News & Notes

Eric Gardner and I made the front page of the Springfield edition of the Connection Newspaper. Marti Moore caught up to us at The Grounded Coffee a few weeks earlier, interviewed us both and took a few pictures. 

December 31, 2017      New Years Eve gathering at 'The Auld Shebeen"  in Fairfax, Virginia. Dinner with 50 friends at 6:00 and toast the new year at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (Midnight in Dublin). 

October 31, 2017     My second book in the Historical Fiction 'an Trodai' series, 'an Trodai: Laoghaire', Is now available in Audio format.

June, 2018    'an Trodai: Conall'  is released. 

November 28 thru December 5, 2017    'To Probe A Beating Heart' was offered at discounts through the Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal.

August 2018    'Project 7 is off to my editor. Looking for a title and a Thanksgiving release date.

September 2018.  Audible version of  'To Probe A Beating Heart'  is in production. Projected release is December 2018

September 23, 2017     I did a book signing at the Fairfax Irish Folk Festival at the Sherwood Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Had more conversations with people than book sales, but made a few new friends and got and invite to two more events.

January 1, 2018      Another star in the firmament, another walk through the Pearly Gates. Another chance to be more than I was a year ago.

October 7, 2018    'Just home from C3Con in Columbia MD. Only one panel this year, but a good time with good friends. Look forward to next year.   

September 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2018 .  St Petersburg, FL   Lois and I met some fun and interesting people and had a great time.

October 28, 2017     Finished the first draft of my short Story for Tim O'Mara's anthology, 'Down To The River'. Off to my editor, Tanya and her big red pencil.

December 28, 2017 thru January 2, 2018   'an Trodai: Laoghaire' was offered at discounts through the Amazon Countdown Deal

November 11 & 12, 2017     Had a table at the Maryland Irish Festival this last weekend in Timonium , Maryland. Met a lot of people, talked about, sold and signed my books, particularly the 'an Trodai' series.

September 8 - 10, 2017     Austin Camacho Throws a great party. The C3Con in Columbia Maryland this year was no disappointment. I sat on three panels and hope the audience got as much from me as I got from them. Once again, the after hours barroom conversations with Jeffrey Deaver, Bill Rapp, Chris Bauer, Eric Gardner and Jonathan Maberry over a few drinks were the highlights.

October 12 - 15, 2017     Attended Bouchercon 2017, 'Passport to Murder'  in Toronto, Canada. The after hours      conversations in the bar with Art Taylor, Eric Gardner, Reed Coleman, Jessica Faust, Matt Iden, Craig Forgrave, Nick Petrie, Puja Guha, Steve Konkoly and many more was the highlight of the trip. Also accepted an invite to submit a short story to Tim O'Mara's upcoming anthology 'Down to the River'.

October 19, 2017     Finished work on the audio version of 'an Trodai: Laoghaire'. Should be ready for release in the next week. A big thanks to my narrator, Meral Mathews.

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December 5 thru December 10, 2017    'an Trodai:  Scolai' was offered at discounts through the Amazon Countdown Deal