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 Author Events

Kerry Peresta is available for presentations, author talks, classes, interviews, local author panels, conference panels, and more! Contact her at (443) 558-6125 or



Malice Domestic Writers Conference, Bethesda, MD, May 27-30, 2023

An annual conference in Bethesda, MD, which celebrates the traditional mystery. Kerry joins the THRILLER panel to discuss how the past influences the present!

At the “Thrillers” panel at Malice Domestic, 2023.

Sunday, May 8, 2023 – June 7, 2023


Follow Kerry’s posts and promotions on the Partners in Crime Blog Tour for The Torching! Four weeks of fun insights into Kerry Peresta! Click here for tour page

Barnes & Noble Author Signing Event, Saturday, May 20, 2023, Hilton Head Island, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Barnes & Noble Author Signing Event, Saturday, May 20, 2023, Hilton Head Island, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit Kerry at the local HHI Barnes & Noble and purchase signed copies of her series Book Three will be available. Also look for her new standalone, Back Before Dawn! She looks forward to chatting ‘books’ with you. Come on down!

This sent to me via text today from the vehicle of a reader who just picked up my books from B&N! Thank you, Raul! You are right, artists and writers need to support each other!


McIntosh Bookstore, 917 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC, June 10, 2023, noon-4pm

Come visit Kerry in beautiful downtown Beaufort! She’ll have all three books in her Olivia Callahan Suspense series available to sign, plus a surprise! Her new standalone, Back Before Dawn.

Author Talk, Hilton Head Plantation Country Club, 70 Skull Creek, HHI, SC, Thursday, June 22, 2023, 3pm – 5pm


Author Talk, Hilton Head Plantation Country Club, 70 Skull Creek, HHI, SC, Thursday, June 22, 2023, 3pm – 5pm

Join Kerry for an interesting and fun event discussing the first in her Olivia Callahan Suspense series, THE DEADENING. Several book clubs will be represented, and if you’ve been wondering where to find your tribe, maybe this is it! We look forward to a great time!

South Carolina Writers Association Writer’s Toolbox ZOOM seminar, Tuesday, June 27, noon – 1pm, “Suspense, Clues, & Foreshadowing in mystery novels”

Kerry will lead an informal 60-minute virtualworkshop in suspense tips and techniques to establish tension and keep the pages turning! Free to members. $25 for non-members. Register here.

Author Talk presented by Pat Conroy Literary Center, Wednesday, July 19, 5pm-7pm, Beaufort Bookstore, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC.

Barnes & Noble Author Signing Event for BACK BEFORE DAWN, suspense, Wednesday, August 2, 2023, Noon – 3pm, Hilton Head Island


Author Talk & Signing Event, 2p.m. – 4 p.m., August 8, 22 Myrtle Bank Road, Hilton Head Island, SC

Join Kerry for the release of her new standalone suspense novel! She will be signing books, and also will have the Olivia Callahan Suspense series available to sign with purchase. Book club author discussion for the first book in the Olivia Callahan Suspense series.

Sun City author presentation, Okatie, SC, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, 6 -8pm

Enjoy Kerry talk about how she became an author, how she develops characters and how she captures ideas for her stories! Books available for purchase.


Author Signing Event, Saturday, September 16, 2023, noon-4p.m., 7804 Abercorn Extension, Savannah, GA

Come on out to a Kerry Peresta book launch in Savannah on Saturday, September 16, from noon – 4p.m. She’ll be at the front of the B&N store in Oglethorpe Mall. She’ll have copies of books one, two & three in her Olivia Callahan Suspense series, plus her brand-new standalone domestic suspense, Back Before Dawn! This B&N has something for everyone…and has been recently remodeled! You don’t want to miss this!


Come on out and BOOKTINI with Pink Magazine on Tuesday, September 19, 10am-1pm at the Corner Perk, 45 Pembrooke Dr., #120, at the north end of Hilton Head Island!

‘The largest ladies’ day out on the island!’ *Discounted drinks *Local author talks *Appetizer Samplers *Specialty drinks *Kerry Peresta books and more available for signing & purchase

Author Talk, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, 1 pm – 2:30, Hilton Head Plantation, 8 Winding Trail Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1:30 -3pm

Entertaining, casual discussion about THE DEADENING, book one in the Olivia Callahan Suspense series. Local book clubs are her favorite!! ❤️🥂

Ask the Author, Saturday, January 6,  2024 @ Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC; 3-4pm

Myself and five other authors, all affiliated with the Island Writers' Network, will be at the Bluffton Library to answer your writing questions. Together their fiction writing comprises: children's books, contemporary, crime, mysteries, paranormal romance, psychological suspense, sci-fi romance, short stories, thrillers, and zany boyhood stories. Whether you are a writer, reader, or both this is a wonderful opportunity to ask authors questions about their inspiration, writing, publication, works in progress... Light refreshments will be available, compliments of the Friends of Bluffton Library

Author Panel at Spring Lake Plantation House, Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island, March 12, 2024, 2-3:30

Kerry Peresta and Susan Riley, author of the acclaimed Delta & Jax Mystery Series for ages 8-adult will be discussing “The Secret Life of an Author,” for the Women’s Club of Hilton Head Plantation.

Enjoy this fun video from a previous Sun City event.


Guns, Knives & Lipstick Podcast, available here, featuring Kerry Peresta, Liz Milliron, C.L. Tolbert, and Mally Becker. Women crime writers share all their secrets! It’s a fun, interesting, lively, podcast with great topics. Airs monthly on your podcast venue of choice.

Local Author Day,  Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 1-4pm, Lafayette Square, 207 E. Charlton Street, Savannah, GA

The Annual Flannery O'Connor Birthday celebration will be a fun day of activites right in front of the Flannery O'Connor childhood home! Sponsored by the Book Lady Bookstore on Liberty Street, come choose books by 20-30 local authors and purchase signed copies in honor of this legendary, historic author's birthday. Stick around for the wackiest parade in Savannah at 3pm! Bring your dog!

Contact me to set up a date! I look forward to chatting with you.

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