2022

September 21 | 7 PM ET

 Author Event / Book Signing at Midtown Reader 

1123 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL

I'll be doing a brief reading, Q&A, and signing copies of How We Disappear. Happy to be returning to Midtown Reader! Their events calendar is here

 

May 4 | 7:30 PM ET

 Great Weather for Media 10-Minute Live Reading on Facebook 

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

 

April 30 | 12–2 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.

 

March 22 | 6 PM ET

 Ukraine: Its People and Culture 

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!

 

2021

November 16 | 7–8:30 PM ET

 Flash Fiction/Prose Poetry Event, via Zoom 

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.

 

August 5 | 8:45 PM ET

 Living a Life Through Books Book Club Meeting 

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

 

June 21–27

 Historical Novel Society 2021 Conference Online Book Fair 

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

 

June 9 | 3:15–3:30 PM ET

 New York Edge Readathon 

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.

 

May 21 | 10 AM ET

 Dozier Middle School, Newport News, VA 

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

 

May 6 | 2–2:20 PM ET

 FWA Interview 

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

 

May 1–10

 Florida Writers Book Expo Online 

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

 

March 6 | 5 PM ET

 Ladies Night Reading for SMOLFair 

Hosted by Lori Hettler. Access event schedule online by signing up at https://www.smolfair.com/. I'll be reading from Bitter Kind.

 

2020

December 8 | 7 PM ET

 St. Augustine Book Club Meeting 

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

 

November 12 | 1 PM ET

 AAUW St. Augustine 

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.

 

October 17

 Enjoyable Books Virtual Book Fair 

I'll be doing an online reading of My Real Name Is Hanna and discussing marketing small press books. Time TK. Sign up at http://www.enjoyablebooks.com/book-fair/

 

February 29

 Tampa Bay Publishing Conference 

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.

 

February 21 | 10:15-11:15 AM

 Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference 

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.

 

2019

December 7 | 11-4 PM ET

 St. Augustine Barnes & Noble Bookfair 

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!

 

September 17 | 6-8 PM ET

 Author Event 

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.

 

August 31 | 1 PM ET (15 minutes)

 Thoughtful Books Festival Online 

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

 

July 31 | 7 PM ET

 Julia Ward Howe Awards Ceremony 

Boston Public Library

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

 

April 21 | 1 PM & 4 PM ET

 Newburyport Literary Festival 

Newburyport, MA

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

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

 

April 13 | 2:15 PM ET

 Word of South Festival 

Cascades Park, Tallahassee, FL

Check schedule for fiction panel at: www.wordofsouthfestival.com/2019-schedule/

 

April 12 | 10 AM ET

 Breakfast Honoring the Florida Book Awards Winners 

Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL

Includes book signing, open to public.

 

April 11 | 5:30 PM ET

 Florida Book Awards Annual Banquet 

2100 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL

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

 

April 4 | 7 PM ET

 Authors' Night at Vista Cove 

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.

 

March 21 | 12-3 PM ET

 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.

 

February 22 | 2-4 PM ET

 Book Club Meeting with the Compassionate Women of St. Augustine 

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

 

February 10 | 2 PM ET

 Book Club Appearance at the Holocaust Memorial Resouce & Education Center 

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!

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