Monday, May 25, 2015

The Stalker's Guide to Finding Chris at BEA

Book Expo America is soon upon us! I'm psyched, because this year will be my first, and what a first it's shaping up to be. THE KILLING KIND was named a 2015 Buzz Book by Publishers Marketplace, and the fine folks at Mulholland Books will be giving away 500 advance copies (!) for attendees' reading pleasure.

Want one? Your best bet is Mulholland's Booth Takeover, which is going down Thursday, May 28 from 1:00 to 3:30 at booths 2918 and 2919. I'll be touching down in New York around the time it kicks off, but I'll do my best to catch the end of it, at least.

Your next shot to grab one will be at my signing Friday, May 29 from 10:00 to 11:00. I'll be at Table 5 in the Autographing Area. And, of course, if you already snagged one, I'm happy to sign that, too.

I'm delighted to report that, immediately after my signing, I'll be participating in the Inside the Mystery Writers Studio panel alongside some of the finest thriller writers on the planet. You can catch us at the Downtown Stage from 11:00 to 11:45 Friday. Here's the program description:
Get a glimpse inside the creative processes of bestselling mystery/thriller writers Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Brad Meltzer, Chris Holm and Michael Koryta. Jeff Abbott, New York Times Best Selling author of 2013’s DOWNFALL and the forthcoming THE FIRST ORDER will lead an engaging discussion about what drives—and challenges—some of today’s top-selling and most beloved mystery novelists. Who are their favorite writers? What are they reading now? How do they combat writer’s block? How do they feel about publishing in an increasingly digital age and marketplace? Also, find out little known truths about the people behind their blockbuster bestsellers with an open discussion about inspiration, what, if not writers, they might like to be, and much more.
And lastly (but certainly not, um, leastly), I'll be signing at the MWA Booth (2657) on Friday from 1:45 to 2:15, alongside Andrew Gross and Hank Phillippi Ryan.

That's it for my official schedule, but if you see me wandering the expo and would like to say hello and/or have me sign your book, please feel free*.

*Restrooms excluded, because c'mon, that's just weird.