So much to talk about!

Wow, I’ve been remiss in posting updates in a while. My bad! I have another two episodes of “BASEBALL, BOOKS, AND BANTER” to talk about.

First up, an episode with father/daughter duo, Ron & Brigid Collins who started a fun new series with “Homerun Enchanted”.

After that, while I get my schedule into gear, I did a mini-episode. Just me, my Red Sox hot takes, a few Patriots thoughts, and some book recommendations! So find it wherever you find your podcasts! I’m going to be editing a Malice Domestic wrap up later this week… stay tuned!

This past weekend I attended one of the most fun conferences for mystery fans….Malice Domestic! Now that I have a 4 day work week, I decided to head down a little earlier to DC to take advantage of all the event has to offer. And it was well worth the drive! Friday morning I participated in something called “Malice Go ‘Round.” It’s 20 tables, two authors per table, and a large amount of readers! Each author had two minutes per table to talk about their book. Some people said they practiced their pitch, and I’m sure they were very professional. For those that know me, I’m not the type to plan too much beforehand. By the time I got to table 20, I’m not even sure what I was saying anymore. It was fun though….and I manifested my Netflix deal and Chris Evans staring as Davis in the movie. So fingers crossed!

I didn’t do a lot of the night activities (surprise, I hate nights), so most nights were spent back in the hotel room trying to will my teams to victory. It didn’t work for the Bruins. So that was a bummer. But it pushed the Celtics to the second round….so, there is that. Saturday was a full day of panels and activities, and I got to see so many old/new friends. Bought lots of books, got a bunch of free books from Kensington authors (including Misty Simon/Gabi Allen). Talked to the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop about their event in August. And sold out of the books I brought (which was only about 5 books….I didn’t plan well).

Sunday morning was my panel on Odd Jobs. Most of the audience (and the panelists) were exhausted from the week, but we had such a fun time talking baseball, photography, home staging, mixology, and crossword puzzle creation! Someone even came to get a book signed afterwards! Such fun! Then began the long slog home in a monsoon. Not to mention a game 7 bruins loss. Definitely wasn’t fun.

I’m mostly recovered, but still tired. So enjoy some pictures!

Chrisitn Brechard and I before the panel.
My new friend (and first time Malice attendee) Martin from NY!

Another fun thing I did before the conference was commission a new logo for my author page. I mean, check this out:

Look at my kitties! They all look so good! Find Tatiana here

I also forgot to share the map of the Ballpark Mysteries town of Abington (the fictionalized version of what the real town looks like…makes sense?)

Isn’t it adorable!!!??!!

Postcards will be available at all my upcoming events, and now that summer is here stay tuned for more events! Here is what is currently on the schedule:

Braintree Farmers Market 6/3

Maine Crime Wave 6/9

Murder as You Like It – Mechanicsburg 8/5

Let me know if there is somewhere you’d like me to visit, and I’ll reach out!

Also, if you’d like to support my journey, find my Ko-Fi account here:

I even have a quick 10 minute tutorial on how to use Canva to make town maps. My next Canva class will be how to use it to create bookmarks for promotions. So stay tuned for that!

Baseball, Books, and Banter is LIVE!

I did it! I recorded my intro to the podcast today. I still have some bumps to work out (mainly that my office chair sounds haunted). But it’s started, no turning back now! I’m waiting for the hosting company to publish it, but you can have the first listen.

If you’re intrigued by what I’m doing, feel free to support me at Any donation is appreciated!

If you’re an author who also happens to like sports (I’m looking at you Olivia Blacke) I would love to have you on my show! You don’t necessarily have to like sports, but that’s always helpful. If you are a sports person with an interest in books, you’re also invited!

I can’t wait to record more, so stay tuned! (also, if you’d like to write a theme song, I’m interested!)

Baseball, Books, and Banter Introduction

CrimeBake Wrap-Up and Contest Results!

It’s the Holiday Season! Sort of.

It’s also my favorite time of the year (outside of sweater weather). NE Crime Bake season! We had an AMAZING conference this year! I love seeing all my New England writer/reader friends and get to work the registration desk. I also got to be on a panel and moderate a panel for the first time!

Friday night was the “Truth and Fiction” panel with the amazing Brenda Buchannan as hostess with the mostest. My fellow panelists were amazing, and I was totally nervous about the stories I had. The panel is basically us answering questions with either true or false stories. I had a LOT of false stories. I also learned that apparently I’m a GREAT liar. I only had one true story (that everyone thought was false). All the rest were well thought out lies, that everyone thought was true. So yay me? Here is our illustrious panel! I even stayed up past my bed time for it. Pardon my look… was so hot working the registration desk, I had three costume changes due to the temperature.

And yes, my badge does say “VIP”….cause obviously.

Saturday started bright and early with free breakfast, which ya’ll know is my favorite. I started manning the registration desk with my friend Skylar (and fellow Curry grad) around then. Lots of information to give! 

