2017 Dallas Book Festival

What are you doing April 29?

If you’re in North Texas, and you’re a book lover, you should be planning to hit the Dallas Book Festival at the Dallas Central Library.

Paulette Jiles, who was a National Book Award finalist for News of the World, will be there. Greg Iles will appear in conversation with Stanley Nelson, whose scholarly work about unsolved crimes from the Jim Crow era helped inspire the novel Natchez Burning.

I’m especially looking forward to a panel called “Why I Turned to Crime,” featuring women who write crime novels. Among the panelists are Kathleen Kent and Lisa Sandlin.

You can read my review of Kent’s Old West crime novel The Outcasts here. Sandlin’s debut, The Do-Right, was one of my favorite books of 2015. You can read the review here.

Then head over to the library on April 29 to see these and other authors speak, buy their books, and even get them signed.

See you there!

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