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April 13, 2022

A Great Good Place for Books of Oakland
Virtual Event

Scott James in conversation with Lee Kravetz
author of

The amazing new novel that explores the life of one of New England's most famous writers
For more information and to watch, click here 


Past Events

October 23, 2021

CBS News 48 Hours
Hour-long episode reports on the findings of TRIAL BY FIRE.
To watch the episode click here


October 23, 2021


The Coop's Literary Relay Race

4 Valencia Street

San Francisco

October 21, 2021
11am ET
The Tara Granahan Show

WPRO Radio

Rhode Island
To listen to a recording of the broadcast click here

October 17, 2021
9:30pm EST

Jim Paris Live
Radio Interview
To listen click here

October 1 to 3, 2021
Pebble Beach Authors & Ideas Festival

Pebble Beach, California

For details click here

September 14, 2021

New England Society Book Awards
National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park

New York, New York

Trial by Fire" honored as 2021 winner for Contemporary Nonfiction
Award announcement: click here

September 3, 2021

Live radio broadcast

WPKZ Radio - The K-Zone - Central Massachusetts
Interview with Derek Drowne about
Trial by Fire"

To listen to a recording of the broadcast click here

April 24, 2021
5:30pm (East Coast Time)

Newburyport Literary Festival

Virtual cocktail party to celebrate the "Alone Together" anthology

April 17, 2021

3pm East Coast time/noon Pacific time

Cranston Public Library

Cranston, Rhode Island
In conversation with veteran TV news anchor Pamela Watts
Click here to watch a recording of this event


April 7, 2021

1pm (East Coast Time)

Adelphi University

Great Minds, Great Conversations

In conversation with Adelphi University President Christine M. Riordan

Click here to watch a recording of this event

March 3, 2021

7pm EST

Rhode Island PBS Weekly

Report: Smoke and Mirrors

Click here to watch

February 28, 2021

Yak Mountain Book Club
Virtual event

February 19, 2021
Crime of the Truest Crime Podcast

In conversation with host Anngelle Wood

Click here to listen

February 18, 2021

New England National Public Radio Affiliates

Produced by Connecticut Public Radio

In conversation with host Morgan Springer about The Station nightclub fire anniversary

Click here to listen


February 17, 2021


WADK Radio

Newport, Rhode Island

The Bruce Newbury Show
Click here to listen


February 15, 2021
Necronomicast Podcast

Omaha, Nebraska

Host Brian Corey

Click here to listen

January 26, 2021
Audiobook Release

Blackstone Publishing
Narrator: Justin Spencer


December 12, 2020

2:00pm to 3:30pm (Pacific Time)

Lit Camp

How to write nonfiction like a novelist." A workshop on how to structure, report and write a true story so it has depth and nuance. 

December, 9, 2020

7pm (Pacific Time)

A Great Good Place for Books

Oakland, CA

Author Scott James in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Frances Dinkelspiel

To watch a recording of this event: Click here

November 19, 2020

7pm Eastern Time (4pm Pacific)

Barrington Books

Rhode Island

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November 18, 2020
7pm Eastern Time (4pm Pacific)
An Unlikely Story Bookstore

Plainville, MA

To watch a recording of this event: Click here

October 29, 2020

7pm Central time (5pm Pacific time)

The Raven Book Store

Lawrence, Kansas

TRIAL BY FIRE  author Scott James in conversation with Rachel McCarthy James, author of THE MAN FROM THE TRAIN: THE SOLVING OF A CENTURY OLD SERIAL KILLER MYSTERY

Virtual event: Click here for details

October 29, 2020
11am Eastern time

WPRO News Talk with Tara Granahan

Southern New England
99.7 FM and AM 630

Click here to listen to the broadcast

October 28, 2020
6:00pm (Pacific time)

The Booksmith
San Francisco, CA
Book Launch Event
Be among the first to learn about TRIAL BY FIRE, and hear from the author.


October 27, 2020

6:15pm (East coast time - 3:15pm Pacific)

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe (Westerly, RI)/Bank Square Books (Mystic, CT)

In conversation with veteran New England journalist Pamela Watts

Click here to watch a recording of the event


October 24, 2020

7:00pm to 8:15pm (Pacific time)

Litquake - San Francisco's Literary festival

Lit Crawl

San Francisco, CA
The Castro Writers' Cooperative Presents

“The Wizard of Ahhs"

A literary relay race. Watch as a story zanily evolves when writers each pen short sections of a tale in their own unique styles, ending in mid-sentence to hand off to another and continue until the adventure is completed. “The Wonderful Wizard of Ahhs,” a modern-day retelling of Frank Baum’s classic updated to reflect today’s bizarre reality of swabs up the nose (ahh!) mixed with political mayhem. Follow the orange brick road of 2020.

October 21, 2020

7:00pm to 8:15pm (Pacific time)

Litquake - San Francisco's Literary festival

Telling True Stories - Trials by Fire

Journalists dig deep to reveal the incredible sagas behind two of America's deadliest fires, the Great White Station nightclub fire that killed 100, and the wildfire blaze that destroyed the town of Paradise, California. Journalist Frances Dinkelspiel interviews Scott James, author of TRIAL BY FIRE, and Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano, authors of FIRE IN PARADISE.

Watch a recording of the event: Click here


October 14, 2020

7:00pm (Pacific time)

California Writers Club - Napa Valley Writers

“Facts Matter – Digging Deep Can Bring Pages to Life"

Author Scott James talks about the reporting techniques he developed to get to the unusually close points of view in TRIAL BY FIRE.

For details click here

Registration required, $5.45 fee, click here

October 10, 2020

9:00am (East coast time)


Attleboro, MA

Kane and Company

Live radio interview by host Dave Kane, author of “41 Signs of Hope"

Details and to listen via streaming: Click here

August 29, 2020

6pm (Eastern time)

Independent Booksellers Day
ALONE TOGETHER: Stories of Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19

Join co-hosts Jennifer Haupt, editor, and Garth Stein, Author Leadership Circle Campaign Chair for Binc, for readings and conversations with ALONE TOGETHER contributing authors Faith Adiele, Gayle Brandeis, W. Ralph Eubanks, Jamie Ford, Major Jackson, Sonora Jha, Scott James, Jessica Keener, Jean Kwok, Roberto Lovato, Ada Limón, Claudia Castro Luna, Kevin Sampsell, and Luis Alberto Urrea.

This event was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube. Click here.

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