April 19, 7 PM EST

Join us Monday, April 19th, 2021 at 7 pm EST (5 pm Mountain Time) when the Rogues welcome four outstanding authors: Robert Dugoni, JT Ellison, Cate Holahan, and Paul Vidich. Our own Jenny Milchman will act as MC.

Come eat, drink, & ask questions! Authors will share insider stories, writerly tips, and dish the latest on their new books.

Following a brief introduction each of our guests will talk about their work, and then read for about three minutes followed by Q&A.


The first 100 who sign up to be in the virtual room will have the chance to ask questions live. Once registered you will be sent a link to use to log in. Everyone else can catch the event by clicking on Facebook Live, where you can ask questions via comments. The Rogues will be monitoring the chat throughout the evening, so come prepared.

As a special treat, each of our guests has paired a favorite snack with their favorite drink providing a recipe for an enjoyable evening. Drinking will commence at the start of the show!

Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite police series, which has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of the Charles Jenkins espionage series, and the David Sloane legal thrillers, in addition to several stand-alone novels. Several of his books have been optioned for movies and television. In his latest, In Her Tracks, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself reassigned to the Seattle PD’s cold case unit, and as the protective mother of an infant daughter, is immediately drawn to her first file. The abduction of a five-year-old girl whose parents, embattled in a poisonous divorce, were once prime suspects. While reconstructing the days leading up to the girl’s disappearance, Tracy is brought into an active investigation: a young woman who vanished on a jogging trail. Tracy has little to go on except the treacherous deceptions behind a broken marriage―and the secrets hiding behind the closed doors of a deceptively quiet middle-class neighborhood. To find two missing persons, Tracy will have to follow instincts borne of her own traumatic past to whatever dark and dangerous places they may lead.

Tracy drinks a good red wine with cheese and crackers.

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 25 novels, and the EMMY® award winning co-host of the literary TV show A War on Words. With millions of books in print, her work has won critical acclaim, prestigious awards, and been published in 28 countries. Her latest novel opens at the wedding of the year, where a killer needs no invitation. Isle Isola is an idyllic setting and in the majestic cliff-top villa, up-and-coming artist Claire Hunter will marry handsome, charming Jack Compton, surrounded by close family, intimate friends…and a host of dark secrets. Skeletal remains have just been found, and there are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire’s otherwise blissful relationship—the strange mystery surrounding Jack’s first wife. Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out—and the real terror begins…

JT drinks a little cocktail she calls Franklin Bubbles:
Pour 1 jigger of smoky Scotch over a cocktail ice ball
Add a dash of St. Germain and a dash of lemon juice
Top with champagne
Eat with David’s sunflower seeds

Cate Holahan is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Widower’s Wife, One Little Secret, Lies She Told, and Dark Turns, all published by Crooked Lane Books. Her fifth domestic suspense novel will be published by Grand Central. In a former life, she was an award-winning journalist and the lead singer of Leaving Kinzley, a rock band in NYC. An American writer of Jamaican and Irish descent, she is a member of Crime Writers of Color. In Her Three Lives, gaslight goes high-tech when a family must determine who the real enemy is after a brutal home invasion breaks their trust in each other. Jade Thompson has it all. She’s an up-and-coming social media influencer, and has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé. But there’s trouble behind the scenes. To Greg’s children, his divorce from their mother and his new life can only mean a mid-life crisis. And Greg’s suburban Connecticut upbringing isn’t an easy match for Jade’s Caribbean roots. When a savage home invasion leaves Greg house-bound with a traumatic brain injury and glued to the live feeds from his security cameras, Jade begins to wonder what he may know about their attackers. As Greg watches Jade’s comings and goings, he becomes convinced that her behavior is suspicious and that she’s hiding a big secret. The more he sees, the more he wonders whether the break-in was really a random burglary. And whether he’s worth more to Jade dead than alive.

Greg’s drink and snack: Scotch neat and an egg sandwich: fried egg on toast with a slice of tomato.
Jade’s: Sorrel, with a splash of rum, and Stamp and Go, codfish fritters made with a little red pepper and onion.

Paul Vidich was a senior executive in the entertainment industry for over twenty years before turning to writing full time. His third novel, The Coldest Warrior, was shortlisted for the 2020 Staunch Book Prize in the UK. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, LitHub, CrimeReads, The Nation, and elsewhere. His short story, “Falling Girl,” was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. The Mercenary is a taut new thriller following the attempted exfiltration of a KGB officer from the ever-changing—and always dangerous—USSR in the mid-1980s. In this ever-shifting landscape, a senior KGB officer—code name GAMBIT—has approached the CIA Moscow Station chief with top secret military weapons intelligence and asked to be exfiltrated. GAMBIT demands that his handler be a former CIA officer, Alex Garin, a KGB officer who defected to the American side. Garin is able to gain the trust of GAMBIT, but remains an enigma. Is he a mercenary acting in self-interest or are there secrets from his past that would explain where his loyalties truly lie? As the date nears for GAMBIT’s exfiltration, Garin begins a relationship with a Russian woman and sets into motion a plan that could compromise everything.

Paul drinks a vodka martini. Straight up. No olives.
Paul’s snack is zakuski (Russian hors d’oeuvres such as caviar sandwiches or vegetables with sour cream dip, all served with vodka.)

Our MC:

Jenny Milchman is the Mary Higgins Clark award winning, USA Today bestselling author of five psychological thrillers. In 2013, she hit the road with her family, “car-schooling” the kids on what Shelf Awareness would come to call the world’s longest book tour.

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