Pre-Orders: The Early Bird Gets the Autograph

Pre-Orders: The Early Bird Gets the Autograph

Pre-Order Girl Waits with Gun and get a bookplate signed by the author AND the girl who waited with the gun! If you pre-order a print edition of Girl Waits with Gun and send a copy of your receipt to email hidden; JavaScript is required, I will sign one of these cool bookplates with both my signature and a rubber stamp of Constance’s signature. (see below for more about that.) You can put it in your book when it arrives. Here’s the...

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Tour dates!

Tour dates!

It’s official! We’ve got tour dates all worked out. If there are any updates or changes, I’ll post them right here. The only thing that matters on book tour is to fill the room with friendly faces–so if you’re in town, I hope you’ll stop by, and bring your friends. Hope to see you out...

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My Chickens Love a Good Novel!

My Chickens Love a Good Novel!

Chickens are naturally curious about crime fiction, and hens in particular do love a story about a plucky lady crime fighter.  (Oh, did I really just say that?) Well.  We’re doing a giveaway on Goodreads through June 22, and I hope you’ll enter to win a free advance copy of Girl Waits with Gun! It’s based on a true story of three sisters who fight back against injustice in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared. You...

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Now All We Need is a Cocktail!

Now All We Need is a Cocktail!

We’ve only just begun to plan the book tour for Girl Waits with Gun, but I’m already working on a cocktail I can serve. (Book tour planned for Sept/Oct 2015; dates to be posted here.) After weeks of historical research and multiple trips to the liquor store, I think I’ve got it. The significance of the automobile might not be obvious to you until you’ve read the book, but I have to say that I am quite pleased with myself...

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The Big Reveal!

The Big Reveal!

Happy day!  I have a new book coming out, and the book has a cover!  I’ll be putting lots more on my website in the weeks to come, but for now, please meet Girl Waits With Gun, a new novel based on a true story coming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2015. Yes, there will be a book tour (dates to be announced later this year), and yes, cocktails will be served! Here’s a little blurb about the book. Stay tuned for more...

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Announcing the New Book!

Announcing the New Book!

Hey folks!  I’ve got some news!  I just worked out a book deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a series of novels based on the true story of a woman in the early 1900s who, through a series of strange and interesting events, became one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs, and then went on to do other great things, including forming a detective agency with her sisters.  I’ve been absorbed in the research for two...

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Margaritas in Denver, and a Contest

Margaritas in Denver, and a Contest

Hey folks!  I’m headed back to Denver this weekend for the Douglas County Library’s Books, Bites, and Brews event. I’m going to give a little botany lesson on margaritas and you’ll get to drink a very well-made specimen.  Don’t you feel smarter already? And in other news–The Drunken Botanist is up for an award over at Goodreads.  If you’re at all interested in voting, here’s the...

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October road trip!

October road trip!

Hey people!  It’s just about time for the last farmers market cocktails of the year–and it’s time for me to hit the road.  I’ll be all over the country this month.   Here’s what’s coming up– see you there?   October 03 2013 06:00 PM — Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, CA An evening of botanical cocktail wonderfulness. Advance registration required. October 08 2013 07:30 PM...

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More Drunken Botanist Tour Dates, and Two Plants You Should Totally Grow.

More Drunken Botanist Tour Dates, and Two Plants You Should Totally Grow.

Okay! A few more tour dates for you. See you out there? Go here if you want to see everything that’s coming up. And as always, check these venues for full details.   April 24 2013 — Culinary Arts & Letters, Chapel Hill, NC Special cocktail event with The Crunkleton and Fearrington Inn. Details coming soon. April 27 2013 02:00 PM — Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN Flower Confidential   And now,...

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Drunken Botanist Tour Dates: Southwest, East Coast, and Where is the Gin?

Drunken Botanist Tour Dates: Southwest, East Coast, and Where is the Gin?

Yes, I am still on the road! It’s hard to believe, I know. I can hardly believe it myself. So here are some tour dates, and the complete list, if you’d like to see it, is here. As always, check details with the venue before heading out. April 17 2013 07:00 PM — Changing Hands Books, Tempe, AZ Join us for a talk about The Drunken Botanist–and a fabulous cocktail made with Dripping Springs Vodka. April 18 2013 06:00 PM...

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