Where’s Naomi?

 

Never mind Waldo. Where has Naomi been?

And where will she be?

2018 Dates

 

Denver, CO, August 17-26

Seein’ all y’all in the mile-high city

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Maybe next year

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WorldCon , San Jose, CA

Thursday, August 16 only

Come see me…at a booth TBA

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Scare LA, Los Angeles, CA

August 4 & 5

Again, just hanging out. We writers have to relax too, you know.

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Midsummer Scream, Long Beach

July 28 & 29

Just hanging out on Saturday, selling and signing on Sunday

And selling and signing:

with Alexandra Neumeister, Timothy Chizmar, Kevin David Anderson, Lisa Morton, and Brian Asman

(Note: In the second picture, taking place in the zombie apocalypse, I’m the one who doesn’t have a weapon and who is doing nothing but screaming. First to go.)

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We had a quick three-day trip to Waco, TX which almost killed us but we made it, got everything done, and came back home unscathed.

 

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San Diego Comic-Con

July 18-22

My husband and I went for two days out of costume and the rest we were cosplaying Han and General Leia. I love to see the creativity of the cosplayers. Believe me, this is only a little bit of what was there.

Thursday:

 

 

Hanging out with John Barrowman

(just taking a selfie. I’m not that cool.)

 

My editor from STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE

David Boop

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

 

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We went on a family cruise to St. Thomas, St. Maartin, the Princess Cays, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida in  April

Beautiful Native American artwork from a variety of tribes in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport

 

At the club

Dinner…mmmmm

We loved Charlotte Amalie: the local food, the brews, and especially the people and the town.

And of course we had to go snorkeling

And finally see the birds and reptiles in Florida

 

 

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC

April 21-22

in the HWA and the MWA booths

                                                         

with student Isabella S.       with student Edwin R.

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WonderCon, Los Angeles, CA

March 23-25

Dressed as General Leia Organa and with the scruffy nerfherder

                                                        

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FOGCON, Walnut Creek, CA

March 9-11

In the Dealer’s Room

                                                                               

 

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January 2018

Pipe and Thimble Indie Bookstore and Publishing Company

Lomita, CA

At the fabulous “Three, Two, One BOOK LAUNCH” workshop at the given by the fabulous Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Other writers attending: Kimberly Blagrove, Denise Tapscott, and Geetha Vasishta.

Elle Lieberman and Barbara Lieberman, proprietors of Pipe and Thimble, were perfect hosts

                             

 

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Christmas 2017

Universal Studios…they made us Whos. That’s me, if you’re wondering, upper right with the bangs, the cheekbones, and the ski slope nose.

Zoe is sad in her holiday attire. She thought the lights were actually going to light up. No bling for doggo this year.

And…

The holiday party at the Horror Writers’ Association. I received a skeleton Jenga game and a rat skeleton to go with our cat skeleton. Next year I really want the horse skeleton!!!

 

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Solvang and the Tiki Bar at Sort This Out Wine Cellars

December 2017

                                                 

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Big Bear, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, a snow leopard, and…Hedwig?

October 2017

                                     

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Murrieta, CA

for the

Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival

September 2017

                                                                              

 

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Straight Outta Tombstone: The Weird Western Showdown
A Multi-Author Signing Event!

Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, Sarah A. Hoyt, Sam Knight, Nicole Kurtz, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, David Lee Summers, Naomi Brett Rourke, Peter J Wacks, and editor David Boop. Other stories in the anthology by Maurice Broaddus, Larry Correia, Phil Foglio, Alan Dean Foster, Jody Lynn Nye, Ken Scholes, Michael A Stackpole, and Robert E. Vardeman.

Lots of fun and a few surprises! Mosey on down and celebrate this amazing anthology!

 

Signing STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE

Denver, CO  Barnes & Noble

Friday, August 18, 2017

7 – 9 PM

                      

So proud                                                            Yes, that is Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files.

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Midsummer Scream 2017
Long Beach, CA
July 29-30

CANCELLED DUE TO INJURY

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Yes, we were in costume – first time

General Leia Organa and Han Solo

And we reconnected with these folks: authors Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent

And with the lovely and talented Vanta Black

SD ComicCom 2017
San Diego, CA
July 19-23

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Kauai, HI
July

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California Crime Writer’s Conference
Culver City, CA
June 10-11

with Tom Brenneis of the FBI ERT (Emergency Response Team)

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StokerCon 2017
Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
April 27-30

with George R.R. Martin

and the fabulous Barbara Barnett in the background

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LA Times Festival of Books
HWA/MWA  Booths
Sunday, April 22, 2017

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WonderCon 2017
Long Beach, CA
March 31-April 2

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Scare LA 2016

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With Drake Vaughn, Naomi, Janet Holden, and Kevin David Anderson

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Midsummer Scream 2016

HWA booth

Long Beach

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Comic-Con 2016 with Tim

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StokerCon 2016

And yes, that is R.L. Stine

Wish I had a picture of Jack Ketchum, too.

He was also awesome.

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Wonder-Con 2016

With Kelly, Aiden, and Edward James Olmos

Such a gentleman

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Comic-Con 2015

At Dublin Square with Danica

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Scream LA 2015

With Kelly

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Arizona 2015

Family time and doing research for “Balance.”

Hopi Eagle dancers

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England/Ireland 2015

“My” castle — the ancient O’Rourke stronghold

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Colorado 2015

Doing my best Game of Thrones…

it was cold!!!

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Angel’s Game 2015

We won!

 

 

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