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2 0 1 9 Appearances

April 5-7
California Dreamin' Writers Conference
Embassy Suites by Hilton
900 E. Birch St
Brea, CA 92821
Kate will present two workshops. Seven Secrets to Crafting the Cozy Mystery and The Come-Hither Hook: How the Pros Hook Editors, Agents and Readers.


Previous Appearances

May 5, 2018, 1-4 pm
Cozy Con
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Come enjoy this free event with talks, panels, refreshments, and a round robin signing. Featuring Kate Carlisle, Tessa Arlen, Jane Cleland, Vicki Delany, Ann Parker & Paige Shelton.

June 30, 2018, 2 pm
Tea with Kate Carlisle, Jennifer Ashley and Jane Willan
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Three authors coming to discuss our NEW novels, have tea and sign a few books! What a great way to spend a relaxing Saturday at The Poisoned Pen!

July 30, 2018, 7 pm
Cozy Mystery Panel, featuring Kate Carlisle, Ellen Byron, Daryl Wood Gerber, and Linda O. Johnston
Beverly Hills Public Library
444 N. Rexford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Good News!

Buried in Books
—Named as one of June's Best New Mysteries by Barnes & Noble!
—BookBub named Buried in Books one of the Biggest Mysteries of the Summer!

Eaves of Destruction
—A USA TODAY Bestseller!
—Debuted at #4 on the Barnes & Noble mass market paperbacks bestsellers list.
—Featured selection in Fresh Fiction's Box Not to Be Missed.

Once Upon a Spine
—Hit #1 on Barnes & Noble's list of best selling cozy mysteries!
—Chosen as a Fresh Pick by the readers at FreshFiction.com.

Deck the Hallways
—Reached #2 on Barnes & Noble's list of best selling mysteries and then spent an additional three weeks in the Top 10!
—Reached #9 on Bookscan's Overall Mystery list and #3 among mass market paperbacks.
—Reached #78 on the USA Today bestsellers list, a new high for Kate! USA Today tracks all types and formats of books on a single list--fiction, nonfiction, hardcover, paperbacks, and ebooks.

Ripped from the Pages
—Nominated for a Reviewer's Choice award for Best Amateur Sleuth of 2015 by RT Book Reviews!

Crowned and Moldering
—Three weeks in the Top Ten on the Barnes & Noble list of bestselling mass market paperbacks (not just mysteries, but all paperbacks), and several more weeks in the Top Twenty!
Readers love Shannon Hammer and the Fixer-Upper Mysteries, and I love my readers. Thank you!
—Filmed by Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as Concrete Evidence: A Fixer-Upper Mystery

This Old Homicide
—Filmed by Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as Framed for Murder: a Fixer-Upper Mystery.

A High-End Finish
—#9 on the New York Times bestseller list!
—#1 mass market mystery at Barnes & Noble for three straight weeks and remaining in the top 15 for ten weeks!
—The American Library Association Book Club Reads recommends A High-End Finish to "book clubs who enjoy a smart, well-crafted whodunit with a healthy dollop of humor."

The Book Stops Here
—Hardcover: Three weeks in the Top 10 on the Barnes & Noble hardcover mystery list! Thanks to everyone for your support!

A Cookbook Conspiracy
—Hardcover: 14 weeks on Barnes & Noble bestseller list! Thanks to all of you who bought the book!
—Paperback: #25 on the New York Times bestseller list! (Mass market extended list for week of June 1, 2014.)
—Paperback: #1 on Barnes & Noble mass market mystery bestseller list for three weeks in a row!

Peril in Paperback
—#20 on the New York Times Bestseller list!! Thank you so much to everyone who bought the book!
—#2 on the Barnes & Noble mass market mystery list, staying on the list for 14 weeks!!

One Book In The Grave
—#15 on the New York Times Bestseller list!! Many thanks to each of you who rushed out to buy the book!
—13 weeks on the Barnes & Noble mass market mystery list!

Murder Under Cover
New York Times Bestseller list (Mass market extended list for week of May 22, 2011)
Library Journal starred review
—#1 on Barnes & Noble mass market mystery list (week of May 9, 2011)

The Lies that Bind
—Featured Selection of the Mystery Guild Book Club.
New York Times Bestseller list (Mass market extended list for weeks of November 21, November 28 and December 5, 2010)

If Books Could Kill
—#1 IMBA Paperback Bestseller for February 2010 (Independent Mystery Booksellers Association)
New York Times Bestseller list (Mass market extended list for weeks of February 21, February 28, and March 7, 2010)

Homicide in Hardcover
—Finalist for the 2009 National Readers Choice Award
—#1 Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Bestseller for February 2009
—Nominated by RT Book Review Magazine for Reviewer's Choice award for Best First Mystery Novel of 2009
New York Times Bestseller list (Mass market extended list for weeks of March 1, 2009 and March 8, 2009)


Audio Interviews

Radio Interview with Kristen Weber and Jennifer Chen at Shelf Pleasure on LA Talk Radio.com

Radio Interview with Baron Ron Herron on AM 1290 KZSB, Santa Barbara, California

Radio Interview with Tron Simpson on KCMN 1530 AM, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Speaking Engagements

Kate is available to speak at writers' groups, bookshops and conferences. If you are interested in having Kate speak at your event, contact her for availability.