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Upcoming Events in 2017




October 11 (Tuesday)

Gallatin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Holiday Inn (Bozeman, MT) 7 p.m.

Talk and Slide Show: Making the shift from fact to fiction, and fishing along the way.


March 10-11, 2018

Tucson Festival of Books

University of Arizona Campus (Tucson, AZ)


Time and place TBA


Past Events in 2017


March 31

Author Luncheon, Montana Library Association Conference (Billings, MT) 11:45 a.m.


July 11

Poisoned Pen (Scottsdale, AZ) 7 p.m.


July 12

Murder By The Book (Houston, TX) 6:30 p.m.


July 13

Bookworks (Albequerque, NM) 6 p.m.


July 15

Book Peddler (West Yellowstone, MT) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. off and on


July 17

Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT) 7 p.m.


July 19

Fact & Fiction (Missoula, MT) 7 p.m.


July 20

Ennis Public Library (Ennis, MT) 6:30 p.m.


July 21

This House of Books (Billings, MT) 5:30 p.m.


July 22

Legends Bookstore (Cody, Wyoming) 10 a.m. – 2. p.m.


July 23

Costco (Bozeman, MT) 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (may change)


July 28

Herringbone Books (Redmond, OR) 6 p.m.


July 29

Sunriver Books (Sunriver, OR) 5 p.m.


August 17

Seattle Mystery Bookshop (Seattle, WA) 11 a.m.


August 30

Carnegie Public Library (Big Timber, MT) 4 p.m.


September 15

Meeteetse Public Library (Meeteetse, WY) 4:30 p.m.

Talk and Book Signing


September 15

Powell Public Library (Powell, WY) 2 p.m.

Talk and Book Signing


September 15

Cody Public Library (Cody, WY) 6 p.m.

Talk and Book Signing


September 29 (Friday)

Montana Book Festival

Fact & Fiction Bookstore (Missoula, MT) 3 p.m.

Talk: If Ash Falls on a Cold Hearted River . . .  Does It Make a Sound?



Past Events in 2016


July 16

Signing—The Book Peddler, West Yellowstone, MT

10 a.m.


July 29

Talk, reading, Q&A, and signing—Red Lodge Books and Tea, Red Lodge, MT

4 p.m.


July 30

Signing—Costco, Bozeman, MT

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.


August 27

Talk, Q&A, and signing—Legends Bookstore, Cody, WY

Noon to 3 p.m.


September 16 and 17

Bouchercon—New Orleans, LA

Time and panel assignments TBA


September 23

Montana Book Festival—Missoula, MT

Time and events TBA


September 30 – October 2

Harbor Spring Book Festival—Harbor Spring, MI

Events TBA


October 7 and 8

High Plains Book Awards—Billings, MT

Events TBA


October 9

Author talk, Q&A, and signing—New Community Bookstore, Billings, MT

Time TBA


October 13

Author talk and signing—Herringbone Books, Redmond, OR

6 p.m.


October 14

Author talk and signing—Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR

6:30 p.m.


October 15

Author talk and signing—Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR

5 p.m.


October 16

Author talk and signing—Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR

2 p.m.


Past events in 2016

April 6

Cocktail, conversation, and author reception—Public Library Association Conference, Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO

5:30 p.m.


June 25

2016 Western Writers of America Spur Awards—Radisson Hotel, Cheyenne, WY

3:15 p.m.: Mystery Panel with Keith McCafferty, C.J. Box, Anne Hillereman and C.M. Wendelboe

7 p.m.: Banquet Awards Ceremony


July 7

Author event and signingCountry Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT

7 p.m.


July 9

Author event with Frederick Ramsay—Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

Time TBA


Past events in 2015

May 30

Meet Local Authors on Independent Bookstore Appreciation Day—The Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT

3 p.m.


Thursday, June 18

Talk, Q&A and signing–Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT

7 p.m.  

click here for more details


Saturday, June 20 

Signing–Costco, Bozeman, MT

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, June 23 

Talk, Q&A, signing–Fact & Fiction, Missoula, MT

7 p.m.

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Friday, June 26

Talk, Q&A, signing–Barnes & Noble, Billings, MT

7 p.m.

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Sunday/Monday, June 28/29

Signings, Panel discussion–American Library Association, San Francisco, CA

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Wednesday, July 15 

Talk/Q&A, signing–Friends of Library Association, West Yellowstone, MT 

7 p.m.


Monday, August 3 

Talk and signing with C.J. Box–The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ

7 p.m.

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Tuesday, August 11 

Talk/Q&A/Signing–Elk River Books, Livingston, MT

7 p.m.


Friday, August 14

Talk/Q&A and signing–Maelstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, MT (TBA)


Saturday, August 15

Red Lodge Books & Tea, MT

4 p.m.

