Past

2019

Virginia Center for Literary Arts, featured speaker (w/ DJ Alkimist and Angie Kim). Winchester, VA (April 11)

Marymount University, featured speaker. Arlington, VA (April 2)

Changing Hands Bookstore, featured speaker (w/ Isabella Maldonado). Phoenix, AZ (Mar. 30)

Buena High School (my old high school!). Sierra Vista, AZ (Mar. 28)

Murder and Mayhem in Chicago. Panelist and moderator. Chicago, IL (Mar. 23)

One More Page BooksThe Unrepentant book launch (w/ vocalist Ayana Reed). Arlington, VA (March 9)

Noir at the Bar. Info to come. Hoboken, NJ (Feb. 24)

2018

Sisters-in-Crime Mystery Authors Extravaganza. Reston, VA (Dec. 1, 2018)

Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee. Info to come. Milwaukee, WI (Nov. 3, 2018)

Fall for the Book. Moderator, “Crime Fiction as Social Commentary.” Fairfax, VA (Oct. 10-12, 2018)

Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity Noir at the Bar. Host and reader. Info to come. Columbia, MD. (Oct. 5-7, 2018)

Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity. Featured Writer. Columbia, MD. (Oct. 5-7, 2018)

Eat Local, Read Local. Cascades Library. Potomac Falls, VA (Sept. 29, 2018)

Bouchercon. St. Petersburg, FL. Panelist, “Creating Anthologies.” (Sept. 5-9, 2018)

ThrillerFest. Moderator, “Short Stories, Excerpts, or The Night of the Flood.” New York, NY. (July 10-14, 2018)

Gaithersburg Noir at the Bar. Host and reader. Greene Growlers. Gaithersburg, MD. (May 19, 2018)

Gaithersburg Book Festival. Moderator, “Short Stories and Anthologies” panel. Gaithersburg, MD. (May 19, 2018)

Baltimore Noir at the Bar. Reader. Baltimore, MD. (May 6, 2018)

D.C. Noir at the Bar. Host. Wonderland Ballroom, Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2018)

Books Alive! Panelist, Writing a Page-Turner. College Park, MD. (May 5, 2018)

Virginia Book Launch – THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD. With contributor Alan Orloff. Paired event with Sherry Harris (the Sarah Winston Mysteries). One More Page Books. Falls Church, VA. (Apr. 7, 2018)

New York Book Launch – THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD. The Mysterious Bookshop, New York, NY. (March 8, 2018)

Sisters in Crime panel. Beatley Library, Alexandria, VA. (Jan. 18, 2018)

2017

Mysteries Author Extravaganza. Reston Regional Library, Reston, VA. (Dec. 2, 2017)

Bouchercon. Panelist: “Noir is the Beat Up Black.” Toronto, Canada (Oct. 12-14)
Noir at the Bar – D.C. Host and reader. Wonderland Ballroom, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 7)

Gargoyle Magazine: 40th Anniversary. Performance with DJ Alkimist (Sept.13)

Noir at the National Book Festival. Host and reader. Washington, DC (Sept. 2).

Noir at the Bar – NY. Shade Bar, New York, NY (July 16)

ThrillerFest. Panelist: “London, Paris, or Rome: The Influence of Geographic Regions.” New York, NY (July 13-15)

D.C.’s 4th Noir at the Bar. Host and reader. Washington, DC (May 20)

A Conversation with Jen Conley. Gaithersburg Book Festival (May 20).

On the Verge of Malice: Female Writers on Crime Fiction Careers (moderator, since I’m a dude). Washington, DC (April 27)

Artomatic. Performance w/ DJ Alkimist (April 22)

Conversations and Connections. The Escapist Artists panel. Arlington, VA (April 22)

Cold, Dark Flash: An Evening of Noir Fiction (February 11, 2017)​

Host, The Writing Life, Presented by Sisters in Crime. Beatley Library, Alexandria, VA (January 12, 2017)

Podcast w/ DJ Alkimist. Thrill Seekers with Alex Dolan. (January 18, 2017)

2016

Presenter, Sisters in Crime End of Year Event. Reston, VA. (December 3, 2016)

Podcast w/ DJ Alkimist, Authors on the Air with Pam Stack (November 23, 2016)

Reader, Discussion of Literature and Trauma at Marymount University, with Tara Laskowski (October 17, 2016)

Reader, Banned Books Week, East City Bookshop (September 27, 2016)

​Bouchercon (Sept. 15-18, 2016), Panelist – Writing Violence, with Thomas Pluck, Sheila Redling, Melinda Leigh, Taylor Stevens, moderated by Zoe Sharp.

Panelist, Crime Fiction with Colleen Shogan, Con Lehane, and Alan Orloff, East City Bookshop (August 20, 2016)

Host, A Reading with Jen Conley and Tara Laskowski, One More Page Books (July 22, 2016)

Host and Reader, D.C.’s Noir at the Bar, Wonderland Ballroom (July 16, 2016)

Panelist, Ellroy, Highsmith, or Hammett:, ThrillerFest (July 8-9, 2016)

Featured Author, Gaithersburg Book Festival (May 21, 2016)

Moderator, Fiction to Die For, Books Alive! Conference (Apr. 30, 2016)
Panelist, A Fine Crime For All, The Virginia Festival of the Book (March 19, 2016)

Moderator, Publishing in Crime Fiction, The Ivy Bookshop (Feb. 20, 2016)
Host, Noir on the Air podcast (Jan. 11, 2016)

2015

Participating Author, Rafael Alvarez’s Ninth Annual Highlandtown Literary Extravaganza, Baltimore, MD (Dec. 2015)

Guest Author, D.C. Libraries Celebrate NaNoWriMo Winners, Washington, DC (Dec. 2015)

Participating Author, Sisters-in-Crime Author Extravaganza, Reston, VA (Dec. 2015)

Panelist, Publishing Paths in Crime Fiction, One More Page Books, Arlington, VA (Oct. 2015)

Host and Reader, Noir at the Bar, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 2015)

Panelist, Vices in Crime Fiction, Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity Conference,Columbia, MD (Sept. 2015)

Reader, Noir at the Bar, New Brunswick, NJ (Aug. 2015)

Interview, Inside Edition, Suspense Radio podcast (Aug. 2015)

Book launch – reading with music by Sara Jones and Andy Poxon. One More Page Books, Arlington, VA (July 2015)

Interview, Next Steps, Authors on the Air podcast (July 2015)

Panelist, The Debut Forum, ThrillerFest, New York City, NY (July 2015)

Reader, Noir at the Bar, Baltimore (June 2015)

Moderator, Going Pro in What You Love: Writing, Marymount University English Night (April 2015)

2014

Host and Reader, Noir at the Bar: Nightfall, Fall for the Book. Fairfax, VA (Sept. 2014)

Panelist, Mystery and Suspense, Fall for the Book. Fairfax, VA (Sept. 2014)

Participating Author, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD (Sept. 2014)

Debut Author Breakfast, ThrillerFest, New York, NY (July 2014)

Host and Reader, Noir at the Bar, Washington, D.C. (July 2014)

Featured Writer, Gaithersburg Book Festival. Performance with music by Sara Jones and Steve Herberman. Gaithersburg, MD (June 2014)

Participating Author, City Lit Book Festival, Baltimore, MD (April 2014)

Participating Author, Day of the Book, Kensington, MD (April 2014)

Featured Speaker, Marymount University’s English Night. Arlington, VA (April 2014)