Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:30pm Eastern Live Demo of Plottr with Troy Lambert and Hosted by The Indy Author You’ll learn how authors of all kinds use the program's suite of highly visual tools to accelerate their writing process – from visualizing book and series arcs, to tracking character and setting details, to avoiding plot holes, to revising drafts, and much more. This live event is only for patrons and past guests of The Indy Author Podcast; if you'd like to become a patron, you can do that for as little as $1/month at https://www.patreon.com/theindyauthor.
Sunday January 8, 2023 12:30pm Eastern (RESCHEDULED FROM 11/20/22) How Authors Can Use AI-generated Art - Michael La Ronn and Hosted by The Indy Author Michael La Ronn will be giving a demo of AI-generated art and how he's using it in support of his writing and publishing work. This live event is only for patrons and past guests of The Indy Author Podcast; if you'd like to become a patron, you can do that for as little as $1/month at https://www.patreon.com/theindyauthor.
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Past Events, Appearances, & Publications
November 18, 19, and 20, 2022 Tattered Page Book Club's Third Annual Thanks-Book-Giving Giveaway Event Mark your calendar for November 18, 19, and 20, 2022, when TATTERED PAGE BOOK CLUB will be celebrating their third annual Thanks-Book-Giving giveaway event--I'll be there, giving away copies of The Sense of Death and Rock Paper Scissors!
October 29-30, 2022 The Alliance of Independent Authors SelfPubCon 2022 ALLi's SelfPubCon 2022 includes a stellar line-up of speakers, including many guests of The Indy Author Podcast: Orna Ross, Pauline Wiles, Dialogue DoctorJeff Elkins, Tara Cremin of Kobo Writing Life, Becca Syme, Sacha Black, MK Williams, Melissa Addey, Jane Friedman ... and me and Mark Leslie Lefebvre talking about Reaching More Readers with Your Short Fiction. As of November 1, 2022, you can purchase an all-access pass, and if you registered as an attendee of SelfPubCon22, you receive a 50% discount on your choice of asix-month pass or a lifetime pass.
November 11-13, 2022 New England Crime Bake The New England Crime Bake is the premier conference for writers and lovers of crime writing in New England. Sponsored by the New England chapter of Mystery Writers of America, Crime Bake is a learning experience, a networking opportunity, and a wonderful time.
October 2022 Bryan Nowak's All Things Writing Podcast I had a lovely conversation with Bryan Nowak about the concept of a story frame, what its strengths are, and when another writing tool might be more appropriate; how character transformation worked in the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novel THE FALCON AND THE OWL; and how (and why) I started The Indy Author Podcast.
October 13, 2022, 6:30pm Noir at a Bar Short fiction designed to scare, shock, and delight you! I'll be sharing a story from the world of Ann Kinnear. At the Octoraro Hotel 2 South Third Street, Oxford PA. Tickets: $25 include meal and entertainment. Presented in conjunction with The Main Line Writers Group, The Wilmington-Chadds Ford Writers Group, and The Brandywine Valley Writers Group.
September 2022 The Writer's Mindset Podcast - Writing and Publishing Short Stories I always love chatting with Kristina Adams and Ellie Betts on their Writer's Mindset Podcast, this time about how writing short fiction differs from writing novel length works, ways to market short fiction, and the business of short fiction. Want more on short fiction? Click here!
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lisa Regan in Conversation with Matty Dalrymple Join me at the Hockessin BookShelf, where I will be interviewing best-selling author Lisa Regan in celebration of the US paperback release of Her Final Confession (#4 in the Josie Quinn Series).
July / August, 2022 Writer's Digest Article "Creating Your Story Frame" I discuss the challenges I faced with Ann Kinnear Book 5: A Serpent's Tooth, how I avoided those pitfalls by creating a story "frame" for Book 6, and how readers can apply the frame concept to their own work.
Sunday, June 26, 2022, 1-3pm Eastern Galer Estate Winery Reading, Signing, and Meet-and-Greet Galer Estate (700 Folly Hill Rd, Kennett Square, PA--just down the road from Longwood Gardens) was my inspiration for the Lynch family winery in Ann Kinnear 5: A Serpent's Tooth, and owner Lele Galer and assistant winemaker Miles Basila were two of my primary subject matter experts. Stop by to stroll the lovely grounds, listen to a reading from the book, and pick up your signed copy of A Serpent's Tooth!
