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.
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Past Events, Appearances, & Publications
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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