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Author Events and Signings

2017

January 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. In Groton, CT, at the Ella T. Grasso Technical High School, presenting a writing workshop on flash fiction writing.
May 13th from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.In Danbury, CT, at the American Association of University Women Annual Book and Author Luncheon: author talk and book signing
June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.In Cheshire, CT, at the Cheshire Strawberry Festival on the Green (111 Church Dr.): author selling and signing books
November 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.In Southington, CT, at the AquaTurf Convention Center craft fair (Mulberry St.): selling and signing books.

2016

January 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.In New York, NY, at the Salmagundi Club (47 Fifth Avenue): guest speaker on the self-publishing panel at the monthly MWA-NY meeting.
January 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.In Boston, MA, at the Arisia Convention: Panelist on the "My Friend Wrote a Book, Do I Have to Buy It?" Panel.
February 10th, 24th, and March 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.In Waterbury, CT, at Girls Inc.: presenting a private workshop on "Finding Your Story" and helping the teen leaders develop their short story for a comic book project.
May 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.In Waterbury, CT, at Girls Inc. for their annual Spotlight Dinner: attending event.
June 11th and June 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.In Waterbury, CT, at the Barnes and Noble for their Teen Book Weekend: selling and signing copies of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts and giving out free stickers, wristbands, and temporary tattoos for teens.
June 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.In Middlebury, CT, at a private book club event discussing The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts.
August 16th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.In Waterbury, CT, at Girls Inc. speaking about how we created a short story and signing copies of it with the teen leader authors.
September 29th all day eventIn Washington, CT, at The Gunnery presenting a full day of Flash Fiction writing workshops to students.
October 15th all dayIn Westport, CT, attending CrimeConn.
October 17th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.In Danvers, MA, at the New England Library Association Conference in the Sisters in Crime Booth: chatting about author visits and workshops and giving away author freebies and a few copies of my books.
October 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.In Old Greenwich, CT, at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (90 Harding Rd.) at the 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Show: autographing and selling books.
November 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.In South Windsor, CT, at Maneeley's (65 Rye St.) at the 2nd Annual Crafts Show: signing and selling books.

2015

February 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.In Southbury, CT, at the Chocolate Lovers' Spring Expo (Crowne Plaza Hotel,
1284 Strongtown Rd.) to benefit Easter Seals: selling signed books and signed photography from my award-winning novel.
April 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.In Bristol, CT, at the Bristol Public Library (5 High Street): participating in "Authors Next Door," a local author fair in honor of National Library Week. I will be selling and signing copies of my novel.
April 23rd from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at the Wolcott High School Career Day: presenting workshops on the author career track.
April 24th to April 26thIn Springfield, MA: attending the NESCBWI Spring Conference.
June 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.In Park Falls, WI, via Skype, at the Park Falls Library: teaching a writing workshop "How to be a Productive Part-time Writer" for the Third Story Writers Guild.
July 9th to July 12thIn Burlington, MA: attending Readercon with promo goodies from The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts.
August 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.In Madison, CT, on the Madison Green at the 4th Annual Craft Fair: selling signed copies of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts and The Six Train to Wisconsin.
August 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. In Waterbury, CT, at the John Bale Book Company: selling and signing copies of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts and giving out promo goodies.
August 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.In New Paltz, New York, at the Elting Memorial Library: Teen writing workshop "Finding your Story: How to Turn an Idea into a Concept" and book signing. Door prize at event.
August 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at La Fortuna Restaurant: "Meet the Author," community dinner night with the author. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance. Book signing with author.
September 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at Bin 300 World Bistro: Launch Party for The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts: cocktails & hot appetizers and book signing. Door prize at event. This is a ticketed event.
September 20th 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In Brooklyn, NY, at the Brooklyn Book Festival in the Mystery Writers of America tent: selling and signing books and giving out author goodies.
September 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.In Baltimore, MD, at the Baltimore Book Festival: selling signed copies of my books.
October 9th In New York, NY: attending New York Comic Con.
October 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In Wolcott, CT, at the Farmingbury Woman's Club Annual Craft Fair at Alcott School: selling signed copies of my novels.
October 19th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, for the Girls Inc. after school program: private writing workshop on creating storyboards.
October 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.In Boston, MA, at the Boston Book Festival in the Sisters in Crime Booth: selling and signing books and giving away author goodies.
November 14th from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.In Meriden, CT, at the Horace C. Wilcox Technical High School Craft Fair (298 Oregon Road): selling and signing books.
November 16th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at the Girls Inc. after school program: private writing workshop on the elements of storytelling in songs.
November 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.In Southington, CT, at the Aquaturf Convention Center for the 19th Annual Holiday Craft Fair: selling signed copies of my novels.
December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.In Unionville, CT, at the West District School (114 West District Road) for the West District 37th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair: selling and signing copies of my books.
December 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.In Groton, CT, at the Ella Grasso Technical School: author school visit to present my workshop on "Finding Your Story."

