A brief history of past appearances and events.


March 15, 2007: Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Spring Show, Decadent Desserts author signing party.

April 21, 2007, noon: Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Seattle, Washinton — Seattle launch of Lost Dog!

April 29, 2007, 5:00pm: Murder by the Book, Portland, Oregon — Portland launch of Lost Dog!


July 12 – 15, 2007: ThrillerFest 2007 in New York City.

August 2, 2007, 6-9pm: Willamette Writers Faire, at the Airport Sheraton, Portland.

August 24 and 25, 2007: Kim Alexander, the host of Fiction Nation on XM Radio, interviews Bill and Toni McGee Causey in a fun, free-wheeling conversation.

September 26 – 30, 2007: Bouchercon 2007 in Anchorage, Alaska.


Killer Year Anthology Release Events:

January 22, 2008Killer Year: Stories to Die For, edited by Lee Child will be released. An anthology of shorts from the Killer Year authors and their mentors in International Thriller Writers, including my short story “Slice of Pie.”

Left Coast Crime, Denver, Colorado, March 6-9, 2008.

Friends of Mystery Debut Authors PanelMarch 27, 2008, 7:00pm.

Murder With Friends at Powell’s at Cedar Hills CrossingApril 9, 2008, at 6:30pm. Authors include Ed Goldberg, Ashna Graves, Doc Macomber, Katy King, Greg Rucka, Gregg Olsen, Shirley Tallman, Lono Waiwaiole, Nancy Bush, Lisa Jackson, Robert Dugoni, Robert Napier, Sharan Newman and Bill Cameron.

Book Expo America, May 30-June 1, 2008, Los Angeles.

BookRoast, September 17, 2008. Chris Eldin, roastmaster.

Bouchercon 2008, Charmed to Death, October 9-12, 2008, Baltimore, Maryland.

Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, October 17, 2008 at 7pm. Chasing Smoke launch.

Murder With Friends, Halloween Edition. October 22, 2008 at 6:30 pm at Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing. 8 mystery writers — all on one thrilling night!

M is for Mystery, October 30, 2008, 7pm, San Mateo, CA. With Eric Stone.

The Mystery Bookstore, October 31, 2008, 7pm, Los Angeles.

Men of Mystery, November 1, 2008. A day-long celebration of men who write mysteries. Irvine Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California.

Wordstock Festival, November 7-9, 2008, Portland, Oregon. Portland’s annual festival of the book.

Tea Party Bookshop, November 10, 2008, 6:30pm. Salem, Oregon. With Eric Stone.

Whodunit? Books, November 11, 2008. Olympia, Washington.

Seattle Mystery Bookshop, November 12, 2008, noon. With Eric Stone.

Murder by the Book, November 12, 2008, 6:30pm. With Eric Stone.


January 26, 2009Multnomah County Library, Hollywood Branch.

Portland Noir Launch

Reading Local Book Club. July 1, 7pm at the Goose Hollow Inn, Portland. Joining Portland Noir editor Kevin Sampsell and Gabe Barber, host of Reading Local, to discuss Portland Noir.

Willamette Writers Mid-Valley Chapter. September 10, 2009, 6:30 pm. Speaking on “How Character Collides With Premise To Create Plot.” Eugene, Oregon.

Caffeinated Art at Three Friends Coffee House, SE 12th and Ash, Portland, September 21, 2009 at 7:00pm. Appearing with Teresa Boze and Liz Grover.

Reading and Discussion, McMinnville Senior Center, November 17, 2009, 2:00 pm.

Reading and DiscussionSeaside Public Library, December 17, 2009, 7:00 pm.


Left Coast Crime 2010, Booked in LA, March 11-14, 2010, Los Angeles, California.

OWC Presents. May 24, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Discussing character-driven mystery. Event will be held at Looking Glass Bookstore, 7983 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR (Sellwood).

Friends of Mystery Bloody Thursday, May 27th, 7:00pm, Portland, Oregon. Fresh Blood panel, moderated by Portlander and NYT bestselling thriller writer Chelsea Cain.

Day One Appearances

Art in the Heart, downtown Vancouver, Washington’s annual celebration of the arts. August 6-7, 2010.

Oregon Writers Colony Founders Day celebration, August 15, 2010 in Rockaway Beach. 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Vancouver Writers Mixer, October 2, 2010, 5:00pm. Cover to Cover Books, 1817 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660.

Dark and Stormy Night at the Library, Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City, Oregon. October 28, 2010.

Oregon Historical Society Holiday Cheer, December 5, 2010, noon to 4:00pm.

Murder by the Book Holiday Open House, December 12, 2010, 1:00pm till 3:00pm. Mingle with some of your favorite Portland mystery authors, including Chelsea Cain, Bill Cameron, Rod Englert, Dana Haynes, Katy King, & Ann Littlewood.


Wordstock: October 8-9, 2011, Portland. Look for me in the Oregon Writers Colony booth on Saturday, October 8 from 2-3pm.

Bouchercon 2011: Spirits of St. Louis. Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Panel: Dark Angels, Friday, September 16 at 2:30pm.
  • Book signing: Saturday, September 17 at 11am in the Crimespree booth.
  • Pub Quiz, Tyrus Team: Sunday, September 18, early!

Event: Camas First Friday, Arts & Letters, March 4, 2011 from 6-9pm, Camas, Washington.

Montana Storytelling Roundup, Cut Bank, Montana, April 28-30, 2011.

County Line Release at Murder by the Book, June 2, 2011, 7:00pm.

Wilsonville Festival of the Arts, June 5, 2011, 2:00pm – 5:00pm. From 12:30 to 1:30pm, participating in the Author Talk panel.

Seattle Mystery Bookshop. June 18, 2011, noon.  Also appearing, Brian Thornton.

Art in the Heart, downtown Vancouver, Washtington, August 5, 2011, 5-9pm.

Oregon Writers Colony Founders Day celebration, August 14, 2011 in Rockaway Beach. 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Murder by the Book Window Dressing. In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, see authors in action on November Saturdays in the front window at Murder by the Book. I’ll be there November 26th at noon. Local author Ann Littlewood will be there Novmeber 12 at 11am.

Multnomah County Library Read Local, Buy Local Holiday Event, December 3, 2011 from 1-4pm.

Oregon Historical Society Holiday Cheer, December 4, 2011 from noon to 4pm.

Cover to Cover Books Author Faire, December 10, 2011