Past Appearances...


Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
YWCA Festival of Women Authors 2015
Appearing with authors Katie Hafner, Yiyun Li, Yang Huang Hs. Lordships, Berkeley Marina
Berkeley, California For more information or to buy tickets go to

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Rakestraw Books
Danville, California

Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Bay Books
San Ramon, California

Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Read Booksellers
3630 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, California

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Towne Center Books
555 Main Street
Pleasanton, California

Saturday, September 15, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Orinda Books
276 Village Square
Orinda, California

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, California

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion Street
Danville, California


Break for Bouchercon!
October 4–7, 2012
Bouchercon Mystery Convention
Cleveland, Ohio


Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Lafayette Public Library
Corner of First Street & Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, California

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 11 a.m.
“Second Saturday” Bookclub
Berkeley, California

Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m.
Livermore Public Library
Livermore, California
With author Camille Minichino, special event for NaNoWriMo: Tips on getting through the “muddle in the middle”


It’s a New Year!

March 21–24, 2012
Left Coast Crime
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Saturday, June 16, 2012, 2 p.m.
Saratoga Public Library
Saratoga, California
Appearing in the Historical Fiction panel, part of the Santa Clara County Library’s Summer Reading Program

Friday, June 22, 2012, 1 p.m.
Colorado Humanities: Colorado Book Awards
The Aspen Institute
Aspen, Colorado

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
The Book Mine
522 Harrison Ave
Leadville, Colorado
Signing books and chatting

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 1 p.m.
Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin
Leadville, Colorado
Signing books and chatting

Friday, July 13, 2012 – Saturday, July 14, 2012
New York, New York
Appearing in the What Are the Perils of Using Actual Historical Characters? panel, July 13, 2 p.m., Uris/Julliard Room

Monday, July 16, 2012, 7 p.m.
Campbell Public Library
Campbell, California
Appearing in the Historical Fiction panel, part of the Santa Clara County Library’s Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Los Altos Public Library
Los Altos, California
Appearing in the Historical Fiction panel, part of the Santa Clara County Library’s Summer Reading Program

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Milpitas Public Library
Milpitas, California
Appearing in the Historical Fiction panel, part of the Santa Clara County Library’s Summer Reading Program

Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church
Sunnyvale, California

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.
Castro Valley Library
Castro Valley, California

March 26, 2012, 10 a.m.
Stanford Women’s Book Club
Orinda, California

March 29 – April 1, 2012
Left Coast Crime
Sacramento, California
Mercury’s Rise is a Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery nominee!

April 27 – 29, 2012
Malice Domestic Conference
Bethesda, Maryland
Mercury’s Rise is an Agatha Best Historical Novel nominee!

May 4, 2012, noon
UC Section Club Book Group
Berkeley, California

May 10, 2012, 7 p.m.
Livermore Public Library, Civic Center
Livermore, California

November 5, 2011, noon
Books, Inc.
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, California

November 6, 2011, 2 p.m.
M is for Mystery
86 East Third Avenue
San Mateo, California
…With Priscilla Royal

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 11 a.m.
Towne Center Books
555 Main Street
Pleasanton, California
… With Priscilla Royal

Around Colorado

In Manitou! Setting of Mercury’s Rise!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Black Cat Books
720 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, Colorado
… With Beth Groundwater

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 7 p.m.
High Crimes
927 Main Street
The Oriental and Navajo Rug Gallery
Longmont, Colorado
… With Beth Groundwater and Michelle Black

In Leadville! Home of the Silver Rush series!
Friday, November 18, 2011, 2 p.m.
Lake County Public Library
1115 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, Colorado
… With Beth Groundwater

Friday, November 18, 5 p.m.
The Book Mine
522 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, Colorado
… With Beth Groundwater

Back in California

March 29–April 1, 2012
Left Coast Crime
Sheraton Grand Hotel
Sacramento, California

September 15–18, 2011
Bouchercon 2011
Renaissance St. Louis Grand
St. Louis, Missouri

Silver Rush Mystery Series:
Life in the Past Lane

Mini Blog Book Tour September 26 through October 1

A Silver Rush book will be given away each day of the tour… come by and comment on the post-of-the-day to be eligible to win!

