How to Get Us to Your City

Dear Friend of Finn:

Immediately after we announced our 2022 Cold Fear Book Tour we were flooded with emails.

“When are you coming to Chicago? … DC? … Philadelphia? … Colorado? … California? … and so on.

We wish we could go everywhere. We really do. But consider this: Last year, when we launched STEEL FEAR during Covid, Brandon went to Books & Books in Miami. Period. This year, with COLD FEAR, we’ve upped that to the handful of places listed below.

And next year, with Finn book 3? We’ll hit as many of your cities as we can.

You can help make that happen. Because, the more successful this year’s book tour is, the better our chances of cutting a wider swathe next year.

And there are three things you can do to help make this year’s tour an outstanding success.

ATTEND. If you live anywhere remotely close enough to any of these locations, come join us! These are all independent bookstores, the lifeblood of a novelist’s career. When you come to a book signing, you’re supporting indies.

BUY FROM THEM. If you attend one of our events, buy a book while you’re there. To an indie, “success” = “book sales.” If nobody buys books at one of our events, that store won’t invite us back next year. It’s simple math. So when you come, buy a book. Better yet, buy two.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Who do you know who lives near any of these events? Tell them about it. Urge them to attend. (And buy.) Help get the word out. Drum up a crowd. Do that, and they’ll have us back. And we’ll be able to build on that success to make a bigger tour happen.

Yes, even to your city.


6/7 Portland, OR, Powell’s Books: In-store event with Brandon

6/8 New York, NY, Mysterious Bookshop: In-store event with Brandon & John & Special Guest JENNY MILCHMAN

6/9 Coral Gables, FL, Books & Books: In-store event with Brandon

6/14 Online, SOFREP: Panel discussion with Brandon, John, and Special Guest BRAD THOR

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6/15 Online, Warwick’s Bookstore: Virtual event with Brandon, John, and Special Guest Host ROBERT CRAIS

6/16 Houston, TX, Murder by the Book: In-store event with John & Brandon

6/18 Dallas, TX, Interabang Books: In-store event with Brandon & John

6/21 Waco, TX, Fabled Bookshop: In-store event with John

6/29 Middletown, CT, RJ Julia Booksellers: In-store event with John

7/16 Westerly, RI, Savoy Bookshop: In-store event with John

For times and details, check our site:

Our 2022 COLD FEAR Book Tour

And keep checking — we’re working on a few additional dates, including one or more in UK and Europe for Brandon!

Till soon —

John David Mann

P.S. And if you can’t make it to any of our live events, you can still help us support indies by preordering a signed copy, inked by both of us at our live event at The Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan on June 8, here:

[ Click to Preorder Your Hand-Signed Copy ]

Cold Fear is on sale June 7, 2022. Available for preorder everywhere books are sold.

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