Feb. 10, 2 p.m., Book Club appearance at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, 851 N Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751. I'm delighted that the center made Hanna their first book club pick for 2019!
Feb. 22, 2-4 p.m., Book Club Meeting with the Compassionate Women of St. Augustine, who chose Hanna as their February read. We'll be celebrating Hanna's birthday!
March 21, 12-3 p.m., The Inspirational Women in Literature, Media, and Journalism Awards, The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD. I'll be receiving a Literature award and speaking briefly with other winners. This event benefits three nonprofit agencies for women.
April 4, 7 p.m., Authors' Night at Vista Cove, St. Augustine, FL 32084. I'll be part of a panel with the following authors: Mike Konopacki, Torn, his book of labor cartoons coauthored with Gary Huck; Hugh Lake, My Journey to Becoming, memoir; and Bernie MacDonald, Missing You, a story about Alzheimer's and its impact. Light refreshments and book signing after Q&A.
April 11, 5:30 p.m. Florida Book Awards annual banquet, 2100 W Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL. Includes author signing, public is welcome. RSVP by March 27.
April 12, 10 a.m., Breakfast Honoring the FBA Winners at Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL. Includes book signing, open to public.
April 13, 2:15 p.m., Word of South Festival of Literature and Music, Cascades Park, Tallahassee, FL. Check schedule for fiction panel at: www.wordofsouthfestival.com/2019-schedule/
April 21, Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, MA.
Bringing WWII to Life for the Next Generation — Saturday 1:00 PM, panel with author Kip Wilson
My Real Name is Hanna — Saturday 4:00 PM, reading at the Newburyport Art Association
July 31, 7 pm, Author Event at Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA. I'll be discussing Hanna. Books will be available for sale from the Andover Bookstore. Gift bags for first and best questions asked. Free and open to readers of all ages.
Aug. 31, 1 pm (15 mins), Thoughtful Books Festival online. Reading from and discussing Hanna. Whole festival runs from 10-3. CANCELLED
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!
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. I'll be there from 1-3 doing an author appearance for Hanna.