2017 Events

10/20-22     San Diego, CA     7pm
Incoming at the Without Walls Festival
Sex, Drugs & Copenhagen
(I’ll be reading Fri. & Sun nights)
Border X Brewing
Barrio Logan

10/27     Los Angeles, CA     7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount with
Laura Lee Bahr, Rebecca Gonzales, Ben Loory,
Alma Rosa Rivera, Keith Rosson, Lol Tolhurst
and your host Jim Ruland
Book Show
5503 N. Figueroa St.
Highland Park NELA

Past 2017

10/13     Los Angeles, CA
Razorcake 100th Issue Party
Avenue 50 Studio
Highland Park

10/14     Los Angeles, CA
Drinking Beer and Listening to Records
Guest DJ with Dumbag Daryl  and Metzli Dagger
Highland Park NELA

9/15     San Diego, CA
Conversation with Tod Goldbeg
Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa Avenue

8/18     Los Angeles, CA
Vermin on the Mount 13th Anniversary
with Sean Carswell, Nolan Knight, Kevin Maloney
MariNoami, Brian Jabas Smith & Désirée Zamorano
and your host Jim Ruland
Book Show
5503 N. Figueroa St.
Highland Park

5/27     Las Vegas, NV   4-6pm
Punk Rock Bowling
My Damage Book Signing
Doc Marten’s Lounge
Downtown Las Vegas

5/17     San Diego, CA
Southeast Stories Writing Workshop 
SDPL Skyline Hills Branch Library
7900 Paradise Valley Road

5/11     San Diego, CA    6:30-8:30pm
Palabra: An Evening of Poetry
Featured Reader
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave
Barrio Logan

4/22     Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Book
Emerging from the Underground: Surviving Punk Rock
Scott Crawford, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, John Joseph and Keith Morris
Moderated by Jim Ruland
Taper Hall 101, USC

4/15     San Diego, CA    7pm
Vermin on the Mount at Studio Unseen with David Agranoff, Meg Howrey,
Jimmy Jazz, Michael Klam, Matt Lewis, Tiffany Scandal, Bridget Quinn
and your host Jim Ruland
4610 Park Blvd

4/14     Highland Park, CA     7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount at Book Show with Natashia Deón, Meg Howrey,
Jarett Kobek, Tiffany Scandal, Bridget Quinn and your host Jim Ruland
5503 N. Figueroa St. NELA

4/5      Los Feliz, CA     7:30pm
Skylight Books with Janice Lee, Victoria Patterson
& Siel Ju for the launch of her book Cake Time
1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles

1/26     St Mary’s City, MD     8:15-10pm
VOICES Reading Series
with Benjamin Warner
Daugherty-Palmer Commons
St. Mary’s College of Maryland

1/21     San Diego, CA    7pm
Vermin on the Mount at 3rdSpace
4610 Park Blvd

1/20     Highland Park, CA    7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount at Book Show
5503 N. Figueroa St. NELA


12/8-12   Rancho Mirage, CA
UCR Palm Desert Low Residency MFA
Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts
Rancho Las Palmas

11/11   Highland Park, CA   7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount with Natashia Deón, Julia Ingalls,
Tyler Knight, Mario Piumetti and Susan Straight
Book Show


9/23    San Diego, CA     9pm
Keith Morris book signing with Peter Case
The Whistle Stop Bar

9/24     San Diego, CA     12pm-2pm
Keith Morris book signing
Golondrina & Beat Box Records
2148 Logan Avenue
Barrio Logan


8/26     Los Angeles, CA     7:30pm
My Damage book launch with Keith Morris
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue

8/21     Los Angeles, CA     8pm
Noir at the Bar with Eric Beetner, Lisa Brackmann,
Matt Phillips, David J. Schow and Duane Sweierczynski
The Mandrake
2692 S. La Cienega Blvd.

