Jan. 23rd: Phillipsburg Public Library, Author Talk/Discussion. Phillipsburg, MT. 6 pm.

Jan. 31st: Barnes & Noble, Grand Opening Signing, Kalispell, MT. 5 pm.

Feb. 28th: West Shore Library, In Conversation with Author Mark Hummel. Lakeside, MT. 6 pm.

April 10th – 14th: Left Coast Crime, Bellevue, WA.

June 21st – Whitefish Community Center, 12 pm.

June 25th: Violet Volumes Book Store, Writing Process Roundtable Discussion. Victor, ID. 5 pm.

June 26th: Violet Volumes Book Store, Author Talk/Signing. Victor, ID. 6pm.

July 9th: The Book Shelf, Signing at Montana Coffee Traders, Kalispell, MT. 1 to 4 pm.

July 21st: The Mansfield Center’s Study of the US Scholars Institute Program Talk, Whitefish, MT. 10:30 am.

Aug. 28th – Sept. 1st: Bouchercon, Nashville, TN.


Events 2020

Feb. 20th: Thurs.: Gunnison Library – Reading and presentation. Gunnison, CO. 7 pm.

Feb. 21-23: Murder in the Mountains Mystery Festival, Crested Butte, CO. Bloody Suspense: Creating thrilling suspense with Christine Carbo. Sip hand-crafted Bloody Marys and learn to write vivid and gripping setting with Christine Carbo. 11:15 – 12:45 pm.

Oct. 14th-18th: Bouchercon 2020, Sacramento, CA.

Events 2019

Feb. 20th, Wed.: Colorado Chautauqua Author Series Talk, Boulder, CO, 7 pm.

Feb. 21st, Thurs.: The Book Haven, Salida, CO, 6 pm.

Mar. 7th, Thurs.: Presbyterian Ladies Group, First Presbyterian Church, Kalispell, MT, 12 pm.

Mar. 23rd, Sat.: This House of Books, Billings, MT, 5 pm.

Mar. 28th – 31st: Left Coast Crime, VanCouver, CA.

Aug. 2nd, Fri.: St. Mary Lodge Gift Shop, St. Mary Village, MT, 1-3 pm.

Aug. 3rd, Sat.: Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT, 1-3 pm.

Aug. 17th, Sat.: The Cedar Tree Gift Shop, West Glacier, MT, 1-3 pm.

Aug. 24th, Sat.: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1 pm for presentation & Garden Anniversary Party, 5-7 pm. Vancouver, WA.

Oct. 18th, Fri.: Glacier Conservancy , Glacier Conversations, table host, Grouse Mountain, Whitefish, MT, 5:30 – 8 pm.

Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd: Bouchercon, Dallas, TX.

Nov. 20th – 2019 Great Conversations in Helena, Helena Education Foundation, table host, Helena, MT, 6:30 – 9 pm.

Events 2018

March 22nd-25th: Left Coast Crime, Reno, NV.

May 29th, Tues: A SHARP SOLITUDE goes on sale!

June 1st, Fri: The Well-Read Moose. Store anniversary celebration and launch party for A SHARP SOLITUDE. Coeur d’Alene, ID. 6 pm.

June 5th, Tues: Author’s hometown celebration for the release of A SHARP SOLITUDE. Frame of Reference Gallery, Whitefish, MT. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

June 7th, Thurs: Poisoned Pen, dual signing with author Christi Daugherty. Scottsdale, AZ, 7 pm.

June 12th, Tues: Fact & Fiction, Missoula, MT, 7 pm.

June 14th, Thurs: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove, Littleton, CO, 7 pm.

June 16th, Sat.: Mineral County Library, Superior, MT, 12 – 2 pm.

June 21st, Thurs.: Third Place Books, In-conversation with James Ziskin. Lake Forest Park, , WA, 7 pm.

July 11th – 14th:  Thriller Fest, New York City, NY

July 18th: Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT, 6 pm

September 6th – 9th: Bouchercon, Tampa, FL

September 11th: Midtown Reader, Tallahassee, FL, 6 pm

October 2nd: Coeur d’Alene Women’s Guild, St. Lukes Epsicopal Church, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 12 pm

October 20th, Sat.: Seely Lake Open Book Club Series Event, The Lodges at Seely Lake, Seely Lake, MT, 7 pm

December 3rd, Mon: Costco, Kalispell, MT, 12 – 2 pm


February 1st: Parents’ Alliance Bookclub, Tamp Prep,  Tampa, Fl. 2 pm.

March 16 – 19th: Left Coast Crime, Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, Honolulu, HI.

April 27th, Thurs.: Great Falls Public Library , Great Falls, MT. 7 pm.

May 17th, Wed.: Lewistown Public Library 7th Annual Author Dinner, Fundraiser and Auction, The Elks Club, Lewistown, MT, 5 pm. (For information on tickets, please call 406.538.5212).

June 6th, Tues.: The Weight of Night goes on sale! Launch party for The Weight of Night. Location at Frame of Reference Gallery. Whitefish, MT, 5:30 pm.

June 8th, Thurs.: Shakespeare & Co., Missoula, MT, 7 pm.

June 10th, Sat.: Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Seattle, WA, 12 pm.

June 13th, Tues.: Fact and Fiction. Fellow Montana author, Leslie Budewitz, and I celebrate our summer releases together. Missoula, MT, 7:00 pm.

