If you happen to find yourself in the capital next month, make sure you look us up…the event is scheduled to take advantage of the famous Cherry Blossom Festival parade (which will take over all of downtown DC that morning). Admission is free for the signing, though the museum exhibits still require tickets (get them for $4 off by ordering ahead).
April 12, 2014 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
DC Crime Museum
575 7thStreet, NW
- Book fair: FREE (in the museum lower level)
- Museum exhibits: $21.95 at the door, $18 website
Austin S. Camacho is the author of five novels featuring Hannibal Jones, a Washington, DC-based African-American private eye, as well as four in the Stark and O’Brien adventure series including his most recent, The Ice Woman Assignment. His short stories have been in six anthologies including Dying in a Winter Wonderland – an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Top Ten Bestseller for 2008. He’s featured in the Edgar-nominated African-American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey. He is active in several writers groups including the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.
Matthew Iden writes crime fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary literary fiction with a psychological twist. His debut detective series features retired DC Homicide cop Marty Singer in four different tales – A Reason to Live, Blueblood, One Right Thing, and The Spike.
Dan Morse is a veteran crime reporter for The Washington Post and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, who published his first book in late 2013 – a true crime story based on his coverage of the Lululemon murder in Bethesda, Maryland. His book is calledThe Yoga Store Murder.
Bestselling author Andy Straka’s novels are a treat for the mind as well as the soul. Featured by Publishers Weekly as one of a new crop of “rising stars” in crime fiction, his books include A Witness Above, A Killing Sky, Cold Quarry, Record of Wrongs,The Night Falconer, The Blue Hallelujah, Flightfall, andDragonflies: Shadow of Drones. Just released in original paperback and ebook is The K Street Hunting Society, the sixth in the Shamus Award-winning Frank Pavlicek private eye series. Also being published this spring is Dragonflies: Visible Means, the second in the Dragonflies thriller series. Andy Straka novels are available in trade paperback (Cedar Creek publishing) and in all ebook formats.
D. A. Spruzen, originally from England, writes fiction and poetry. She is now a resident of Northern Virginia, where she teaches writing for Fairfax County Schools’ Adult and Community Education program and the McLean Community Center. A past president of the Northern Virginia Writers Club, her short stories and poems have appeared in many publications. The first two novels in her Flower Ladies Trilogy, Not One of Us andLily Takes the Field, are available on Kindle and in paperback. The third, Messenger of Love, is in progress. Crossroads, two novellas, is also available on Amazon. Her poetry chapbook,Long in the Tooth, was published by Finishing Line Press in July 2013.
John B. Wren is a consulting engineer living in Northern Virginia, who began writing in 2009. His works thus far have been fictional novels. His first, To Probe A Beating Heart, is the life of a serial killer, Averell Danker. His second, Killing His Fear, released in 2012, is the story of a troubled young man who lives in great fear of movie-based monsters and how he deals with this fear. Wren’s third novel, Darryl’s Reunion, is the story of revenge taken nearly 20 years after the killing of a young boy in the early 1990s, due out in April. The author is currently working on two new novels, due for release by winter of 2014.