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Whether you’re reading paranormal mysteries with vampires, an edgy cozy with crafts, P.I. fiction, or a straight-up novel of suspense, the elements that keep those pages flipping are the same. But what exactly are the sneaky devices writers use to keep us up all night?

On February 8th, Vinnie Hansen and Michele Drier will unveil their secrets to the Cupertino/Sunnyvale chapter of AAUW via a 7 p.m. Zoom presentation.

Vinnie’s story “Room and Board” will be included in this gorgeous anthology, The Dark Waves of Winter, alongside works by greats like Lawrence Block. With a perfect noir touch, the book will launch on Friday the 13th (of January) in Hermosa Beach in the spot where the finale of “Carrie” was filmed with bloody Sissy Spacek marching down the long, exterior staircase!

No longer a school, 710 Pier Avenue is now the site of the Hermosa Beach Museum. The launch event begins there at 6 p.m. Vinnie and several other authors will be on hand to read delectably dark tales that defy the notion of a warm, sunny beach.


Archived Virtual Events:

Mystery Writers of America NorCal panel: “In Short Order: Short Stories from Inception to Ink,” featuring Vinnie and John Floyd
March 11, 2023
Click here to view this presentation.

Bookshop Santa Cruz One Gun launch, featuring Vinnie in conversation with Susan Bickford
June 28, 2022