Previous Appearances

2023 Events

March 16–19
Left Coast Crime
Tucson, AZ
March 16, 5 p.m., Is Your Book Edgy/Cozy, Noir/Traditional, Or? with Betty Webb (M), Mindy Carlson, Corey Lynn Fayman, Con Lehane, Ann Parker
March 17, 2:45 p.m., Lefty Historical Novel Nominees with Linda McNab (M), Dianne Freeman, Catriona McPherson, Wanda M. Morris, Karen Odden, Ann Parker, Iona Whishaw
March 18, 4 p.m., Cozy Mystery Tropes with Ann Parker (M), Nancy Coco/Nancy J. Parra, Julie Hennrikus/Julia Henry, Camille Minichino, Jennifer J. Morgan

June 20–24
Western Writers of America (WWA) Convention
Rapid City, SD

July 13–16
Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA) Conference
Las Vegas, NV

August 30 – September 3
San Diego, CA

December 21, 6 p.m. PT
Rendezvous With A Writer interview by Bobbi Jean Bell and Jim Bell
Live audio stream
Live video stream on Facebook


February 1–15
Ann read and recorded Chapter 1 of The Secret in the Wall, in two-minute “short takes.” They can be viewed on her Facebook author page.

February 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
(Informal) LAUNCH for The Secret in the Wall
Towne Center Books, Pleasanton (back patio)
Ann will be there (masked, most likely) to sign books, chat, and pass out See’s Candies. Drop on by!
In-Person Event

February 28, 4:30 p.m.
Ann Parker with author Donis Casey
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Discussing The Secret in the Wall
Signed bookplates available
Virtual Event
View on Facebook or YouTube

March 19, 10:30 a.m.
Ann Parker with author Cara Black
Sponsored by Northern California Sisters in Crime Chapter and American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Berkeley
Virtual Event

March 22, 11 a.m.
Ann Parker with author Katherine Clark
Outside patio of The Last Word
Livermore, CA
Co-sponsored by Towne Center Books and AAUW for Women’s History Month
In-Person Event
Free, but please RSVP here

All events from this point forward are in-person, unless otherwise noted

April 7–10
Left Coast Crime: Southwest Sleuths
Albuquerque, NM

April 22–24
Malice Domestic
Bethesda, MD

Sunday, May 15, noon
Virtual Launch of Low Down Dirty Vote Vol. 3
With editor Mysti Berry and readings from authors Katharina Gerlach, Bev Vincent, Sarah M. Chen, Travis Richardson, Camille Minichino, Ann Parker, and David Corbett
Sign up for the Crowdcast virtual event
Virtual event

May 20, 10 a.m.
Presbyterian Women Book Club
First Presbyterian Church
Livermore, CA
In-Person Event

May 21, 1 p.m.
Northern California Sisters in Crime: Spring Showcase
Orinda Books
Orinda, CA

July 21, 12 p.m.
San Ramon Valley Newcomers Club

September 8-11
Bouchercon Mystery Convention
Minneapolis, MN

November 18, 12 p.m.
Mechanics Institute (virtual event)
“Writing about San Francisco as a Place”
A Writers’ Lunch panel with Taryn Edwards (moderator), Gary Kamiya, and Edmund S. Wong


February 27
Virtual Event
The Left Coast Crime “Unconvention”

June 16, 7 p.m.
Virtual Event
Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime
Conversation with Mysti Berry

July 15, 4-5 p.m.
Virtual Event
“More Than Malice” Author Speed Dating

August 25–29 — CANCELLED
Bouchercon 2021
New Orleans, LA

September 14, noon
Meeting with local book group

October 20, 5 p.m. PT
HISTORICALS: Stepping into the Past—Crafting the Historical Mystery
A panel with Laurie King, Catriona McPherson, Michael J. Cooper, and Priscilla Royal
(A Northern California Mystery Writers of America event)


January 26, 2 p.m.
Victorian Tea
With authors Dianne Freeman and Rosemary Simpson
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Scottsdale, AZ
Watch the video from this event!

January 30, 11:30 a.m.
Read-It & Eat
Towne Center Books
Pleasanton, CA
Note: This ticketed event includes lunch.
To learn more and buy tickets, click here and scroll down

February 1, 2 p.m.
The Book Carnival
With Margaret Dumas
Orange, CA

February 10, 4 p.m.
Author Talk
Zeta Mu Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma

March 7, 11:30 a.m.
Sisters in Crime Mystery Authors: Lunch and Panel Discussion
With Diana Chambers, Priscilla Royal, and Nancy Tingley
AAUW, Berkeley Chapter
Berkeley, CA

March 12 to March 15 — CANCELLED
Left Coast Crime
San Diego, CA

March 22, 2 p.m. — CANCELLED
Crime Fiction & Contemporary Society
With Camille Minichino and J. J. Lamb
Castro Valley Library
Castro Valley, CA

April 4, 1 p.m. — POSTPONED
Sisters in Crime Showcase
Reading and signing with other SinC members
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA

Malice Domestic 32
North Bethesda, MD

May 19, 1 p.m. — POSTPONED
Meet the Authors
With Camille Minichino, Roger Chapin, Jo Mele, Jim Brennan, and Chuck McFadden
Walnut Creek, CA

July 12, 1 p.m.
Virtual Eastern Sierra Book Festival—One Day Celebration of Reading and Writing

July 18, 12 p.m.
Virtual Northern California Sisters in Crime Showcase

October 17, 12 p.m. PT
Virtual Bouchercon 2020
Panel: Down the Rabbit Hole: How much do you research?
With Terry Shames, Cara Black, Tara Laskowski, David Schlosser, Linda Townsdin

October 24, 7 p.m. PT
Virtual Mystery Writers of America “Mystery Week!”
Panel: Stayin’ Alive: How to stay creative while the city’s breaking and everybody’s shaking
With Camille Minichino, Rhys Bown, Margaret Dumas, and J.J. Lamb
Register for free here!

October 27, 7 p.m. PT
Panel: Where’s My Hero? Finding characters who work for you
With Claire Johnson, David Corbett, Camille Minichino, Janice Peacock
Register for free here!

December 12, 3 p.m. PT
Virtual Event
The Book Carnival
In conversation with Camille Minichino/Elizabeth Logan and Margaret Dumas

Into the Past at The Poisoned Pen

Sign up for Ann's Newsletter

Note: this is a private list—your email address will not be shared, and you can unsubscribe at any time.