Where’s Kourtney in October + What’s She Reading?


October is my busiest month this year. I’m on the road the most I’ve ever been and doing the most events in the shortest bursts of time.

I always try to schedule one event a week, but well, sometimes an opportunity pops up and you have to take it. So  I have seven events in October. Three of which are out of state.

So here’s what my month looks like:

October Schedule
October 9th In New York, NY: attending New York Comic Con.
October 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In Wolcott, CT, at the Farmingbury Woman’s Club Annual Craft Fair at Alcott School: selling signed copies of my novels.
October 19th In Wolcott, CT: teaching a workshop on Storyboarding: Laying out your Story for Girls Inc.
October 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In Boston, MA, at the Boston Book Festival in the Sisters in Crime Booth: selling and signing books and giving away author goodies.
October 26th from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In Manchester, NH, at the New England Library Association Conference in the Sisters in Crime booth: giving away author goodies and a few copies of my book.
October 29th to November 1st I will be in Nashville, TN: attending the Killer Nashville Mystery Conference and signing books.
October 31st from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. I will be in Nashville, TN, at the Killer Nashville Conference: signing copies of my book, sharing freebies, & giving away cool prizes.



I’m currently reading The Killing Kind, an amazing thriller by a terrific author I know, Chris Holm. It’s one of those books you want to rush through, but you don’t because the writing is so good, you want to savor it. I alternate between gobbling up chapters and soaking in his brilliant prose and plotting.

It’s got a truly original premise (back cover blurb):

A hitman who only kills other hitmen winds up a target himself.
Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he’s not so bad a guy.
Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the US military, Hendricks was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan went sideways. He left behind his old life–and beloved fiancée–and set out on a path of redemption…or perhaps one of willful self-destruction.
Now Hendricks makes his living as a hitman entrepreneur of sorts–he only hits other hitmen. For ten times the price on your head, he’ll make sure whoever’s coming to kill you winds up in the ground instead. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living–but a great way to make himself a target.

I’m not the only one raving about it– check out the reviews he’s getting from NPR, AP, Kirkus Reviews (starred) and PW (to name a few).

If you only have time to read one book in October–read this book!

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11 Responses to Where’s Kourtney in October + What’s She Reading?

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Oh, I wish I was headed to New Hampshire at the end of this month. I’d stop by your booth in Manchester. It’s only an hour away from my mother’s place. And yes, this from an introvert! Good luck with all your travels.

    The Killing Kind sounds great. Off to check it out.

    • It’s a 3 hour ride from where I live but it’s a sweet promo opportunity. Aw, thank you! I wish you could come by. Sometime, we have to meet in person. Thanks!

      As a thriller writer, I think you’d love it. It’s really exciting to see all the lives intersecting. Great plotting and characterizations.

  2. jmmcdowell says:

    As ever, I’m exhausted just reading about your schedule! I hope you’ll be able to fit in some time for yourself before too long!

  3. Sheila says:

    That is a crazy schedule but Nashville should be fun! I hope you’ll get some more relaxing time in with Emerson.

    • It really is. Especially while I’m revising Six Train’s sequel and teaching part time and trying to get the school visits going. Really looking forward to November. 🙂 Though Comic Con on Friday will be epically awesome.

  4. EllaDee says:

    You are getting around to some cool places… NY Comic Con & Nashville… I know it’s work but have fun too 🙂
    Great book review… another one for my TBR list!

  5. Hi Aquileana!

    Yes, October is my crazy month. 🙂 Thanks so much! I finished it this weekend–it was an intense thrill ride. Definitely worth checking out!

  6. Killer Conference. What a name! Bet all sorts of interesting people/books there.

    • It’s perfect for mystery/thriller writers right? I love the panels, the people, and the city. It’s my third time going. I haven’t returned to any conference this many times. 🙂

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