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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