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Online Class: World Wellness Traditions

Sunrise Senior College, University of Maine at Machias

Saturday, July 23 (pre-registration required)

1 to 2:30 pm EST

There's been a growing resurgence of interest in alternative health modalities including herbal remedies, gemstones, saunas, meditation, yoga, psychedelics, and breathwork.  In this class we’ll get an overview of these trends and take a look at the benefits of specific healing traditions from various cultures.

Online Class: Writing Short Fiction

Sunrise Senior College, University of Maine at Machias

Wednesday, July 27 and Aug. 3 (pre-registration required)

4:00 p.m to 5:30 pm EST

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at writing fiction?  In this interactive, two-session class, you'll learn the basics of crafting a short fictional story and how to prepare it for submission. 

Reading and Book Discussion at BOOKS ARE AWESOME

Saturday, July 16

Noon to 2:00 pm

Parker Valley Center

11211 Dransfeldt Rd #101

(303) 357-8240

Join me at Books Are Awesome Bookstore in Parker, CO for a fun discussion about mystery fiction, the Dark Paradise series, and Hawaiian legends and lore.

THE LAVA WITCH Book Release Party and Entertainment

Saturday, June 11

3:00 p.m to 5:00 pm

Tattered Cover Bookstore, Westminster Colorado

Come check out the spectacular new Tattered Cover Bookstore in Westminster, Colorado and help me celebrate the release of THE LAVA WITCH! Book signings,  ukulele music, and a performance of traditional hula dancing, live Polynesian drumming and an LED Fire Knife Dancer show by Colorado-based Kalama Polynesian Dancers are all part of the fun. I'll share stories from my years of working with Hawaiian spiritual leaders and wisdom keepers in my role as an international journalist, and how those experiences led to the creation of my Hawaii-based mystery series. Book purchasers will be automatically entered in drawings for an island-themed gift basket. Cash bar.

BOOKS & COOKING at the Nederland Community Library

Thursday, March 24

Time TBA

Come join the fun as I join the team at Nederland Community Library for a live cooking demonstration featuring Hawaiian dishes, and a conversation about modern mysteries and mysterious ancient legends.

Sisters in Crime Fort Collins Book Club features THE BONE FIELD by Debra Bokur

November 17, 2021

10:00 a.m. MST/8:00 am EST

Join me (virtually) for a lively discussion about Book 2 in the Dark Paradise Mysteries series, The Bone Field. Send an email for a link to the Zoom book club meeting.

New England Crime Bake 2021 Writer's Conference

November 12–14, 2021

Boston/Dedham Hilton

Offered in-person and virtually, this year's conference includes me as a panelist discussing writing craft—plus an impressive line-up of speakers and presenters including Guest of Honor and multi-award-winning novelist Hank Phillipi Ryan (THE FIRST TO LIE, HER PERFECT LIFE), and a slew of great names including Hallie Ephron (CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, NEVER TELL A LIE), Bruce Robert Coffin (DETECTIVE BYRON MYSTERY SERIES), Ang Pompano (WHEN IT'S TIME FOR LEAVING, DIET OF DEATH) and Edwin Hill (WATCH HER, THE MISSING ONES, LITTLE COMFORT). Click HERE to register.


ASIRT Summer Lite ravel Series: Hawai'i

July 23, 2020, 7:30–9:30 pm EST

Presented by the Association for Safe International Road Travel

Join ASIRT and author Debra Bokur for a virtual trip to Hawai'i as she discusses her novel THE FIRE THIEF, the first book in the Dark Paradise Mysteries series.

Presentation at University of Maine, Machias

Finding Your Side Hustle

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

A lot of people think the newer and shinier something is, the better it has to be. I respectfully disagree—which is why my husband and I purchased the old Broadway Inn in coastal Maine with the goal of restoring this 1860 beauty to her former glory. It’s taking longer than planned, thanks to broken joists, crumbling walls, holes in the roof, and other unexpected adventures (including a ghost cat in the upstairs rooms). We fell in love with the old inn a couple of years ago while on a hunt for a new town closer to my New England roots. Plans are to reopen it to guests as a self-catering style inn, while also hosting a live podcast and a curated series of seasonal events  that will feature writers, storytellers, musicians, filmmakers, beekeepers, chefs, artists, historians, and other interesting folks. The talk is hosted by Sunrise Senior College, part of the University of Maine at Machias.

Sisters in Crime Longmont Book Club: THE BONE FIELD

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Join me at the Longmont, Colorado Chapter of Sisters in Crime virtual Book Club, where we'll discuss Book #2 in the Dark Paradise Mystery Series. Zoom will be the meeting format.

Debra Bokur and Charlie Donlea in Conversation

Presented by Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, Colorado

August 26, 2020

Join me and award-winning novelist Charlie Donlea (THE SUICIDE HOUSE) in a virtual conversation about murder, mayhem, writing and creating characters for a mystery-crime series.








THE BONE FIELD Book Release Party and Entertainment

Saturday, June 5

7:30 p.m to 9 pm

Dairy Arts Center, Boulder Colorado

This outdoor event to celebrate the release of THE BONE FIELD will feature book signings, Boulder musician Rob Rowe providing ukulele music, and Colorado-based Kalama Polynesian Dancers in a performance of traditional hula dancing, live Polynesian drumming and a Fire Knife Dancer show. Debra will share the  story of how years of working with Hawaiian spiritual leaders and wisdom keepers in her role as an international journalist led to the creation of this Hawaii-based mystery series. Boulder Bookstore is partnering for this event, and book purchasers will be automatically entered in drawings for two island-themed gift baskets. Cash bar.


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