Indie Book sale

Wed, Dec. 14, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Half Price Books on North Lamaranna-as-francis

A group of local indie authors will be selling our books directly to you in a store-within-the-store at HPB. We can offer nifty discounts when we sell direct. And signed books make GREAT gifts!! Not to mention the wonderful world of goodies inside the regular store.

Look at this wowzer line-up: Kate Baray, K.P. Gresham, Manuel Ruiz, Steve Statham, Paul Von Hippel, Bill Ward, Nancy Smith, and Anthony Whitt

We’ll be easy to find. We’ll be the ones at the front with the fool in the Francis Bacon outfit!


Indie Author Day

Sat., Oct. 8, 4:00 p.m. I’m giving my presentation on Business Plans for Creative People at indie-author-dayBiblioTech West, 2003 S. Zarzamora, Bldg 10 San Antonio, TX 78207, as part of the program in San Antonio. I’ll be attending but not speaking at the event in Austin in the morning that day. That’s at the Will Hampton Branch of the Austin Public Library at Oak Hill (5125 Convict Hill Rd.) from 10:00 to 12:00. The program continues there in the afternoon, but I’ll be driving south after lunch. Come on out!

Historical Novel Societyhns2016

We’re meeting in Oxford, UK 2-4 September. It should be lots of fun. I’ll be hanging out with fellow
indies Suzanne Tyrpak and J. L. Oakley, among others. Come join us for tea!

2-4 September in the Andrew Wiles Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG.

Mystery Writers Key West Fest

Looking for a great getaway? Cruise on down to Key West for a weekend of mystery books,key-west-mystery-fest writers, and other criminally good times. I’m on a panel about building suspense. I’m in suspense about that one myself…

June 10-12, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key

Reading at Malvern Books

I’ll be reading from one of my books Feb. 20th from 3-5pm at Malvern Books at 29th and Guadalupe. Best place to park is probably in UT’s garage at 24th and San Jacinto. Or ride a bus!

The other authors who will be reading are Sarah Atlas (erotica) and Adrian Hale (contemporary romance/erotica.) I’m not sure how Francis Bacon finds himself in this company; probably because the other indie authors in the pool write science fiction.



Author Business Plan Workshop

Sunday, Feb. 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Half Price Books on North Lamar

Indie Publishing Austin

I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned about making a business plan to help me set goals and stay on track. Come join us! This is a great group.

Take 190 West Art Festival

March 5, 10:00 – 4:00

Killeen Civic and Conference Center 

3601 South W S Young Drive, Killeen, TX 76542

I’ll be selling books all day in my Francis Bacon costume alongside the brilliant and lovely Alexandra Burt, author of Remember Mia.

Book signing at Half Price Books

Sunday, Jan 23, from 1:00 – 3:00.

Half Price Books, North Lamar

I’ll be signing copies of the three Francis Bacon mysteries, wearing my Francis Bacon outfit. Here’s hoping it’s not cold that day, because I’ll probably be right by the front door. Come and mock me at Austin’s favorite bookstore!



NaNoWriMo Brainstorming Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6:30-8:30

Pflugerville Public Library

Join me and 3 other awesome Austin Indies: Kate Baray (urban fantasy), Katie Graykowski (contemporary romance), and Steve Statham (science fiction). We’ll talk about where we get our ideas and where you might find more of your own. Imagination is like a muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.

 Texas Book Festival

Saturday, Oct. 17, 10:00-5:00;

Sunday, Oct. 18, 11:00-5:00

Texas Capitol Grounds, Austin


Come visit the Sisters in Crime booth and stock up on great mysteries!

We’re#300 in Exhibitor Pavilion Tent #3, on Colorado Street just north of 12th, across from First Methodist. You can’t miss us. We’re the ones with the lunatic in a Francis Bacon costume.

Lots of great authors will be there along with all their wonderful books. This is a golden opportunity to get a jump on your Christmas shopping. Signed books from favorite writers!

We’ll have a changing guard of authors throughout the weekend. I’ll be there the whole time. All of our books will be on sale all weekend, but if you want a signed copy, here’s the schedule:


10:00 – 12:00        N.M. Cedeño & Melissa Lenhardt

12:00 –   2:00        Martha Carr & Anna Castle

  2:00 –   5:00        Traci Andrighetti 


11:00 – 12:00        Melissa Lenhardt

12:00 –   2:00        Helen Currie Foster & Helen Ginger

  2:00 –   4:00        Alexandra Burt & N.M. Cedeño

  4:00 –   5:00        N.M. Cedeño




Past Events

Heart of Texas Sisters in Crime

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78756

Blurb writing workshop

I’ll be orchestrating a fun, informative workshop on blurb writing and formatting your novel for digital publication. Bring your pencils. Bring your questions.

Blog tour for Black & White & Dead All Over

05/22   “Location, location: Places that inspire.”                    Writers Who Kill

05/31    “Destiny: It all adds up, eventually.”                         Kori Miller Writes

06/01   Excerpt: First three chapters of Black & White          Omnimystery News

06/01   Excerpt and review of Black & White                         Avid Reader

06/08   Interview                                                                     Avid Reader

06/10   “Texas place names, real and imagined.”                  It’s not all gravy

06/11    GIF Interview                                                            Kate Tilton’s Blog

06/12   “Mistakes: Roads not taken.”                                     Mysteristas

06/22   “Point and shoot.”                                                      Killer crafts and crafty killers

06/25   “Even imaginary people need something to read.”     Avid Reader

06/??    Review of Black & White & Dead All Over               Cassandra M’s Place


Historical Novel Society

Thursday – Sunday, 25 – 28 June
Denver, Colorado
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

I’ll be signing books on Saturday, 27 June from 5:00 – 7:00 along with lots of other great historical fiction authors. I’ll be the one in the Francis Bacon outfit. We have a sword-fighting lesson on Thursday; if I survive that, I’ll be batting around happy to chat all weekend. It should be all manner of fun!


How to Write a Mystery

Thursday, 23 July, 6:00 – 8:00pm    

Pflugerville, Texas
Pflugerville Public Library

Everyone’s got a novel in them; maybe yours involves a dastardly crime? I can’t teach you everything in two hours, but I can help you get started and give you a raft of resources to carry you forward.

Come join us! It ought to be fun and Pflugerville’s beautiful library is a treat in itself.



East Texas Book Festival

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Harvey Convention Center, Tyler, Texas

I’ll be selling & signing my books all day, wearing Elizabethan garb. Working woman’s garb, for the comfort :-). Come by and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood!