News, Events & Appearances
Cocktails at Sunset is available on Amazon! Will there be a third book in the series? It's likely, but I think she might have a short hiatus while I recover from the effort.
If you visit my News or Facebook page (lesliekellerbooks), I will post news regarding book events, as well as on my blog - lesliekellerbooks.blogspot.com
New Year - New Events:
In addition to the special events listed below, I attend monthly meetings of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, Desert Sleuths chapter of Sisters in Crime, Valley of the Sun chapter of Romance Writers of America.
August 26, 2017 9 am to 4:30 - Valley of the Sun Romance Writers
Master Level class for writers and authors presented by Holly Roberts.
November 4, 2017 10 am - 3 pm - Tempe Book Festival
A celebration of reading and writing this event brings together local authors,
publishers and book sellers. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year due to a prior commitment.
Events you missed:
January 21, 2017 - Scottsdale's 3rd Annual Local Author Event
This was a great launch for Cocktails at Sunset. Thanks to all who attended. It was so much fun to meet all the readers.
February 3 - 5, 2017 - Glendale Chocolate Affaire
This event surpassed the prior year with huge attendance and so many new readers I could barely keep up.
March 11-12, 2017 - Tucson Festival of Books
June 1-4, 2017 - Desert Dreams Writers Conference
I have attended this conference in prior years and it's always been exceptional. I loved the sessions presented by a local trauma surgeon who spoke on what happens when you die, and explained the physical reaction to different The comedy writer gave many tips on writing with humor. I hope I can incorporate what I learned into the third book.
July 22, 2017 Payson Book Festival
This event surpassed prior years in attendance by both authors and readers. For me having it at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino was wonderful, especially since it's monsoon season and we had lots of rain. Everyone was able to stay cool, dry and enjoy meeting authors and finding great new books.
August 12, 2017 Sisters in Crime - Desert Sleuths Conference
This writing conference features Clive Cussler, Lee Goldberg and Robin Burcell - all acclaimed mystery writers. Lee Goldberg was a great speaker and hearing the stories of how Clive Cussler got started in the business was entertaining and surprising.