Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Texas Mystery Month, Mark Troy

Twelve years ago, the Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas chapter came up with the idea of celebrating mysteries in Texas in the month of May. Twelve years later, that idea is still going strong. So, if you write mysteries or if you like mysteries, Texas is the place to be in May. Here is the lineup of events, courtesy of Sarah Ann Robertson, of HoTXSinC. I, personally, would love to welcome you to College Station, Texas on May 1.

Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter is pleased to announce the
Twelfth Annual 2010 Texas Mystery Month in May. Texas Mystery Month is a community service project of Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Project. The purpose of Texas Mystery Month is to spotlight Texas Mystery Authors. All Texas Mystery Authors are invited to participate.

Texas Mystery Month events include panel discussions, book signings, author presentations and more. Austin, College Station, Houston, San Antonio and Seguin are celebrating Texas Mystery Authors with activities in May, Texas Mystery Month.

2010 Texas Mystery Month events currently scheduled include:

February 16-May 16 - Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Project, Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter and the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation - Contact Sarah Ann Robertson <>

May 1, Saturday, 3:00-5:00 pm - Mystery Author Panel: Fresh Kills - Stephen Banister, Susan Rogers Cooper, James Hime, Mark Troy, Moderator . Barnes & Noble Booksellers , 711 Texas Avenue, College Station, TX 77840, Kerre Cole, Community Relations Manager, 1-979-764-8969

May 8, Saturday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Author Panel - Contact "Nancy Glass West" <>, Twig Book Shop, San Antonio

May 10, Monday, 6:40 p.m. - Author Mitch Haynes - Sherlock Holmes Society of Austin aka Waterloo Crossing, Contact Sarah Ann Robertson <> Mangia-Mesa Drive Mesa Crossing Shopping Center 8012 Mesa Drive Austin, Texas 78731 1-512-349-2126

May 12, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. - Author Panel - "Nancy Glass West" <>, Barnes & Noble-San Pedro Crossing, 321 NW Loop, #104 San Antonio, Texas 78216 Debra Castanon, Community Relations Manager, 1-210-342-9426

May 15, Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Author Panel - "Carolyn Banks" <>, The Book Basket 913 Main Street Bastrop, Texas 78602 Carol Pennell 1-512-332-0777

May 15, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. - Author Panel - "Nancy Glass West" <>, Hastings-Seguin

May 16, Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. - Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event - Contact Sarah Ann Robertson <>, Barnes & Noble-Westlake, Austin

May 22, Saturday - Mystery Author Extravaganza: Dave Ciambrone, Byron Riddle, F. J. Schaak, Ph.D, Sylvia Dickey Smith, Marcia Spillers, Moderator <> Barnes & Noble-Arboretum, Austin 10000 Research Blvd. Austin, TX 78759 Janice Langlinais Community Relations Manager 512-418-1013

May 23, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. - Mystery Author Panel: "Destination: Idea-ville --Where Novels Come From." Eight mystery authors discuss where they get their ideas: Dave Ciambrone, Laura Griffin, Russ Hall, Mitch Haynes, Jim Parker, Sylvia Dickey Smith, Nancy Glass West, Joan Upton Hall (moderator). Contact "Joan Upton Hall", BookPeople, Austin

May 29, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., "The Variety within the Genre" - Laura Elvebak, Mitch Haynes, Caroline Shearer, Gayle Wigglesworth, Moderator <>, Murder by the Book 2342 Bissonet Street Houston, Texas 77005 David Thompson, Manager 1-713-524-8597 <>

For more information please check out our or contact Texas Mystery Month Coordinator Sarah Ann Robertson <> .

Mark Troy
Hawaiian Eye


Morgan Mandel said...

Well, I'll be in Wisconsin and Illinois in May, but Texas sounds like it's really going to be rocking!

Morgan Mandel

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Texas has a great idea going! That's fantastic. In May I'm headed to Mayhem in the Midlands in Omaha.


Dana Fredsti said...

What a great idea!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Wish I could make it down this weekend, Mark. Not going to happen.

One hopes this will be back next year.

Wish you well with the program!