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Upcoming Events:

Past Events & Signings:

I will be the featured reader at the
Sisters-in-Crime Meeting

along with guest speaker
Private Detective Danny R. Smith
September 9, 2018
MEETING: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Pasadena Library, Community Room,
1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena CA

The Woman's Club of Hollywood
December 2, 2017
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Linda O. Johnston, Pamela Samuels Young,
Alice Zogg, G.B. Pool


November 9, 2017
An Author Panel
with Bonnie Schroeder, Petrea Burchard, and G.B. Pool
Glendale Central Library


G.B. Pool, Daniel Fernando David, Connie di Marco, Gay Kinman


Pasadena Main Library
in the Front Hall
July 8, 2017
4 p.m. in Pasadena, CA
Meet the authors and editors from
LAst Resort
the newest Sisters-in-Crime anthology

Check out Method Actor
by Gayle Bartos-Pool


May 1,2017
from 3-7 p.m.
Grand Re-Opening of the Glendale Central Library
Many Southern California authors will be there
including G.B. Pool


with Diane Vallere, Linda O. Johnston, Jill Amadio, and G.B. Pool
Saturday, September 24, 2016
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Woman's Club of Hollywood

The Woman's Club of Pasadena
Gayle Bartos-Pool
May 4, 2016
10 a.m.

A Brief Talk and Reading

A Joint Fundraiser with
The Friends of the La Crescenta Library and The Crescenta Valley Town Council
at the
La Crescenta Woman's Club
A Literary Evening
in the Gilded Age

March 12, 2016
6 - 9 p.m.


So, You Want To Write

The Woman's Club of Hollywood Presents

Gayle Bartos-Pool
March 5, 2016
10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

($30 for members/$40 for non-members - Proceeds benefit the Woman's Club of Hollywood)


The Woman's Club of Hollywood is presenting their First Annual

November 14, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


California Writers Club Speaker
Saturday, May 2, 2015
1 P.M.


October 18, 2014
1 - 4 p.m.
Burbank Buena Vista Library
300 N. Buena Vista
Burbank, CA

50 authors and a Ton of Books

Local Authors Showcase
Alice Zogg & G.B. Pool

July 9, 2014
Glendale Public Library

Bonnie Schroeder and G.B. Pool

Two Authors - Two Journeys


June 27, 28, 29, - 2014
Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

with Gary Phillips, Paul D. Marks, and G.B. Pool
"Writing for the Short Story Market" - Friday 4:30 p.m.
"Writing a Killer Opening Line" - Saturday 10:00 a.m.
"The Fine Art of Developing a Fresh Mystery in a Jaded Genre" - Sunday 10:00 a.m.


June 28, 2014
Mysterious Ladies
La Verne Library
Diane Vallere, Nancy Cole Silverman,
Kate Thornton, Gayle Bartos-Pool

L.A. Times Festival of Books

April 12, 2014

Gayle Bartos-Pool, Gay Degani, Terri Nolan, Diane Gould, with Diane Vallere, Holly West and Kim Fay in background


“Whodunnit: Mystery Authors Reveal All”
October 19, 2013

San Gabriel Library

Featuring authors Alice Zogg, Gayle Bartos-Pool (moderator), Laurie Stevens, and Terri Nolan.


Westminster Gardens
1420 Santo Domingo
Duarte, CA

October 5, 2013

Featuring authors
Alice Zogg & G.B. Pool
with their series:
Detective R. A. Huber Mysteries
Johnny Casino Casebooks 1 & 2
Gin Caulfield P.I. Mysteries
and other books

Contributing Authors from
with Introductions by G.B. Pool

Mystery & Imagination Bookstore

July 27, 2013


Los Angeles Festival of Books
Held on the USC Campus
April 20, 2013
Singing from 12 - 2 P.M.


