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Reading from the Barking Detective Series

Oct 18: 1:30 to 3 PM Oak Harbor Library on Whidbey Island
1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor WA 98277

Curt Colbert and I will be reading from and talking about our favorite novels from the Barking Detective series of humorous mysteries. Also coming with us: Pepe, the Chihuahua who inspired the series. He usually steals the show. For more information go here.

 

PAST EVENTS

Reading with the Dog Squad
Saturday Jan 30, 2015 at 2 PM 
At Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103,206-297-2665, info@PhinneyBooks.comJoin Curt and Waverly along with Dog Squad authors Laura T Coffey, author of My Old Dog, David Gross, author of Travels with Charlize, and Tracy Weber, author of the Downward Dog mysteries, for an afternoon of Fido fun! All four authors will read from their books, answer questions, and accept dog kisses. Come prepared to share your dog’s special talents. Who knows?  Maybe your pup will be featured in one of our future books. Readings, signings, prizes, and dog treats!  What more could you ask for? Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Nov 21: Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 from 3-5 pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle, 98103)

Waverly will be sitting behind a stack of Barking Detective mystery novels at this fabulous holiday booksale, along with 26 other authors. There will be signing, chatting, reading (and sometimes even singing). And all the while you can nibble on fresh baked goods, created by the authors themselves. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle), so you can indulge your bookishness and help two good causes, all at the same time.

Nov 15: Book Launch for Silence of the Chihuahuas

3 PM Sunday, November 15

At Elliott Bay Book Company,
1521 10th Avenue, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Come and celebrate the publication of the fifth book in the Barking Detective Series: The Silence of the Chihuahuas at Elliott Bay Book Company, our other favorite book store. Pepe, the Chihuahua who inspired the series, will be present to greet his adoring fans. Curt and Waverly will do a dramatic reading, raffle off prizes and sign books.

Oct 24: Signing for Silence of the Chihuahuas at Seattle Mystery Book Shop, 117 Cherry Street, Pioneer Square, Seattle

Curt Colbert signed copies of The Silence of the Chihuahuas, along with Curt’s first book, Rat City.

Dog Days Event at Third Place Books August 1: a reading with Tracy Weber, author of the Downward Dog Mysteries about a yoga teacher and her dog, and Dori Hillestad Butler, award-winning author of the Buddy mysteries for young readers (grades 1 to 3).

Left Coast Crime: Crimelandia

Portland, March 12-15, DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland

Waverly and Pepe attended this mystery writing conference. Waverly moderated a panel at 9 AM on Saturday morning featuring other writers who feature animals in their mysteries: Donna Andrews, Tracy Weber, Pam Beason and Cheri O’Boyle.

Pepe provided pet therapy for conference goers who needed a little canine snuggling from 5 to 6 PM on Saturday evening. He was very popular.

April 11

Page 2 Books Author Event, 1 to 2:30 PM

Waverly and Curt appeared along with one of our favorite authors, Tracy Weber, author of the Downward Dog mysteries, to talk about the Barking Detective mystery series. We were part of a sparkling line-up for the day which included many of our favorite crime writers including Lisa Fernow, Bernadette Pajer and Tom Hoppe.

Reading and Signing
Thursday, February 26 at 7 PM
At Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park
Pepe, the Chihuahua who inspired the series will be present to charm his fans. Curt Colbert and Waverly Fitzgerald, the authors, will be talking about the inspiration for this fourth book in the series, and reading from the book, as well as signing books, along with Pepe. As a special treat: we will provide lavender shortbread using the recipe from the back of the book, which is set in Sequim during the Lavender Festival.Saturday, April 11Book Signing, Saturday, December 13
Noon
Seattle Mystery Book Shop
117 Cherry Street, Pioneer Square, Seattle
Curt Colbert, Waverly Fitzgerald and Pepe, the Chihuahua,  will be signing copies of The Chihuahua Always Sniffs Twice, along with Curt’s first book, Rat City. Also present, our friend and local author, Rachel Bukey signing her first novel: Leap of Faith.
 
Book Launch & Celebration
Saturday, December 6 at 7 PM
At Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Avenue, Capitol Hill, Seattle
Come and celebrate the publication of the fourth book in the Barking Detective Series: The Chihuahua Always Sniffs Twice. Pepe, the Chihuahua who inspired the series, will be present to greet his adoring fans. Curt and Waverly will do a dramatic reading, raffle off prizes and sign books. Plus we’ll serve lavender shortbread cookies, as featured in the back of the book. Also featuring the reprint of Curt’s book, Rat City.
 
