All times and places are subject to change, so please double check before you get in your car! Also, make sure to keep an eye on the Get Togethers thread at the Virtual Book Club for reader get-togethers at certain venues. To order signed books from specific stores, click on the bookstore names below. You can also find Laurie online — visit the Contact page or the Media section of this site to find out where.

June 21: Mystery Thriller Saturday 2:30 p.m.: Face-off: Thriller versus Mysteries. (What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?)

Mystery writers Catriona McPherson and Cara Black will face off against thriller writers Alan Jacobson and Sheldon Siegel in crime fiction’s version of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


June 26 through July 1: American Library Association Annual Conference
Las Vegas, NV

Sisters in Crime booth Sunday; Author Tea on Monday For details, please visit the ALA Conference site.


July 24 to 27, Corte Madera: Book Passage Mystery Writing Conference

Isabel Allende, Cara Black, Otto Penzler, Anne Perry, Valerie Plame, Jackie Winspear, Tom Rob Smith–the list of faculty is here, the schedule here.


August 2-3: Bay Area Sherlock.


September 5-6, library events in Seattle and Tacoma

details to come.


October 9, 6:30: An Evening of Mystery, with Cara Black and Terry Shames

At the Walnut Creek Library.   A benefit for Project Second Chance.

November 13 through 16: Bouchercon!

Long Beach, CA

January 9-10 (dates to be confirmed): the Baker Street Irregulars meeting (and book signings for In the Company of Sherlock Holmes)

New York

February 12-15, the San Francisco Writers Conference

Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

March 12-15, Portland, OR: Left Coast Crime.