8/20      San Diego, CA    7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount with Jefff Alulis, Lisa Brackmann,
David Fromm, Rebecca Gonzales, Shelby Gubba,
Shawna Kenney, Heather Fowler & Scot Sothern
4610 Park Blvd

8/19      Los Angeles, CA    7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount with Bianca Barragan, Yennie Cheung,
Scott Cheshire, David Fromm, Peter Holslin & Ivy Pochoda
Book Show
5503 N. Figueroa

7/30     San Diego, CA 7pm
The Foundry #2 with Aaron Burch, Juliet Escoria,
Jean Guerrero, Scott McClanahan & Uzodinma Okehi
Tiger Eye Hair (by the new Golden Hill Dark Horse Coffee)
811 25th Street, Suite 105


7/3-15     Lisbon, Portugal
Disquiet International Literary Program

6/21     San Diego, CA   7:30pm
Warwick’s Books
with Sean Carswell & Ron Tanner
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

6/11      Los Angeles, CA    7pm
Vermin on the Mount
Book Show
5503 N. Figueroa

6/9      San Diego, CA    7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount
4610 Park Blvd

6/2     Los Angeles CA  7pm
All Lit Up at Chevalier Books
with Rebecca Gonzales, James Morrison,
David Rocklin & Karen Stefano
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

5/7     Los Angeles, CA  12-5pm
Downtown Bookfest
Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue
The Book Critics’ Dunking Booth and/or
Pie-Throwing Gallery (An Unsafe Space)

4/10     Los Angeles, CA     3pm
In conversation with Ryan Gattis,
Ivy Pochoda & Nina Revoyr
LA Times Festival of Books
Seeley G. Mudd 124

4/2     Los Angeles, CA     8:30pm
Razorcake & Vermin on the Mount present
Alice Bag, Keith Morris, Michelle Gonzales & Michael Fournier
Q&A to follow, DJ by Little D
325 Glendale Blvd
$5 suggested donation

4/2     Los Angeles, CA     4pm
Rock & Roll Readings with Alice Bolin, Stephen Burt,
Melissa Chadburn, Jerry Gabriel, Eleanor Henderson, Micah Ling,
Nate Marshall, Emily Nemens, Elena Pasarello & Ethan Rutherford
The Echoplex
1822 Sunset Blvd

3/24    Shiprock, NM     5pm
Class visit and public reading with Erik Bitsui
John Pinto Library
Shiprock Campus, Dine College

3/19     Los Angeles, CA     7:30pm
Shades and Shadows with Ben Loory, Steph Cha,
Amelia Gray, Carlos Allende & Charlie Jane Anders
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. 1st St.
This is a ticketed event


2/20     San Diego, CA     7pm
Vermin on the Mount with Allison Gill,
Johnny Shaw, Lauren Becker & Paul Lopez
4610 Park Blvd

2/19     Highland Park, CA     7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount with Siel Ju, Scot Sothern,
Kevin Moffett, Josh Stallings & Rebecca Gonzales
Book Show
5503 N Figueroa St.

16 Feb VOTM LA

2/16     San Diego, CA     12:45-2:10pm
San Diego City College
Spring Literary Series

2/12     Westwood, CA
UCLA Extension Writers Studio
The Writing Life

2/4     La Jolla, CA     7:30pm
Warwick’s Books
In conversation with Elizabeth Marro
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037


12/13     San Diego, CA     4-5:30pm
San Diego Library
Truth or Fiction Reading Series

11/13-14   St. Mary’s City, MD
St. Mary’s College
Class visit

10/30     Los Angeles, CA     7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount with
Sesshu Foster, Andrea Kleine, Janice Lee,
Allan McDonell & David Ulin
Book Show 5503 N. Figueroa

10/17    San Francisco, CA     6-7pm
Lit Crawl 2015 Phase 1
Lip Service West
Blondie’s Bar & No Grill
540 Valencia St.

