New York Times Bestselling Author


April 26, Friday, 6 p.m.
New Mexico Press Women’s Conference
Albuquerque, NM

On Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. I’ll be on a panel at the New Mexico Press Women’s Conference at the Canyon Club in the Four Hills Section of Albuquerque. The topic is Western Movies. I’ll have handouts about Gene Autry, Glenn Ford, and Twenty Significant Westerns.

May 11, Saturday 4 p.m.
W.K. Stratton and THE WILD BUNCH
Santa Fe, NM

This year marks the 50th anniversary of my favorite film, THE WILD BUNCH. W.K. Stratton has a new book to commemorate it. THE WILD BUNCH: SAM PECKINPAH, A REVOLUTION IN HOLLYWOOD, AND THE MAKING OF A LEGENDARY FILM. On Saturday, May 11, I’ll interview the author after he presents the film at THE SCREEN in Santa Fe. This exciting event starts at 4 pm. The author will also give a talk about the film at 1 p.m. at the Gerald Peters Gallery.


June 19-22
Western Writers of America conference
Tucson, AZ

I’ll be at the Western Writers of America conference in Tucson. June 19-22. I’m on a comic-books panel on Thursday and looking forward to the tour of the Old Tucson Western film set. Google Western Writers of America for details about the conference. I wrote one historical Western LAST REVEILLE and numerous novels set in the modern Southwest (THE SHIMMER, for example). I consider my novel FIRST BLOOD to be a disguised Western about a gunfighter whom the local law won’t allow to hang up his guns.


August 22-25, 2019
Killer Nashville

For years, I’ve been hearing great things about the Killer Nashville readers/writers conference for mysteries and thrillers (in Nashville, TN). I thought it was time I went there. It’s too soon for specifics, but I’ll probably give a 3-hour talk about how to write a novel and another talk about how to write comic books (with examples from my Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine comic books).

Oct. 31-Nov 2, 2019
Dallas, TX

Bouchercon is the world’s largest conference for readers and authors of crime fiction, which includes mysteries and thrillers. I registered to attend. It’s too soon to know my schedule, but I look forward to being there. Bourchercon gave me its Lifetime Achievement Award a few years ago. The conference fills early. To register, go to I’ll interview James Paterson onstage on Wednesday evening as an added attraction. We’ll discuss the literacy problem in the US.

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