Appearance: Maine Crime Wave, 6/9 to 6/10

Maine Crime Wave is nearly upon us! The festivities begin Friday, June 9, with an event that's free and open to the public ! After she receives the Maine CrimeMaster Award, Guest of Honor Carla Neggers will be sitting down with fellow New York Times bestseller Julia Spencer-Fleming for what promises to be a fascinating conversation. In addition, several of this year's attendees—including yours truly—will be reading short samples of their work. There'll be complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and books available for purchase/signing, so don't miss out ! Then, on Saturday, June 10, registered attendees will be treated to a full day of killer programming in a friendly and intimate setting, with plenty of opportunities for informal chats with panelists in between. If you're interested in registering, you can do so here . I hope to see you there!

The Stalker's Guide to Finding Chris (and Katrina) at B'con 2022

  Three dang years. That's how long it's been since we've been able to celebrate the biggest mystery event of the year in person. I'm not gonna lie: I'm nervous comma elated. If you, too, are Minneapolis-bound , here's where you can find me—and, more importantly, my ferociously talented wife . Things Fall Apart: Celebrating dystopian, sci-fi, and fantastical mysteries Saturday, September 10 9:00 to 9:45 AM Marquette Ballroom 6 and 7 (2nd Floor) w/Yasmin Angoe, Elizabeth Crowens, Matthew FitzSimmons, Glenn Parris, and Rob Hart (m) Guest of Honor Interview: Lou Berney in conversation with Katrina Niidas Holm Saturday, September 10 1:45 to 2:30 PM Minneapolis Grand Ballroom EFG (3rd Floor) Reviewers Recommend: Fresh New Reads Saturday, September 10 4:15 to 5:00 PM Duluth (3rd Floor) Scott Adlerberg, Christie Bunting, Oline H. Cogdill, Katrina Niidas Holm, Danielle Trussoni, and Dwyer Murphy (m) In addition, I'll be hanging around from Thursday to Sunday, so if

Crazy CHILD ZERO Ebook Sale!

From 7/18 to 7/24, CHILD ZERO 's ebook is only $4.99, wherever ebooks are sold! That's 82% off the hardcover price, so if you've been holding off on buying it, now's the time! Act fast before my publisher wises up!  Apple / Kindle / Nook

ZERO Updates

It's been a dizzying two weeks, give or take, since CHILD ZERO was released into the wild. Here's a brief update on where I've been, and where I'll be in the near future. Where I've Been: The downright dazzling Steve Weddle was kind enough to interview me for Do Some Damage I swung by CrimeReads to offer up a list of Eight Biological Horror Movies Guaranteed to Make Your Skin Crawl Speaking of CrimeReads, ace editor Lisa Levy snuck CHILD ZERO onto her list of May's Best Psychological Thrillers Do Some Damage also published a guest post by yours truly about the impending threat of a post-antibiotic era My virtual Murder by the Book event with good friend Matthew Quirk is up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure As is my Rogue Reads panel with Tracy Clark, Sara Paretsky, Amanda Quick, and James Rollins John Valeri penned this very kind review of CHILD ZERO for Criminal Element My pal Nick Petrie and I stayed up late for our virtual Mysterious Galaxy event ,

CHILD ZERO is Now Available!

I've waited six long years, from inception to publication date, to say this: CHILD ZERO is now available wherever books are sold! I'll be celebrating tonight at Hunt + Alpine . You're welcome to join me, if you're so inclined. In other news: Marshal Zeringue was kind enough to interview me for his blog He also subjected CHILD ZERO to the Page 69 Test Novel Suspects included CHILD ZERO on this list of anticipated crime novels Jenn's Bookshelves offered up this glowing review Rogue Women Writers had me by for a guest post As did Jungle Red Writers, who let me blather on about JURASSIC PARK Many thanks to all, as well as anyone who's purchased a copy of CHILD ZERO , or supported my work along the way!