Monday, September 26, 2011
Blog Talk Radio (Host: Sylvia Dickey Smith)
Writing Strong Women (Host: Sylvia Dickey Smith)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Murder Must Advertise (Host: Jeffrey Marks)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sites and Stories (Host: Kathleen Ernst)

Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Real Me (Host: Camille Minichino)

Friday, September 30, 2011
Cindy Sample (Host: Cindy Sample)

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Colorado Reflections (Host: Gayle Gresham)

July 8, 2011
Grand Hyatt Hotel
New York, New York

Friday, July 8, 4 p.m.: Panel— “How Do You Make Readers Come Back for More?” with Hallie Ephron (M), Daryl Wood Gerber, Heather Graham, Parnell Hall, and Wendy Roberts

March 24–27, 2011
Left Coast Crime
La Fonda Hotel
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Saturday, March 26, 10:15 a.m.: Panel— “The Old West Anew” with Pati Nagle (M),
Brian Garfield, David Edgerley Gates, and Craig Johnson

April 30, 2011, 2 p.m.
Main Oakland Public Library
125 14th Street
Oakland, California
“Mysterious Women” Program with Camille Minichino (aka Margaret Grace and Ada Madison) and Janet Dawson

June 17–19, 2011
Historical Novel Society Conference
Holiday Inn San Diego on the Bay
San Diego, California
Saturday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.: Panel— Keeping a Series Fresh with Margaret Fraser (M), Susan McDuffie, Judith Rock, and Jeri Westerson

Saturday, November 20 2010, noon
Tri-Valley Writers Club
Empire Buffet
Livermore CA
“Keep Your Story Moving” Writing workshop with Camille Minichino
To make reservations, click here

2011—A New Year Begins!
March 24–27, 2011
Left Coast Crime
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Friday, October 29, 2010, 7 p.m.
Swiss Delices Bakery
Castro Valley, California Halloween Party and Book Signing with Camille Minichino

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 3 p.m.
Joint SinC/MWA Round Table Mini-Con
Rockridge Library
Oakland, California
Presenting with author Rhys Bowen. Topic: RESEARCH

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2 p.m.
Ina Coolbrith Circle
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
Lafayette, California
Talking about writing, research, all that fun stuff

Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2, 2010
Author Fest of the Rockies
The Cliff House
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Workshop: “The Six Elements of Fiction” October 2, 1:45 p.m.

Mystery and Mayhem in the City by The Bay…

Thursday, October 14–Sunday, October 17, 2010
Bouchercon Mystery Convention
San Francisco, California

Saturday, June 5, 2:30 p.m.
Dublin Public Library
200 Civic Plaza
Dublin, California
Mystery panel with Claire Johnson and Priscilla Royal

Heading North to Oregon!

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 6 p.m.
Redding Barnes and Noble
1260 Churn Creek Road
Redding, California

Friday, June 18, 2010, 11 a.m.
Klamath Falls Public Library
126 South Third Street
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Friday, June 18, 2010, 6 p.m.
Ashland Bookwagon
1652 Ashland Street
Ashland, Oregon

Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2 p.m.
Ashland Railroad Museum and Southern Oregon Railway Historical Society
Ashland, Oregon

Sunday, June 20, 2010, 3 p.m.
Gold Beach Books
29707 Ellensburg Avenue
Gold Beach, Oregon

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 6 p.m.
Borders Books
5 Oakway Center
Eugene, Oregon

Thursday, June 24, 2010, 6 p.m.
Roseburg Public Library
1409 NE Diamond Lake Boulevard
Roseburg, Oregon

Sunday, June 27, 2010, noon
Village Books
320 N. Mount Shasta Boulevard
Mount Shasta, California

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Northern California Storybook & Literature Festival
Maidu Library & Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Drive
Roseville, California

2010 — The New Decade!

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 1 p.m.
AAUW Berkeley
College Women’s Club
1201 Solano Avenue
Albany, California
Mystery Panel with Margaret Grace (aka Camille Minichino), Diana Orgain, and Kelli Stanley

Saturday, April 17 to Sunday, April 18, 2010
9th Annual Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and Arts Festival
Pleasanton, California
Adult Prose Mini-Course: The Six Elements of Fiction and How to Write a Killer Opening

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue
Castro Valley, California
Mystery Panel with Margaret Grace (aka Camille Minichino), Rita Lakin, and Simon Wood

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
AAUW Sunnyvale–Cupertino Branch
Fairbrae Swim Club
695 Sheraton Avenue
Sunnyvale, California
Mystery Panel with Margaret Grace (aka Camille Minichino), Mark Coggins, and Diana Orgain

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
AAUW Benicia
Benicia Public Library, Dona Benicia Room
150 East L Steet
Benicia, California
Mystery Panel with Margaret Grace (aka Camille Minichino), Claire Johnson, and Penny Warner

Thursday, March 11 to Sunday, March 14, 2010
Left Coast Crime: Booked in LA
Omni Hotel
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 91302

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 2 p.m.
Ina Coolbrith Circle
Lafayette–Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Drive
Lafayette, California


Look for Leaden Skies,
the next in the Silver Rush mystery series,
coming in July 2009!

