Frances McNamara

Upcoming Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: July 14, 2021
Venue: More Than Malice Address:
Notes: Attending the Malice virtual conference July 14-17.
Date: August 26, 2021
Venue: Blood on the Bayou Bouchercon 2021 Address:
Notes: Attending the annual Bouchercon in New Orleans Aug. 25-29
Date: September 11, 2021
Venue: Printers Row LitFest in Chicago Address:
Notes: 36th Annual Chicago Printers Row LitFest Sept. 11-12, will be at the Allium Press booth.

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: April 22, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Franklin, MA Bookclub Address:
Notes: Discussion of Death on the Homefront
Date: April 7, 2021
1:00pm -
Venue: Cosy Corner Podcast with Alexia Gordon Address:
Date: March 27, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Cliff Dwellers Book Club Address:
Notes: Zoom discussion with Cliff Dwellers Book Club in Chicago.
Date: December 17, 2020
9:00am -
Venue: Writing Crime Sisters in Crime New England Blog Address:
Notes: Q&A on Death On the Homefront will be features in the Sisters in Crime New England blog.
Date: November 14, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Massachusetts Book Bites Address:
Notes: On November 14–15, the Boston Book Festival is teaming up with Massachusetts Center for the Book for a bonanza weekend of local literature, featuring authors from across the Commonwealth, in all genres, introducing readers to their latest books in a fast-paced series of bite-sized videos. You can find a short trailer video here.
Date: November 9, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: New England Crime Bake Address:
Notes: A DIG OF RESEARCHERS: Facts, Figures, and Fiction What do historical mysteries based on old movies, missing artwork worth over $500 million, a social activist in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th century, apple orchards, County Cork pubs, and a Philadelphia museum have in common? Lots of research! You’ll learn the tricks and techniques these authors use to write stories set anywhere, any time, about any and all things. Moderator: Marian Stanley Panelists: Shelia Connolly, B. A. Shapiro, Lisa Lieberman, Frances McNamara
Date: October 19, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Boston Book Festival Address:
Boston MA
Notes: Four mystery authors—Brendan DuBois, Elisabeth Elo, Chris Knopf, and Frances McNamara—explore the emotional and professional turmoil that results when family members, friends, and loved ones are threatened with harm, enmeshed in murder, or targeted by impersonal and amoral forces. Forced into action to save those close to them, the central characters of their novels must also confront difficult truths about trust, loyalty, and the sacrifices they are willing to make. Mo Walsh, president of the New England chapter of Mystery Writers of America, will host this fascinating discussion. Sponsored by Mystery Writers of America–New England.
Date: June 13, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Making a Mystery event at Assembly Square Address: Pop Up Space 431 Artisan Way
Somerville, MA 02145
Notes: In this fun, fast-paced improv game, mystery authors, Elisabeth Elo, Frances McNamara, Dale Phillips, and Clea Simon will brainstorm on their feet to create a brand new mystery, using suggestions from the audience.
Date: June 8, 2019
11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Allium Press booth Printers Row LitFest Address: Printers Row
Notes: Saturday and Sunday June 8-9 at the Allium Press booth in the Chicago Printers Row LitFest
Date: May 4, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Malice Domestic "Murder in the Performing Arts" Address:
Notes: Murder in the Performing Arts panel will be moderated by James Lincoln Warren, fellow authors will be Marni Graff, J. R. Ripley, Gabriel Valjan. Death at the Selig Studios is about early silent films studios in Chicago in 1909
Date: May 3, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Malice Domestic 2019 Malice Go Round Address: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Bethesda, MD
Notes: Malice Go Round is a way to speed date authors at the conference. I'll be there with information on the Emily Cabot Mysteries and Death at the Selig Studios in particular. Hope to see you.
Date: April 5, 2019
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Muse and the Marketplace Address:
Notes: Come say hello at MWA table at Muse and the Marketplace
Date: June 21, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: New England Mobile Book Fair Address: 241 Needham St.
Newton Upper Falls
Notes: Launch Celebration! Frances McNamara in conversation w fellow mystery author Leslie Wheeler
Date: June 9, 2018
10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: Printers Row Lit Fest Address: Printers Row
Chicago, IL
Notes: Saturday and Sunday June 9-10 I'll be at the booth for Allium Press of Chicago at Windy City Historians tent with my new book DEATH AT SELIG STUDIOS. Come visit with us!
Date: June 8, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 57th Street Books Address: 1301 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637
Notes: Frances McNamara and fellow mystery author Victoria Thompson in conversation Launch Celebration for DEATH AT SELIG STUDIOS and MURDER IN UNION SQUARE Join us for talk and celebration Hosted by Allium Press of Chicago
Date: June 7, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore Address: 7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Notes: Frances McNamara and fellow mystery author Victoria Thompson in conversation Launch Celebration for DEATH AT SELIG STUDIOS and MURDER IN UNION SQUARE Join us for talk and celebration Hosted by Allium Press of Chicago and Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
Date: April 29, 2018
9:00am - 10:00am
Venue: Malice Domestic 30 "Historical Mysteries: Back in the USA" Address: Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center
Bethesda, MD
Notes: Sunday 9 AM “Historical Mysteries: Back in the USA” Jeffrey Marks – Moderator L.A. Chandler, C.M. Gleason, Alyssa Maxwell, Frances McNamara, Ann Parker. I’ll also be hosting a table at the Saturday banquet. Looking forward to seeing you!
Date: April 18, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Atria Bay Spring Village RI Address: 147 Bay Village Ave
Barrington, RI
Notes: “Stealing from the Dead: Ideas and How We Get Them” Panel with Steve Liskow and Sharon Healy-Yang, and Frances McNamara. Sisters in Crime New England Speakers Bureau event