Sisters in Crime/LA
April 7, 2013
2 P.M.
South Pasadena Library
1100 Oxley Street
So. Pasadena, CA

A reading from Hedge Bet.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Alice Zogg and G.B.Pool will be there with
T. Jefferson Parker and 50 other authors


Burbank Library

September 18, 2012

Robert Fate, M.M. Gornell, Gayle Bartos-Pool,
Moderator Kate Thornton, and Michael Mallory


SISTERS-in-CRIME/Los Angeles
Chapter Meeting
August 5, 2012

"Writing a Protagonist of the Opposite Sex"
Patricia Wynn, Jeri Westerson, Robert Fate, Gayle Bartos-Pool
Moderator: Michael Mallory (with hat)



July 20, 21, 22
Los Angeles Valley College

On 4 Panels

"Murder Mysteries/Thrillers - Keeping Your Story Fresh in a Well-Traveled Genre"

"Things I Wish a Pro Had Told Me Before I Started Writing"

"Building a Platform - How To Promote Yourself and Your Work"

"How To Open a Short Story"


July 14, 2012
2 - 4 p.m.

Mystery & Imagination Bookstore
238 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203


At the Brookside Country Club for the launch of author Darrell James' book, Nazareth Child.
September 9, 2011
Photo by Elaine Ash


Local Authors Panel
Alice Zogg and Gayle Bartos-Pool
January 15, 2011, 2 p.m.
La Crescenta Library


Anatomy of a Short Story
presented by G.B.Pool
October 19, 2010, 7 p.m.
Burbank Library


Photos by Jackie Vick

How To Write a Mystery Workshop
with Bruce Cook and G.B.Pool
September 28, 2010, 7 p.m.
Burbank Library

Murder in Small Doses
with Kate Thornton, Michael Mallory, G.B.Pool
and Jane DiLucchio as Moderator

Burbank Library
April 10, 2010 at 2 p.m.


Left Coast Crime
Mystery Writers Conference
March 11-14, 2010
Omni Hotel, Los Angeles

The Art of the Short Story
Gayle Bartos-Pool, Deborah J. Ledford,
Gar Anthony Haywood, Toni L.P. Kelner,
with Moderator, Melodie Johnson Howe.


Exploritas (formerly Elderhostel) presents
"Adventures in Lifelong Learning"
“Scene of the Crime”
with Friday's Speaker former Private Detective and author,
Gayle Bartos-Pool

Friday, February 19, 2010, 7 until 9 p.m.
At the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406.


How To Write Convincing Dialogue
with Gayle Bartos-Pool

November 17, 2009
7-9 p.m.

Burbank Library
110 North Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502


The Play's the Thing in Mystery
Robert S. Levinson, Gay Toltl Kinman, Thomas B. SawyeR
Moderated by Gayle Bartos-Pool

November 7, 2009
Burbank Library


An Evening with Harley Jane Kozak
Interviewed by Gayle Bartos-Pool
October 5, 2009
7-9 p.m.
Studio City Branch Library


How to Write Convincing Dialogue with G.B.Pool

Gayle ClassClass Act

April 11, 2009

Altadena Library


Miriam, Gayle, Rosie at the Oscars Elvis, Gayle, Marilyn

After being a VIP guest at the Oprah Show after the Oscars,
we met some famous people.

February 23, 2009

Seen here with Elvis and Marilyn


Miriam Johnston and Rosemary Lord

How to Write a Mystery
at the Glendora Public Library
September 27, 2008
with guest panelists Darrell James, Kate Thornton, and G.B.Pool
Covering Character, Plot, and Dialogue

Murder in L.A.
How the City of Angels informs the work and writing lives
of some of L.A.'s finest mystery authors.

Date: August 14, 2008

Place: Wiseburn Library
Hawthorne, CA

Panelists: Harley Jane Kozak, G.B. Pool and Gary Phillips
with moderator Kate Thornton


with Robert Fate at his Book Launch for book number three, High Plains Redemption
at Mystery & Imagination Bookstore in Glendale


Photo: Jackie Houchin
With Stephen Cannell at the Sierra Madre Playhouse
May 5, 2008
(Mr. Cannell passed away in 2010.
Thanks Mr. C for maintaining a consistent set of conservative values during your illustrative career and life.)


Photo by Jackie Houchin
My Interview with Anne Perry at Vroman's
April 24, 2008

A Slight Case of Murder
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Westlake Village, CA
March 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

featuring G.B.Pool, Eric Stone, Robert Weibezahl, and Sheila Lowe


Another Slight Case of Murder
The Simi Valley Cultural Center
March 25, 1 - 4 p.m.

featuring Robert Weibezahl, G.B.Pool, Sheila Lowe, Joan Blacher, and Mari Sloan


Little Sisters in Riverside
at Borders Books
March 15, 2008

Back Row: Sarah Chen, Kathleen Piche, Gay Degani
Seated: Gayle Bartos-Pool and Susan Lynn Kingsbury


The Mystery Bookstore
February 9, 2008

Left to Right: Gayle Bartos-Pool, Kathleen Piche, Sarah Chen, Gay Degani, and Susan Lynn Kingsbury


Another time at the Mystery Bookstore with a favorite book.