Summer tour under Leaden Skies (release date July 2009)

Tuesday, July 7, 7 p.m.
M is for Mystery
86 East Third Avenue
San Mateo, California
With Juliet Blackwell and Rhys Bowen

Tuesday, July 21, 7 p.m.
Bookshop West Portal
80 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco, California
With Juliet Blackwell and Rhys Bowen

Down home, close in, local event for the Tri-Valley Area
Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m.
Towne Center Books
555 Main Street
Pleasanton, California
With Rhys Bowen

Off to Colorado!
Saturday, July 25, 12:30 p.m.
Murder by the Book
1574 S. Pearl St.
Denver, Colorado

Saturday, July 25, 5–7 p.m.
Breckenridge Welcome Center
203 S. Main Street
Breckenridge, Colorado
With Beth Groundwater

Monday, July 27, 6 p.m.
Avon Public Library
200 Benchmark Road
Avon, Colorado

Manitou Springs!
Saturday, August 1, 1 to 4 p.m.
Black Cat Books
720 Monitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Fort Collins!
Monday, August 3, 6 p.m.
The Reader's Cove
1001 E. Harmony Road, Unit C
Fort Collins, Colorado

Wednesday, August 5, 5 p.m.
The Book Haven
128 F Street
Salida, Colorado

Leadville’s first-ever “One Book, One Community” program features the Silver Rush mystery series. Program runs July 5 through August 15. For program events and information, go to Lake County Public Library.

Leadville! August 6 through 8
Thursday, August 6, 4 p.m.
The Book Mine
522 Harrison Ave
Leadville, Colorado

Friday, August 7, noon to 2 p.m.
Healy House and Dexter Cabin Museum
912 Harrison Ave
Leadville, Colorado

Friday, August 7, 3 p.m.
Lake County Public Library
1115 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, Colorado

Saturday August 8 (Boom Days!), throughout the morning and into early afternoon
Signing at The Book Mine
522 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, Colorado

Back home for . . .
Tuesday, August 11, 4 p.m.
Readers' Books
130 E. Napa St.
Sonoma, California
With Juliet Blackwell and Rhys Bowen

… And then, onward to Arizona!
Thursday, August 13, 7 p.m.
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 101
Scottsdale, Arizona
With Juliet Blackwell/Hailey Lind and Sophie Littlefield

Friday, August 14, 6:30 p.m.
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, Arizona
Workshop: Action in Every Scene: Keep Them Turning the Pages
With Juliet Blackwell/Hailey Lind and Sophie Littlefield

Saturday, August 15, 2 p.m.
Velma Teague Library
7010 N. 58th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona
Panel: Strong Female Heroines in Crime Fiction
With Juliet Blackwell/Hailey Lind and Sophie Littlefield

Sunday, August 16, noon
Clues Unlimited
3146 East Ft. Lowell
Tucson, Arizona
Brown bag lunch talk with Juliet Blackwell/Hailey Lind and Sophie Littlefield

The "Deadly Combination" takes on SoCal
The Deadly Combination Tour: Cozy, Hardboiled, Supernatural, or Historical … whatever your favorite mystery flavor, we have one for you!
With Juliet Blackwell/Hailey Lind, Margaret Grace/Camille Minichino, and Sophie Littlefield

Thursday, August 20, 7 p.m.
Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 North Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California

Friday, August 21, 7 p.m.
Mysterious Galaxy Books
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, California

Saturday, August 22, noon
Mysteries to Die For
2940 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, California

Saturday, August 22, 3 p.m.
Mystery Bookstore
1036-C Broxton Avenue
Los Angeles, California

Sunday, August 23, 12:30 p.m.
Book 'Em Mysteries
1118 Mission Street
South Pasadena, California

Back home . . .
Wednesday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
Books, Inc.
301 Castro Street
Mountain View, California
With Juliet Blackwell/Hailey Lind and Rhys Bowen

Saturday, August 29, 2 p.m.
San Francisco Mystery Bookstore
4175 24th Street
San Francisco, California
With With Juliet Blackwell/Hailey Lind and Sophie Littlefield

Thursday, September 3, 2 p.m.
Miwuk Branch Library
24491 Sierra Park
Miwuk, California
With Margaret Grace/Camille Minichino

Women Writing the West
Friday, September 11 to Sunday, September 13
Women Writing the West Conference
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California

Onward to Bouchercon!
Thursday, October 15 to Sunday, October 18
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana

Back home . . .
Sunday, November 8, 2 p.m.

