Sisters-in-Crime NorCal chapter. You don’t have to be a member, (but if you write crime fiction you should). Join me and my sisters and brothers in crime. I’ll be talking about the little-recognized factors that put officers at risk for Post traumatic stress, how to enrich your plot with unusual villains, and ways to bring depth to you police characters.
Watch now
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February 15, 3:00-4:15 p.m.
Menlo Park Mystery Readers Club
Join me at the Menlo Park Library’s Mystery Readers online for a special conversation about my Dot Meyerhoff mystery series.
Register here

(L-R) Ken Wishnia, me, Craig Faustus Buck, Terry Shames, Maria Bivens-Smith

(L-R) Laurie R. King, me, Tim Maleeny, Cara Black, Rachel Howzell Hall

(L-R) Margaret Dumas, Steve Hockensmith, me, John Bilheimer

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