Previous appearances

Drift Book Launch • July 9 • Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia 

Join me and special guests for the official launch of Drift. This very event will offer refreshments, live music, special guests and more, all at Philadelphia’s famous Academy of Natural Sciences,  the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere. This event is free, but space is limited. Register HERE.

Thrillerfest • July 11 – 14 • Grand Hyatt, New York
From July 11 – 13, Jon McGoran will be at Thrillerfest, the premiere conference of the Thriller genre. Signing 5 p.m., Saturday, July 13. Conference takes place at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Towne Book Center • July 16, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Towne Book Center, 220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3, Collegeville, PA

Mystery Lovers Bookshop • July 20, 2013 • 10 a.m.
Mystery Lovers Bookshop, 514 Allegheny River Boulevard, Oakmont, PA

Doylestown Bookshop • July 26, 2013 • 6:30 p.m.
The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 South Main Street, Doylestown, PA

Moravian Bookshop  •  July 27, 2013 • 4:00 p.m. 
Moravian Bookshop, 428 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA, US
Jon McGoran reading from Drift.

Dinner with the Author • Sponsored by Ambler Library • July 29, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
8 West Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA  • one block from the train station. Call Ambler Library for more information at 215-643-7775

Aaron’s Books • August 9, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Aaron’s Books, 35 East Main Street, Lititz, PA

Bouchercon • Albany, NY  • September 19 – 22
The Empire State Plaza September 19-22, 2013 for the 44th Bouchercon, the world’s leading convention for crime fiction readers, writers and others.

The Politics of Seed Saving in the Age of GMOs
September 26, 6 – 7:30 pm
Reading Terminal Market
12th & Filbert Streets, Philadelphia, PA
As part of Mural Arts’ continuing programming for What We Sow, join moderator Jon McGoran, Editor-in-Chief of Grid for a panel discussion that will explore the politics of saving seeds and GMOs. Panelists include

  • William Woys Weaver, renowned heirloom seed expert
  • Tom Laskawy, founder of the Food & Environment Reporting Network
  • Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch
  • Bill Freese, science policy analyst with the Center for Food Safety

FUNDED BY: William Penn Foundation, PNC Arts Alive, AT&T

The 11th Annual Collingswood Book Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Haddon Avenue, Downtown Collingswood, NJ

Push to Publish 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010
Selling Your Genre Fiction
Panelists: Gregory Frost (moderator), Jon McGoran, Cordelia Frances Biddle
November 13
National Novel-Writing Month Reading, Discussion & Reception
Wednesday, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Elkins Park Library
563 Church Road, Elkins Park, PA

November 14
Grid Alive!
Trinity Memorial Church
Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m.
22nd & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia
Signing books at Philadelphia’s premiere live sustainability talk show, hosted by Grid magazine.

November 21
Thursday, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Collingswood Free Public Library
771 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ
Book signing and discussion about genetically engineered foods (GMOs)

December 14
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia
Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m.
Signing copies of Drift at Big Blue Marble, right next door to Weavers Way Co-op in Mt. Airy.

December 18
Slow Food New York
Saturday, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Manhatten location TBD
Reading, discussion and signing

December 21
Chester County Book Company
Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m.
Route 202 & Paoli Pike in the West Goshen Center, West Chester, PA
Book signing, along with Edward Searle, Bruce Mowday and Stephen Edgecumbe

Feb 9 — Noir at the Bar • Baltimore, MD
Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1700 Thames St, Baltimore. Epic crime fiction event in Baltimore with a sizeable Philly contingent. I’ll be reading along with Dennis Tafoya, Duane Swierczynski, Kieran Shea, Steve Weddle, Todd Robinson, Nik Korpon, Rob W. Hart, Dave White, Don Lafferty, Solomon Jones, Merry Jones, Art Taylor and Jeff Alphin.

