June 14, 7 PM EST

Join us Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 7 pm EST (5 pm Mountain Time) when the Rogues welcome four amazing authors: Nekesa Afia, Tracy Clark, Paul Doiron and Riley Sager. 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!

Nekesa Afia

Twenty-four-year-old Nekesa Afia just finished her bachelor’s in journalism, with a minor in English, and is a publishing student. When she isn’t writing, she’s dancing, sewing, and trying to pet every dog she sees.

Dead Dead Girls, June 1, 2021

An exciting new historical mystery series set during the Harlem Renaissance.

Harlem, 1926. Young Black women are ending up dead.

Louise spends her days working at Maggie’s Café and her nights at the Zodiac, Harlem’s hottest speakeasy. When a girl turns up dead in front of the café, Louise is forced to confront something she’s been trying to ignore. After an altercation with a police officer gets her arrested, Louise can either help solve the case or wind up in a jail cell. She soon finds herself toe-to-toe with a murderous mastermind hell-bent on taking more lives, maybe even her own….

Nekesa’s Drink: Gin and Coke

Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark is the author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series. An Anthony, Lefty and Shamus Award finalist, she is also the 2020 winner of the G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award. Tracy serves on the boards of Mystery Writers of America Midwest, Sisters in Crime Chicagoland and Bouchercon national.

Runner, June 29, 2021

Former homicide cop turned private investigator Cass Raines gets the job done in this page-turning Chicago-set novel from award-winning author Tracy Clark.

Fifteen-year-old Ramona Titus has run away from her foster home. Her biological mother, Leesa Evans, is a recovering addict who’s determined to make up for her mistakes—if Cass can help her find her daughter. The police are on the search, but Cass has sources closer to the streets, and a network of savvy allies. Yet it seems Ramona doesn’t want to be found. And Cass soon begins to understand why. Ramona is holding secrets dark enough to kill for, and anyone who helps her may be fair game.

Tracy’s Drink and Snack:

Coca-Cola and chocolate doughnuts.  

Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron is the USA-Today best-selling author of the Mike Bowditch series set in the Maine woods. His first book won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award and was nominated for an Edgar for Best First Novel. His short story “Rabid” was a finalist for the 2019 Edgar. Paul is Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine and a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing.

Dead By Dawn, June 29, 2021

The twelfth in the bestselling Mike Bowditch series.

Mike is called to investigate the suspicious drowning of a wealthy professor. His eccentric daughter-in-law insists the man was murdered. The accusation leads Mike to a sinister local family, but when his Jeep flies into the river and unknown armed assailants on snowmobiles chase him through the wilderness, the investigation turns into a fight for survival. As Mike faces a nightlong battle to stay alive, he must dissect the hours leading up to the ambush and solve two riddles: which one of these people wants him dead, and what has he done to incur their wrath?

Paul’s Drink and Snack:

Drip coffee and molasses doughnuts. Molasses is an old-time New England staple and Mike is a “man born a hundred years too late”. Coffees with exotic flavors and soy or almond byproducts instead of cream and “gourmet” doughnuts? Mike would find such a thing an abomination.

Riley Sager

Riley Sager’s first novel, Final Girls, was a national and international bestseller published in more than two dozen countries and the winner of the ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel. His subsequent novels, The Last Time I Lied, Lock Every Door and Home Before Dark, were instant New York Times bestsellers.

Survive the Night, June 29, 2021

From the instant New York Times bestselling author.

A girl. A killer. A car. Together, they speed along a highway in the dead of night, each wondering what the other is thinking. And what might happen further down the road. Engaged in a game of cat and mouse, both know that the only way to win is to stay alive until dawn.

Riley’s Drink: Coffee and gin.

(Not together!)

Our MC:

Jenny Milchman is the Mary Higgins Clark award winning and PEN/Faulkner nominated author of five novels of suspense. Her work has been praised by the New York Times, chosen as Indie Next Picks, received starred reviews from PWBooklist, and Library Journal, selected for numerous Best Of’s including Suspense MagazinePure Wow and Popsugar, and appeared on the USA Today bestsellers list (once, but we authors like to name these things). In 2013, Jenny rented out her house, traded in two cars for an SUV that could handle Denver in February, and pulled her kids out of 1st and 3rd grades to “car-school” them on what Shelf Awareness called the world’s longest book tour. Jenny now speaks nationally on the literal and figurative road to a dream.

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