upcoming EVENTS & signings

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March 27-30, 2019

AWP PORTLAND

Words Into Pictures: Adapting Literary Works for Film & TV

I'm excited to be featured on this AWP panel with author/screenwriter Ayn Carrillo Gailey, Cheryl Eagan-donovan, and Brian Price, Screenwriting professor at Yale & UCLA graduate film schools and author of the popular Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting: Aristotle and the Modern Scriptwriter.

 
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April 5th & 6th

Orcas Island, Washington

Friday, April 5th - 6pm - I will be reading at the OILF Lit Walk.

Saturday, April 6th - 9:30am - WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE

This panel will ask acclaimed fiction writers to peer into a fundamental paradox of human nature: the pleasure of reading about terrible events. Panelists: Katrina Carrasco, Samuel Gailey, Nicola Griffith, Bruce Holbert. Moderator: Kevin O’Brien

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Friday, April 19th - 7pm

1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Please join me at the iconic Village Books in Fairhaven…truly one of the best bookshops in the Pacific Northwest. I will be discussing my new novel, The Guilt We Carry, and its themes of redemption, guilt and addiction.

 

Past Events

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Book Launch Release Party

Darvill’s Bookstore - Orcas Island, WA

January 15th, 2019 - 6pm

So thrilled to have my book launch party at my hometown bookstore. Darvill’s Bookstore is a true gem here in the Pacific Northwest. Moderated by Ayn Gailey, this discussion will be about the writing process and delving into the themes of the novel: guilt, addiction and tragic loss.

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Mysterious galaxy

Friday, february 1st - 7pm

Please join me and fellow Oceanview author, David Putnam, at Mysterious Galaxy, an independent genre bookstore specializing in science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and horror.  We will be discussing our new novels and our writer’s journey.

 
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Heading back to my old stomping grounds in Los Angeles for a book event at the infamous Book Soup

February 6th, 2019 - 7pm

8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

 
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Book Carnival Bookstore

February 3rd, 2019 - 3pm

w/ fellow authors Eric Beetner, Tom Pitts & Gray Basnight

348 S Tustin St, Orange, CA 92866

 
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Please join me and at

Noir at the Bar - los angeles

February 3rd, 2019 - 7pm

With fellow authors Tom Pitts, Gray Basnight, Wendall Thomas, Lawrence Maddox, Nadine Nettman and Eric Beetner 

Mandrake Bar - 2692 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034


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Authors Ayn & Samuel W. Gailey will co-host a lively discussion about the creative journey and business of writing novels, ghostwriting, and the book-to-film process at the Orcas Island Public Library in late February 2019 (Date TBD).

Samuel's second novel, The Guilt We Carry, will be released January 8, 2019. The New York Journal of Books calls it the "Breaking Bad of the Book World." Critics have compared Gailey's writing to Cormac McCarthy, Michael Connelly, and Steinbeck. Ayn's first book, "Pornology" is currently being produced as a feature film entitle "A Nice Girl Like You," starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Jackie Cruz (Orange is the New Black). Ayn is also a book whisperer who has helped clients at major publishers with their memoirs or novels. Together, Ayn & Sam helped write the recent NY Times Bestseller House of Nails. They give back to the Orcas Community thru Novel Lab Kids, a free weekly writing workshop for kids from all island schools.  

french book tour

june 29, 30, july 1, 2018

INTERNATIONAL NOIR NOVEL FESTIVAL (FIRN), FRONTIGNAN, FRANCE

june 28, 2018

 La Machine à Lire bookstore in Bordeaux, France

june 27,2018

Des Livres et Nous bookstore in Périgueux, France

june 26,2018

Le Grain des Mots bookstore in Lalinde, France

october 30, 2018 

Booklist ‘Falling For Mystery’ Webinar

The Guilt We Carry will be featured on the Booklist webinar on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 1pm Central Daylight Time.

