Good news, everybody!

I will be part of an author’s panel at Le Petit Marche in downtown Crystal Lake, IL on Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 PM.

I’m very excited to read both from my first book in the Gentleman Ghoul series, FAMISHED: THE FARM, but also a never-before revealed selection from the upcoming sequel, FAMISHED: THE COMMONS; currently in its final editing stage for Apocalypse Ink Productions.

The excitement is compounded by the fact that I’ll be joined by three other local writers from northwest Illinois.

M.E. May is currently writing a series of novels involving the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, which she calls the Circle City Mystery Series. The first novel, Perfidy, explores the depths of human perception and to what lengths a person will go in seeking revenge. Perfidy was honored on February 2, 2013, by colleagues at the Love is Murder Conference in Chicago, when Michele received the 2013 Lovey Award for Best First Novel. The second novel, Inconspicuous, was released on July 13, 2013. The third novel in the series, Ensconced, is set to be released November 15, 2013.

Annie Hansen was named the winner of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America Scholarship in 2011 for her submission of Give Me Chocolate. Annie is the author of The Kelly Clark Mystery Series.

Mary Gustafson is the author of My Wish: To Fill the People With Joy, A Monk That Brought Happiness to America, about the journey of Bhante Sujatha and the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple in Woodstock, Illinois.

The evening will begin with each of us taking 10-12 minutes to discuss our books, provide our readings, and briefly answer any audience questions about our books. There will be a short break after the first two readings, followed by the second set; after which we will begin the actual panel and take audience questions as a group.

I look forward to sharing a table with these fellow authors, and bringing a bit of toothy horror to a pleasant evening out.