Category: appearances


My newsletter went out yesterday with all the latest on what’s happening with SWERVE, yet I’ve been informed that I wrote an incorrect email addy inside the newsletter. (Yes, I know my own email, shaddup!) So here’s the real one for those of you who’d like it: vickipetterssonbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.

The reason for this? I’m having bookplates made for those of you who can’t get out to one of my signings or convention appearances. So if you’d like one for the inside of your book, all you have to do is send me your snail mail address, along with whatever inscription you’d like, and I’ll send it along. No need for a SASE.

Also, my publisher is still giving away 30 early copies of SWERVE over on Goodreads. One click, and you’re entered. Let me know if you win, too — I’m happy to send you a bookplate as well.


As usual, I”ll be signing in my hometown, Las Vegas at the Rainbow Barnes & Noble on release day, Tuesday July 7th, 7:00 pm. I’ll do the usual coffee-klatch/meet-up beforehand (where I meet and chat with readers–5:30 p.m. in the adjacent coffee shop). In the past I’ve brought cupcakes or cake from Showboy Bakeshop, because I love them and I love you, but this time I was thinking about baking you guys something myself. I feel the need to redeem myself after all my Facebook cooking fiascos. Adverse effects to eating my baked goods probably wouldn’t kick in until after the signing anyway, at which point you’ll have already bought the book … so what the hell do I care?*

Additionally, attendees to the Vegas signing will be able to meet the real life inspiration for my protagonist in SWERVE, Kristine. I wanted to write a thriller that was intensely female-driven and had to dig deep for the resources she needed to survive when her back was to the wall. This friend embodies that sort of strength, and she received an early copy of the book … so this is your chance to ask her if she still wants to be friends with me after reading it.

The second signing I’m intensely excited about is July 14th, 6:30 p.m. at Murder by the Book in Houston. This will be a joint signing with one of my favorite authors, Taylor Stevens. Taylor writes the Vanessa Michael Munroe series–her latest is THE MASK–and if you love strong women, this is a must-read series. (Aside: Murder by the Book is also the place where one unlucky reader mentioned a preference for my Zodiac series over Celestial Blues … while I was there signing a Celestial Blues novel. That reader now dies beautifully in SWERVE … so you should come to this one, too. I think it’s going to be cathartic for all. ;) )

So let me know on Facebook if you can attend either signing, especially Vegas so I know how many cookies to burn bake.

Less than a month to go now, guys — this thing is becoming Real!

*Fine. I care.

What a fantastic week! The Las Vegas launch for THE GIVEN included a great hometown signing, and the sah-weet (literally) coffee klatch beforehand with cupcakes, laughter, and the fabulous Jessica, who showed up in the dress from the cover of THE GIVEN. It was wonderful. Thank you all who showed up!

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IMG_5044A big thank you also to everyone who has written to me to tell me how they’re enjoying the conclusion to Kit and Grif’s story. I’ve been making jokes with readers and friends online all week about working hard for “the ugly cry” though the truth is that I’m simply gratified by the reader reaction.

Those of you who are invested in Kit and Grif’s story are really invested, and the comments have been even more fun that the official reviews:

“Dang your hide, Vicki Pettersson! I am on page 309 and now have to finish before I can sleep! Tomorrow will be a long day.” – Kat “I downloaded it yesterday in the Fort Lauderdale airport and finished before we landed in Dallas. I sobbed on the plane.” – Lisa ““I had the nose drips and morning after swollen puffy eyes!!”- Jessica “I didn’t see that coming.” – James “I just finished … Damn you, just damn you…” –Lisa

I mean … does it get any better than that? ;)

Seriously, this one really seemed to hit the emotions like nothing I’ve ever written, maybe because this was such a relationship-based series despite (or maybe due to) the ongoing mystery. Whatever it was, I’m thrilled and gratified it’s striking a chord.

I’ll be in Phoenix this weekend for Phoenix Comic-Con, which is so exciting for me. It’s been a few years since I’ve attended a Comic-Con and I’m looking forward to it because the energy is absolutely electric. I have panels and signings scheduled, and I’m in the process of arranging a meet-up/coffee klatch similar to the one I did in Vegas for readers, so check my social networking sites for deets on that. I update those constantly.

For now, here’s my con schedule:


  • 1:30–2:30PM  –  Urban Fantasy and the Real World : Join some of our author guests for a look at their worlds and the similarities with the real world. Panelists: Chuck Wendig, Greg van Eekhout, Jaye Wells, Michael R. Underwood, Stephen Blackmoore, Vicki Pettersson Room: North 126bc *
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (can go to 1:30 pm) – Autographing – Where: VIP20 *


  • 10:30–11:30AM – Constructing a Mystery Plot : Join some of our guests who write mysteries as they talk about the best ways to construct mystery plots that leave the reader baffled until the very end. Panelists: Charlaine Harris, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Kris Neri, Stephen Blackmoore, Vicki Pettersson
  Room: west 212 *
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm — Autographing –    Where: 2526 *
  • Sat, 4:30–5:30PM  – Setting and Place in Urban Fantasy : Several of our Urban Fantasy authors discuss how settings influences and drives their work. Panelists: Carrie Vaughn, Greg van Eekhout, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Vicki Pettersson Room: west 212 *
  • Sat, 8:00–11:00PM — Drinks With Authors : Join our author guests for a glass or two in an informal setting.  There will be door prizes and other giveaways from our participating publishers. Panelists: Kevin Hearne, Myke Cole, Sam Sykes & many others Room: Renaissance Salon 5-8 * Again, I’ll update soon re. the Phoenix meet-up (and I’m trying to arrange one for Dallas, too, so if you want to meet up there, let me know). In the meantime, thanks so much for reading!


On a travel sabbatical for 2017 -- instead, catch me on the Web!

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