June 16th, Fri.: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove, Denver, CO, 7 pm.

June 21st, Wed.: Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ, 7 pm.

July 17th, Mon.: The Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT, 7 pm.

July 21st, Fri.: The Well-Read Moose, Coeur D’Alene, ID, 6 pm.

September 23 – 24th: Flathead River Writers’ Conference, Guest Speaker & Workshop Presenter, Flathead Valley Community College, Whitefish, MT.

September 28th – October 1st: Montana Book Festival, panel with Mark Stevens, Gwen Florio, and Leslie Budewitz on writing crime fiction in the Northwest.  Missoula, MT.

October 12 – 15th: Bouchercon, Toronto Sheraton, Toronto, Canada

October 19th – 21st: High Plains Book Festival and Awards Banquet. Billings, MT. The second novel, MORTAL FALL, in the Glacier Mystery Series won Best Novel in Women’s Fiction.


February 3rd: Parents’ Alliance Bookclub, Tamp Prep, 2 pm. Signing to follow at 5:30 pm, Inkwood Books, Tampa, Fl.

February 4th: Barnes & Noble – 6 pm, Clearwater, Fl.

February 25th –  28th: Left Coast Crime – The Great Cactus Caper, Phoenix, AZ. Panels/events: Thursday, Feb. 25th at 12:00 pm: Setting as Character, with moderator Jeffrey M. Siger and panelists Shannon Baker, Sara J. Henry, S.K. Rizzolo and Dana Stabenow.

Meet the New Authors Breakfast: Friday, Feb. 26th, 7:30 – 9:00 am, hosted by Mike Befeler.

March 12th – 13th: Tucson Festival of the Book, Tucson, Arizona, Additional information about panels/events listed at Tucson Festival of the Books
Panels: Saturday, March 12th at 11:30 am: Title TBA, with moderator Shannon Baker and panelist Carol Goodman and Lisa Unger.
Sunday, March 13th at 10:30: New Voices in Mystery, with panelists David Joy and C.B. McKenzie.
Sunday, March 13th at 2:30: The Dark Heart of the Wild with moderator Susan Cummins Miller and panelists Louis Bayard and Tim Johnston.

May 31st: Launch Day for Mortal Fall, Tupelo Bar & Grill – Whitefish, MT, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 17 Central Ave.

June 3rd: Fact & Fiction – Missoula, MT, 5:30 pm.  220 North Higgins Ave.

June 4th: Country Bookshelf – Bozeman, MT, 5:00 pm. 28 West Main St.

June 7th: Poisoned Pen – Scottsdale, AZ, Reading with debut author Todd Scott. 7:00 pm. 4014 Goldwater Blvd. #101.

June 8th: Clues Unlimited Bookshop – Tucson, AZ, 7:00 pm. 3154 East Fort Lowell Road.

June 11th: Seattle Mystery Bookshop – Seattle, WA, 12:00 pm. 17 Cherry Street.

June 11th: Third Place Books – Lake Forest Park, WA, 6:30 pm. 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101

June 24th: Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego, CA, 7:30 pm. 5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100.

July 5th – 9th:  Thriller Fest – New York City, NY

July 22nd: The Well-Read Moose – Coeur D’Alene, ID, 6:30 pm. 2048 N. Main St.

July 28th: Tattered Cover Colfax – Denver, CO, 7:00 pm. 2526 East Colfax Avenue.

September 13th – 18th: Bouchercon – New Orleans, LA. Panel: Wherever I May Roam – The Importance of Setting, Sept. 15th, 12 -12:50. Mardi Gras E.

September 17th: Prize Presentations, The Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans honors the winners of the Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction: Sara Paretsky for Distinguished Body of Work and Christine Carbo for Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel. 6 pm, Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners’ Hall, 638 Lafayette St., New Orleans, LA.

September 15th – 18th: Montana Book Festival. Panel: Montana Mystery, Suspense and Thrill – Christine Carbo, Gwen Florio and Keith McCafferty; Sept. 23rd, 11 – 12:15 pm, Zootown Brew, 121 West Broadway Street, Missoula, MT.

October 7 – 8th: High Plains BookFest and Awards, Yellowstone Art Museum. The Wild Inside is one of three finalist for High Plains Book Award, Best First Novel.


June 16th: Book Release Party – Tupelo Bar and Grill, 17 Central Ave., Whitefish, MT, 5 – 7 pm. (If you’re in the area, come and join the fun!)

June 19th: Country Bookshelf – Bozeman, MT, 7 pm. 28 West Main St.

June 20th: Barnes & Noble – Billings, MT, 2 pm. 530 S. 24th West.

July 8th-11th: Thriller Fest – New York City, NY

July 14th: Fact & Fiction – Missoula, MT, 7 pm. 220 North Higgins Ave.

July 15th: Barnes & Noble – Bozeman, MT 7 pm. Gallatin Valley Mall, 2825 West Main.

July 18th: Seattle Mystery Bookshop – Seattle, WA 12 pm. 17 Cherry Street.

August 1st: Poisoned Pen Bookstore – Scottsdale, AZ 2 pm. 4014 Goldwater Blvd. #101.

September 10th – 12th: Montana Book Festival  Missoula, MT

October 8th -11th: Bouchercon – Raleigh, NC

December 5th: Holiday Book Event, Fact & Fiction – Missoula, MT, 11:30 – 1:00. 220 North Higgins Ave.