Pasadena Community Access Corporation/Channel 56 Presents
(TV access only)
January 12, 2008
with Sue Ann Jaffarian, Gayle Bartos-Pool, and Patricia Wynn.
Moderator for Literary Speak: C Debra Thomas


VROMAN'S Book Store
January 19, 2008
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Smart & Sassy Sleuths

with Kathryn Lilley, Patty Smiley, Harley Jane Kozak, G.B.Pool, and Sue Ann Jaffarian


Hollywood Murders
January 24, 2008
7:00 - 8:30PM
Santa Monia Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

with Harley Jane Kozak, Gayle Bartos-Pool, Bill Bryan,
and Rick Copp

December 15, 2007

Mystery & Imagination Bookstore
238 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
818 545-0206

featuring authors Kathleen Piche, Gayle Bartos-Pool, Sarah Chen, Susan Lynn Kingsbury, and Gay Degani


The inimitable Ray Bradbury and little ol' me on opening night of his Christmas play: NOEL, at the Fremont Center Theatre on December 2, 2007
Photo: Jackie Houchin
October 20, 2007/ 2-4 PM
Burbank Library
with Gay Degani, Mari Sloan, Christa Faust, Lori Wolf, and Kate Thornton

Photos: Jackie Houchin

STOP! You're Killing Me!
August 11, 2007/ 2-4 PM
with Sue Ann Jaffarian, Patricia Smiley, and Harley Jane Kozak
Burbank Library

Sue Ann Jaffarian, Harley Jane Kozak, Patricia Smiley, and Gayle Bartos-Pool (standing)
Photo: Jackie Houchin

Murder Abroad
August 14, 2007/ 6:30-8PM
presenting a panel with
Eric Stone - East Asia
Aileen Baron - Africa
Gay Kinman - England
Patricia Wynn - England
Moderator, Bruce Cook - Philippines

LAndmarked for Murder
Los Feliz Library, July 17, 2007
with Michael Mallory, G.B.Pool, Darrell James, Kate Thornton, Arthur Coburn, Jinx Beers, Pamela Samuels-Young, A.H.Ream, Susan Kosar Beery


How To Write a Mystery
with Gay Toltl Kinman, Christa Faust, Bruce Cook, Bernardine De Paolis, Ph.D., and Eric Stone - Moderator

Burbank Library, July 14, 2007 from 2 - 4 PM

with Jan Burke after presenting her with check for the LA Crime Lab
at the No Crime Unpublished Conference

June 10, 2007
Photo: Jackie Houchin

Board Members of Sisters in Crime
at the No Crime Unpublished Conference
Back Row: me, Lori Wolf, Sharon Goldstein, Sybil Johnson, Susan Kosar Berry, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Ashley Baker
Front Row: Celeste Covas, Diana James, Darrell James, Jane DiLuccio

Glendale Library
Law and Order Panel
with Linda O. Johnston, Pamela Samuels-Young, Kate Thornton and me
April 18, 2007

Photo: Jackie Houchin

La Canada Flintridge Library
April 14, 2007
A Slight Case of Murder

Photo: Jackie Houchin

Miriam Johnston and me at the Thousand Oaks Library
Murder on the Menu Panel

Photo: Jackie Houchin

Introducing the Hollywood Is Murder Panel
at the Burbank Library March 10, 2007

Photo: Jackie Houchin

Me with Actress/Author Rosemary Lord and Journalist/Photographer Jackie Houchin at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce pre-Oscar Party

with Rosemary Lord and A.C. Lyle and with Johnny Grant

February 23, 2007

Launch Party for
LAndmarked for Murder at Mystery Bookstore in West LA
October 21, 2006
Pictured Back Row: A.H.Ream, Darrell James, Michael Mallory, me
Back Table: Dee Ann Palmer, Susan Kosar Berry, Paul D. Marks
Front Table: Jinx Beers and Kate Thornton

West Hollywood Book Fair
September 17, 2006
in the Sisters in Crime booth

Photo: Jackie Houchin

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