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Saturday, June 22, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Moderator for panel on "Writing Outside the Lines." I'll be joined by Katya Cengel (Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back), Julia Bricklin (Blonde Rattlesnake: Burmah Adams, Tom White, and the 1933 Crime Spree That Terrorized Los Angeles), and Kristi Eaton (The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories from Every County) to discuss what happens when stories draw writers in directions that lie outside the norm, ones that require them to break the mold and take an unconventional look at their material. Presented during the 2019 convention of the Western Writers of America, Hilton Tucson East, 7600 East Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710. Register with WWA.

Saturday, June 22, 11:30 a.m–1:30 p.m. Book signing. I'll be at the University of Nebraska Press booth at the Western Writers of America convention, joined there by author Katya Cengel and UNP editor Alicia Christensen. Stop by, say hello, and check out the terrific books published by UNP. Hilton Tucson East, 7600 East Broadway Blvd., Tucson AZ 85710. 

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 7–9 p.m. Featured reading from The Modoc War and Simply to Know Its Name. La Promenade Cafe, 3643 Balboa, San Francisco, CA 94121. Open mike follows my featured reading.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, 5:30–8 p.m. Speaker on The Modoc War at San Francisco Corral dinner meeting of Westerners International. Fior d'Italia, 2237 Mason St., San Francisco, CA. For ticket information, email