2014

January 19th, 11:30 a.m.In Boston, MA, at Arisia 2014 Conference participating in panel on Fortune Telling Methods.
January 27th from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.In Plantsville, CT, at Mulberry Gardens, Private Workshop “Finding Your Story”: selling and signing books.
January 29th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.In Toronto, Canada, at Hart House for the Writer’s Co-Op, Private Workshop “How to be a Productive Part-Time Writer”.
February 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hartford, CT, at the Wadsworth Antheneum for CAPA group author signing during Free Saturdays at museum: selling and signing books.
February 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.In Naugatuck, CT, at the Whittemore Library “Ladies’ Night Out” event serving wine and cheese: several local CT authors will read a favorite passage from their books: selling and signing books.
March 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. At the Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, AZ: signing books in the Author Pavilion West.
April 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.At Pat’s IGA in Wolcott, CT: selling signed books and signed photography from my novel and donating 50% of the profits to the American Cancer Society.
April 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.At Barnes and Noble in Waterbury, CT: participating in a Local Authors’ Night signing and selling books.
April 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.At the Prospect Public Library in Prospect, CT: kicking off their first Open Mic Night for Writers. I’ll be reading an excerpt from Six Train and encouraging unpublished authors to share their work.
June 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.In New York, NY, Hunter College: The Writing Center Writers’ Conference and Intensives: panelist on the “Children’s Panel”.
June 27thIn Manchester, CT, at a private book club: book discussion with author.
July 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.In Provincetown, MA, at the Provincetown Public Library: teaching a workshop on living the author life and my paths to publication with a book signing and door prize.
July 25-27thKourtney will be participating in several Pioneer Days events in Butternut, WI, including a book signing on Friday and Saturday and riding in the parade on Sunday.
July 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.At the Wauwatosa Public Library in Wauwatosa, WI: author talk and Q&A with a door prize and book signing.
July 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.At DeKalb Public Library in DeKalb, IL: teaching a workshop “Turning Up the Heat: How to Write Good Love Scenes” with a door prize and book signing.
July 31th from 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.In Wasau, WI, at the Marathon County Public Library  presenting a workshop on "Being a Productive Part-time Writer" with a door prize and book signing.
August 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.In Park Falls, WI, at the Park Falls Public Library, “A Peek Inside the Author Life” talk with a book signing to follow. 20% of events profits will be donated to the Third Story Writers Guild.
September 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.In Baltimore, MD, at the Baltimore Book Festival: selling and signing books in the Authors' Tent.
October 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at Walsh's Market: selling signed books and signed photography from my novel and donating 30% of the profits to the Wolcott Food Pantry.
October 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at Alcott School during the 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair: selling signed books and signed photography from my novel and donating 30% of the profits to the Farmingbury Woman's Club of Wolcott.
November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.In Southington, CT, at Mulberry Gardens of Southington's Craft Fair: selling autographed copies of my novel and my original autographed photography from my novel.
November 21-22ndIn Miami, FL, at the Miami Book Fair: attending panels and workshops. Signed copies of Six Train will be available for sale at the Readers’ Favorite Tent.
November 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.In Miami, FL: attending the Readers' Favorite Award Ceremony and receiving a bronze medal at the Regency Hotel Miami.
November 30th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at La Fortuna Restaurant: participating in the holiday fair by selling autographed copies of my award-winning novel and original signed photography from the novel.
December 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at the St. Pius X & St. Maria Goretti Church Annual Christmas Craft Fair: selling autographed copies of my novel and my original autographed photography from my novel.
December 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at the Wolcott Public Library Holiday Craft Sale: selling autographed copies of my novel and my original autographed photography from my novel.

2013

April 19thIn Waterbury, CT, at the Naugatuck Valley Community College Fresh Ink Writer Conference: author reading excerpt of The Six Train to Wisconsin.
May 28thKourtney Heintz’s Facebook Author Page: Book Release Party.
May 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Waterbury, CT: John Bale Book Company: signing books.
June 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.In Meriden, CT: The Meriden Humane Society: signing books and donating a portion of the day’s profits to the animal shelter.
June 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In Litchfield, CT, at the Haight-Brown Vineyards: An Evening of Wine and Words: wine & cheese event w/ door prize + author talk + book signing.
June 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.In Wolcott, CT, at Wolcott Public Library: teaching a workshop “How to Find Your Story” and signing books.
July 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.In Enfield, CT, at the Enfield July 4th Celebration in the Local Authors Tent on the Enfield Town Green: signing books.
July 24-29thIn Butternut, WI, during the Pioneer Days Celebration: participating in events, signing books and donating a portion of the profits from book sales to the Butternut Area Historical Society.
July 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.In Park Falls, WI, at the Park Fall Library, Author Chat about My Path to Publication.
August 22-25thIn Nashville, TN, at Killer Nashville Writer Conference in the Hutton Hotel & Convention Center: signing books anytime you see me.

