Connie’s Appearances This Fall:


August 30, 2015: Participated in the Indie Authors Book Fair in Chicago held at 1448 57th St. in Chicago, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, doing a reading from her Christmas Cats children’s book series and a table.


September 3-5, 2015: Writers for New Orleans. Connie appeared on panels at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana, in conjunction with Heather Graham’s annual conference that benefits the schools and libraries damaged during Hurricane Katrina. This was her third appearance as a panelist at the event, held over Labor Day this year.


October 3-5, 2015:  Participated in the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Book Fair (theme: politics), reading on Sunday, October 4th, at the Café on Market Street and tended to a table with 2 other authors on the pedestrian mall from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, was the featured keynote speaker for the event.


October 13, 2015: Connie was one of three authors with a table at 2723 North Halsted from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with her books at a joint meeting of Illinois Women’s Press Association and the Independent Writers of Chicago.


October 21, 2015: Connie will be participating in the third event in the Highland Park, Illinois’ “Let’s Get Published” series, titled “The World of Children’s books.” The event will be held at 494 Laurel Avenue in Highland Park at the Highland Park Library and will feature a 5:30 p.m. dinner with hosts and panelists at 1908 Sheridan Road, a 6:30 p.m. event set-up at the Highland Park Library, a 7 p.m. panel discussion, an 8 p.m. Q&A and wrap-up followed by refreshments, concluding with a one-on-one chat and the opportunity for book sales.


October 30, 2015: Book signing in Las Vegas at Barnes & Noble for the anthology “Never Fear Phobias.” Connie’s story (fear of dreaming and dreams) is one of 19 stories from authors such as Heather Graham, F. Paul Wilson and Thomas Monteleone. The e-book has been consistently in the Top Ten Selling e-books in its category since its release on October 1st, 2015.


November 21, 2015:  Connie will be selling books from 1 to 3 at Columbia College in Chicago at their author event.

Khaki=KillerMy new novel, KHAKI = KILLER ( is available for purchase through Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats, and I will be launching it with a book signing from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Book Rack in Moline on Saturday, May 31st.

The book is the third in THE COLOR OF EVIL series, which details the adventures of Tad McGreevy, the boy who “sees the future” through auras around others. Those with “the color of evil” inspire frightening nightmares as Tad “sees” the crimes of the evil-doers.

Each book has built upon the last, with THE COLOR OF EVIL (Book One) released 2 years ago, and RED IS FOR RAGE, Book #2, release one year ago.

This third installment in the series, KHAKI = KILLER, continues to follow Tad McGreevy, Jenny SanGiovanni, Stevie Scranton and Janice Kramer, as well as the other students in their senior year of high school at Sky High Lab School (Cedar Falls, IA) as they prepare to graduate and go their separate ways.

Lurking in the background and still determined to silence the young man who, he thinks, can tell the authorities where he is hiding, is Michael Clay (aka, Pogo) the Killer Clown of the first story, who threatens all Tad holds dear.

Come join me for the third book in this award-winning series at the Book Rack in Moline (IL) from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 31st. Also, please be aware that you will be able to download Book #3 for FREE via Kindle July 8-12, the week of International Thriller Writers’ Conference in New York City, where it will be displayed on an easel so that the artwork by Vincent Chong (cover artist for Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, William F. Nolan and a host of others) can be enjoyed. The books have won E-Lit, Pinnacle, LuckyCinda and Silver Feather awards and “Shelf Unbound” magazine named RED IS FOR RAGE a “page-turner of 2013” and one of the best independent covers of the year (Paula Phanback’s).

Hope to see you on Saturday, May 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Book Rack in Moline (IL) , or, at the IWPA (Illinois Women’s Press Association) tent at Printers’ Row in Chicago, where I will be accepting my second Silver Feather Award at a luncheon at the Union League Club on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, the 2nd time in 3 years my writing has won this prestigious award.