May 18th (Saturday, 10am-4pm), 2019: B&N Bookstar Point Loma, CA: Dave signing books

May 19th (Sunday, 1-5pm), 2019: B&N Thousand Oaks Ventura, CA: Dave signing books

May 21 (Tuesday), 2019: Dave’s talk for the UCR (University of California, Riverside) Extension Osher Lecture Series (details coming soon)

May 25th (Saturday, details to follow), 2019: B&N 7881 Edinger Ave #110 Huntington Beach, CA: Dave signing books

May 26th (Sunday, noon-4pm), 2019: B&N Calabasas, CA: Dave signing books

June 8th (Saturday, details to follow), 2019:  B&N 731 N. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA: Dave signing books

June 11 (Tuesday, 6pm), 2019: Moreno Valley Library, CA – Author Talk, Moreno Valley Public Library, 25480 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley

June 15th (Saturday, 11am-1pm): B&N Grossmont Center La Mesa, CA: Dave signing books

July 6th (Saturday, 10am-4pm), 2019: B&N Chino Hills, CA: Dave signing books

July 26 (Sat), 2019: Dave’s podcast on Crime Cafe (details coming soon)



Email: David (at) for details or changes

Past Events:

May 12th (Sunday, 10am-4pm), 2019: B&N Chino Hills, CA: Dave signing books

May 11th (Saturday, 1-5pm), 2019: B&N Orange, CA: Dave signing books

May 5th (Sunday, 1-6pm), 2019: B&N Mira Mesa, CA: Dave signing books

May 4th (Saturday, 1-4pm), 2019: Book festival San Bernardino Library 555 West 6th

April 28th (Sunday, details to follow), 2019: B&N, Montclair, CA: Dave signing books

April 27th (Saturday, 10am-noon), 2019: Ontario, CA: “Dave on Writing” for the California Writers Club – Inland Empire (IECWC), Ovitt Library, 215 E. C Street, Ontario:

April 27th (Saturday, 2-6pm), 2019: B&N Corona, CA: Dave signing books

April 20th (Saturday, noon-4pm), 2019: B&N Studio City, CA: Dave signing books

April 7th (Sunday, 10am – 4pm), 2019: B&N Irvine 13712 Jamboree Rd. CA: Dave signing books

March 25th (Monday, 7:30-9:15pm), 2019: Panel: Solving the Mystery of Writing Good Mysteries (IWOSC members – free, Non-members – $15):  web link

March 16 (Saturday, 10am-4pm), 2019: Temecula, CA: Dave’s book signing at B&N

Feb 17 (Sunday, 3pm), 2019: Huntington Beach, CA: Dave’s book signing at Mystery Ink:  web link, FB Event.

Feb 26 (Tuesday, 7am, PST), 2019: ANYWHERE you are! Radio interview, stay tuned for details!

Feb 24 (Sunday, 3pm), 2019: Orange, CA: Dave’s book signing at Anne’s Book Carnival: web link, FB Event.

Feb 19 (Tuesday, 7pm), 2019: Tustin, CA: LIT UP! w/Matt Coyle: FB Event.

March 2 (Saturday, 1pm-6pm), 2019: Temecula, CA: Wine and Crime (novels) at the Dime: FB Event

CANCELLED! (watch for re-schedule): Feb 28 (Thurs), 2019: San Diego, CA: “Two Writers: Opposite Sides of the Law”: web link, FB Event.

Feb 15 (Friday), 2019: Dave to speak to 500-1000 High school students in L.A. (private event)

Feb 9 (Saturday, 10am-4pm), 2019: Temecula, CA: Dave’s book signing at B&N

Feb 1 (Friday, 7:30pm), 2019: San Diego, CA: Dave’s book signing w/Samuel Gailey at Mysterious Galaxy: web link, FB Event.

Feb 7 (Thurs), 2019: Dave on the radio (details coming soon)

Jan 29 (Tues, 6:30pm), 2019: Moorpark, CA: Library event for writers: FB link.

