Events

2022

September 8-11
Bouchercon
Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave
A nominee for an Anthony award for best non fiction in 2022, Jan will be attending the mystery conference, speaking on a panel, and crossing her fingers pretty tightly.
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September 20, 6:30 p.m.
Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA
Come join Jan for a discussion about the tragic murder of a Harvard football player that fueled outrage over the city’s old Combat Zone

October 4, 7 p.m.
Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA
Jan will be talking about The Combat Zone Tuesday evening, taking questions and signing books

October 12, 6:30 p.m.
Kingston Public Library, Kingston, MA
If you live on the South Shore, please come hear Jan’s presentation of a historical murder that changed Boston and criminal justice

October 26, 7 p.m.
Hingham Public Library, Hingham, MA
Another on the South Shore… Discussion about a tragic murder that had a lasting impact on the city

October 29, 2-3 p.m.
Boston Book Festival, Copley Plaza, Boston, MA
Jan will be signing books in the UMass Press booth

November 30, 6:30 p.m.
Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA
Discussion and book signing of The Combat Zone: Murder, Race and Boston’s Struggle for Justice

December 8, 5:30 p.m.
Edgartown Public Library, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Jan will talking about 70’s Boston and The Combat Zone at the start of the “Christmas in Edgartown” holiday weekend

2023

February 2, 12 p.m.
Hyannis Yacht Club, Hyannis, MA
Jan will be the guest speaker at luncheon at the Hyannis Yacht Club

February 7, 7 p.m.
Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA
Discussion about the 1976 murder that impacted the city and the state

February 8, 7 p.m.
Wayland Free Library, Wayland, MA
Jan will be talking about the tragic murder of Harvard football player Andy Puopolo in Boston’s old Combat Zone

February 15, 7 p.m.
Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Jan will be discussing The Combat Zone: Murder, Race, and Boston’s Struggle for Justice

March 9, 7 p.m.
Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA
Thursday evening author’s talk about the 1976 Puopolo murder in Boston and its repercussions.

Stay tuned for more events!

Previous Events

2022

January 20, 7:00 p.m. EST
Westwood Public Library
Jan will be talking about The Combat Zone live and virtually at the main library on High Street. Open to all.
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February 23, 5:30 p.m. EST
Massachusetts Historical Society
Jan is honored to be talking about the 1976 Puopolo murder in The Combat Zone and its impact at the beautiful Massachusetts Historical Society on Boylston Street and also, virtually.
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March 16, 12:30 p.m. ET
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tufts University

Jan will be discussing Murder Convictions and the Media at a members only event

April 6, 7 p.m.
Brookline Booksmith (MA)
Jan will be interviewing Mark Arsenault about his terrific new book, The Imposter’s War
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April 22-24
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (MD)
Jan will be at the Malice Domestic Mystery Conference, nominated for the Agatha award for best non-fiction of 2021 will be attending the conference and speaking on a panel of author nominees Saturday morning.
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May 10, 7:00 p.m. ET
Franklin Library (MA)
“We aren’t Making This Up” A Sisters In Crime event:
Jan will be be on a panel with true crime writers Maureen Boyle, Sue Coletta, and nonfiction writer and crime novelist M.J. Soni
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May 24, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Warwick Public Library (RI)
Jan will be on a true crime panel with award-winning authors, Maureen Boyle, Kate Flora and John Nardizzi
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June 23, 6:00 p.m. ET
An Unlikely Story (MA)
Jan will be in conversation with writer Barbara Shapiro, author of Metropolis
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August 20, 2 to 4 p.m. ET
Edgartown Books
44 Main Street, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
Jan will be signing books on the porch
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2021

October 6, 6-7 p.m.
Boston Public Library
Jan will be discussing The Combat Zone: Murder, Race, and Boston’s Struggle for Justice

October 20, 5 p.m. EST
Kristina Parro will interview Jan live on Instagram about The Combat Zone: Murder, Race and Boston’s Struggle for Justice
To tune in, follow Jan on Instagram

November 9, 10 to 10:30 a.m. EST
WPRO Radio, Voice of Southern New England, 99.7 FM, 630 AM

Tune in to listen to Jan talk about how much research, writing and agony went into: The Combat Zone: Murder, Race and Boston’s Struggle for Justice

November 10, 7 to 8 p.m. EST
Virtual Corning Author Series, Online
Tewksbury Library, MA
Jan will be discussing how the 1976 murder of Harvard football player left a lasting imprint on the city, state and criminal justice system.
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November 12 & 13
New England Crime Bake Mystery Conference
Jan will be speaking on a True Crime Panel

December 8, 7:30 p.m. EST
MASSterList Book Club author talk
Jan will be interviewed about The Combat Zone, Murder, Race and Boston’s Struggle for Justice. To participate, subscribe to MASSterList (it’s free and also my favorite go-to for Massachusetts news) and register for this virtual event.
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