Jeff Mariotte

CoKoCon Schedule, Another Book Done–Updated with New News!

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Be sure to check out Marcy’s posting of her CoKoCon schedule! She’ll be busier than me.

Here’s my CoKoCon schedule. It’s virtual this year, so you can check in from anywhere in the world.

Both of my panels are on Saturday, September 4th.The Weird, Weird West, 12:45pm – 1:45pmDavid Lee Summers and I will be talking about weird westerns. Married with Deadlines, 4:30pm – 5:30 pmMarcy and I will be discussing how to handle having two writers in the family and still getting anything else done, with similarly hitched couple Yvonne Navarro and Weston Ochse. Whether these panels will be moderated is something I guess we’ll all discover together. In other news, on Friday I turned in my third book of 2021. This one’s my top-secret project, but it’ll be announced next weekend, at Pulpfest 2021 (I won’t be there, so don’t look for me). After it’s announced I’ll share the news. Now I’m diving in to Passage to Pedregosa, the third Cody Cavanaugh Western thriller, due on November 1–my fourth and final deadline of the year. But that’s just the ones I wrote this year–I’ll also soon have an announcement about an epic I wrote with a  most unusual collaborator last year. And new chapters of my new procedural thriller Flesh of All Sorrows are still appearing on Kindle Vella twice a week. Please drop by, check it out, and leave thumbs ups on the installments. In case you don’t think I can write thrillers, let me remind you of these words regarding my previous procedural thriller, Empty Rooms, from some folks you might have heard of: 

Empty Rooms is as good and moving as a thriller can be.  Keenly observed and deftly written, it’s something you’ll want on your shelf as long as you have one.  Mariotte’s characters come off the page at you, and through them, the author spins a tale truly of our time.  I couldn’t put this one down.

–T. Jefferson Parker
Author of The Jaguar and The Border Lords  


Empty Rooms is a searing, no-holds barred journey into darkness. Jeffrey J. Mariotte knows the key is character, character, character and has delivered a story about men who relentlessly work the case at the same time the case works them. I was pulled in from the start on this one and it never let up. I highly recommend it. 
–Michael Connelly
Author of The Lincoln Lawyer and The Gods of Guilt
Should you be curious about Empty Rooms, you can still grab a copy here.

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