Then, came the big even of the weekend. I moderated my first panel. I was so nervous, but had reached out to the amazing panelists before and got such good vibes from them that I felt comfortable. Paul Tremblay, Dana Cameron, Bracken McLeod, and Chris Holm were discussing “Another kind of future” in crime writing. They all blend different aspects of horror, supernatural, biological, dystopian, etc into crime fiction. It was a lively discussion, and I loved the interplay between Paul and Bracken who seemed to know each other REAL well. Other than a little time slip that I had (guys, time is hard), the panel went great. 

While I was confident it went okay, to have people tell you it was great is event better. Kristopher Zgorski, who you might know as the face/man behind Bolo Book Reviews0(0%), had a lovely write up about the panel as well on Facebook.

The rest of the conference flew by! I had sold/signed some books which is always fun, bought some more after picking up my consignment check. Here is what I ended up with:

Keen eyed readers will see the Podcasting book. At a recent craft fair someone told me I had a voice for podcasting….so I’m thinking about starting one. What do you think? It’d be something like Baseball, books, and _______? Send me your thoughts!

And finally. Lots of craft fairs this fall. Always a fun time. I decided to run a contest for people who bought books at the events Similar to what I did for book two, I gave buyers and opportunity to name a character in book three (which is in the drafting process). 

And the winner is…

Stay tuned! And to be honest, there are a lot of great names out there, so even if it isn’t “official”, if you entered a name there is a very real chance it’s going to show up in future books.

And don’t forget to come see me in the next few weeks!

11/27  Rockland Winter Market – Rockland, MA
12/3    Bryanville Craft Fair – Wolves Den Pembroke, MA
12/10  Braintree Winter Market – Town Hall

So many craft fairs!

So many events to come find me at! November is going to be the only month you won’t be able to find me (unless you reach out directly).

The Abington Community Craft Fair hosted by Friends of Abington Seniors is October 29 at the Abington Senior Center.

November 11-13 is the NE Crime Bake in Dedham, MA. I’ll be back at the registration desk for all those that have registered and want to say hi! I’ll also be on one panel Friday night. I moderate an amazing panel on Saturday morning with authors such as Dana Cameron, Paul Tremblay, Chris Holm, and Bracken MacLeod. It’ll be my first time moderating, so I’m excited and nervous!

Then December comes in HOT!

December 5 is a craft fair at the Wolves Den in Pembroke, MA and then December 10 is Braintree Town Hall for their holiday market!

You have no excuse not to come find me! Look, even my dad came from DC (or Maryland to be more specific) to find me a craft fair.

Central PA! I’m coming home!

Okay, I’m coming home for the weekend. And as a child who grew up in a lot of different places, I think Mechanicsburg should be considered my home base. We spent over 10 years there as a family (with some detours/breaks along the way).

I’m so excited to be going to the Harrisburg Senators game on Saturday night to sign/sell both books in the Ballpark Mystery series. I used to go to City Island ALL the time back in the day. I’m so glad they are letting me participate. They are playing the Bowie Baysox, so I think my dad (who lives in Bowie) is going to make the trip up. I’m also hoping to see some old HS friends or some of my brother’s friends. It’s going to be fun. Before the game I’m meeting up with some old friends in Mechanicsburg for lunch. It’s gonna be fun.

I’m also excited to see how things have changed since I moved away in 2006. I know it’s probably crazy different, but it’ll be fun to see! I will also be stopping by the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop hopefully on Friday. I met the lovely owners at Malice Domestic this year, and can’t wait to check out their shop.

This won’t be my only trip back this year. On October 1, 2022 I will be attending the Hershey Chocolate Town Book Festival.

This won’t be my only trip back this year. On October 1, 2022 I will be attending the Hershey Chocolate Town Book Festival. I’ll also be on “Good Day PA” live at 10am on Friday September 30. I did an interview with Amy during the pandemy, so it’ll be exciting to be in STUDIO! So make sure to check it out!

Don’t feel left out Massachusetts peeps! I’ll be doing a BUNCH of events this fall around the South Shore. Make sure to follow me on my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/TikTok to learn of any new events. I hope to see you!

Release Day!

I have two books in the world!

That’s crazy right?

I’m getting ready to hit the ballpark in Nashua, NH on July 4 to sell some book and watch some futures baseball! For those that know, my grandpa was originally from Nashua, so it holds a special place in my heart.

Release day party? Unfortunately I have to work (got to pay those bills!) So I won’t be able to celebrate my release day until this weekend. And then, July 16 I hope to celebrate with all of you at the Study Hall 101 in the Kingston Collection. Books! Snacks! Pool tables! Cake!

It’s the summer of promo fun! This weekend I had a lovely interview with friend Kevin Tocci and his radio show on WATD 95.9 here in Massachusetts. (Just audio for now).

I also did a zoom chat with fellow Pandas Elgon and Christine for their “C&E Show”!

Make sure to come find me at events this summer! Lots happening! Make sure to keep checking my events page!

Thanks to everyone for their support in my writing journey. Now, time to focus on finishing book three!