Upcoming Events


This summer, David is making several appearances after Rip the Angels from Heaven, the sequel to his 2016 novel The Dead Don't Bleed, releases on July 3, 2018:

  • Sunday, June 10, 2018: Mystery Writers of America panel appearance and signing at the Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago--details soon!

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 7pm: Talk and signing at Boswell's Books, Milwaukee, Wisc.

  • Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:30pm: Talk and signing at River Lights Bookstore, 1098 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa.

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2018, 7pm: Appearance with prize-winning novelist Lori Rader-Day at Mystery To Me, Madison, Wisc.

  • Thursday, August 10, 2018, 6pm: Talk and signing at Pearl Street Books, La Crosse, Wisc.

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018: Signing at Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis, Minn.

Recent Events for The Dead Don't Bleed: A Novel

--November 4, 2017, 9am-5pm: Murder & Mayhem--Milwaukee. David will be on the panel "Violence in a Violent World" with Shaun Harris, Danny Gardner, Bryon Quertermous, and Thomas Pluck. Details here.

--October 28, 2017, 10am-2pm: David will be one of several Wisconsin authors meeting and talking with patrons of the Friends of the Brookfield Public Library Book Sale. Details here.

--June 22, 2017: Launch of the paperback edition of The Dead Don't Bleed at Mystery to Me, Madison, Wisc. Photo.

--June 10-11, 2017: 2017 Printers Row Lit Fest., signing at the Midwest Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime tent: Photo

--June 8, 2017: Mobcraft Mystery Tour with Nick Petrie and Lori-Rader-Day at Mobcraft Brewery, Milwaukee, Wisc.: Photo.

The Dead Don't Bleed was read by Norman Gilliland on Wisconsin Public Radio's Chapter a Day program, Monday, January 23-Friday, February 10, 2017! 

Past Appearances

--April 28, 2018, 1-5pm: The Platteville Book and Author Festival at the Platteville Public Library. David talked about the rewards and challenges of writing historical fiction. 

April 8, 2017, 7 pm: "You Build the Shelters, We'll Build the Bombs: How the Federal Government Prepared Galena for the Cold War": A presentation to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7 pm: Signing and talk about The Dead Don't Bleed at the Dodgeville Public Library, 139 S. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI--Details here!

Bouchercon 2016 in New Orleans: David appeared at the New Author Breakfast on Sept. 16 and was a discussant on the panel "All Tensed Up: Spy Thrillers" with John Lawton, Reece Hirsch, Matthew Quirk, and Mick Herron on Sept. 17: Photo. He also did a signing at Mystery Mike's table in the book room with Lawrence Block, C.J. Box, and Jeffrey Siger: Photo

Th., August 18, 2016, 7-9pm: Signing with Robert Goldsborough and Michael Black at Authors Under the Awning at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park, Ill. Photo.

Wed., August 17, 2016, 7pm: Mystery Writers Panel with Shaun Harris, Michael Harvey, Lili Wright, and Lori Rader-Day at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. Photo.

Th., August 11, 2016, 7pm: Signing and conversation with Heather Gudenkauf at Schuler Books & Music, Lansing/Okemos (Meridian Mall), 1982 Grand River Avenue, Okemos, Mich. Photos.

Fri., July 29, 2016, 5:30-7pm: Signing and reading at River Lights Bookstore, 1098 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa. Photos.

Sat., July 9, 2016, 3 pm: Signing and reading at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. #101, Arlington, Va. Video.

Wed., July 6, 2016, 7 pm: Signing and reading at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, Wisc. Photos.

Wed., June 29, 2016, 7 pm: Signing and reading at Mystery to Me Bookstore, 1863 Monroe St., Madison, Wisc. Photo.

Sat., June 25, 2016, 2 pm: Signing and reading at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park, Ill. Photos.

Sat., June 11, 2016: Signing at Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore, 604 W. 26th St., Minneapolis, Minn. Photos.

Tues., June 7, 2016: Release of The Dead Don't Bleed and a conversation about the novel with Zbigniew Kruczalak at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th Street, Chicago. Photo; Video.

Mon., April 6, 2015: Book talk for 1919, The Year of Racial Violence at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Chicago, with Margaret Storey. Photos.

   Signing at Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, Minneapolis, June 11, 2016

Signing at Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, Minneapolis, June 11, 2016

Mon., Feb. 23, 2015: Book talk for 1919, The Year of Racial Violence at Teaching for Change and Busboys & Poets, Washington, D.C. Photos.

Tues., Feb. 17, 2015: Black History Month lecture at Carthage College, 7pm. 

Oct. 2014    Discussion leader, Wisconsin Historical Society Reading Group, Madison, Wisc.

April 2014    “Why Don’t Americans Prepare for Disaster? Lessons from the Cold War and 9/11,” lecture to the Phi Alpha Theta chapter, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisc.

April 2014    Presenter for the session “Milwaukee: Community and Race,” Wisconsin History Symposium, hosted by the University of Wisconsin--Platteville

Feb. 2013    “Freedom’s Long Trek: The 1963 March on Washington, D.C.,” public address, Carnegie-Stout Library, Dubuque, Iowa.

June 2012    Teachers as Historians Summer Seminar, presentation (three sessions), Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Sept. 2011    “Awaiting the Sirens’ Call: American Encounters with Disaster Planning from Hiroshima to 9/11,” keynote address, Annual History Forum, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.  Slide show