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How’s Your Week, Mate?

Yikes! Crazy Town.

Sunday: Doing Time in The ‘Pen

I had the chance to teach a workshop at the ever-fabulous Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Ariz., where I learned two important things: 1) it’s 147 degrees in the shade, and, 2) there ain’t no shade.PP.story.hands

We had a tremendous turnout for the event: great crowd, great questions.

And not for nothing, but today’s guests at this great bookstore are none other than Faye, Jesse and Jonathan Kellerman! How’s that for flying in good company!

It was a wonderful event! Thanks to Barbara and everyone at the ‘Pen

Monday: Dull and Early

Had the great good fortune that KATU’s “AM Northwest” wanted to promote GUN METAL HEART! That segment was more fun than I can say! Truly grateful to Helen and the gang at AMNW for this. Although, I’m a little upset that the lead-in guest wrote a book about bakeries, and he got to bring bread. I’d’ve brought terrorists if I knew we could use visual aids.

Tuesday: Femme Fatales rule!

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan

My friend Hank Phillippi Ryan helps me tell the story of the coolest, most fascinating, most stunningly American engagement announcement of all time! Check it out:

You also should be getting the Twitter feeds of Hank and her mates at Jungle Red Writers. Some of the best blogging in all of the mystery field.

Wednesday: Bin There, Done That

If you’re in the Marion and Polk county areas, drop by The Book Bin, 450 Court St. NE, Salem, at 7 p.m., Wednesday. I’ll be there promoting GUN METAL HEART. This coincides with the September legislative days, and it’ll be great to be back in Salem where I once served in the press corps for the Oregon Legislature.



My friend Adam Gallardo will be there at 7 p.m. Friday to promote his new book, ZOMBURBIA. I was fortunate enough to read a very early excerpt from the book and can tell you, Adam is a talent to watch.

Book Bin: (503) 361-1235. Hours: Mondays-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday: High-county hijinks

Finally, heading uphill on Saturday to appear at Sunriver Books, one of the coolest small-town indie libraries in Oregon! I’ll be speaking from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cannot wait!

Praise for The Poisoned Pen

What do you get when you put an Irish-American from the Pacific Northwest in Arizona in September?

PP.story.hands PP.window PP booksNo, I’m asking. Memory loss is a symptom of heat stroke.

Whatever it was, I’m sure it was a blast! Thank you to everyone who came out Sunday for the workshop and signing at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale! We got a very terrific turnout. It is one of the great mystery bookstores in America, and if you haven’t visited, you owe it to yourself to go.

Thanks to everyone there for a splendid time.

Scottsdale: Just Remember, You Were Warned!

If you’re in Arizona this weekend, you’ll find the remnants of all-time record floods! But more importantly, a lot of mystery writers!

GMH Poisoned PenWe’re all coming to The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale. I’ve got a workshop on Sunday, noon to 2 p.m., followed by a signing for GUN METAL HEART. On Saturday, come hear from the likes of David P. Wagner, Dennis Palumbo, Janie Chodosh, J.M. Hayes, Jon Talton, Ken Kuhlken, Tammy Kaelher and Warren C. Easley!

Find out more at The Poisoned Pen


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