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Signing–The Book Peddler, West Yellowstone, MT (TBA)

Past Events in 2014
Thursday, September 11
Featured speaker — Ronan Public Library, Ronan, MT
Tuesday, September 16
Featured speaker — Lewis & Clark Library, Helena, MT
Saturday, September 27 to Sunday, September 28
Featured speaker — Flathead River Writer’s Conference, Kalispell, MT
Friday, October 10 to Saturday, October 11
Featured Speaker and Panelist — Montana Festival of the Book in Missoula, MT
Saturday, August 23
Featured speaker –Lake Clave at Kelly Galloup’s Slide Inn, near West Yellowstone, MT. 
Saturday, August 9
Featured speaker — Island Park Library Friends and community festival at Harriman State Park on Henry’s Fork of the Snake River.
Saturday, May 17
Featured speaker — Get Published Conference, Bozeman, Mt.  
Tuesday, April 8
Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Celebrating Poisoned Pen’s 25th Anniversary
Scottsdale, Arizona
Signing and podcast with New York Times bestselling author Nevada Barr, 7 p.m.
more details here
Wednesday, February 26
Montana State University Bookstore
Bozeman, Montana
Signing from 11 a.m. To 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 8
Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Scottsdale, Arizona
Dual signing and podcast with New York Times best-selling author Nevada Barr, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11
Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Scottsdale, Arizona 
Signing and podcast at 7 p.m.

Past Events in 2013

Thursday, September 12
Montana Author’s Night @ the Ronan, MT  Public Library (reading and signing)
6:30 p.m. details here
Sunday, September 15 to Monday, September 16
Outdoor Writer’s Association of America (OWAA) Conference @ Lake Placid, NY
Sunday: Panelist:  Working With Editors In The Digital Age
Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Session Leader: “From Fact to Fiction:  Making The Jump From Writing Articles to Publishing Your Novel”
Monday: 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Session Leader: “Craft of the Narrative”
OWAA details here 
Saturday, September 21
Bouchercon 2013 (the 44th Annual Convention For Crime Fiction Readers and Writers) @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
 1:50 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Panelist: Surprises — Keeping Your Reader Turning Pages
deatils here
Sunday, October 6 to Tuesday, October 8
Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association (PNBA) Fall Tradeshow @ Portland, OR
Note: This show is only open to book industry professionals.
Friday, October 11
Montana Festival of the Book @ Missoula, MT
11 a.m.  Reading (Dead Man’s Fancy)
4 p.m. Fiction panel
Saturday, October 12
Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show @ Denver, CO
Books and Brew, 4 p.m.
Friday, October 25 to Saturday, October 26
High Plains Bookfest and Book Awards @ Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
Saturday: 2:30 p.m. reading, 6 p.m. awards banquet where Keith McCafferty is one of three finalists for the fiction award, along  with Pulitzer Prize Winner, Richard Ford and National Book Award Winner, Gretel Erdrich
Wednesday, February 27 @ 7:00pm: The Country Bookshelf at 28 West Main Street in Bozeman, Montana (click here for details)
Thursday, February 28 @ 11:00am: Costco book signing at 2505 Catron Street in Bozeman, Montana
Friday, March 1 @ 5:00pm: Fact & Fiction Downtown Bookstore reading and signing at 220 North Higgins Avenue in Missoula, Montana (click here for details)
Saturday, March 2 @ 11:00am: Costco book signing at 3220 North Reserve Street in Missoula, Montana
Monday, March 4 @ 7:00pm: The Poisoned Pen Bookstore signing at 6850 East Main Street in Scottsdale, Arizona (click here for details)
Saturday, March 30 @ 11:00am: Costco book signing in 4401 4th Avenue South in Seattle, Washington
Past Events (2012)
Saturday, February 25Listen to Keith McCafferty’s interview on Suspense Radio
Friday, March 2:  Taping date with Montana Today, NBC affiliate KECI-TV in Missoula, Montana
Saturday March 3:  Costco signing in Missoula, Montana
Tuesday, March 6Country Bookshelf signing in Bozeman, Montana  7 p.m.
Saturday, March 10Third Place Books signing in Lake Forest Park near Seattle, Washington  6:30p.m.
Saturday, March 17Seattle Mystery Bookshop signing in Seattle, Washington  at noon
Sunday, March 18:  Costco signing in Issaquah, Washington noon to 2 p.m.
Monday, March 19: National Public Radio interview (air date and time yet to be determined)
Saturday March 24:  Costco signing in Bozeman, Montana 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 3: Book signing at the Montana State University Bookstore (details to follow)
Wednesday, May 16: Talk at the Bozeman Public Library (details to follow)
Thursday, June 21: Keith McCafferty stars on the Write Question on Yellowstone Public Radio at 6:30pm Mountain Time, and on Montana Public Radio at 7:30pm Mountain Time. The broadcast can also be heard online at
Thursday, October 4 to Saturday, October 6: Featured writer at the Humanities Montana Festival of the Book in Missoula, Montana. Details to follow. Info at 800-624-6001 or