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.
April 26 & 27: Edgars & Edgars Symposium
If you’re interested in crime, or writing, or crime writing, you should seriously consider the MWA Edgar symposium. This year is a particularly strong set of panels and interviews that includes Jeff Deaver, Alafair Burke, Megan Abbott, Reed Farrell Coleman, Lyndsay Faye, Charles Todd–oh, and that Laurie King woman…
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)
This two-day literary extravaganza that takes over downtown Berkeley promises to be great fun. Of particular note are crime panels sponsored by Mystery Writers of America/NorCal, an excellent organization of which I am this year’s president.
Shaken and Stirred: Sat June 3, 11:45
Walter Mosley interviewed by Laurie R. King: Sat June 3, 1:30, Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Noir at the Bar: readings and drinks, Sat June 3, 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm, Cornerstone
Twist and Shout: Sun June 4, 11:45
Details, suggestions for travel, and schedule are on the Book Fest site.
June 13—to…? Book tour for Lockdown
Because life is short and the country is large, my Lockdown tour is brief. Sorry.
Monday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Poisoned Pen Books
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm
Book Shop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111
Thursday, June 15 at 7:30pm
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Friday, June 16 at 6:30 pm
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Saturday, June 17 at 2:00 pm
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W. Burnside St., Portland
September 23 (MWA NorCal event)
Lee Lofland workshop on police techniques: more information to come.
October 7: Words & Wine Fundraiser
A benefit for the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries. For information, go here.
October 12-15: BoucherCon, Toronto