Dozier Middle School, Newport News, VA 

May 21

Book Club Appearance at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center

February 10

10 AM ET

Speaking with 3 Core classes about Hanna and writing in general.

New York Edge Readathon

June 9

Participating in this summer reading program and launching the readathon by speaking to classes via Zoom about Hanna and writing. NYE is the largest provider of free after-school and summer camp programs in New York City public schools.



8:45 PM ET

Meeting virtually with the book club to discuss Hanna. Podcast will be available. Hosted by Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed.

Flash Fiction/Prose Poetry Event, via Zoom

November 16

3:15–3:30 PM ET

Living a Life Through Books  Book Club Meeting

August 5

I'll be taking part in their prose night, reading and speaking for 10 mins.; hosted by Lyndsey Ellis (author of Bone Broth). More info here

7:30 PM ET

San Marco Books INDIE Book Fair Day

1971 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207

I'll be signing My Real Name Is Hanna out front, rain or shine, to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day.. More info here.

April 30

12–2 PM ET

Ukraine: Its People and Culture


March 22

St. Augustine Beach Art Studio, 370A A1A Beach Blvd.

Fundraiser hosted by the St. Augustine Beach Art Studio. Mike Dixon, former peace corps volunteer to Ukraine and on the board of directors of the Alliance for Ukraine will be giving a talk and presenting photos. I'll be attending as part of the fundraiser. No donation is too small!

Great Weather for Media 10-Minute Live Reading on Facebook

May 4


7–8:30 PM ET

Hosted by the English & Creative Writing Department at Widener University. I'll be reading with Jose Hernandez Diaz and Marcela Fuentes, followed by a general discussion about the genres (craft issues, the flash/prose poetry publishing world, etc.) and a question-and-answer period. More info TK.



Visit my online booth for access to some of my books and to a freebie! And check out the other booths at Attendees will get free rewards with book purchases..

Join me for a 20-minute live interview on the homepage at

May 6

22:20 PM ET

May 1–10

Florida Writers Book Expo Online

Visit my online exhibit booth during this all-virtual book fair celebrating historical novels! Visit for more info and to see panelist schedule.

Historical Novel Society 2021 Conference Online Book Fair


FWA Interview


Hosted by Lori Hettler. Access event schedule online by signing up at I'll be reading from Bitter Kind.

June 21–27

I'll be doing an online reading of My Real Name Is Hanna and discussing marketing small press books. Time TK. Sign up at


Ladies Night reading for SMOLFair

March 6


I'll be discussing my publishing history and the inspiration behind My Real Name Is Hanna within the context of women's issues in a Zoom meeting. For AAUW members only.

Enjoyable Books Virtual Book Fair

October 17

Zooming with two St. Augustine book clubs about My Real Name Is Hanna. Only open to book club members.


AAUW St. Augustine

November 12

Book Club Meeting with the Compassionate Women of St. Augustine

February 22

The Inspirational Women in Literature, Media, and Journalism Awards

March 21

4 PM

My Real Name Is Hanna — Reading at the Newburyport Art Association

Meeting with the Compassionate Women of St. Augustine, who chose Hanna as their February read. We'll be celebrating Hanna's birthday!

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL

I'm delighted that the center made Hanna their first book club pick for 2019!

Vista Cove, St. Augustine, FL

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.

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.

2100 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL

Includes author signing, public is welcome. RSVP by March 27.

Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL

Includes book signing, open to public.

Newburyport, MA

Bringing WWII to Life for the Next Generation — Panel with author Kip Wilson

Memorial Hall Library, 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.

Creative Pinellas Campus, Largo, Florida

Hosted by Wordier than Thou. I'll be speaking about my publishing journey and doing a Q&A Saturday afternoon. Books will be for sale.

World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida

I'll be doing a panel with fellow Florida Book Award winners Kimberly Lojewski and Gale Massey (see below). Check website for description and to verify time of event. Named one of 12 annual Florida events not to miss!

Florida Book Award Winners: Researching, Crafting, Submitting, and Promoting Award-Winning Fiction

From historical fiction, to magical realism, to crime thrillers, these three award-winning authors will discuss their journeys from conception to publication, and beyond. Through discussions on genre and craft, and tips on finding an agent, surviving the submission process, and promoting, marketing, and submitting to contests, this panel will give you the tools to start or finish and publicize your own prose project.

10:15-11:15 AM

I'll be appearing with other local writers to benefit the wonderful organization Learn to Read (LTR) 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!

11-4 PM

6-8 PM

Reading from and discussing Hanna. Whole festival runs from 10-3 [Cancelled].

PM (15 minutes)

Boston Public Library

Hosted by the Boston Authors Club. Open to the public.


Cascades Park, Tallahassee, FL

Check schedule for fiction panel at:

2:15 PM

10 AM

5:30 PM


2-4 PM


12-3 PM

St. Augustine Book Club Meeting

December 8

Authors' Night at Vista Cove

April 4

Florida Book Awards Annual Banquet

April 11

Breakfast Honoring the Florida Book Award Winners

April 12

Newburyport Literary Festival

April 21

1 PM

Word of South Festival of Literature and Music

April 13

July 31

Author Event


September 17

Julia Ward Howe Awards Ceremony

Thoughtful Books Festival Online

August 31

December 7



February 21

February 29