  • August 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: participating in a panel on cross genre fiction and signing books afterward.

  • August 25th from 10:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.: participating in a panel on writing for tween, teen and YA markets and signing books afterward.

  • August 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: signing books at the Author Table at Killer Nashville.

August 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.In Madison, CT, at RJ Julia Booksellers: participating in their Summer Series Event showcasing local CT authors. Wine and cheese will be served. Books will be for sale and I will be personalizing each one.
September 18th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.In Potomac Falls, VA, at the Cascades Library, teaching a workshop "Juggling Priorities: Be a Productive Part-Time Writer" and signing books and donating a portion of the profits to the library.
September 21stIn Mystic, CT, at CT Fiction Fest: workshop presentation “Turning Up the Heat” and signing books.
September 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.In Waterbury, CT, at the Silas Bronson Library: book signing.
October 8thIn Los Angeles, CA, at a private book club: Skype book discussion with author
October 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.In Toronto, Canada, at the Hart House on the University of Toronto campus: author talk, brief reading, Q&A, and book signing.
October 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.In New York, NY, at 2b Salon: An Evening of Wine and Words: Author Reading, Book Signing and Photography Sale.
November 1stIn Waterbury, CT, at Chase Collegiate School: Career Day Speaker: teaching break-out sessions on the author career track.
November 19thIn Los Angeles, CA, at a private book club: Skype book discussion with author.
November 22ndIn Waterbury, CT, at Chase Collegiate School: judging 8th grade declamations.

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Press

Spectral Spotlight: K.C. Tansley on The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts” Q&A with The Hartford Books Examiner: 8/17/15

Author Event to Support Volunteer Ambulance Group” Daily Digest in Local News section of Republican-American: 8/26/15 (view 1) (view 2)

“Author Returns to Butternut” by Anna Maria Hansen Price County Review, 7/24/14 (view 1) (view 2)

“Local Author’s Novel Approach to Supporting The American Cancer Society” Press Release, Hartford Courant Website: 3/27/14

“Connecticut Writer Recognized for Award Winning Cross-Genre Fiction” Press Release, Hartford Courant Website: 11/19/13

“Briefly” by the Republican-American, The Sunday Republican, Arts and Entertainment Section, 4/13/14.  (view)

“Marketing Insider” column by Jennifer Fusco in the Romance Writers Report features quote from Kourtney Heintz on the best method for selling books, November 2013

Romance Writers Report,  July 2013 (pdf)

“Marketing Insider” column by Jennifer Fusco in the Romance Writers Report features Kourtney Heintz as an example of how to attract the press, July 2013

Write this way: author Kourtney Heintz comes to Butternut”, By Anna Maria Hansen, Price County Daily, 7/17/13

Everything Internet Radio Show with Lisa Mckibben and Ed Frazier featuring Kourtney Heintz, 5/12/13, 4pm

Wolcott Woman Finds Success As Writer After Losing Wall Street Job” , By Tracey O’Shaughnessy of the Republican-American, The Republic,  5/4/13

Wall Street to Wolcott,” Kourtney’s interview with Teresa LaBarbera on CT Style WTNH 8, 5/3/13

CT Resident–Newest Voice in Speculative Fiction: Author Jumps from small town Connecticut to Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist”, Wolcott Community News, 5/2013

Author Turns Wall Street Layoff Into Second Career”, By The Associated Press  BY TRACEY O’SHAUGHNESSY (Republican-American), Newsday Long Island website

“Newest Voice in Speculative Fiction” Press Release, FOX CT Now Website, 4/27/13

“Newest Voice in Speculative Fiction” Press Release, Hartford Courant Website: Connecticut Local News/Cheshire News/Cheshire Real Estate, Events & More: 4/27/13

Novel career change:  Wolcott’s Kourtney Heintz goes from Wall Street to ‘Wisconsin’
BY TRACEY O’SHAUGHNESSY, REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN, Accent/Women section, 4/23/13 (view)

“Hot Wolcott Author Makes Appearances at Waterbury Venues,” Briefly column in the Republican American, Women/Accent Section, 4/16/13.  (view)

“Book Briefs” by the Republican-American, The Sunday Republican, Arts and Entertainment Section, 4/14/13.  (view)

“The Decade of My Herniated Disk” by Kourtney Heintz, Dr. Fabian Bitan’s Website Patient Testimonials: http://www.bitanmd.com/press/The_Decade_of_My_Herniated_Disc.pdf

“Know Thy Genre” by Kourtney Heintz, May 2011 edition of the CTRWA newletter Connections: http://ctrwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/may-2011.pdf

The following interview appeared in the January 2011 edition of the CTRWA newletter, Connections, http://ctrwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/January-20112.pdf. (view)

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