Feb 11 — Eastern New Mexico University • Roswell, NM
As part of a swing through New Mexico, I’ll be reading and speaking at Eastern New Mexico University. Lawrence C. Harris Occupational Technology Center, 20 W. Mathis St., Roswell, NM 7 p.m.

Feb 12 — La Montanita Food Co-op • Santa Fe, NM
I’ll be reading from Drift and speaking at La Montanita Food Co-op in Santa Fe. Books will be available for purchase from 913 W Alameda St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 – 6 p.m.

Feb. 14 — New Mexico Organic Farming Conference • Albuquerque, NM
I’ll be at the signing copies of Drift at the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference, with Bookworks, a great local, independent bookseller in Albuquerque. Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Road N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109 2 – 4 p.m.

Feb.  20 — Panel  Discussion on GMOs • Philadelphia, PA
Panel  Discussion on GMOs hosted by Common Market, moderated by Susan E. Adams, MS, RD, LD, with panelists Sam Bernhardt from Food and Water Watch, Anne Marie Cantrell from GMO-Free PA, and author and advocate Jon McGoran.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 8:30 – 10 a.m.

April 12 — Princeton Public Library Local Author Day
I will be reading and signing books as a Featured Author at this great event supporting local authors. Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. 1 – 4 p.m.

April 16 — An Evening with Jon McGoran • Woodbury, NJ
I’ll be reading from Drift and talking about some of the issues in the book as part of National Library Week. Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware Street, Woodbury, NJ. 7 p.m. Book signing to follow.

May 3 — Ambler Farmers Market • Ambler, PA
Farmers Market season is back! Bulbs are in bloom! Drift is out in mass market paperback! And I’ll be celebrating by signing copies (along with hardbacks, if that’s how you roll)  at the opening day of Ambler Farmers Market. Who knows? I might even do a reading… Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon. Butler & Maple Aves., Ambler, PA 19002

May 9 — Philadelphia Science Fiction Society • Philadelphia, PA
I’ll be the featured speaker at PSFS’s May meeting. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Socializing starts at 7:30 p.m., business meeting at 8 p.m., presentation at 9 p.m. Free & open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

May 15 — Mysterious Bookshop • New York, NY
I’ll be signing at New York’s storied (even more than most bookshops…) Mysterious Bookshop, along with one of my closest friends and favorite writers, Dennis Tafoya.

June 6, 7, & 8  — Moravian Writers Conference • Bethlehem, PA
I’ll be on a panel discussing author platforms and signing books. Moravian College, Church and Main Streets, Bethlehem, PA. Click here for more.

June 17 — MWA-NY Reading Series • New York, NY
I’ll be reading along with a group of other writers (details to come) from the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., Manhattan. 6:30 p.m.

July 11–13 — Thrillerfest, Grand Hyatt, New York
From July 11 – 13, I’ll be at Thrillerfest, the premiere conference of the Thriller genre at the Grand Hyatt New York. Panel and book signing on Friday, July 11.

Aug. 6 — Deadout Launch Party!
Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia • 6-8 p.m.
Beer, food, mead, live jazz, a beautiful setting, and plenty of books — what more could you ask for on a beautiful summer evening? Join us at Philadelphia’s famed Morris Arboretum for the launch of Deadout. It will be a very special event. Hope to see you there!
See details HERE, click HERE to let us know if you think you’re coming, and HERE for directions. 

Aug. 8 — Barnes & Noble • Willow Grove, PA • 6 p.m.

Aug. 9 — Farley’s Bookshop • New Hope, PA
Book signing from 1-4 p.m.

Aug. 10 — Moravian Books • Bethlehem, PA
Book signing from 2-4 p.m.

Aug. 11 — Main Point Books  • Bryn Mawr, PA
Book signing at at 7 p.m.

Aug. 15 — Martha’s Vineyard Launch Party at Edgartown Books!
We’re very excited to be celebrating the release of Deadout at Edgartown Books on Martha’s Vineyard, scene of much of the action in Deadout. 5-6:30 p.m.

