July 8-11, 2020
International Thriller Writers conference

Because of the pandemic, I can’t be sure this event will occur. With Gayle Lynds, I c0-founded International Thriller Writers. Each year, there’s a spectacular conference,  which many of your favorite thriller writers attend. Its a get-together for readers as well as writers.  Everybody’s welcome. See the ITW website for details.


Sept 3-6, 2020
Western Writers of America convention
Rapid City, South Dakota

This conference was originally scheduled for June 17-20. Because of the pandemic, it has been rescheduled for Sept, 3-6. I’m a long-time Western fan. Indeed, I consider my novel FIRST BLOOD to be a contemporary western about a modern gunfighter who isn’t allowed to hang up his guns. One of my novels, LAST REVEILLE, is a historical Western set in 1916 about “Black Jack” Pershing’s military “punitive expedition” into Mexico in pursuit of bandit Pancho Villa after Villa raided a US border town. The US military was practicing for its entry into WWI. I write for ROUNDUP MAGAZINE, the publication of Western Writers of America. I’m a board member. This lots-of-fun conference all be in Rapid City, SD, this year. See the WWA website for details.


Sept. 12-13, 2020
Colorado Gold writers conference
Denver, CO

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept, 12 and 13, I’ll be a guest speaker at the Colorado Gold Writers Conference, which is associated with the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers group. My friend Heather Graham will be a guest speaker also. The conference will occur in Denver. I’ll post details when I have them.