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Finally! DRAGON DAY is available as an audiobook!

I’m very excited to announce that DRAGON DAY is now available as an audiobook, narrated by the fabulous Tracy Sallows, who did such an amazing job on the first two books in the series. She’s also the reader for GO-BETWEEN, and I could not be happier about that!

I have a few free copies to give away for especially interested readers — am contemplating the best way of going about that. Suggestions, anyone?


DRAGON DAY paperback is out in the wild!

Here’s where to buy it!

Dragon Day - Cover

An Extremely Tentative Schedule of Upcoming Events

This is a very rough draft of my upcoming schedule — I will be adding to it frequently, but in the meantime, if you see an event that interests you and want more information, just drop me a note!


June 5 — Bay Area Book Festival, “Good Girls Write Bad,” 3:15, Shattuck Hotel Boiler Room, Berkeley CA

June 8 — Janet Rudolph salon with Cara Black, Berkeley CA

July 5 — Soho Crime’s 25th Anniversary Bash, Bryant Park, NYC, plus an in-store appearance at Mysterious Books and a library event in Darien CT!

July 14 — Panel at San Francisco Public Library

July 17 — Official West Coast launch at Mysterious Galaxy with Martin Limon!

July 24 — Sisters in Crime OC

July 28 — Chevalier’s in Los Angeles, with special guests!

Aug. 13 — Sisters in Crime, San Diego

Aug. 20 — Vermin on the Mount, San Diego

Aug. 24 — Oceanside Public Library, 5 PM

Sept. 14—18 Bouchercon New Orleans

Nov. 10 — Santa Monica College discussion

I had to share…

I think it's pretty awesome!

I think it’s pretty awesome!

My mom, the adventurer…

My mom, the adventurer

GO-BETWEEN is coming! And other doings…

go-between-coverI am very excited about the upcoming publication of my fifth book, GO-BETWEEN! Look up the page and you’ll see the cover and a brief description. To learn more about the book, including a look at the first three chapters, click here!

Otherwise, if you happen to be in London in mid-May, I’ll be doing a few events for the Asia House Literary Festival, including this one and this one! (gulp) I hope to add some more UK events in the latter part of May. Will keep you posted!

I will be making an appearance at the Bay Area Book Festival (June 4-5, time/date TBD).

For the actual book launch, I will be in NYC, doing a special Soho Crime 25th Anniversary event — watch this space for details!

And I promise for those of you in San Diego, I’ll have my West Coast book launch at the wonderful Mysterious Galaxy (that link will take you to a page where you can pre-order signed copies of GO-BETWEEN)…and yes, there will be local craft beer…

Dragon Day doings…

Here’s my events schedule for the next couple of weeks (because it’s quicker than updating the calendar):

I’m celebrating the Dragon Day launch two days early (but there will be books), with Steph Cha at San Diego’s wonderful bookstore Mysterious Galaxy on Aug. 16 at 2 pm — and we plan to celebrate with some of San Diego’s finest brews, among other things. If you’re around, stop by!

I have a few more events scheduled in California as well:

Aug. 20, 7 pm, Book Carnival, with Steph Cha

Aug. 26, 7 pm, Janet Rudolph’s salon in the East Bay (write me at lisa@lisabrackmann.com if you’d like to go to this)

Aug. 27, afternoon-ish, I’ll be dropping into Book Shop West Portal and Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco to sign copies — drop them a line to reserve yours!

Sept. 17, 7 pm, Chevalier’s in LA’s Larchmont Village, with Steph Cha and Elizabeth Little

Sept. 20, 3 pm, Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach, with Steph Cha

Sept. 20, 8 pm, Noir at the Bar Los Angeles, with James Ziskin, Neal Griffin, Sarah Chen, Danny Gardner and Jimmy Callaway!

More events TBD (I’m still on the fence about Bouchercon but I’m going to try to make it)



Something new

Yeah. If you look up above…well, all around the site…

There’s a new Ellie book coming out on August 18.

You can read all about it here.



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