Aug. 20 — Brandywine Valley Writer Group • West Chester, PA

Aug. 21 — Rosemont Open Book Society • Rosemont, PA

Aug. 28 — Everyone’s Books • Brattleboro, VT • 6 p.m.

Aug. 30 — Buffalo_Street_Books • Ithaca, NY • 2 p.m.

Sept._4 — Mystery_Lovers_Books • Pittsburgh, PA • 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 — Philadelphia Honey Festival • Philadelphia, PA
Reading/speaking from noon – 1 p.m./signing until 4 p.m.

Sept. 7 — Towne Book Centre • Collegeville, PA • 2 p.m.

Sept. 8 — KGB Bar • Forge Books presents Linda Davies & Jon McGoran • 7-9 p.m.

Sept. 9 — Chester County Books & Music • West Chester, PA • 7-9 p.m.

Sept. 13  — Ambler Farmers Market • Ambler, PA • 9-11 a.m.

Sept. 13 — Doylestown Bookshop • Doylestown, PA • noon-1:30

Sept. 13 — Noir at the Bar at Fall for the Books Festival
One More Page Books • Arlington, VA

Sept. 28 — Just Write Writers Conference •  Bel Air, MD

Oct. 2-5 — Iowa City Book Festival

Oct. 11— Collingswood Book Festival • Collingswood, NJ

Oct. 16 — South Jersey Writers Group • Bellmawr, NJ • 7 p.m.

Oct. 29 — Noir at the Bar • Misconduct Tavern

Oct. 30-Nov. 2 — Noircon

Nov. 13-16 — Bouchercon • Long Beach, CA

April 13 Noir at the Bar – 8 p.m.
Sturges Speakeasy, Harrisburg, PA

April 18 –  Meet the Authors – Noon to 2 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library, Williamstown, NJ

April 24Meet the Author – 6 p.m.
The Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA

May 1 – Corn Belt Almanac Launch Event
Emerald Street Urban Farm,
Emerald & Dauphin Sts. Philadelphia, PA

May 30Ambler Farmers Market – 10 a.m. – Signing – Butler & Maple Aves., Ambler, PA

May 31Spring Mill Farmers Market – Signing -11 a.m. – East Hector & Lee Sts.,
Conshohocken, PA

June 6Far Northeast Farmers Market – 10 a.m. – Signing – 1290 Southampton Rd.,  Philadelphia, PA

June 12, 13 & 14 – Philadelphia Writers Conference – The Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, 400 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

June 30 – Deadout Paperback Launch Party – Big Blue Marble Bookstore – 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia – 7 p.m.

July 1 – Book Signing – Dilworth Plaza Farmers Market, Dilworth Plaza, Philadelphia

July 1 – Book Signing – Barnes and Noble, Willow Grove, PA – 6 – 8 p.m.

July 9 – Book Signing – Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market, Bala Cynwyd, PA – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

July 12 – Book Signing – Farley’s Bookshop – New Hope, PA – 1 – 4 p.m.

July 18 – Book Signing – Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market – Phila., PA – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m

October 13 – Food for Thought Book Club with Doylestown Food Co-op at Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown, PA

October 21The Killer Coffee Club, Ithaca Barnes & Noble, Ithaca NY

October 29Noir at the Bar, Misconduct Tavern, 1511 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA

November 10 – Corn Belt Almanac: A Night of Words and Food, with Jon McGoran & Sarah Grey, Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch

December 6Barnes & Noble Rittenhouse, 1805 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA , 1-3 p.m.

December 17 – Philly Writes: The Head & the Hand Press, Jon McGoran & Simone Zelitch, Open Book Bookstore, Elkins Park, PA

January 10 – Pocono Writers Conference, Stroudsburg, PA

January 11 – How to Write a Mystery, workshop, Open Book Bookstore, Elkins Park, PA