Upcoming Events for July

Hello readers,

I currently have two author events on the calendar so far for July.  They are both at local Wake county libraries.

Saturday, July 26 @ 2:30 p.m. at the North Regional Library in north Raleigh (tentatively appearing with Lisa Carter, Katy Munger, and N.P. Simpson).

Tuesday, July 29 @ 6:30 p.m. at the East Regional Library in Knightdale (tentatively appearing with Lisa Carter and Sarah Shaber).

I will update this post when I have new events scheduled.

Triangle Reads: What local book clubs are up to

Hiding Gladys novel coverThe Raleigh News & Observer had a short article about the Round Dozen Book Club in Wake County.  The Round Dozen Book Club was founded in 1936.  In the article they mention that my first book, Hiding Gladys is currently in their rotation of books.  It’s a real pleasure to have one of my books being read by such a great book club!

You can read more about the Round Dozen Book Club here: Triangle Reads: What local book clubs are up to

Author Meet Up June 27th with Wonderland Book Club

Join me an the Wonderland Book Club on Friday June 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00pm at Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27609.  It is just south of 440 off of Six Forks Road.  We will be talking about my latest book, Trusting Viktor, my first novel, Hiding Gladys, writing mystery fiction and other general writing topics.  I will also have some signed copies of both novels available during the meet up.  Join us!  I hope to see you there.


meetup-iconWonderland Book Club – Author Meet-Up Featuring Lee Mims – Friday, June 27, 2014 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Center for Excellence
3803-B Computer Drive Ste. 106
Raleigh, NC 27609
POC: Alice Osborn

My new novel, Trusting Viktor is available now!

Trusting Viktor a Cleo Cooper Mystery by Lee Mims book coverHi everyone! The second book in the Cleo Cooper mystery series, Trusting Viktor is out now.  It is available in paperback and on the Kindle.  If you have read the book, I would love your feedback.  Please contact me to let me know what you think of the book, or you can leave a review at your favorite book retailer’s website.




Trusting Viktor Summary:

Betting her life savings on a risky offshore natural gas enterprise, brilliant geologist Cleo Cooper has high hopes for a big payday. But a violent attack onboard the drillship darkens Cleo’s optimism.

Days later, a man washes up on the coast near the drill site, but is it the man who assaulted Cleo? When Viktor, a promising young Russian geologist is hired as the dead man’s replacement, Cleo isn’t sure if he’s friend or foe. The truth seems to be lurking beneath the surface, and as she gets closer to it, Cleo begins to wonder if she’s standing between a murderer and a treasure worth killing for.


Trusting Viktor is available at:

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Author Panel at Cameron Village Regional Library September 25th

I will be participating in a local author’s panel at the Cameron Village Regional Library on September 25th at 6:30pm.

During the panel we will discuss what it means to be a Southern writer, how living in the area has influenced our books and more. A question and answer session will follow.

Come out to see me and the following local authors: Suzanne Adair, Brynn Bonner, Margaret Maron, J.D. Rhoades, and Sarah Shaber.


Cameron Village Regional LibraryMeet the local Raleigh area authors
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605 View Map
Phone: 919-856-6710

For more information, click here.

Hiding Gladys Book Giveaway – Win one of 3 copies

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway contest! Congratulations to the three winners.


Enter for a chance to win one of three signed copies of my mystery novel, Hiding Gladys.

To enter, simply login using Facebook or your email address and click the Answer a Question button to earn one entry.  Answer the question: Who is one of your favorite mystery authors?

There are 3 other activities you an do to earn extra entries.  Complete as many as you like to maximize your chances of winning!


Praise for Hiding Gladys

Don’t miss, Cleo Cooper, the sexy, funny, no-nonsense geologist and mother of two adults, who is balancing job and lovers, a rattlesnake and a deerhound named Tulip, not to mention a surprisingly-placed corpse, in this fast-paced, captivating debut novel, Hiding Gladys, by soon-to-be star, Lee Mims.

Susan Dunlap
author of No Footprints

Hiding Gladys is fast-paced, lively and hard to put down, with Cleo Cooper a smart, fearless heroine. Lee Mims brings this intrepid geologist’s world to life as we watch Cleo chase her high-stakes mining dreams through the North Carolina backwoods, Smith & Wesson by her side.

Julia Pomeroy
author of No Safe Ground


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Upcoming Events for July

I will be attending the following events in July.


Book signing and art show with Lee Mims – July 11, 2013 6:00-7:30pm
Little Art Gallery
432 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605
Phone:(919) 890-4111


Barnes & Noble Crabtree Mall – Author Signing – Monday, July 15 – 11:00am – 1:00pm
4325 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612
POC: Elizabeth, Community Relations Manager


Barnes & Noble – Burlington – Author Event – Thursday, July 18 – 7:00pm
3125 Waltham Blvd
Burlington, NC 2725
POC: Susan K. Ellington


Barnes & Noble The Streets at Southpoint – Author Signing – Friday, July 26 – 1:00 – 3:00pm
8030 Renaissance Parkway Ste 855
Durham, NC 27713
POC: Cheri Hodges

Upcoming Events for June

I will be attending the following author events this June.

Triangle Writer’s Group – Book Club Discussion – Monday, June 3 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble Triangle Town Center
5959 Triangle Town Blvd Unit 2107
Raleigh, NC 27616
POC: Tara Lynn Groth, head of Triangle Writer’s Group.


Fox Morning News Greensboro – Live TV interview – June 4 – Morning after 9am.


Greensboro Public Library – Mystery Book Lovers Social – Author Program with Deborah Coonts – Tuesday, June 4 – 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Greensboro Central Library
219 N. Church St.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
POC: Beth Sheffield


Flyleaf Books – Author Interview with Patch – Tuesday, June 25 – 7:00pm
752 MLK Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
POC: Jamie Fiocco





Upcoming Events for May

I will be attending the following author events in May.

UPDATE: Added new event, Triangle Writer’s Group on May 23rd.  See below for more information.


Malice Domestic Convention – Friday May 3rd to Sunday May 5th
Hyatt Regency Hotel
7400 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814


Monroe County Public Library – Author Meet-and-Greet -Tuesday, May 14th – Late Morning
700 Fleming St.
Key West, FL 33040
POC: Norma Kula


Paupers Books – Sunday, May 19th, 2:00-3:00pm
11731 US HWY. 70
Clayton, NC 27520


New Bern-Craven County Public Library – “Lunch and Learn” – Monday, May 20th – 11:30am
400 Johnson St.
New Bern, NC 28560
POC: Sue Payne


Triangle Writer’s Group – Book Club Discussion – Thursday, May 23 – 6:00-9:00pm

Sola Coffee and Cafe

7705 Lead Mine Road

Raleigh, NC 27615



POC: Tara Lynn Groth, head of Triangle Writer’s Group.

Upcoming Events for April

I will be attending the following author events in April.

Pomegranate Books – Group Author Event with Jenny Milchman – Monday, April 1st – 7:00pm
4418 Park Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
POC: Kathleen Jewell, Owner
*With Jenny Milchman


Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library – Author Event – Saturday, April 6th, 1:30 to 4:00pm
100 S. Church Street
Clayton North Carolina 27520
(919) 553-5542
POC: Debbie Ragland


Fiction Addiction – Group Author Event – Thursday, April 25th – 5:30-7:30pm
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
POC: Jill Hendrix, Owner
*With Susan Boyer and Vicki Lane