Saturday June 18, 2022, 1-2pm Eastern Wellington Square Authors Afternoon Reading and Signing Stop by the wonderful Wellington Square Bookshop in Eagleview Town Center (549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA) to chat with me and get your signed copy of Ann Kinnear 5: A Serpent's Tooth!
the best way to craft a thrilling and gripping mystery
the advantages (or disadvantages) of writing stories with paranormal themes
the advantages of owning your own publishing imprint
advice for authors looking to expand their platform beyond fiction into the podcasting/writing craft space
May 16-20, 2022 Fiction Marketing Academy I'll be joining 30+ experts from the writing and publishing worlds in this free online event! I'll be discussing what podcasting has to offer fiction authors and factors to consider before launching a podcast.
April 2022 Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing Podcast Episode 245 – Reflective Round Table I had such a nice time talking with Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Roland Denzel on Mark's STARK REFLECTIONS ON WRITING AND PUBLISHING PODCAST! Our wide ranging conversation covered in-person author events, print books for indie authors, challenges related to pre-release print ARCs (Advance Reader Copies), tricks and hacks for in-person events and other physical props related to book events, book launches (both virtual and in person), and working with local bookstores.
March 18-20, 2022 Tattered Page Book Club Anniversary Giveaway Check out the Tattered Page Book Club Anniversary Giveaway, running from March 18-20--I will be giving away copies of my Ann Kinnear suspense and mystery novels!
March 2-5, 2022 Women in Publishing Summit I'm one of the speakers at the Women in Publishing Summit - 2022 Conference, the biggest virtual event for women in the publishing industry! The Summit runs from March 2-5 and offers over 40 workshops for Nonfiction/General, Fiction, and Children's book authors. I'm going to be speaking on Saturday March 5 from 10:35-11:35 on How to Use Podcasts to Grow Your Author Business. This event is for authors, editors, publishers, and marketers. Culminating on International Women's Day, we celebrate, empower, encourage, and support women writers and professionals in the publishing industry. Click here to sign up using my affiliate link. Sign up before February 1, 2022 and get $100 off!
January / February 2022 Writer's Digest article "Taking the Short Tack with Short Fiction" I am beyond thrilled to have an article in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Writer's Digest: "Taking the Short Tack With Short Fiction - Creator of The Indy Author Podcast, Matty Dalrymple, encourages both traditionally published and self-published authors to consider short fiction as a way to explore new writing ideas, build an audience, and meaningfully connect with other writers."
December 2021 Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing Podcast Episode 226 Reflective Round Table I join host Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Jeff Elkins, Sherry Decter Hirst (a.k.a. Sherilyn Decter), and Kathy Mac for a conversation about the importance of a strong narrative question or theme for a book and/or series; different planning processes as we hurtle toward 2022; and timelines, stressors, and deadlines where editorial input is shortchanged.
October 23 and 24, 2021 Tattered Pages Book Club Scare-o-thon Join the Club on Facebook to be part of a weekend of thrills, chills, and giveaways from over 30 authors! I will be sharing excerpts from Ann Kinnear Book 1: THE SENSE OF DEATH on Saturday, October 23 from 11:30am-12pm Eastern.
July 2021 Creating a Podcast to Build an Identity as an Author I had so much fun talking with Rob Archangel of Archangel Ink about all things podcasting for authors including why authors should consider podcasting, the advantages of podcasting as a medium, the type of personality a person should have in order to be successful at podcasting, and more.
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 3-4pm Eastern The First Ever Writing Community Chat Show Panel Competition Visiting team Captain Dale L. Roberts of Self Publishing with Dale, Keith Wheeler, and I will be battling one of the WCCS hosts and their two teammates, with 5 rounds of quiz questions and charades revolving around the world of writing, books, TV, film, and characters. Heaven help us. : )
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 4-7pm Eastern Author Takeover on Tina Hogan Grant's Readers' Group I will be hosting an author takeover on Tina Hogan Grant's private Facebook readers' group--join to enjoy some Ann and Lizzy trivia, and giveaways of THE SENSE OF DEATH and ROCK PAPER SCISSORS.
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 2-3:30pm Eastern Sisters in Crime New England Member Reads (private event)
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:30am Eastern Co-hosting Scrivener Overview for Sisters in Crime Delaware Valley Mystery author Jane Gorman and I will be reviewing the features and functions of the writing tool, Scrivener, and how we use it in our own work.
