Events

Upcoming Events


I am SO excited to be the speaker at this wonderful event. The AAUW is an organization dedicated to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Each year, they raise enough funds to send several underprivileged girls to camp at UCSD. 

At this event, I will be donating 20% of proceeds from book sales to the organization, and my husband (the owner of Cucina Italiana) will be donating 20% of sales from the restaurant.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:30 am to 12:00 noon
Cucina Italiana
4705 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 274-9732

Past Events



Author Kristen Elise
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Noon to 2:00 pm
Warwick’s
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

(858) 454-0347

Local Mystery/Thriller Author Event


Please join me and a collection of outstanding crime fiction authors at Mysterious Galaxy, the number one bookstore for our genres in Southern California. Here's the list of authors who will be there:


Lynne Kennedy, author of Deadly Provenance
Dianne Lynn, author of  The Secondary Target
Weston Ochse, author of SEAL Team 666
Rusty Trimble, author of Andrew and the Red Dragon
Evan Ramspott, author of Water Darling (forthcoming)
Teri MacIntosh, author of The Last Entry: A Mystery
Shauna Roberts, author of Claimed by the Enemy
Josh Rutherford, author of Sons of Chenia 
Paula Margulies, author of Favorite Daughter, Part One
Selena Jones, author of Every Day is Like Doomsday 
Marie Andreas, author of The Glass Gargoyle
Vic Warren, author of The River
Cynthia Diamond, author of Siren's Song  

Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
5943 Balboa Ave Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 268-4747
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Noon-3:00 pm

The Death Row Complex Launch Party


Italy Thriller Novel

It's time for a celebration! Please join us Saturday, June 27, at Cucina Italiana San Diego for the official launch of The Death Row Complex. There will be wine and appetizers, and Kristen Elise will be signing copies of Death Row as well as the first Katrina Stone novel, The Vesuvius Isotope.

Cucina Italiana San Diego
4705-A Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 274-9732
Saturday, June 27, 2015
noon-2:00 pm

Cleopatra and the Buried Books
San Diego County Library, Encinitas Branch
540 Cornish Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-7376
Saturday, February 1, 2014
1:00-3:00 pm


Did you know that mummified crocodiles were used by the ancient Egyptians to store papyrus documents? Or that the father-in-law of Julius Caesar once owned a massive library that still exists, underground, today? We will travel through Italy and Egypt to explore the ancient databases that may still be hiding the true legacy of Cleopatra - the ambitious, inquisitive, and secretive last pharaoh of Egypt, from whom no single writing has ever been found.

1:00-1:30: 
Cleopatra and the Buried Books: 
Slideshow and discussion, Q&A

1:30-1:45:
Introduction to The Vesuvius Isotope, brief reading

1:45-2:00:
The Quest for the Isotope: 
A photo tour of the locations explored in the novel

2:00-3:00: 
Discussion, Q&A, and signing

This is not just a signing, but an interactive event, an exploration of some of the non-fictional mysteries presented in The Vesuvius Isotope


Multi-Author Holiday Party!
Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 542-6000
Sunday, December 8, 2013
3:00-5:00 p.m.

A multiple author event featuring: Jeffrey Siger,  James W. Ziskin,  Brian Anthony,  Gini Koch, Kristen Elise, Bill Walker, Sarah J. Maas, Zoe Archer, Sue Ann Jaffarian. See The Vesuvius Isotope as a staff pick at Mysterious Galaxy!     


Small Business Saturday
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 268-4747
Sunday, November 30, 2013
10:00a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Event goes until 6pm but I'll be there until 1pm only.

Click here for more info and to order books!