8/22     San Diego, CA     7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount with
Sean H. Doyle, Shanna Mahin, Joshua Mohr,
Wendy C. Ortiz, Jennifer Pashley & J Ryan Stradal

3rdSpace at 4610 Park Blvd.

8/21     Los Angeles, CA     7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount with
Sean H. Doyle, Wendy C. Ortiz, Shanna Mahin,
Joshua Mohr, Patrick O’Neil & Jennifer Pashley

Book Show at 5503 N. Figueroa

8/12     Los Feliz, CA     7pm
Skylight Books in conversation
with Steph Cha
1818 N. Vermont Avenue

7/26     Brooklyn, NY     8pm
Bud Smith & Paula Bomer at
Mollasses Books in Bushwhick

7/11     West Hollywood, CA     4pm
Book Soup with Nathan Deuel, James Claffey,
Garrett Socol, Ron Parsons & Tia Reeser
8818 Sunset Boulevard

7/08     Long Beach, CA     7pm
Gatsby Books with Bud Smith, Janice Lee,
Ben Loory, Erin Parker & Ashley Perez
5535 E. Spring St.

06/18     La Jolla, CA     7:30pm
Warwick’s Books
with Matt Coyle
7812 Girard Avenue

05/24     London, England     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
with Lou Rowan, Stewart Home, Ulli Freer,
Louis Armand & David Vichnar
Power Lunches Arts Cafe
446 Kingsland Road
Hackney, E8 4AE

05/23     London, England     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
with Thor Garcia, Richard Makin,
Louis Armand & David Vichnar
Top Office Machines
133-135 Bethnal Green Road
London, E2 7DG

05/17    Prague, Czech Republic     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
Prague Micro Festival with Louis Armand,
Morgan Childs, Sophia Disgrace, Phil Shoenfelt,
Thor Garcia, Ken Nash + music
Cafe NoD
Dlouha 33, Prague

05/16     Brno, Czech Republic     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
with Thor Garcia, Olga Pek, Louis Armand,
David Vichnar & more
Sklenena Louka (Glass Meadow)
Kounicova 23, 602 00 Brno

05/15     Berlin, Germany     7pm
Vermin on the Mount & VLAK
with Thor Garcia, Catherine Hales,
Jeroen Nieuwland, Louis Armand & David Vichnar

Normal Bar
Forsterstrasse 46
10999 Kreuzberg

04/26     San Diego, CA     5-6:30pm
States of Terror Reading at the Digital Gym
Media Arts Center
2921 El Cajon Boulevard

04/19     Los Angeles, CA     2pm
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Fiction: Alternate Realities (moderator) with
Nathan Larson, Gallagher Lawson & Andrew Roe

04/18     Los Angeles, CA     10:30am
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Fiction: Victims & Vice with Rob Roberge
Ron Koertge, Francesca Lia Block & Tod Goldberg

04/11    Minneapolis, MN     6-9pm
MIBA Author Signing
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
1313 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis MN 55403
Avenues 1-3 (lower level)

04/09-11    Minneapolis, MN
AWP Conference & Bookfair

Razorcake 1373 and Tyrus Books 1323

04/08    Minneapolis, MN     8pm
AWP Small Press Night
Crooked Pint Ale House
501 Washington Avenue South

04/06     Flagstaff, AZ     7pm
Uptown Pubhouse with
Jerry Gabriel and more
114 N Leroux St

04/03     Santa Fe, NM     6pm
Forest of Fortune Paperback Release
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse
202 Galisteo Street

04/02    Santa Fe, NM     10am
Class visit with Jason DeBoer
Santa Fe University of Art and Design

03/29    San Diego, CA     7:30pm
Noir at the Bar with Thomas Perry, Jo Perry,
Tim Hallinan, Naomi Hirahara & Maria Alexander
La Jolla Brewing Company
7536 Fay Avenue

03/09     Brooklyn, NY
Franklin Park Reading Series
with Michele Filgate, Sarah Gerard, Lev Grossman, James Hannaham & Matt Sumell
618 St. Johns Place, between Classon and Franklin Avenues
Crown Heights, Brooklyn 