March 2021 The Hylton Forrester Show Many thanks to Hylton Forrester for hosting me for a lovely chat on his podcast about all things podcasting (very meta), including how the intimacy of audio enables you to connect with people in ways that are not possible through text content like blogs.
March 28, 2021 - 3pm Eastern Full Moon Giveaway and Reading I'll be reading from the Lizzy Ballard Thriller SNAKES AND LADDERS and announcing the winners of the latest Full Moon Giveaway (in celebration of the Full Worm Moon). Click here to join when the event goes live!
February 2021 Author Interview: Matty Dalrymple Many thanks to Michael Bradley for hosting me as part of his author interview series! We chatted about a number of topics, including my favorite under-appreciated novel ... click over to find out what it is and to find out more about Michael and his books!
February 27, 2021 - 7-7:30pm Eastern Full Moon Giveaway and Reading I'll be reading from my Ann Kinnear Suspense Short ALL DEATHS ENDURE and announcing the winners of the latest Full Moon Giveaway. Click here to join when the event goes live!
January 28, 2021 - 7-7:30pm Eastern Full Moon Giveaway and Reading I'll be reading from my Ann Kinnear Suspense Short CLOSE THESE EYES and announcing the winners of the latest Full Moon Giveaway. Click here to join when the event goes live!
January 2021 Kelly Schuknecht's Meet the Author Feature Had an opportunity answer some of Kelly's clever Meet the Author questions, including "Would you rather live in a haunted mansion or live in an un-haunted cottage?"
November 2020 Sisters in Crime New England Blog: "Q&A: Matty Dalrymple, THE FALCON AND THE OWL" Chatted with Kathryn Gandek-Tighe about the third Ann Kinnear Suspense Novel, including the most interesting thing I learned while writing the book and what cocktail and hors d’oeuvres pairing would be a good match!
November 2020 It's a Mystery Podcast: "Gripping Suspense and Intuitive Senses" I was honored to be Alexandra Amor's first three-peat guest on her podcast! We talk about the love of aviation I share with my protagonist, Ann Kinnear, and about my own experience as a student pilot (although I had to give up that pursuit for reasons explained in the show). Click below to listen.
Saturday, November 7, 2020 Indie Author Day at West Chester (PA) Public Library 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern - Readings + Virtual Meet and Greet - Click here to register 2:30pm - 3:15pm Eastern - Connecting with Readers with Matty Dalrymple - Click here to register
October 2020 The Dialogue Doctor Podcast In conversation with Jeff Elkins Jeff and Matty talk about writing large group scenes, stretching characters across a series, and building an audiobook.
Saturday, October 31, 2020 Pub day for The Indy Author's Guide to Podcasting for Authors: Creating Connections, Community, and Income! Click here for more information
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7pm Downingtown (PA) Library Local Author Interview Series Click here to see the interview!
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Pub day for Ann Kinnear Book 3: The Falcon and the Owl! Click here for more information
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7pm Eastern THE SENSE OF RECKONING Author Reading & Conversation The infamous Mount Desert Island Fire of '47, which forms the backstory of Matty Dalrymple's second Ann Kinnear Suspense Novel, THE SENSE OF RECKONING, took place in October, and Matty will be reading an excerpt and chatting with online participants. Facebook Live
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 7pm Eastern How To Publicize Your Book -- Advice For New & Aspiring Authors (Panel Discussion) Sponsored by Sisters in Crime New England and the Tewksbury (MA) Public Library Click here for more information and to registe
May 2020 Guest on Joanna Penn's The Creative Penn Podcast: "Writing short fiction can be useful for licensing and self-publishing income, or using them to grow your list and connect with readers. There are many more opportunities for shorts in the digital world and in today's interview, Matty Dalrymple gives plenty of ideas that you can use in your author business."
