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April 19, 2018

Solange spoke at the Friends of Broward County Library’s Creative Writing Club. Below are pictures from the event.

April 2018

Firestorm was reviewed by D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review. His full review is below:

“Firestorm sees Dr. “Cat” Powers return to again confront a threat to her young son by one Eric, who has found a companion killer to share his penchant for torturing women. But a serial killer’s return isn’t all that’s going on in Firestorm: Eric’s passion for punishment is conducted against the backdrop of wildfires which ravage southern California, the ongoing issues of sexual harassment in the workplace, Cat’s conflict in priorities between her job and her child, and the ongoing psychological impact of son Joey’s kidnapping a year ago.

“Is it a coincidence that a killer’s work and an arsonist’s hand are threatening to change the landscape of her beloved Southern California home? Cat is determined to obtain justice at all costs and save everything she loves in the process.

“As heartbreak leads to David’s firestorm responses and his desire to, like Eric, be in control all the time (especially over women), one deadly force becomes two people who wield destruction over not just women but their environments, controlling and manipulating it with a dangerously deft hand. Cat wonders when it is all going to end. The bodies keep piling up as she spins her wheels.

“While attention to detail provides exquisite tension and riveting moments, the real strength in Firestorm lies not just in the investigative process or progression of events, but in the methodical way Solange Ritchie enters the mind of a killer, exposing his thoughts about women and his mentor’s influence.

“Cat got into forensic pathology to give voice to victims by telling the stories of the dead. She will avenge their deaths and fights to expose the truth. But in this case, she’s exposing truths about the killer’s psyche as much as her own motivations and life; and Ritche’s attention to exposing the details in her process create a delightfully complex read.

“Readers who want an investigative process steeped in psychological insights and breaks in logic and reason will relish Firestorm‘s ability to touch upon the deeper passions in character hearts and minds. Ultimately, it is these emotional connections which drive the superior story line, and which add the dimension of compelling interest that makes Firestorm a memorable and thoroughly engrossing murder mystery read.”

March 13, 2018

Ava of Champagne Living reviewed Firestorm for their On Our Nightstand feature. In her review, she writes that “Every. Sentence. Jars.” and “The prose, staccato, precise, burns.” You can read the full review here.

November 15, 2016
2:30-4:30 p.m.

San Juan Capistrano Library
Friends of the Library
31495A El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Solange will be doing a Question & Answer session. Reception to follow. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to 949-218-4512. Free event, but donations to the library are accepted.

October 21, 2016
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Collier County Public Library, South Regional Branch
8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples, FL 34113

Solange gave a talk and signed copies of The Burning Man.

September 8, 2016
6:30-9:30 p.m.

The home of Margaret Escoffery
Naples, FL 34112

Solange gave a talk and signed copies of The Burning Man at this a private book club event.

May 23, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Alachua County Library District, Headquarters Branch
401 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601

Solange gave a talk and signed copies of The Burning Man. She was joined by Vincent Sachar, the author of Nowhere on Earth.

May 21, 2016
Noon-3:00 p.m.

6111 W. Newberry Rd., Gainesville, FL 32605

March 19, 2016
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Barnes and Noble
213 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33609

Solange gave a talk and signed copies of The Burning Man.

March 10, 2016
11:30 a.m.

Naples Lakes Country Club
4784 Naples Lakes Boulevard, Naples, FL 34112

Solange gave a talk, followed by a Q&A session. She was also available to sign copies of The Burning Man. This event was with the Naples Lake Country Club’s reading club. The reading club’s president is Elizabeth Morrison.

March 7, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Orange Public Library and History Center
407 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866

Solange gave a talk and signed copies of The Burning Man.

January 19, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Lit Up! at Kean Coffee
13681 Newport Ave., #14, Tustin, CA 92780

Solange read an excerpt from The Burning Man, did a brief Q & A, and signed books. Authors Beth Yarnall and Dirk Sayers were also present.

November 18, 2015
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Huntington Beach Library
Central Library, Rooms C/D/Theater Entrance
711 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Solange spoke at lunch, followed by a ten minute Q&A, and then a book signing of The Burning Man. Author Roccie Hill also spoke.

November 6, 2015
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Island Books
513 Fleming St., Key West, FL 33040

Solange signed copies of The Burning Man.

November 4, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble
14572 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Solange gave a talk and signed copies of The Burning Man. Two other local authors also participated in this event.

November 2, 2015
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Vienna Café & Bistro
5724 S. Flamingo Rd., Cooper City, FL 33330

There was a lunch and Solange signed copies of The Burning Man.

November 1, 2015

Killer Nashville Writer’s Conference
Omni Hotel Nashville
250 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Solange spoke on a panel.

November 1, 2015
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Murder on the Beach
273 N.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

Solange signed copies of The Burning Man.

October 18, 2015
Noon-4:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble
1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Solange signed copies of The Burning Man.

October 10, 2015
1:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble
Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Solange signed copies of The Burning Man.

October 3, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Book Passage
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111

Solange spoke and signed books at Book Passage bookstore in San Francisco.

September 26, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Mysterious Galaxy
5934 Balboa Ave., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Solange signed copies of The Burning Man and gave a talk.

September 24, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Solange signed copies of The Burning Man.

September 19, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Book Carnival
348 S. Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92866

Solange signed books and spoke along with author Roccie Hill at this specialty mystery bookstore in Orange.


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