All times and places are subject to change, so please double check before you get in your car! Also, make sure to keep an eye on the Get Togethers thread at the Virtual Book Club for reader get-togethers at certain venues. To order signed books from specific stores, click on the bookstore names below. You can also find Laurie online — visit the Contact page or the News section of this site to find out where.
February 25 at 11:30: AAUW Authors Lunch
Michael’s at Shoreline, Mountain View, CA
Panel appearance with authors Gail Tsukiyama, Elizabeth McKenzie, and Susan Sherman, with Tad Williams moderating. This event will be a benefit for the AAUW Tech Trek, a program that sends middle school girls to a weeklong residential camp on the Stanford campus (for local branches) or at other universities. Cost: $45.
March 16-19: come to Honolulu Havoc! Left Coast Crime will be a ton of fun in the tropics, with yours truly as Toastmaster!
April 1 at 1:00: Meeting at the house of serial killer Dorothea Puente.
(MWA NorCal event)
This will be a ticketed event, with a nominal fee to cover the cost of a burrito lunch and cookies—from the recipe book of Ms. Puente! (Yes, really.) Details to come on the site and in the March newsletter, but put it on your calendar now!
April 8, 4:30-6:00: Monterey Public Library (MWA NorCal event)
Monterey Bay area NorCal meeting on spycraft. [Official disclaimer: not sponsored or endorsed by Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey…]
A conversation between Jack Erickson and Bryan Lee. Jack is a former USAF and defense intelligence officer and foreign policy advisor for a US Senator; his MA from Georgetown is in Russian Studies. Bryan is a former career Army officer and Eurasian affairs specialist with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of national security assignments.
May 21: Eureka Springs, Arkansas! I’ll be at Books in Bloom this year—come out and make it a party!
June 3 & 4: Bay Area Book Festival (MWA NorCal event)
Downtown Berkeley turns into a book fest during this annual Fest, and MWA NorCal will be an even bigger presence this year: a giveaway booth, several panels, sponsorship of guest speakers—and of course, Noir at the Bar. Get your literary groove on by putting it on your calendar now, and watch the Lineup newsletter and our social media outlets for details.
June 13—to…? Book tour for Lockdown, details to come.
September 23 (MWA NorCal event)
Lee Lofland workshop on police techniques: more information to come.
October 12-15: BoucherCon, Toronto