Author Events Calendar

Meet Author Kathryn Orzech


June 30. Saturday Afternoon Author Fair.

Author Events. Details to come.


June 12. Tuesday evening with mystery authors.

Author Events. Details to come.


March 24. READ Local. Local Author Fair.

  • READ Local Author FairDATE: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • TIME: 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • VENUE: Riverfront Community Center
  • LOCATION: 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033

Presented by: Welles-Turner Memorial Library

Join me and other area authors who are happy to meet and introduce our work to potential new readers from the same communities where we live, write—and write about. Signed copies of our books will be available for purchase.

I’ll be greeting readers, answering your questions, and happy to discuss my mystery-suspense-thrillers set in Connecticut and various New England locations.

Pick up your personally signed copy of Asylum, a dark suspense saga, set in 1899 and 1974 in central Connecticut with female characters who confront extraordinary situations, flirt with romance, and brush with the supernatural.

Awarded Best Mystery by IPNE Book Awards, 2016. A book club favorite. 


The Storyteller’s Cottage invites you to the Halloween Edition of All Authors Access. Oct. 29, 2017 Sunday 3-5pm.

Join me, Penny Goetjen and Beth Caruso at the new  The Storyteller’s Cottage, dedicated to Literary Events and Adventures in Simsbury, Connecticut.

Storytellers Cottage, Jules Verne Steampunk Library

Jules Verne Steampunk Library

Meet three award-winning Connecticut authors who’ve recently published thrilling books—perfect for the Halloween season! Settle into cozy vintage rooms and enjoy hearing each author read. There will be plenty of time for discussion with the authors between readings in this intimate setting, and each author will have books for sale afterward.

I can easily imagine the c.1899 scene in Asylum when Carlotta and Uncle Elias devise a wicked plot to silence little Maggie. They schemed in Father’s library, which would have looked like the Jules Verne Steampunk Library at The Storyteller’s Cottage. I’ll be discussing and reading from Asylum in a restored Victorian room. I can feel the ambience.

The public is welcome to this free event. Online RSVP is appreciated.


Oct. 26th Girl’s Night Out with Women Who Write.

Authors, books, raffle, auction, food, entertainment, vendor tables. Thur, Oct 26, 5:30-8:30pm. All proceeds go to the Network of Executive Women, Milford CT Scholarship Fund. A fun event with new friends.


Oct. 19th, 6 to 8pm — Mysteries & Moonlight Facebook Event. 

Mysteries & Moonlight, a Facebook Event

Join DreamWatch creator Kathryn Orzech, author of mysteries, suspense, and the dark side of history; mystery author Penny Goetjen; and Julie Griffin, ghost photographer-psychic-medium in a lively discussion of dreams, spirits, and otherworldly topics. Don’t be scared, log into your Facebook account and the Mysteries & Moonlight Event and join the conversation live on Facebook.

Mysteries & Moonlight Event remains on Facebook to view, click the link.


Sept. 21 & 26 — The Big E, Connecticut Building, CAPA Bookstore

Big E Midway 2017

We’re excited to be back to The Big E, greeting readers and signing books in the Connecticut Building.

Our books will remain on the shelves from Sept. 16 through 26, so don’t be shy, step into the booth and browse.

Look for the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Assoc. (CAPA) Bookstore next to the State Police booth. (If they turn on the flashing lights, you won’t miss us.) We’re there just two afternoons, but our author pals are on hand every day of the fair from 10am till closing. Tell them Kathy sent you.


Aug 31st. Reading Renee features Asylum

No matter your mood, there’s a great book to suit it.

See Renee’s 4-Star Review on Goodreads. 

Asylum: a dark suspense saga by Kathryn Orzech @KathrynObooks @HuffPost HuffPostBooks


Aug 14th. Review & Interview at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Cheryl's Book Nook Talks Asylum with Kathryn Orzech

Cheryl’s Book Nook Talks Asylum with Kathryn Orzech

Talking Asylum with Kathryn Orzech
 We’re at Cheryl’s Book Nook, place to learn about the latest and upcoming books, contests, author interviews, book reviews, and all around fun. We love the images she chose to supplement the interview—1970’s fashion, Downton Abbey, asylums. Come on over and take a peek. Thanks for the invite, Cheryl!


In the hot seat with fellow Sister in Crime* Lisa Haselton.

Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews with mystery author Kathryn Orzech

Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews with mystery author Kathryn Orzech

Mystery, suspense, thriller author Kathryn Orzech is featured guest. Join her as Lisa probes for answers buried in a storied past of childhood dreams, present work, and future projects.

Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews

Award-winning blog for book reviews, author interviews, and anything writing-related.

*Sisters in Crime is an international, professional organization with a mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.


Aug 8th. Join the Flock at I Smell Sheep Book & Movie Blog.

I Smell Sheep blog post: Thank You, Meryl Streep.

I Smell Sheep blog post: Thank You, Meryl Streep.

We’re thrilled to be guest posting at I Smell Sheep, an award-winning review blog, where we’re sharing writing tips about researching and learning the language of 1899—and what Meryl Streep has to do with it.


The Author’s Table at Hartford Public Library. Meet Kathryn Orzech 12-3pm, June 21, 2017

A lovely afternoon at The Author’s Table! Our sincere thanks to the Hartford Public Library and to library patrons who stopped to chat. We love meeting and talking to readers.

The Author's Table, Hartford Public Library

Author Kathryn Orzech will be greeting visitors and happy to discuss Asylum, her gripping suspense saga set in Hartford and surrounding towns.  Set in 1899 and the mid-1970s, when the rise and fall of manufacturing, changing mores and folkways, and struggles for equal rights, prompted passionate discussion of social issues that remain relevant today, making Asylum a book club favorite.

The Author’s Table, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103.


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