Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Poisoned Pen's June Conference

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know I'm a big fan of the Poisoned Pen Bookstore. I told someone today that it's my third place. I've been fortunate to partner with them so that some of the authors who appear there also appear for Authors @ The Teague while they're in town. So, I'm passing on the word about their annual conference for anyone who is going to be in Arizona that week.

Important to note - It's Free!


June 24-26 2010

Thursday and Friday events at The Poisoned Pen from 7:00 pm
(Possible Georgette Heyer mini-conference Friday June 25 1:00-5:00 pm)
Saturday at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa from 6:30 pm
includes programs and at 9:30, Late Night Readings and Pajama Party

The conference is free, no registration required (Heyer fee: $25).

A raffle for all those buying books by attending authors—one entry per book—has a $100 Poisoned Pen Gift Certificate prize.

Participating authors, by invitation only, to date are:
Rebecca Cantrell, PF Chisholm, Diana Gabaldon, Sophie Hannah, Vicki Hendricks, Juliet Blackwell, Sophie Littlefield, Michael Koryta, Jeanne Matthews, Sharon Kay Penman, Gary Phillips, Stefanie Pintoff, Zoe Sharp, Dana Stabenow, Lauren Willig...and others to be announced.

To reserve a room at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
at the Poisoned Pen Rate: $89/night

Victoria Strubbe:
or 602-954-2569 | F: 602-954-2571
Or use the Arizona Biltmore's on-line Registration

2726435 is Poisoned Pen's online booking code. When you go onto the Arizona Biltmore's website
When checking availability, you will find a spot below to enter your number into field titled "Corporate Account Number."


Friday June 25 1:00-5:00 pm Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa

Fee: $25. Registration required. Email You
will not be billed until they can confirm the event. Discussions with various authors, audience participation. It will be a celebration of her Regency novels and her mysteries. We'll vote for her best lines (Regency) so come prepared to lobby for your favorite.

You can always keep updated on this event, and other Poisoned Pen events with their calendar at


If you can't make it to the conference, or live on the west side of the Valley, Authors @ The Teague will be hosting four of the authors for a MysteryPalooza called "Women Who Kill" on Thursday, June 24 at 2 P.M. We'll be hosting Juliet Blackwell, Sophie Littlefield, Jeanne Matthews and Zoe Sharp.

And, Saturday, June 26 at 2 P.M., we'll host Beth Hoffman, bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. Beth will be in town to visit me, and I asked her to make a special Glendale, Arizona appearance.

I'll mention all of these events again, closer to the date. It's going to be three terrific days to be in Arizona!


Jen Forbus said...

Sounds like it's going to be a hoppin' time there in Arizona. Be sure to say hi to Michael for me! He's going to be in this area around the same time so that poor boy is going to be doing a heck of a lot of traveling this summer!

Lesa said...

It is going to be a fun few days in Arizona. I guess he'll be doing a lot of travel, if he's going to be in Ohio around then, too.

Beth Hoffman said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing you, Lesa!

Lesa said...

I'm looking forward to seeing you, too, Beth! Hugs!

Bonnie said...

You are so fortunate to have so many literary events in your area. This one sounds like fun and it's free. I wish that I lived closer!

Lesa said...

I am really lucky, Bonnie. And, I wish all of my online friends lived closer so they could attend. I'd get to meet all of you!