10/24/19 at 7pm at the historic Western Justice Center, I’ll be the guest of honor — and honored indeed! — for the Pasadena Literary Alliance’s Open Book program. Come your copy of Golden State signed, drink a special Golden-State-themed cocktail called the Truth Serum, and hear me interviewed by the great novelist Charles Yu.
4/14/2019 at 10am at the LA Times Festival of Books, with Ling Ma and Adam Nemett on a panel moderate by Mark Haskell Smith.
* a few readings & signings of GOLDEN STATE to report:
2/2/2019 at 2pm at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego
2/6/2019 at 6:30pm at Diesel Books in West Los Angeles
EVENTS THAT YOU CAN’T GO TO, BECAUSE THEY OCCURRED IN THE PAST:
* SEPT 17 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
I will be a celebrity chef (double category error, there) at IndyCooks for The Arc, a very special night in support of The Arc, an organization supporting the developmentally and intellectually handicapped. Come join me, or tip me online for a good cause.
* OCT 16 in EVANSVILLE, IN
I’m doing a reading at the University of Evansville at the invitation of the English Department. Officially this event is a coffee hour, which is good because I love coffee.
* MARCH 19 in CONCORD, NH
I am venturing back to the hometown of Detective Hank Palace to do some events, celebrating the city’s choice of The Last Policeman for their all-city read program.
* APRIL 16 near DALLAS, TX
Appearing as part of a reading series at UT.
* JULY 12 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The official book launch party for World of Trouble is at 1:00 pm at IndyReads Books on Mass Ave.
* JULY 16 in MILWAUKEE, WI
Starting at 7:00 I’ll be reading, signing and answering questions at Mystery One Books, 2109 Prospect Avenue. (Don’t ask me for directions, because I’ve never been to Milwaukee before—just one of the many reasons I’m very excited for this trip!)
* JULY 17 in PETOSKEY, MI
6:00 start time: book talk, Q&A, signing at McLean and Eakin Booksellers has been a huge supporter of the Last Policeman trilogy from the beginning, so I’m extra-excited to visit them. Plus of course Lake Michigan is glorious in high summer.
* JULY 22 in PHOENIX, AZ
7:00 at the truly genuinely world famous Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Phoenix, Arizona. One of the country’s best and most famous mystery bookstores, and a chance to fulfill my lifelong dream of going to Arizona in mid-July.
* JULY 23 in HOUSTON, TX
6:30 signin’/readin’/talkin’ at another amazing crime and mystery bookshop: Murder by the Book in Houston, Texas.
* JULY 24 in SAN DIEGO, CA
I’m traveling to San Diego ComicCon for a 1:30pm panel discussion about series writing, with Lev Grossman (“The Magicians”) and some other great writers.
*JULY 30 in CLEVELAND, OH
7:00 talk and signing at the North Royalton Road branch of the Cuyahoga County Library. (If you think I won’t be singing the REM song Cuyahoga to myself the entire time I’m there, you are probably incorrect.)
* AUGUST 11 in GREENFIELD, IN
Back in my home state at the Hancock County Public Library, in Greenfield: reading, signing, all the good stuff.
* AUGUST 21 in CROWN POINT, IN
The final stop in my grand tour of Indiana libraries: The Crown Point Community Library, on Main Street Crown Point. 6 to 7.
* OCT 29 IN INDIANAPOLIS
The Writer’s Harvest: a reading and discussion with essayist/author Susan Neville and YA author John Greento benefit Second Helpings. Free with a canned good! Oct. 29 at 7:30; Butler University’s Atherton Hall.
* NOV 13 IN INDIANAPOLIS
On a panel with two other local novelists, Michael Dahlie and Allison Lynn, as part of the 15th Annual Ann Katz Festival of Books; Nov. 11 at 7pm.
* JULY 16 IN INDIANAPOLIS
The launch party for Countdown City, in my hometown of Indianapolis! Reading and signing and drinking wine. At Big Hat Books in Broad Ripple; July 16 at 6pm.
* JULY 17 IN THE BAY AREA
Reading & signing books at Books, Inc. in Belmont, CA; Weds, July 17 at 6:45 pm
* JULY 18 NEAR PORTLAND
Reading & signing books at Powell’s Cedar Hill Crossings in Beaverton, OR; Thurs., July 18 at 7:00pm
* JULY 19 IN SEATTLE
Signing books at the world-famous Seattle Mystery Bookshop; Friday, July 19 at 12:00 noon
Reading & signing books at Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA.; Friday, July 19 at 7:00
* JULY 24 IN ST. LOUIS
Reading & signing books Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO.; Weds., July 24 at 7:00, preceded by an optional side trip to visit my old dorm at Washington University (Go Bears!)
* JULY 31 IN BOSTON
Reading & signing books at the legendary Harvard Coop, in Harvard Square, Cambridge (where The Last Policeman fans will recall the Coffee Doctor is set up in his kiosk); Weds., July 31 at 7:00
* AUGUST 1 IN CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Reading and signing at Gibson’s Bookstore; Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 pm. Concord is where The Last Policeman and Countdown City take place—indeed, the great Gibson’s Bookstore is down the street from the McDonald’s where Hank Palace finds
the body of Peter Zell.
* AUGUST 6 OUTSIDE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Reading and signing at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 pm.
* AUGUST 13 IN CINCINNATI, OHIO
Reading and signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday August 13 at 7:00 pm.
* MAR 13 ON THE INTERNET
I am a featured author in the Twitter Fiction Festival, and from 2 to 3 pm on March 13 my streaming real-time story “Free Charlton Connors” will be going down. So follow me @BenHWinters if you don’t already, and I’ll also let you know the other handles you need to follow to get the full experience.
* MAR 13 IN INDIANAPOLIS
If you’re a librarian attending the Public Library Association conference here in Indy, I’ll be signing books in the Random House booth from 3:15 to 4:15, and rhten hanging out at the Booklist Mystery Meet & Greet from 4:15 to 5. Come say hi. Like all smart authors, I love librarians.
* MAY 22 in MUNCIE, IN
Doing a presentation at the Kennedy Library at 6:30. For info visit munciepubliclibrary.org.
* JUNE 11 in FISHERS, IN
Another month, another Hoosier library! I’ll be in Fishers, Indiana at the Hamilton East Public Library at 7:00.
* JUNE 14 in LAFAYETTE, IN
I’ll be hanging out at Robots & Rogues Bookstore on Main Street, from 5:30 to 7, during the “Mosey on Main”, which sure sounds like a delightful small-town Indiana summer-evening street fair to me.