This weekend I’ll be speaking at Texas Writes in ATX. It’s going to be a great two days of presentations on writing, and I hope I’ll see some of you there.
Texas Writes in ATX Sunday, November 10, 2019 ACC Riverside Campus 1020 Grove Boulevard, Austin, TX
Sunday, 2:55-3:25pm: HARD CHOICES: PUTTING YOUR CHARACTERS TO THE TEST How do you create compelling characters and put them in memorable conflict? Meg Gardiner, author of fourteen acclaimed thrillers, will talk about heroes, antagonists, and how, by forcing them to face hard choices, you can ramp up the suspense and tension in your story.
This year, Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, is being held in Dallas from October 31 — November 3. I’ll be there, because where else do I get to hang out for a few days with mystery and thriller fans, talking dawn to midnight about books and writing?
Here’s my schedule, including an off-site event at the Half Price Books Flagship store.
I’ve got several events coming up this month and next. If you’re in the neighborhood, check them out.
Noir at the Bar Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 p.m. Radio Coffee & Beer 4204 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX With Meg Gardiner, Amy Gentry, Puja Guha, Edwin Hill, Laura Oles, May Cobb, and host Scott Montgomery
Author Visit: Barnes & Noble Round Rock September 16, 2019 — 1 p.m. Meg will speak to the Round Rock New Neighbors Book Club — free and open to the public Barnes & Noble La Frontera Village 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700 Round Rock, TX 78681 512-600-0088
Texas Writes at the McCulloch County Library, Brady, TX September 21, 2019 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM McCulloch County Library 401 E. Commerce Brady, TX 76825 With Meg Gardiner and Rachel Starnes Free and open to the public If you’re interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (325) 597-2617.
FallCon 2019 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show and Conference Thursday, October 10 – Saturday, October 12, 2019 Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel Friday, October 11: Thrilling & Mysterious Author Panel
Bouchercon October 31 — November 3, 2019 Dallas, Texas
Hey, I have news! My next novel is now available for preorder. The Dark Corners of the Night comes out February 18, 2020. Here’s a taster:
I am the legion of the night.
He appears in the darkness like a ghost, made of shadows and fear — the Midnight Man. He comes for the parents but leaves the children alive, tiny witnesses to unspeakable horror. The bedroom communities of Los Angeles are gripped with dread, and the attacks are escalating.
Still reeling from her best friend’s close call in a bombing six months ago, FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix has come to Los Angeles to assist in the Midnight Man investigation and do what she does best — hunt a serial killer. Her work is what keeps her going, but something about this UNSUB — unknown subject — doesn’t sit right. She soon realizes that this case will test not only her skills but also her dedication, for within the heart of a killer lives a secret that mirrors Caitlin’s own past. Hesitancy is not an option, but will she be able to do what must be done if the time comes?
Why you should be excited about it: Meg Gardiner’s scary-good new series is one of the best in crime fiction today, and after switching publishers—a move that resulted in delaying its publication to 2020—absence has surely made hearts grow fonder, making her next UNSUB book one of next year’s most anticipated new releases.