August 1, Interview on WMAP Radio, 03:30 p.m. (GMT -04:00)
August 8, 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT), Countdown to Success: Case Studies in Pre-Publication Marketing and Publicity:
The success of a book is largely dependent on the efforts planned before it goes on sale. Join us to hear specific case-studies that will outline tactics and strategies you can implement in marketing, publicity, and sales to help create influential conversations that will lead to recommendations and, ultimately, sales. Learn how to:
- Find and reach targeted communities of influencers
- Enable discovery through metadata, reviews, and giveaways
- Leverage early buzz to create organic conversation around your book and author
Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., Book Launch Party at the Andover Bookstore, 74 Main St., Andover, MA. Please join me and Mike for a launch celebration. Free refreshments, prizes for first and best question asked, brief reading and book signing. Parking is free behind the store. We hope to see you there at the new location!
Nov. 17-18, Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL. I'll be on a panel with other YA novelists. More info to come.
Dec. 1, St. Augustine Barnes & Noble Bookfair on US 1 South from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. I'll be appearing with other local writers to benefit the wonderful organization Learn to Read of St. John's County, Inc. Hanna will be available and a portion of the sales goes to LTR. So bring your kids, come meet your local authors, and get some gifts for the holiday and benefit a good cause at the same time!
Dec. 15, Barnes & Noble Bookfair, St. John's Town Center, 10280 Midtown Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, to benefit the Allen D. Nease High School, which promotes social responsibility. More info TK on this afternoon event.
April 30, 2016, 1 p.m., Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, MA. "Best Small Fictions: The Art of Compression." I'll be a panelist with Dawn Raffel and Brent Rydin. Moderated by Sherri Frank. newburyportliteraryfestival.org
June 3, 2016, Dire Literary Series at Out of the Blue Gallery, 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 7-9 p.m. Reading for Best Small Fictions: Rusty Barnes, Allison Adair, Randall Brown, Brent Rydin. I'll be introducing them and reading as well. www.direreader.com
August 5, 6-9 p.m. opening reception for Women Artists and Writers: Compassion, Creativity, and Courage; A Fundraising Exhibit to Benefit Amirah, a refuge for exploited women. Porter Mill Studios, Beverly, MA. I am exhibiting some poetry on compassion. The exhibit runs through Sept. 2.
July 23, 1-2 pm, Emerson College Summer Writing Program. I'll be discussing editing and writing with program students.
April 10, 7 p.m. Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St, N. Reading, MA. In celebration of National Poetry Month, I'll be reading and discussing prose poetry; also appearing will be local poet Kathy Aponick, reading from her latest book Bright Realm and discussing narrative poetry. Free with refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint Memorial Library. More info at: www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=FLINT
Oct. TBA, A Celebration of Kathy Hope Handley, Plymouth Public Libary, Plymouth, MA. I'll be reading Kathy's work with other local authors in her memory. Free with refreshments.
Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. Paranormal and Horror Authors at the Buttonwoods Museum Author Lecture Series, 240 Water St., Haverhill, MA. Join me and local authors, including Liz Michalski, for a fun night in celebration of Halloween. Books will be for sale. More info at www.haverhillhistory.org/
My story collection will be at the Press 53 table, and the Flash Field Guide at the Rose Metal Press table. I'll be at:
March 8, 3-4:15 p.m. Women on the Road: Exploration, Inspiration, and Imagination in Fiction Room 202, Hynes Convention Center. Moderating a panel with Laura van den Berg, Mary Akers, Midge Raymond, and Jessica Anthony. Includes travel photos.
March 9, 3-4:15 p.m. Flash, Sudden--Where Did They Come From, Where Are They Going? Room 310, Hynes Convention Center. I'm on a panel with Robert Shapard, James Thomas, and Jen Pieroni, moderated by Ron Carlson.
May 5, 2:45-4 p.m. The Muse and the Marketplace. I'll be moderating a panel and flash film fest of three brief films made from flash stories by Pam Painter, Stace Budzko, and Michael Dickes. Come watch the films, hear how they were made, and find out how you can create your own. More info at: grubstreet.org/index.php?id=2593
May 30, 7 pm, The Book Shop, Somerville, MA. I'll be hosting a reading/discussion with Chalk Circle authors Tilia Klebenov-Jacobs and Katring Grigg-Saito. More info at: www.bookshopsomerville.com/events.html
Oct. 3, 7 pm. Launch party for Flash Fiction Funny will be held at Newtonville Books, Newton, MA. Featuring Tom Hazuka, Pam Painter, Mark Budman.
Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m. Beehive at Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA. I'll be discussing, reading, and running a workshop on flash fiction as a warm up to NaNoWriMo. Books will be for sale. FREE workshop. More info on their events page at: www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MHL
Nov. 2, 1:30 p.m. The Mom Egg Reading at the Cervena Barva Press Reading Series at the Armory, Somerville, MA. www.cervenabarvapress.com/readings.htm
Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. Launch Party for Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming, Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, MA. I'll be reading with Audrey Schulman and Sydney Landon Plum, along with host and editor Steven Pavlos Holmes. This is a special anthology being launched in a special venue!