It's a Mystery to Me

It's a Mystery to Me

Sat., June 23
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Morial Convention Center, 286-287

"It’s a Mystery to Me" will feature Robert Olen Butler, Amy Stewart, Jude Devereaux, Ellen Byron, and Deborah LeBlanc discussing their latest mysteries. A book signing will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Robert Olen Butler (courtesy of WFSU Public Media)Robert Olen Butler

Paris in the Dark, Mysterious Press/Ingram            
Sept. 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Robert Olen Butler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 17 novels, including Hell, A Small Hotel, Perfume River, and the Christopher Marlowe Cobb series. He has twice won a National Magazine Award in Fiction and received the 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.


Amy Stewart (photo credit: Terrence McNally)Amy Stewart

Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                            
Sept. 2018; $26.00; 978-1-3287-3651-2

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of nine books, including her acclaimed fiction debut Girl Waits with Gun and the bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband own a bookstore called Eureka Books.



Jude Devereaux (photo credit: Deborah Feingold)Jude Deveraux

A Willing Murder, MIRA/Harlequin
Sept. 2018; $26.99; 978-0-7783-6929-5

Jude Deveraux is an author of historical and contemporary women's fiction. She has had more than thirty books on the New York Times bestsellers list. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading murder mysteries, working in her garden, and in boxing class she likes to show much younger males that she can throw a mean right cross.



Ellen Byron Ellen Byron

Mardi Gras Murder, Crooked Lane Books/Perseus                
Oct. 2018; $26.99; 978-1-6833-1705-0                                                                        

Ellen Byron lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two spoiled rescue dogs. She writes the USA Today bestselling Cajun Country Mystery series, which has been nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. Her TV credits include Wings and Just Shoot Me, among others; her published plays include the award-winning Graceland.



Deborah LeBlancDeborah LeBlanc

Witch's Fury, Harlequin Nocturne/Harlequin
May 2018; $5.75; 978-1-3356-2955-5                                              

Deborah LeBlanc is an award-winning, best-selling author and business owner from Lafayette, La. She has served as president of the Horror Writers Association, the Writers' Guild of Acadiana, and Mystery Writers of America's Southwest Chapter. In 2007, Deborah founded Literacy Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting illiteracy in America’s teens.