For those of you in the area (and needing to spend those B&N gift cards you get for Christmas) . . . I’ll be signing copies of Folsom’s 93 at Barnes & Noble at Centerra in Loveland, CO on January 4, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come by and chat with me—nothing’s worse than a lonely author sitting all by themselves at a table with no one to talk to. (My family can only take so much before they get bored and find something else to do). Hope to see you there!
Review of Folsom’s 93
Fellow history author and researcher-extraordinaire, J’aime Rubio took the time to review Folsom’s 93. What did she have to say? Check it out HERE. While you’re at it, I encourage you to stick around and read some of her fascinating articles on mystery, murder and mayhem. You may recall I reviewed her book, Behind the Walls: A Historical Expose of The Preston School of Industry, an intriguing investigation into the murderous past of one of California’s famous reform schools. A great read.
Signing at BookBar in Denver!
I’m excited to announce I’ll be doing a presentation and signing at BookBar in Denver at 7:30 p.m. on NOVEMBER 16. Located at 4280 Tennyson St., BookBar, an independent bookseller that is also a wine bar. Books and wine? Yes, please! If you’re in the area, I hope you can stop by; I’d love to see you there.
San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review
A review of Folsom’s 93. Check it out!
“Moore has turned a potentially gimmicky premise into a thoughtful and interesting book.”
Interview with Novel Rocket
Just wanted to pass along a link to Novel Rocket, where I discuss research, mug shots and vegan food.
Book Tour is in Full Swing!
I know this may not be as intriguing as The Royal Birth, but I’m feeling pretty jazzed about my northern California book tour that I’m halfway through with. Just so that you don’t feel left out of all of the excitement, here’s a recap so far:
July 20th signing at Folsom Prison Museum. This is the trapdoor that the 93 men stood on, seconds before their deaths. (Thanks for the pictures, Linda)!
(My best Johnny Cash pose–trying not to smile)
The following morning, I made my television debut on Good Day Sacramento with “Chicken Man.” (Felix Sloper, not Cody Stark, Good Day’s fabulous host)
WATCH HERE (and see if you can spot the basted bird that makes a surprise appearance).
On Monday, I had my first radio interview . . . a quick 3-4 minute chat with Kitty O’Neal on 1530 KFBK NewsTalk.
Like the TV interview, it went by in a blur.
I took some time out for some tree hugging . . .
This morning I had the amazing opportunity to talk with Beth Ruyak on “Insight,” on Capital Public Radio.
You can listen in HERE and hear the huge, awkward pause I make when my mind goes blank around the 10 minute mark.
The fun continues tonight at Time Tested Books (7 p.m.) here in Sacramento, and Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
Thanks for the great support!
More Guest Blogger Fun
If you get a chance, check out my guest post on Patricia Stoltey’s blog. Pat is a good friend and fellow writer who is the author of two published mysteries. She has a great blog of book reviews, author interviews and everything writerly.
My Interview with The Death Writer
I had the honor of being interviewed by The Death Writer about my new book. While you’re there, stick around and check out this great blog with interviews, book and movie reviews about well . . . death.
Win a Copy of Folsom’s 93!
Who doesn’t love a giveaway?
To enter, all you have to do is LIKE my Facebook page, then leave a comment here. It’s that easy! I’ll randomly choose a winner Sunday, June 30th, at 8 p .m. MST. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
About the book:
“A trip back in time to the hard-boiled early 20th-century California that inspired the novels of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Folsom’s 93 gives a fascinating glimpse into the real-life world of yeggs, confidence swindlers, holdup men, murderously unhappy husbands, and seemingly unmotivated killers who booked a date with the hangman. Illustrated throughout with authentic and haunting prison photographs of each of the 93 condemned men,Folsom’s 93 brings the crimes and punishments of a vanished era into sharp and realistic life.”
Thanks for entering and good luck!
Not Bad for a Monday
It’s The Husband’s birthday today, but it was me who received a pretty damn good present today. (I basically sent them to myself since I paid for them, but hey, I’m still excited).
On top of that, my publisher spotted the book at the Barnes & Noble in Fresno over the weekend.
They also appear to be in stock at the two Sacramento B&N locations. Can’t get there? Amazon or Barnes and Noble online can help you out!