Jan 19 (Sat), 2019: Fountain Valley, CA: “Dave on Writing” at the Fountain Valley Claim Jumper. Note: SCWA events are open to the public. The admission fee is $30 which includes lunch! web link

2018 included TWO book club event’s at Wiens Winery in Temecula, for their “Wiens Wines and Words”:

Nov 10, 2018: Men of Mystery

July 11, 2018: “Anatomy of Violence” talk at Craftfest, before Thrillerfest in NY

May 25, 2018: Library Talk, San Carlos Library in San Diego

Mar 21 25, 2018: Left Coast Crime conference in Reno, NV:

Mar 20, 2018: Library talk in Huntington Beach, CA

Mar 3, 2018: Library talk in Placentia, CA

Feb 17, 2018: Book party: Wine & Crime at the Dime, Wine on The Dime wine shop in Temecula, CA

Feb 11, 2018: Book signing and talk with Dan Howard Mysterious Galaxy San Diego:

Feb 10, 2018: Book signing at Book Carnival bookstore in Orange

Feb, 2018: Interview with Matt Coyle on his podcast

Jan 27, 2018: Interview on Suspense Radio by Suspense Magazine:

2017 and earlier

June 10 & 11, 2017 (Sat & Sun, Culver City, CA): California Crime Writers

April 1, 2017 (Saturday, 8am – 4pm, Newport Beach Marriott, CA): Literary Orange 

March 16 – 19, 2017 (Thurs – Sun, Waikiki, Hawaii): Left Coast Crime – Honolulu Havoc

March 14, 2017 (Tues, 6 – 7:30pm, Fallbrook, CA): Writers Read w/David Putnam

Feb 22, 2017 (Wens, ONLINE): Pam Stack interview w/Matt Coyle; details coming soon

Feb 18, 2017 (Saturday, 12-4pm, Temecula, CA): Author signing at Barnes&Noble

Feb 17, 2017 (Friday, 7:30pm, San Diego, CA): Dead of February Mystery Event

Feb 11, 2017 (Saturday, 1pm, Murrieta, CA): Party! Food, Fun, and Books, especially: The Vanquished (Bruno Johnson book 4) at The Mill Restaurant

Feb 5, 2017 (Sunday, 12:30pm – 4pm-ish, Wetumpka, Alabama): MYSTERY ON THE MENU – Alabama (Ticket Required)

Feb 4, 2017 (Saturday, Birmingham, Alabama): Murder in the Magic City (Ticket Required)

Jan 28, 2017 (Saturday, 11am to 4pm, Cerritos, CA): MYSTERY ON THE MENU – California (Ticket Required)

Jan 21, 2017 (Saturday, 10am – 3pm, Moreno Valley, CA): Moreno Valley Writers Expo

Aug 6, 2016 (Saturday, 1pm in Corte Madera): Book Passages event in the Bay Area

July 9, 2016 (in Temecula, CA): Wine & Crime at the Dime

Feb 25-28, 2016 (in Phoenix, AZ): Left Coast Crime

Feb 12-15, 2016 (President’s Day Weekend, in San Diego, CA): So Cal Writers’ Conference

Feb 6, 2016 (Saturday, noon in La Verne, CA): Book Launch Party at Dave’s sister Sheri’s

Feb 5, 2016 (Friday, 7:30pm in San Diego, CA): Two cop-novelists sign their new books at Mysterious Galaxy

Jan 24, 2016 (Sunday, 2pm in Irvine, CA): Forensics Fest: What makes bad guys tick? Details (click here) from Sisters in Crime Orange County.

Nov. 14, 2015 (Saturday in Orange County, CA): Men of Mystery

Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2015 (Nashville, TN): Killer Nashville

Oct. 8 – 11, 2015 (Raleigh, North Carolina): Bouchercon

Aug 15, 2015 (Saturday, 4:30pm in Houston, TX): Murder by the Book

Aug 9, 2015 (Saturday, 1pm in Scottsdale, AZ): Four authors in one at Poisoned Pen Bookstore, details:

June 6 & 7, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday in Culver City): California Crime Writers Conference

April 18, 2015 (Saturday – 10am to 2pm in L.A.): L.A. Times Book Festival 

March 12 – 15, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday in Portland, OR): Left Coast Crime (lunch noon on Saturday)