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 7pm Eastern Talk on "Taking the Short Tack: Creating Income and Connecting with Readers Using Short Fiction" Main Line / Wilmington-Chadds Ford Writers' Group Click here for more information and for MeetUp lin
Friday, June 5, 2020 1-2pm Eastern A wide-ranging conversation on Draft2Digital Spotlight with Mark Leslie Lefebvre on my suspense and thriller novels, The Indy Author non-fiction platform, and the value of the nautical metaphor when navigating the writing and publishing worlds; available on YouTube and Facebook.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:30pm Eastern Talk on "Taking the Short Tack: Creating Income and Connecting with Readers Using Short Fiction" Chester County Libraries Virtual Program Series
May 2020 Taking the Short Tack: Creating Income and Connecting with Readers Using Short Fictionfeatured in the "Fine Print" section of the Spring 2020 issue of Dickinson Magazine, the alumni magazine of Matty's alma mater, Dickinson College. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 6pm Eastern Authors on the Air LIVE with Pam Stack
March 2020 Guest on Pam Stack's Authors on the Air, discussing fiction writing, non-fiction writing, and the women (and men) who have supported my writing career.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10-10:30am Indy Publishing in a Nutshell Sisters in Crime Tredyffrin Public Library 582 Upper Gulph Rd. Strafford, PA
June 2018 Guest on GSMC Book Review Podcast- The Golden State Media Concepts - Book Review Podcast gives SNAKES & LADDERS 5 stars: "Dalrymple's writing is fast-paced and compelling and her characters are human and easy to relate to. The main character, Lizzy, is both mature beyond her years but also sheltered and naive about much of life, which makes her even more interesting as she attempts to deal with the ability she has. I found her compelling, engaging, smart, and fascinating and can't wait to read more of her story."
June 2018 Noir at a Bar Oxford - Participated in reading event in support of the Oxford (PA) Library; click here for the video!
April 2018 Guest post "What's in a Name?" on Sandra Carey Cody's Birth of a Novel blog
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7-8pm Eastern Reading at Noir at a Bar Timothy's 929 South High Street West Chester, PA
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:30-8:30pm Eastern Wilmington Writers Group "Marketing Your Work for Authors" McKenzie Brew House 451 Wilmington West Chester Pike Glen Mills, PA
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 1-3pm Eastern Multi-author book signing West Chester Book Outlet 967 Paoli Pike - West Goshen Center West Chester, PA
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6:30pm Eastern Uptown! Speaker series "The Sense of Place: Suspense and Thrills in Chester County" Knauer Performing Arts Center 226 N. High St. West Chester, PA
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10-10:30am Eastern "Self-Promotion for Authors" Sisters in Crime Delaware Valley (Everyone welcome!) Tredyffrin Public Library 582 Upper Gulph Road Strafford, PA
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:30am-12:30pm Sisters of Suspense Reading and Book Signing Main Point Books 116 N. Wayne Avenue Wayne, PA
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1-5pm Eastern Mysterious Affair in Princeton Solley Theater Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 1:30-2:30pm Eastern "Project Manager Lessons for The Indy Author: Practical Advice to Help You Achieve Your Creative Goals" Chester County (PA) Library System Struble Room 450 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 4-6:30pm Book sales and signings by Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime Tredyffrin Township Party in the Park 500 Lee Rd. Wayne, PA
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10am-12pm Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime Blind Date with a Mystery Tredyffrin Public Library 582 Upper Gulph Road Strafford, PA
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Book club author appearance (private) Downingtown, PA
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10-11am LIBRARYLIVE Speaker Series Parkesburg Library 105 West St. Parkesburg, PA
July 2017 Main Line Today - "Six Books by Main Line Authors" by Victoria Alfred-Levow "In Rock Paper Scissors, Matty Dalrymple takes readers to 30th Street Station and Longwood Gardens as Lizzy races to escape her enemies. ..."
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 1-3pm Signing at Sherman's Books 56 Main Street Bar Harbor, M
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 1-3pm Signing at Bar Harbor Cellars 854 State Highway 3 Bar Harbor, M
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Book club author appearance (private) Downingtown, P
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 5:30-7:30pm Happy Hour on the Terrace with Local Authors West Chester Public Library 415 N Church St West Chester, PA
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 2:30-3:30pm "The Sense of Place: Suspense and Thrills in Chester County" Henrietta Hankin Branch Library 215 Windgate Drive Chester Springs, PA
April 2017 Interview - Channel 20 West Chester PA Matty chats with Channel 20's Sandy Wollenberg about the first Lizzy Ballard thriller, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, and character development.
March 2017 Main Line Today - "Local Author's Thriller Traverses the Main Line" "When local author Matty Dalrymple initially plotted her latest thriller, Rock Paper Scissors, she was beneath a curtain of blooming acacia and strolling alongside spurflowers at Longwood Gardens. The presto plot pace and hiccups of suspense stray far from a charming and simple walk among the flowers. ..."
