I’m available for occasional speaking gigs. I’m represented exclusively by Trinity Ray at The Tuesday Agency; here’s his contact information:
The Tuesday Agency
123 North Linn Street, Suite 2C
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
o: 319-338-7080 f: 319-351-3157
And here’s what’s coming up:
Tuesday, February 12. Some may see it as Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday, but I’m self-involved enough to note it as the publication date of Hit Me, the fifth Keller novel. (But you don’t have to wait that long to eRead the opening episode, Keller in Dallas, $1.99 for Kindle Nook Smashwords)
Thursday, February 14, 6 to 8 pm. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to come to a book party launching Hit Me upon an unsuspecting public? (Well, I could probably think of any number of better ways, but nobody asked me.) I’ll be at Otto Penzler’s splendid establishment, the Mysterious Bookshop, talking about Keller and signing copies of his new adventure. Address: 58 Warren Street, New York NY 10007. If you can’t attend but wnat to order a signed copy: (800) 352-2840.
Past calendar listings:
February 18 through March 8 will find me cruising the Indian Ocean from Mauritius to Zanzibar, and if that’s half as great as it sounds it’ll be amazing. (It was even better!)
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30pm. I’ll be talking to members of a mystery readers group at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Avaricious swine that I am, I’ll very likely have books available for purchase. (Nice turnout, and I could walk there and back. And sold enough books to lighten the load somewhat for the return trip.)
Wednesday, May 23: Philatelists, take note—I’ll be interviewed on Nancy B. Clark’s APS radio program, Stamp Talk, this coming Wednesday, May 23, at 4pm Eastern Time. The program runs for an hour, and the first half hour is my turn in the barrel.
Thursday, June 14. Starting at 3am Eastern time, and ending exactly 24 hours later, “The Ehrengraf Defense” will be available as a FREE Kindle download. This offer’s good everywhere in the world—on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.es, and amazon.it (Hope you were able to take advantage of this one. If not, you can get all eleven stories for a mere $4.99 in Ehrengraf For the Defense.)
Sunday, June 24. My birthday, and the approximate release date for the Hard Case Crime/Subterranean Press double volume of two early erotic crime novels, 69 Barrow Street and Strange Embrace, with two (!) great cover paintings by the legendary Robert McGinnis. Pub date was set for May 31, but the release was delayed, a not-uncommon occurrence for a small-press book. As a result, you can still get the bargain price for advance orders. UPDATE: as of June 13, Amazon is reporting the book “temporarily out of stock,” which may mean they’ve sold out their allotment. Barnes & Noble doesn’t list the book at all. I know that Subterranean Press expects the book to be sold out by the time copies are off-press, so you might want to consult mystery specialty booksellers to make sure you get a copy.
Wednesday, September 19, 7pm. My turn in the barrel at the Center for Fiction, 17 East 47th Street, New York NY 10017. I’ll be teaching a Master Class for their Crime Fiction Academy.
Sunday, October 14, 1-2 pm. This will be the 24th year of the remarkable Gary Lovisi’s NYC Vintage Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo. I’ll be one of many grizzled old pulpsters at the Holiday Inn at 440 West 57th Street, signing books and forgetting names. The show runs from 10 am to 2 pm; I’ll be there for the last hour.
October 17-20, I’ll be in Tokyo to promote Japanese editions of my books. I’m sure there will be events open to the public; check this page for further announcements, or sign up for me free newsletter by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “LB-Newsletter” in the subject line.
October 21 through November 4, I’ll be touring Japan’s Shikoku Island with my Frequent Companion and our #2 granddaughter.
Friday, November 9. I’ll be presented with the David L. Goodis Award at Noircon in Philadelphia. (The full convention runs Thursday through Sunday; the Awards Dinner is Friday evening.)
Wednesday, December 12, 4pm. Nancy B. Clark hosts an American Philatelic Society radio program, and had me on back in May. Demonstrating an incapacity to learn from experience, she’s invited me back—and I’ll be talking about the forthcoming Hit Me, starring your favorite stamp-collecting assassin. Here’s Nancy, explaining how to tune in:
“People can listen in via their computers at www.wsradio.com/apsstamptalk. We’ll be in Studio B (from the San Diego studios of WSRadio.com. Listeners can also link from the APS main page, and all shows are available via pod-cast and post-show listening throough the WSRadio.com web site. We do take call-in participation, at “866-977-2346 option 2,” so I am told. Questions can also be emailed to me at email@example.com or on the Facebook APS Stamp Talk page.”