Author! Author!
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Author! Author!

  • Brentwood Country Club

I'm so honored to emcee Author! Author! 2017, a benefit for the Adult Learning Center of Williamson County. This group does amazing work to champion adult literacy throughout Middle Tennessee.

This year's event features Nashville authors Dana Chamblee Carpenter, Kelly Oliver, and Michael J. Tucker.

Need a ticket? Get one here.

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3.14.17 - THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE releases!

“He who controls the weather, will control the world. He who controls time, will never be around.” —Thomas Frey

From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC.

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11.15.16 - Modern Mrs. Darcy Online Book Club Chat

I'm delighted to join the lovely Anne Bogel of the fabulous online literary destination, Modern Mrs. Darcy, for an online book club chat! We'll be talking about reading (and writing!) psychological thrillers. So if you've read NO ONE KNOWS, now's your chance for us to chat about it. 

I'll let you know login details closer to the event. This is gonna be FUN, y'all! 

Sep 18

9.15.16 – 9.18.16 - Bouchercon

  • Marriott Hotel

I'm going to Bouchercon!!!!! Mark. Your. Calendars.


You can catch me at the Another Tricky Day panel on Thursday, September 15, at 9:00 a.m. in Mardis Gras D. I'll be talking with Scott Alderberg, John Billheimer, Sharan Newman, Wallace Stroby, and Peter Swanson about the problems all authors face.


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7.26.16 - ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS paperback releases

Book #1 in the heart-racing Taylor Jackson series chronicles a serial killer who leaves a gruesome memento at each crime scene—his prior victim's severed hand. As the killer spirals out of control, Taylor and Baldwin must face a horrible truth: the purest evil is born of private lies.

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6.14.16 - FIELD OF GRAVES (Taylor Jackson #0) releases


With FIELD OF GRAVES, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison goes back to where it all began… 

All of Nashville is on edge with a serial killer on the loose. A madman is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse and the cops trying to catch him are almost as damaged as the killer. Field of Graves reveals the origins of some of J.T. Ellison's most famous creations: the haunted Lieutenant Taylor Jackson; her blunt, exceptional best friend, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens; and troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin. Together, they race the clock and their own demons to find the killer before he claims yet another victim. This dark, thrilling and utterly compelling novel will have readers on the edge of their seats, and Ellison's fans will be delighted with the revelations about their favorite characters.

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6.13.16 - Signing (with Heather Graham!) at Nashville's Green Hills Library

  • Green Hills Library

I'm super pumped my awesome indie, Parnassus Books, is hosting a signing for me and my pal, Heather Graham, at the Green Hills Library! Heather's going to be signing her book, HAUNTED DESTINY, and I'll be signing FIELD OF GRAVES (one day early, Nashville folks!). 


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5.12.16 – 5.13.16 BEA Chicago 2016

BEA 2016 Chicago

Wanna snag a signed copy of FIELD OF GRAVES a full month before everyone else? Come visit me at BEA! I'll be signing my Taylor Jackson prequel (and any other books you might sneak in the doors...) Here's where you can find me. All times are CST.

In the traditional signing area (the Chutes):

  • Thursday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m.

At the Harlequin booth (Booth #2240):

  • Thursday, May 12, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
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3.22.16 - NO ONE KNOWS releases

With the same page-turning suspense as The Girl on the Train andThe Husband’s Secret, NO ONE KNOWS is a “riveting . . . skillfully plotted” (Publishers Weekly) thriller that questions if the narrator’s husband really has returned from the dead—or if she’s merely losing her mind.

Aubrey Hamilton has been mourning her missing husband for five years, despite being the prime suspect in his murder. When he is officially declared dead, there are still more questions than answers: Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered, or did he run away? And is the new, mysterious man in Aubrey’s life as familiar as he appears, or have years of loneliness and confusion finally driven her mad?

NO ONE KNOWS is an evocative mystery that explores the complex darkness within all of us, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Paula Hawkins.

Mar 13

3.12.16 – 3.13.16 - Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson Festival of Books

I'm thrilled to be participating in the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books! Here's where I'll be during the festival (all times are in Arizona Mountain Time):

  • 3/12 at 10:00 a.m. in Student Union Santa Rita - "Ordinary People, Ordinary Crimes" Panel (with Sophie Littlefield and C.B. Mackenzie) 
  • 3/12 at 2:30 p.m. in UA Bookstore - "Tough Female Protagonists" Panel (with Sophie Littlefield and Betty Webb)
  • 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. in Chemistry Room 111 - "Collaborating in Crime" Panel (with Anne Hillerman and Kyle Mills)
  • 3/13 at 3:00 p.m. at Clues Unlimited, Booth #442 - Book Signing 
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11.24.15 - WHAT LIES BEHIND mass market paperback release

Pre-order the $7.99 mass market paperback now!

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Waking to sirens in the night is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens. No longer a medical examiner, she doesn't lose sleep over them, but a local police investigation has her curious. When her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to look over the evidence, she realizes the crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide--a crime of passion--is anything but. The discovery of toxic substances in hidden vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play . . . 

Fletch and Sam are quickly summoned to a meeting at the State Department. High-level officials are interested in what they know and seem to be keeping secrets of their own. As the threat of bioterrorism grows, Sam's boyfriend, Xander Whitfield, is in the line of fire. 

Unsure who to trust, Sam and Fletch find themselves up against DC's most powerful people. No one is who they appear to be, and the danger escalates by the minute. It's Sam's most complex case yet, and the terrifying reality is beyond anything she could have imagined.

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11.1.15 - Annotations: Authors at Cheekwood

  • Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Annotations at Cheekwood

I'm excited to have been invited to participate in the Annotations event at Cheekwood. Come on out and enjoy the fall colors and yours truly as we chat about books and the writing process!

an·no·ta·tion - to furnish a literary work with critical commentary or explanatory notes.

Parnassus Books and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens invites Nashville’s community of readers and book lovers to visit each month for a series of literary events in the garden. Join us as celebrated local authors share their stories, describe their process, and offer "behind-the-text" accounts of their works.