March 2017 "On Writing: Matty Dalrymple's Rock Paper Scissors" Interview by Jim Breslin "After writing two novels in the Ann Kinnear Suspense series, Matty Dalrymple has just written a paranormal thriller called Rock Paper Scissors. Kirkus Review noted, 'Dalrymple has written a fast-paced, complex thriller that can keep a reader engaged and off-kilter until its foreboding conclusion.'"
June 2016 Interview on Alexandra Amor's It's a Mystery Podcast "In this interview with author Matty Dalrymple, she describes a scene that caught my imagination and reminded me why writers write. I loved hearing more about Matty’s amateur sleuth, Ann Kinnear, who, Matty explains, isn’t really even a sleuth in the first two books of this mystery series. Ann is someone with psychic gifts who, by accidents of timing and location, lands in situations that require her to use her gifts to help solve two crimes. ...
May 2016 Interview - Channel 20 West Chester PA Matty chats with Channel 20's Sandy Wollenberg about suspense novels and independent publishing
January 2016 Dickinson Magazine - "Trading One Craft for Another" "What do you do when two passions in your life vie for your time and energy? Is it possible to do justice to both? Must one eventually win out over the other? For me those two passions are writing and flying. ..."
October 2015 "The Sense of Place — The Story Behind the Story" - Omnimystery News "Matty's second mystery featuring spirit sensor Ann Kinnear is The Sense of Reckoning (William Kingsfield Publishers; October 2015 trade paperback and ebook formats) and we asked her if she could tell us more about the settings of her books. ..."
February 2015 "Boyertown's Studio B Welcomes Community to Meet Local Published Writers" - Pottstown Patch "'Artists who write enjoy sharing their work with other lovers of the written word,' noted Jane Stahl, Studio B’s Director of Community Relations. 'Our exhibit Layers of Language: Stories in Words and Images seemed a perfect time to offer the community a chance to meet some of our area’s talented writers and perhaps inspire greater participation in writing groups or book sharing.' ..."
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5pm Launch party for Rock Paper Scissors: A Lizzy Ballard Thriller Everyone welcome! Kildare's Irish Pub 18 West Gay Street West Chester, PA
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 4-5pm "Drunken Poets Society" Author event at Kennett Brewing Company 109 South Broad St. Kennett Square, PA
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 12-2pm Signing at Cheskos' Christmas at Stonewalled 1025 South Concord Road West Chester, PA (Across from Oakbourne Mansion)
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7pm Talk with Sean Cox and post-talk book signing Jesup Memorial Library "Fact and Fiction: The Fire of '47" 34 Mt. Desert St. Bar Harbor ME http://jesuplibrary.org/
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3-5pm Talk (3-4pm) and post-talk mingle (4-5pm) with Matty Dalrymple and Bruce Mowday "Keeping It Real: Research in Fiction and Non-Fiction" Galer Estate Winery 700 Folly Hill Road Kennett Square, PA http://www.galerestate.com
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Book club author appearance (private) Downingtown, PA
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Attending the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Symposium Grand Hyatt Hotel East 42nd Street @ Grand Central Station New York, NY
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am-11:00am Talk on "Independent Publishing for the Entrepreneurial Author" with Rosemary Augustine Chester County Library - Exton - Struble Room 450 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA http://host8.evanced.info/ccls/sr/homepage.asp
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2:00pm-4:00pm Author meet and greet Studio B 39A E. Philadelphia Ave. Boyertown, PA
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:00pm Talk on "Promotional Ideas for the Independent Author / Publisher" Brandywine Valley Writers Group Ryan's Pub 124 West Gay Street West Chester, PA http://www.bvwg.org/
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 12:00-2:00pm Signing at Cheskos' Christmas at Stonewalled 1025 South Concord Road West Chester, PA (Across from Oakbourne Mansion)
August2014 Author interview posted at Omnimystery News "Matty visited with us last month with an excerpt from her debut novel of suspense — the first in a new series — The Sense of Death (William Kingsfield; November 2013 trade paperback and ebook formats)."
July2014 Excerpt from The Sense of Death posted at Omnimystery News "Matty's debut novel of suspense — the first in a new series — is The Sense of Death (William Kingsfield; November 2013 trade paperback and ebook formats) and we are pleased to introduce you to it with an excerpt."
February2014 "Studio B Hosts Writers' Group Sunday" - The Mercury "Several published authors of fiction and nonfiction have been invited to Studio B’s inaugural writers’ group and book reading: Rosemary Augustine, Elizabeth Bodien, Matty Dalrymple, Annarose Ingarra-Milch, and Audrey Reinert. ..."
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