Tag Archives: Libraries

Reminder: Dripping Springs Library fundraiser on Sunday

This Sunday I’ll be speaking at a fundraiser for a good cause, the Dripping Springs Community Library. The event is open to everybody who’s willing to contribute. What’s not to like about literacy, books, wine, and music?

Pouring Over Books
Fundraiser for Dripping Springs Community Library
Sunday, October 19, 2014
4 – 6 PM
Triple Creek Ranch
Dripping Springs, Texas
Featuring: Wine tasting, and a talk about writing by yours truly.
Bonus: Music by the Hill Country Ramblers.

Pouring Over Books: Event for Dripping Springs Community Library

Friends of Dripping Springs Lib

Next month I’m going to join with the Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library at a fundraising event. It’s “Pouring Over Books” — a great way to combine wine tasting with support for a local library.

The event is open to the public, and if you’d like to come along and support the Dripping Springs Community Library, try some fine wines, and hear me talk a bit, I’d love to see you. The library would love it even more.

Pouring Over Books
Sunday, October 19, 2014
4 – 6 PM
Triple Creek Ranch
Dripping Springs, Texas

Bonus: Music by the Hill Country Ramblers.

Hope to see some of you there.

This weekend: Broward Literary Feast


This weekend I’ll be in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for the Broward Public Library Foundation Literary Feast.¬†This is the 25th year of the event, which has raised $3 million for literacy programs run by the Broward library system.

Saturday evening there’s a reception and dinner with supporters. Sunday I’m taking part in “Darkness & Peril,” a discussion of mysteries, with Ace Atkins and Patrick Mascola, moderated by sterling mystery reviewer Oline Cogdill. After that I’ll be hanging out with festival-goers and other authors at a reception featuring Dave Barry. And on Monday I’ll join the other authors at Broward County high schools to talk about the craft of writing.

There’s still time to sign up. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you in Florida.

March 15-18: Broward Public Library Foundation Literary Feast

In March, I’m delighted to say, I’ll be taking part in the Broward Public Library Foundation Literary Feast in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

literary_feast_logoThe Literary Feast, “a well-known community event that has brought more than 365 authors to Broward County since it began in 1988, will once again celebrate books and authors at a series of events from March 15-18, 2013. Last year, the Broward Public Library Foundation raised more than $130,000 at Literary Feast to support both children’s and adult literacy programs and services for Broward County Library.”

Other authors who are coming this year include Ace Atkins, Tess Gerritsen, and Dave Barry.

If you’re in the area and want to support a great cause, check it out:

Broward Public Library Foundation Literary Feast

This week: Hammersmith, Datchet, editing

This week I’m speaking at a couple of libraries. About thrillers. And writing. And how I work.

Tuesday 27 September 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hammersmith Library
Shepherds Bush Road
W6 7AT
Enquiries 020 8753 3823

Friday 30 September 7:30 p.m.
Datchet Library
Montagu House
8 Horton Road
Tel: 01753 545310
email: datchet.library@rbwm.gov.uk

The rest of the week I’m wrestling the new novel into readable shape, finishing the first draft. Or, as they say in The Princess Bride, “Climbing the Cliffs of Insanity.”

Fun times! Maybe I’ll see some of you. At the libraries.

Sleuthfest schedule: Palm Beach County Library talk

During Sleuthfest I’ll be heading off campus to give a talk at the West Boca Public Library. This is as part of Writers LIVE! 2011.

Thurs, March 3, 2:00 p.m.
West Boca Branch Library
18685 State Road 7
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Register (and make sure you get a seat)
Information: Contact Community Relations at 561-233-2767 or cr@pbclibrary.org.