2017 San Antonio Book Festival @ Central Library
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ron Franscell will join bestselling novelist Ann Patchett, “Longmire” author Craig Johnson, Pulitzer winner Lawrence Wright, and about 100 other well-known authors at the 5th Annual San Antonio Book Festival April 8 at the downtown Central Library and the historic Southwest School of Art for a day of celebrating storytellers and their work. The day-long series of speeches and panel discussions is free and open to the public.

Ron and co-author Dr. Vincent Di Maio will conduct an intimate conversation about their Edgar-nominated true-crime, MORGUE: A LIFE IN DEATH. Reader questions will be encouraged.

A full program and more details will follow in coming days. In the meantime, you can follow the San Antonio Book Festival news and its authors at Facebook (, Twitter (@SABookFestival), and Instagram (@sabookfest).


Edgar Awards Banquet @ Grand Hyatt Hotel
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Ron and co-author Dr. Vincent Di Maio will attend the annual Edgar® Awards Banquet, where their 2016 true-crime MORGUE: A LIFE IN DEATH is one of five finalists for Best Fact Crime Book.

Poe’s grave in Baltimore (Photo by Ron Franscell)

For a complete list of all finalists for the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Edgar® please click here.

The award, given since 1946, is named for Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), widely acknowledged as the world’s first mystery writer. Ironically, Poe’s own death is shrouded in mystery and has been debated to this day.