March 8, 2015 (Saturday, 11:30am in Los Angeles, CA): MWA Luncheon/interview, The Road from Beat Cop to SWAT, click to reserve your spot for lunch

March 7, 2015 (Saturday, 3pm in Orange, CA): Book signing at Book Carnival

Feb 26 – March 1, 2015 (Deerfield Beach, FL): Sleuthfest! Dave’s talk Thursday, 10:45am

Feb 25, 2015 (Delray Beach, FL): Book signing at Murder on the Beach Bookstore

Feb 22, 2015 (Irvine, CA): Sisters in Crime Orange County, Forensic Fest & Readers/Writers Forum

Feb 21, 2015 (Noon in La Verne, CA): Book launch party for THE REPLACEMENTS

Feb 13 – 16, 2015 (San Diego): Southern California Writers’ Conference where David will be a “Special Guest Speaker” and will also teach a workshop called: 8 Simple Tricks to Writing a bestselling Page-Turner

Feb 8, 2015 (Pasadena): Sisters in Crime LA: “The Anatomy of Violence and stories from his career in Law Enforcement,” in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena CA 91030

Feb 7, 2015 (San Diego): Author meet & greet

November 13 – 16, 2014: Murder at The Beach: Bouchercon 2014 AND Men of Mystery – Long Beach, CA is the 45th annual World Mystery Conference celebrating mystery and crime fiction.

November 8 – 9, 2014:  Military Book Fair – San Diego, CA October 24 – 26, 2014: California Capital Book Festival – Sacramento, CA

October 18, 2014:  SCIBA Awards: THE DISPOSABLES is one of 3 finalists for the T. Jefferson Parker award in Mystery! – Beverly Hills, CA 

October 12, 2014 (Sunday 7pm): Noir at the Bar, San Diego, CA (La Jolla Brewing)

October 11, 2014 (Saturday 3pm-7pm): Crime and Wine at the Dime – Temecula, CA

August 13, 2014 (Wednesday, 10:30 am): Lakeside Public Library – San Diego, CA

July 24, 2014 (Thursday, 6:30 pm): Silver Lake Public Library (L.A.) 2411 Glendale Blvd, 90039

July 8 – 12, 2014: ThrillerFest – New York City

June 14, 2014 (Saturday): 11am-noon, Little Tokyo branch of the L.A. Public Library

June 21, 2014 (Saturday, 12noon): MWA event – La Jolla Library

June 27 – 30, 2014: PLA (Public Library Association) – Las Vegas

July 1, 2014 (Tuesday, 6pm):  Moreno Valley Public Library

May 22, 2014 (Thursday, 7pm): Vroman’s Book Signing – Pasadena, CA

May 10, 2014 (Saturday, Event starts 10am, David signs at 4pm) : Mysterious Galaxy’s 21st Birthday! – San Diego, CA

May 11, 2014 (Mother’s day Sunday, 12noon): Warwicks, Weekend with Locals event – La Jolla, CA

May 17 2014 (Saturday, 2pm): Book Carnival – Orange, CA

April 27, 2014 (Sunday, 2pm): BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! La Verne, California 91750 – books available, special thanks to Mystery Ink bookstore ( Details HERE.

April 12 – 13, 2014: L.A. Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles (Saturday 1-2pm, Mystery Ink Booth #376; Saturday 2-4pm, Sisters In Crime Booth #367; Sunday 1-2pm, MWA-Mystery Writers of America  Booth #377 )

March 20 – 23, 2014: Left Coast Crime: Calamari Crime – Monterrey, CA

Feb 28 – March 2, 2014: Sleuthfest – Orlando, FL

November 16, 2013: Men of Mystery

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Events

    1. That would a great! Perhaps next year. We have requests for Honolulu & Melbourne too. The second Bruno book, The Replacements, comes out in early 2015. Hoping to have a longer/bigger book tour for that one. Thanks for the note, Marti. We’re also in the planning stages for a “virtual book tour” where we could beam in via the Internet to chat with your favorite book group. Round up your book-reading pals!


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