Livermore Public Library, Civic Center
1188 South Livermore Avenue
Livermore, California

Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Mystery Authors Night Hosted by the Friends of the Castro Valley Library
Castro Valley Public Library
Castro Valley, California
With Mark Coggins, Dana Fredsti, and Margaret Grace/Camille Minichino,

Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, May 24
Mayhem in the Midlands
Embassy Suites Hotel
Omaha, Nebraska
Panels: All on Friday, May 20
9 a.m., Time in a Novel: Historical mysteries
With Sally Fellows (moderator), Suzanne Arruda, and Sharan Newman
10:30 a.m., Putting the Ms. in Mysteries: Tough female protagonists
With Evelyn Whitehill (moderator), Kate Flora, Dana Stabenow
3 p.m., Location! Location! Location!: Creating believable fictional settings
With Clare Langley-Hawthorne (moderator), Carl Brookins, and William Kent Krueger

Saturday, May 30, 1 p.m.
AAUW Berkeley Branch
Berkeley, California
With Margaret Grace/Camille Minichino, Diana Orgain, and Kelli Stanley

Saturday, March 28, 2009, noon to 4 p.m.
A Literary Gathering of Readers and Writers
Chabot Community College
Hayward, California

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Pleasanton Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival
Appearing on Literary Row, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Pleasanton, California

Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3, 2009
Malice Domestic 21
Arlington, Virginia
Panel: Saturday, May 2, 4 p.m.
Timing Is Everything
With Kathy Lynn Emerson, M.E. Kemp, Roberta Rogow, and Victoria Thompson

Around and About for Autumn . . .

Saturday, November 24, 4 to 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
552 Contra Costa Boulevard
Pleasant Hill, California

Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Rodeo of Writers"
Autry National Center, Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, California

Happy New Year! 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 7 p.m.
The Book Mine
522 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, Colorado

Saturday, January 5, 10 a.m.
Genre Fiction Panel
Denver Woman's Press Club
1325 Logan Street
Denver, Colorado
With Mario Acevedo, Rebecca Rowe, and Cindi Myers

Wednesday, January 23, 11:30 a.m.
AAUW Saratoga/Los Gatos
La Rinconada Country Club
Los Gatos, California

Saturday, January 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mystery on the Menu
Cerritos Public Library
18025 Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, California

Thursday, March 6 through Sunday, March 9
Left Coast Crime
Denver, Colorado
Panel: Past Perfect: Historical Mysteries
With Aileen Baron, Rhys Bowen, Beverly Graves Myers, and Fred Ramsey

Home for the summer . . .

Saturday, June 30, 2 p.m.
Kensington Library
61 Arlington Avenue
Kensington, California
With Camille Minichino

Tuesday, July 10, 6 p.m.
San Jose Library, Seventrees Branch
With Peggy Dulle and Camille Minichino

Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m.
San Jose Library, Evergreen Branch
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, California
With Camille Minichino and Louise Ure

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Santa Teresa Branch Library
290 International Circle
San Jose, California
With Vinne Hansen and Camille Minichino

Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m.
Lafayette Public Library
952 Moraga Road
Lafayette, California
With Peggy Dulle, Hailey Lind, and Camille Minichino

Tuesday, July 31, 6 p.m.
San Lorenzo Public Library
395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, California
With Simon Wood

Saturday, August 18, 3:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
Hacienda Crossings
4972 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, California

Dropping in on the Mile-High City . . .

Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16
Colorado Gold Writers' Conference
The Renaissance Denver Hotel
I-70 and Quebec
Denver, Colorado
Workshop: "Researching the Killer Setting," Saturday, September 15, 2:30 p.m.

The wilds of Alaska for the fall . . .

Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30
Bouchercon 2007
Anchorage Hilton Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska


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Virtual Appearances


Mercury’s Rise: The Virtual Tour

Prizes will be awarded at every stop on the virtual book tour! Comment on the post-of-the-day for a chance to win!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Patricia Stoltey
(Host: Patricia Stoltey)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
~~Release Day!!~~

The Silver Rush Mysteries

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Victorian West
(Host: Michelle West)

Thursday, November 3, 2011
The LadyKillers
(Host: Me, myself, and I)

Friday, November 4, 2011
My Word, My World, My Work
(Host: Andi Downing)

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Blood Red Pencil
(Host: Dani Greer)

Sunday, November 6, 2011
Type M for Murder
(Host: Donis Casey)

Monday, November 7, 2011
Writers of the West
(Host: Jean Henry Mead)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Diana Orgain
(Host: Diana Orgain)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Writing Strong Women
(Host: Sylvia Dickey Smith)

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Roux Morgue
(Host: Claire Johnson)

Friday, November 11, 2011
Pens Fatales
(Host: Sophie Littlefield)

Saturday, November 12 – Sunday, November 13, 2011
Poe’s Deadly Daughters
(Host: Sandra Parshall)

Tuesday, November 15
Poisoned Pen Press
(Host: The PPP Posse)


Ashland Mystery

Reading from Leaden Skies
(interview by Maryann Mason)

Reading from Iron Ties
(interview by Maryann Mason)