02/06     San Diego, CA     12pm
Vermin on the Mount
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Downtown San Diego

01/25     Fullerton, CA      7pm
Tongue & Groove
The Continental Room
115 W. Santa Fe Ave, Fullerton

01/21     Los Angeles, CA     7pm
Discussion with Marky Ramone about his book
Punk Rock Blitzkrieg
Vroman’s Books

01/13     Fallbrook, CA     6pm
Writers Read at Fallbrook Library
124 S. Mission Road

01/10     Los Angeles, CA    7pm
Vermin on the Mount
Book Show in Highland Park


12/07-09     Palm Desert, CA
University of California Riverside Palm Desert
Fall Residency

12/06     Oceanside, CA     6pm
So Say We All Veteran Writers: Homecoming
Oceanside Library
330 N. Coast Highway

12/02     San Diego, CA     6:35pm
Class visit with Bonnie ZoBell
Mesa College

11/22     Santee, CA       2pm-3pm
Barnes & Noble Trolley Square
9938 Mission Gorge Road

11/14     Long Beach, CA
New Author Breakfast at
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
Hyatt Regency Long Beach

11/12      Northridge, CA     7:30pm
CSUN’s Creative Writing Circle
Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 319

11/08     San Diego, CA     7pm
Media Arts Center with Louis Armand, Kiik AK,
Heather Fowler, Keith McCleary & Meg Tuite

11/05     Camarillo, CA
CSU Channel Islands with Louis Armand

10/22     North Hollywood, CA     8pm
The Rumpus Reading at Lit Crawl LA: NoHo
The NoHo Arts Center

10/16     Chicago, IL
WORDS+MUSIC with Curbside Splendor authors and Joe Meno
Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave.
$8 at the door or free with RSVP

10/12     Washington, DC     7pm
Three Tents Reading Series with Pamela Erens & Roy Kesey
The Big Hunt 1345 Connecticut Ave NW

10/11     Radford, VA     2pm – 5pm
Book signing at Alumni Village
Radford University Homecoming

10/09     Radford, VA     7:30pm
Reading and book signing
Heth 019, Radford University

10/04     Brooklyn, NY     5pm
Vermin on the Mount

09/20     Portland, OR     7:30pm
Addictions with Trevor Dodge and Gayle Towell
Glyph Cafe & Art Space
804 NW Couch St.

09/18     Seattle, WA     7-9pm
Lit Fix at the Jewel Box Theater
2322 2nd Ave.

09/13     Anchorage, AK     5pm
Reading and signing
Cafe del Mundo
341 E. Benson Blvd.

09/11     San Francisco, CA    7:30pm
Reading & signing with Joshua Mohr
The Booksmith 1644 Haight Street

09/08     San Francisco, CA
Class visit and reading
University of San Francisco

08/24     Los Angeles, CA
Tongue & Groove at the Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

08/19     Los Angeles, CA     7pm
Reading & signing at Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.

08/17     San Diego, CA         6pm
Reading at the Ink Spot at NTC Liberty Station

08/16     Los Angeles, CA     7pm
Reading and signing a Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50  Highland Park

08/08     Los Angeles, CA     7:30pm
Vermin on the Mount at NOMAD Art Compound
1931 Blake Ave. Frogtown

08/02     San Diego, CA         7pm
Vermin on the Mount & Forest of Fortune
Book Signing at 3rdSpace
4610 Park Blvd.

07/31     Los Angeles, CA     7:30pm
Forest of Fortune Launch at Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.

07/29     Los Angeles, CA     (private)
Scraps to Scribes at NOMAD Art Compound

07/18     Los Angeles, CA     8pm
Hunter S. Thompson Birthday Celebration
Traxx at Union Station in DTLA

05/30     Brooklyn, NY
Mellow Pages Library w/ Sean Doyle, Cassie Sneider
& Terese Svoboda