Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You Asked For It!

Because the Last Laff Mysteries feature a stand-up comic, I thought it would be fun (crazy?) to include some actual stand-up comedy in my book event presentations. When I blogged about it earlier in the year, some of you Inkers wished you could have seen it. Now, thanks to this great website I’ve just recently discovered, YouTube, you can!

(Yes, this is definitely a case of be careful what you wish for. And remember, I’m a writer, not a stand-up comic.)

This is from the book launch party for KILLER ROUTINE at Barnes & Noble last May. The actual “stand-up” part starts about halfway through Part 2. (I had to divide the entire thing into four parts.)

For my book events to promote the about-to-be-released DEADLY CAMPAIGN, I'll need some new material, so if you have any good knock-knock jokes, please let me know!

BTW, I’m the guy with the clipboard.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


(Thanks to my sister-in-law for the video!)




Sunday, December 4, 2011

Would You Vote For This Man?


It’s always a happy day when the author copies arrive.

I’m Alan Orloff, and I approved this picture.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Books Make Great Gifts

Books make great holiday gifts, and I happen to know where you can get some great mysteries, signed by the authors!

This Tuesday, December 6, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, six Virginia mystery authors will be participating in a panel discussion: “The Story Behind the Story: How mystery writers concoct their diabolical plots.”

The authors are: Donna Andrews, Ellen Crosby, G.M. Malliet, Katherine Neville, Alan Orloff (that’s me!), and Sandra Parshall.

After the program, you can purchase books (if you want—certainly not required!) and get them personalized for you and/or your loved ones. (Did I mention that books make great gifts?)

The event is free!

5005 Duke Street
Alexandria,VA 22304

Call 703-746-1702 with questions.

Hope to see you there!