SATURDAY, JUNE 17:  Sisters in Crime NorCal Summer Showcase
Event Room, Book Passage, Corte Madera
12- 2:00 PM
She Writes Booth # 91
1:00- 4:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:  Talk and Reading, California Writer’s Club
ConneXion in Jack London Plaza, 520 3rd St #109, Oakland, CA 94607
3:00 p.m.

*******************************************************************MAY 27: Reading at California Writer’s Club.  Political Writers Read
Laurel Books,  1423 Broadway, Oakland
7:00 p.m.

*******************************************************************FRIDAY, FRIDAY, MAY 20:  Talk and Reading at Avid Reader
617 2nd St., Davis, CA.
7:00 p.m. Wine and food from the book
7:30 p.m.  Talk and Reading

**************************************************************THURSDAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 20: BOOK LAUNCH
Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
7:00 p.m. Talk and Reading
Featuring wine and food from the book

**************************************************************SATURDAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, Sisters in Crime Mystery Panel
AAUW Berkeley Tech Trek Fundraiser
Northbrae Community Church,
941 The Alameda, Berkeley CA
10:00-12:00 a.m.

**************************************************************SATURDAY, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4: Santa Rosa AAUW Authors Luncheon and Panel Legends Restaurant, 3328 Yulupa Road, Santa Rosa
11: 30-2:30 p.m.

Judith Newton: Oink: A Food for Thought Mystery
Amy S. Peele: Cut: A Medical Murder Mystery
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder: Fire and Water: A Suspense-filled Story of Art, Love, Passion, and Madness


SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, Guest Post: “What’s Corn Got to Do with It: How Food Can Define a Novel’s Worldview”
Mystery Fanfare with Janet Randoph  at

“Why corn? You might ask. Why not, say, chocolate? While chocolate has an honored place across the globe, corn is more of a staple. In many cultures corn or maize is also associated with life, fertility, and rebirth and, in a novel that emphasizes the importance of caring community in the face of growing self-interest, competition, and greed (oink, oink!), the recurring presence of corn serves to emphasize human connection.”


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, Guest Post:  “The Story Behind Oink. A Food for Thought Mystery”

Animals - Judith Newton, Author

With Hannah Mackinnon at

“Traditional mysteries characteristically involve a small community (the university is such a community). They often feature a quirky sleuth, which, in my case, turned out to be a heightened version of myself—me and my quirks on steroids. They tend to supply humor, of which I gave a generous dose, and some involve food and come with recipes. Each of these can charm and thereby sustain interest, especially the humor and, in Oink’s case, the pigs.”




Picture: Books Inc., Berkeley

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