On Tuesday, July 25, 2023 I’ll be interviewing my friend Cheryl Head, author of the powerful novel TIME’S UNDOING, at Friend Memorial Library in beautiful Brooklin, Maine.  The event begins at 5 p.m. and all are welcome.  Cheryl’s book. which has garnered much acclaim since it was published in February, features a newspaper reporter protagonist researching the 1929 murder of her great-grandfather by Birmingham, Alabama police.  Echoing Cheryl’s own family history, it’s a timely and important novel.  Friend Memorial Library is at One Reach Road in Brooklin, in the heart of the village. For more info: and

On Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 7 p.m. I’ll be reading and talking about my writing life at Fifth Maine Regiment Community Center and Museum, 45 Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island.  Many thanks to the wonderful people at the Illustration Institute for sponsoring this event and inviting me back to spend a week at the II’s Faison Residency at Tolman Heights.  If you know anything about me you know I love Peaks Island and I cannot wait to be back on island seeing old friends and meeting new ones. For more information about the II and its work and this event:

From November 10 to 12, 2023 I’ll be at the Hilton Hotel in Dedham, Massachusetts for the annual New England Crime Bake, a region-wide gathering of crime writers and readers that’s always a blast. For more information, including a registration link, go here:

More details to follow, but on Friday night November 10, I’ll be moderating a panel discussion featuring the terrific writers who blog as Jungle Red Writers. One of their number, the estimable Deborah Crombie, is this year’s Guest of Honor, and if past is prologue, it will be a hoot.

As in past years, I’ll also be coordinating the recognition for debut authors at Crime Bake, and  look forward to applauding them on publication of their first novels this year.


If you’d like me to come to your library, coffee house, community center, or book group to speak about my work, please drop me a note at and we’ll set it up!

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