Beer, Books, Auctions, And Mayhem

You all know I’m going to be at Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee this weekend, right? ¬†I’ll be arriving Friday afternoon in time for a meet the authors happy hour from 5pm – 7pm at the Great Lakes Distillery and then on Saturday I’ll be on a fab panel with Johnny Shaw, Tasha Alexander, Alex Grecian, Cara Brookins, and moderated by the fabulous Kate Malmon.

This is huge for me. For those who may not know, the Murder and Mayhem conference plays a huge role in the success story of MURDER BOY. I had been stuck on the book forever and had no idea how to end it. But after half a day of inspiring panels and inspiring conversation with the best people in the world, I bought a cheap stick pen and a cheap notebook and escaped to the Arby’s across the street and finally cracked that sucker. So to come back two years as a panelist with MURDER BOY published and available for sale is HUGE and I thank everyone involved for the opportunity.

I’ve also got a pretty cool prize pack in the silent auction to benefit Erin Mitchell (feel free to donate to that fund apart from the auction as well). In addition to a signed copy of MURDER BOY, I’ve put up a bound manuscript of RIOT LOAD. This is my celebration draft, the one I printed off right after I finished the book and danced around the house with and photographed for social media. This is the only copy of this¬†manuscript that will ever be printed and it’s the first manuscript of mine that has been printed completely since my third unpublished novel. So, rare indeed.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

For more information about the event and the auction, check out the MMM website or Facebook page.