Saturday, November 29, Indie Saturday
3 to 4 PM
Signing at the Couth Buzzard Bookstore
8310 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle
Curt and Waverly will be the featured authors from 3 to 4. Come and meet the Chihuahua who inspired the series and enjoy coffee and baked goods.
 
Saturday, November 22, Holiday Book Fest
3 to 5 PM
Sponsored by the Seattle 7
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Avenue North Seattle
 
Waverly will be reading from “A Chihuahua in Every Stocking at 3:45. Featuring 28 authors writing in all genres from poetry to mysteries, memoir and horror, literary novels and historical fiction, will be present signing books, chatting and even singing. Come sample baked goods cooked by actual authors.
 
Saturday, August 9 at 1 PM
Auburn Theater at 10 Auburn Avenue, Auburn Washington

Pepe, Curt and I will be on stage during the Festival of Authors as part of the celebration of Auburn Days. Curt and I will do one of our dramatic readings (probably from Dial C for Chihuahua) and Pepe will amaze the crowd with his cuteness. Stay around to meet Bernadette Pajer, writer of the Professor Bradshaw series of historical mysteries set in Seattle, who will follow us at 1:30.

 
Saturday, June 21, at Finally Found Books in Auburn
 
1 to 4 PM
 
Finally Found Books
3705 Auburn Way
Auburn WA 98002

253-246-7376

Curt Colbert and Waverly Fitzgerald and Pepe, the Chihuahua who inspired the Barking Detective series, will be signing books and answering questions and talking about their favorite books in which animals appear. If you are lucky, Pepe may answer questions with the help on an 8-ball. At our previous reading (see below), Pepe successfully predicted the Seahawks would win the SuperBowl.

Previous Readings

Thursday, Jan 2, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park

7 to 8 PM

17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
206-366-3333

http://www.thirdplacebooks.com/

We’re partnering with Sisters in Crime to give you this special reading from The Big Chihuahua. The evening will feature a dramatic reading, book signing, cookies and a guest appearance by Pepe, the Chihuahua who inspired the series. If we are lucky, Pepe will tell fortunes using a Magic 8 Ball.

2013 Author Events

Fri OCT 18 THE BIG CHIHUAHUA Book Launch! 7 PM At Elliott Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill! Come join us to celebrate the third book in the series with a dramatic reading, a guest appearance by the Chihuahua who inspired the series, cookies, signing and fortune-telling dogs! 

Sat OCT 12 Signing at Seattle Mystery Book Shop, noon

Sat OCT 5 Write on the Sound Conference, SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF TRADITIONAL PUBLICATION WITH MYSTERY WRITING PANEL, 4:15 PM; Reception and Book Signing 5:30 PM

Tue AUG 20, Opening of Finally Found Books in Auburn WA, 6 to 9 PM

Fri JUL 26, Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, Mystery Panel

Thu JUL 25, Panel: “Seattle Writes: Taking the Mystery out of Getting Published,” at the Seattle Public Library, main branch downtown. 7-8:30 PM

Sat APR 27 Signing at the Seattle Mystery Book Shop, noon

Sat APR 13 Reading and Signing, Village Books in Bellingham, 4 PM

Sat APR 6 Book Launch for Chihuahua Confidential, 6 PM. At Elliott Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill. We’ll celebrate the arrival of the second book in the series with a dramatic reading, a guest appearance by Pepe the dog who inspired the series, cookies, balloons, signing and, for this book, dancing dogs!



 

6 Responses to Events

  1. karen says:

    i loved Dial C can hardly wait for more!!!

  2. fred ferrari says:

    are you planning any booksignings in the los angeles/long beach calif area? thank you

    • Waverly says:

      Dear Fred,

      We would love to come to the Los Angeles/Long Beach area. I grew up in the Valley and it would be fun to visit some of the scenes from Chihuahua Confidential. However, we have no signings planned at the moment. We are thinking of coming to Bouchercon, the big crime writers convention, which will be held in Long Beach November 13-15, 2014. Not sure if Pepe will accompany us. I think he should since he would probably make us Stars.

  3. Linda says:

    I love your the Pepe series. Even got my husband hooked on reading them. Please don’t stop writing them, can’t wait for #4. Pepe reminds me of my little one Porsha. Tried to find his Facebook page but no luck.

  4. Ashley Dickens says:

    Dear Pepe,
    I loved your books and hope that they will make movies of all the stories. Would love to see you in the movie theater or on TV.
    Ashley

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