Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Upcoming Appearances

I want to start this first post of 2013 by saying THANK YOU to all of my incredible readers, stalkers, and lunatic fans. Thank you for all the posts, tweets, emails (esp. those containing know who you are), and most importantly, THE REVIEWS.

Between Captive in the Dark and Seduced in the Dark, I have sold approximately 100,000 copies!!! Believe me when I tell you (and the IRS) I NEVER thought I would sell that many. I was shocked when I sold 100! Then my first 1,000. When I sold 5,000 - I bawled like a child.

To date, The Dark Duet has yet to find a home in mainstream publishing. This is how my former agent put it:

"All agreed that you're an incredible writer but just felt it was too dark. If you would like, I can send you the passes I have."

Passes held phrases like: 
"Too dark"
"The anti-hero is too awful"
"The material itself is too much of a risk"

In summary: I'm too fucking awesome and so are you!

My career exists ONLY because of the fans. I make my rent one sale at a time and every day I am busting my ass to make sure bills get paid. How could I not be grateful to you all? You're the best.

Thank you for an amazing 2012 and for the opportunity to make 2013 the best year yet! To get it started, I have FOUR upcoming appearances and the names are astounding! You won't believe the company I am in. I feel like a spy infiltrating a group of talent far classier than me. LOL!

I hope you'll all come out and see me. I'd love to have a beer with you, or a glass of wine, or if things get really exciting, I'd be happy to play 'look-out' while you siphon some premium gasoline out of a lambo.

Much Love,


Boston Author Event (BAE)
OMNI Parker Hotel
March 16, 2013, Noon - 4PM

San Francisco Independent Authors Event (SFINE)
June 15, 2013, Noon - 4PM
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf
RSVP is required

The Naughty Mafia Rocks Vegas
Aug. 16-20 (several events, different times)
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
RSVP and payment is required to eat dinner and attend events with the authors. Sign up fast!

Unnamed Event
New Orleans
More information as it develops


  1. San Antonio??????? Texas?????? lol

  2. OMG I totally might be able to make the SFO event!!! HOW FREAKING EXCITING!!

  3. Portland?! BOISE?

    Love you and your writing!

  4. Come back to Chicago. WE ALL MISS YOU!!!

  5. I'll go to the opening of an envelope if I'm invited and you set it up! :D Looking forward to meeting some of you, Chicago was amazing.

  6. Can't wait for you all to come back to Chicago ! Plans on coming back????

  7. CJ, I am so excited for and proud of you! Honestly, sometimes I'm all, yeah, this is a shitty ole world alright. But then I see you and think, yeah, maybe it is, but a spunky, gutsy, tenacious and talented girl made her own damn way, with the help of a bunch of readers nobody thought even existed, let alone cared about. It was so great to meet you in Chicago, and hang out, even just a little bit. Hoping to see you at that "Unnamed Event In New Orleans," that is our kind of town, baby!

  8. CJ - I'll be seeing you in Boston in March. Looking forward to it. The Dark Duet is an acquired taste and I am so glad I got to partake!!

  9. OK Iam there at the SAN FRAN event.....cant wait for more info;)