The Booklist ‘Falling For Mystery’ webinar is a great way to hear all about new, upcoming mysteries & thrillers…and it’s free!

August 23, 2018

Mineral School in Mineral, Washington - Summer Visiting Artists: Urban Waite & Samuel W. Gailey

June 7, 2018

DARVILL'S BOOKSTORE - ORCAS ISLAND, WA
A reading and discussion with fellow authors, Bruce Holbert and Ayn Carrillo-Gailey

april 13-15, 2018

ORCAS ISLAND LIT FEST

April 13 - Samuel will read on the Lit Walk  
April 14 - Samuel participate on the ON THE RUN panel.
He will be joined by critically-acclaimed suspense-thriller masters Victor Lavalle, Willie Vlautin,
Urban Waite, and Bruce Holbert
, to contemplate the inspiration behind their popular noir and
Grit Lit stories about characters on the run from their past, present, and often times, pure evil.

 

The Carlsbad Georgina Cole Library

Samuel will be discussing Deep Winter at The Carlsbad Georgina Cole Library

on the first Tuesday of the month with the Carlsbad Library Book Groups. 

 

2015 MEN OF MYSTERY 

November 14th - Irving Marriott 9am-4pm

MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA - NOIR SLAM

Wednesday September 2nd-The Last Bookstore

NOIR VS. COZY
Friday June 5th—The Culver Club

NOIR AT THE BAR
Sunday June 14th 7pm - LaJolla

LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Saturday, April 18
Book signing: Mystery Writers of America
 
Saturday, April 18
Book signing: Mysterious Galaxy, Booth #368

TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Saturday, March 14
Book signing: Mystery Writers of America - SoCal Booth #175
Saturday, March 14
Panel: Choices and Consequences
Panelists: Samuel W. Gailey, Carol Cassella, Tim Johnston
 
Saturday, March 14
Book signing: Clues Unlimited Booth
Sunday, March 15
Book signing: Mostly Books Booth
Sunday, March 15
Panel: Lives on the Brink
Panelists: Samuel W. Gailey, John Vaillant, Desiree Zamorano
 

LAURIE HOROWITZ PRESENTS  A PANEL WITH LOCAL MYSTERY WRITERS
At the Annenberg Community Beach House - Santa Monica, CA
Tuesday, February 10
A panel discussion featuring local mystery and crime fiction writers, moderated by Writer in Residence Laurie Horowitz. Panelists include P.G. Sturges, Richard Rayner, and Leslie Lehr.

DOHENY BOOK GROUP (PRIVATE EVENT)
January 25th, 2015 

VERMIN ON THE MOUNT
January 10, 2015
Reading an excerpt from a new manuscript.

BOUCHERCON - LONG BEACH, CA

November 13 - Noir At The Bar: Speed Round

November 14 - We’re All Thrillers: Different Approaches to Thrilling the Reader Moderator Barry Eisler

November 15 - Men of Mystery hosted by Joan Hansen
 

FRANCE BOOK TOUR

Hosted by Gallmeister

October 4-5 Return In Black, Book Festival.  Pau, France.

October 6 The Library Square.  Lourdes, France

October 7  Words & Things.  Billancourt, France

October 8  Quai Bookstore.  Strasbourg, France

October 9  Sandales Bookstore.  Besançon, France

October 10 Grenoble, France

October 11  Fireflies Bookstore.  Vienne, France

MORE PAST EVENTS U.S.

February 20 - Barnes & Noble Grove, Los Angeles, CA

February 22 - Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

February 25 - Vroman's - Pasadena, CA

March 1 - Seattle Mystery Bookshop - Seattle, CA

April 5 - Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore - San Diego, CA

April 5 - Carlsbad Library's Evening of Mystery Authors - Carlsbad, CA

April 12 - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Los Angeles, CA

May 17 - Books Are Better Shared event - Mission Viejo, CA

July 12 - Thrillerfest IX - New, NY

July 19 - Book Carnival - Orange, CA