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News & Events

January 10, 6 PM (CST)
Society of Midland Authors Event
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL

In celebration of her new book, Hide, Tracy Clark will be at a variety of book events in January and February, some online and others in person. The first event is a mystery panel featuring Tracy Clark alongside authors Michelle Cox, Mia Manansala, and Lori Rader Day.

This event is free, in person, and open to the public. There will be a book signing after the event.

Learn more here

January 12, 7 PM (CST)
Choosing a Conference
Sisters in Crime – Chicagoland; Online

Where will your love of mystery take you in 2023? Join panelists, Lori Rader Day, Susanna Calkins, Michelle Cox, and Tracy Clark with moderator Kimberley Cornwell for insights on how to choose what mystery conferences might suit your needs as a reader or a writer.

This event is online and open to all registrants.

Register here

January 14, 4 PM (CST)
Author Talk and Interview
The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL

Tracy Clark will be in conversation with Lori Rader Day to celebrate the launch of her new mystery, Hide, in store at The Book Cellar!

Learn more and register here

February 4, 2 PM (CST)
Author Talk and Interview
Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis, MN; Hybrid Event

Tracy Clark will be in conversation with Michelle Kubitz Mahannah about Tracy’s new book, Hide, the first in a new series! This event will be a hybrid event, meaning both in person and available virtually!

Learn more and register for virtual option here

February 16, 7 PM (CST)
Beyond the Book Event
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland, OH

Tracy Clark will be visiting the Cuyahoga County Public Library to discuss her new mystery, Hide. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry.

Learn more and register here

Postponed – Details to Come
Author Talk
Bonita Springs, Florida

For anyone living (or vacationing) in SW Florida, Karna Small Bodman will be speaking to the Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, (239-495-8989).

She will be talking about her time serving in The White House and how those experiences inspired her five political thrillers as well as the new contracts she just received to publish TWO children’s books later this year.