Left Coast Crime 2022

Looking forward to Left Coast Crime in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 7-10, 2022.

Check back later for panel and other updates!

Malice in Memphis February 13, 2021

I’ll be chatting with Malice In Memphis chapter of Sisters in Crime about how I publish my charity anthology Low Down Dirty Vote. I’ll start with my favorite part of the process (reading other writers’ stories) and end with how no one should ever ask any writer to work for free. https://www.maliceinmemphis.com/

Virtual Bouchercon 2020

It’s my pleasure to moderate a panel about cold cases and crime fiction.

Join Marcia Talley, Priscilla Paton, Martin Edwards, and Lissa Marie Redmond at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Register for Bouchercon before October 4: https://www.bouchercon2020.org

National Voter Registration Day

We celebrated September 22, 2020, National Voter Registration Day, with a give-away and interviews and readings. Check it out here:


Left Coast Crime 2020: Murder is a Beach
March 12-15, Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, California

Panel: Feminism, #MeToo, and all those “Girl” books: The contradiction of women’s roles in crime fiction
Halley Sutton (M), Mysti Berry, Elizabeth Little, Alexandra Sokoloff, Kelli Stanley

We were the last panel of the conference. Cancelled after the first day! It was my pleasure to be on the panel with Erica Ruth Neubauer, though I sorely missed chatting with Ms. Little, Ms. Sokoloff, and Ms. Stanley! Ms. Neubauer’s new book is winging its way to me right now.

CANCELLED The Edgar Awards
April 30, 2020 Grand Hyatt, NYC

CANCELLED BoucherCon 2020: Murder is a Capitol Crime
October 15-18, Hyatt Regency and Sheraton, Sacramento

Favorite Past Appearances

Mysti at Bloody Scotland
I was the intro act for Ashley Jensen and M. C. Beaton at 2018 Bloody Scotland crime fiction festival. Such an honor, and I learned so much!
That time I opened for Walter Mosley (Bay Area Book Festival 2016)

2010-now: Panels and presentations at PSWA, BoucherCon, Left Coast Crime, and assorted technical writing conferences.

LitQuake 2006: LitCrawl Reading at The Elbo Room: The Schoolbooks
I remember having to shout to be heard–no pictures, no blackmail.