I'm a very, very lucky writer. I love to hunker down at home, dreaming up worlds and fine-tuning sentences until they sing. But I also love to hit the road and meet readers. If you'd like me to come visit your town, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And it's super-easy for me to visit you through technology! I'm always happy to Skype with book clubs; just reach out to me through the Contact page.
Tuesday, February 19 — private luncheon
Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00pm — James River Writers at Firehouse Theatre, 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA; The Writing Show panel & Q&A, “How to Permanently Banish Writer’s Block”
Thursday, March 14, time TBA — Kramerbooks & Afterwords, Washington, DC; discussion, Q&A and signing with Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Wartime Sisters, and Gayle Weiswasser, blogger at Everyday I Write the Book
Sunday, March 17 at 4pm — A Likely Story, Sykesville, MD; reading, Q&A and signing
Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm — Curious Iguana in conjunction with Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Library Community Room, 110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD; reading, Q&A and signing
Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA; details to come
Sunday, March 31 at 2pm— Bards Alley, Vienna, VA; in conversation with Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger
Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 — Historical Novel Society Conference, Oxon Hill, MD (DC metro area); panelist and moderator; details to come.
And more to come!
PAST EVENTS (2019):
Sunday, February 10 at 5pm — Politics & Prose Union Market, Washington, DC; in conversation with Jane Harper, author of The Lost Man (Harper’s only East Coast appearance on her tour!)
PAST EVENTS (2018):
Sunday, June 24 at 3pm -- One More Page Books, Arlington, VA -- joint event with Jenni L. Walsh, author of BECOMING BONNIE and SIDE BY SIDE
Thursday, July 5 at 6pm -- Union Ave Books, Knoxville, TN -- reading, discussion and signing
Saturday, July 28, 9:30am to 5pm -- 2018 Chesapeake Writing Workshop, Crystal Gateway Marriott Arlington -- teaching session on Developing Compelling Characters and critiquing submissions in literary fiction, historical fiction, memoir and other genres (details here)
Saturday, October 13 at 11:30am — Fall for the Book Festival, George Mason University, Merten Tent, Fairfax, VA — “Solving the Riddle: Historical Female Detectives” panel with Deanna Raybourn, author of the Veronica Speedwell mysteries.
Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00pm -- One More Page Books, Arlington, VA -- a disguise-themed joint event with Erica Wright, author of THE BLUE KINGFISHER — come in costume for a chance to win!
Saturday, November 17 — Philadelphia Writing Workshop faculty, teaching session on Developing Compelling Characters and critiquing submissions in literary fiction, historical fiction, memoir and other genres
PAST EVENTS (2017):
Monday, March 6 at noon -- L.D. Fargo Public Library, Lake Mills, WI -- lunch, discussion and signing
Monday, March 6 at 7:00pm -- Mystery to Me, Madison, WI -- reading and signing event with Reading Group Choices
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00pm -- River Falls Public Library, River Falls, WI -- joint event with Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World -- tickets required! get yours now (they're free)
Wednesday, March 8 at noon -- Louisiana Library Association Conference, Lafayette, LA -- Book Buzz Luncheon (conference attendees only)
Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30pm -- Garden District Bookshop, New Orleans, LA -- reading and signing
Thursday, March 9 at 6:00pm (Note updated time!) -- Page and Palette, Fairhope, AL -- reading and signing
Saturday, March 11 at 1:00pm -- FoxTale Book Shoppe, Woodstock, GA -- panel with Renee Rosen, author of Windy City Blues, and Susan Meissner, author of A Bridge Across the Ocean
Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30pm -- Kramerbooks & Afterwords, Washington, DC -- launch event!
Saturday, March 25, 4:00-5:30pm -- Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA -- "Private Eyes You'll Want to Follow" panel discussion with Erica Wright, author of The Granite Moth, and Michael Robinson, author of The Baker Street Jurors
Thursday, March 30 at 7:00pm-- Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Boston, MA -- reading and signing
Saturday, April 8 at 10:00am -- Annapolis Book Festival, Key School, Annapolis, MD -- Historical Fiction panel with Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein, moderated by Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway's Girl, Fallen Beauty and The House of Hawthorne
Monday, April 10 at 7:00pm -- Spencer Road Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District, 427 Spencer Rd., St. Peters, MO in conjunction with Main Street Books -- reading, discussion and signing
Tuesday, April 11 -- Dragonfly Books, Decorah, IA -- happy hour book club discussion from 5:00-6:00pm (to be held at Decorah Public Library) and author talk on GIRL IN DISGUISE starting at 7:00pm (at the store)
Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30) -- Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis, MN -- reading and signing
Thursday, April 13 at 7:00pm -- Women and Children First, Chicago, IL -- author soiree with Renee Rosen, author of Windy City Blues
Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm -- Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA -- in conversation with Sonja Yoerg, author of All the Best People
Thursday, July 6 at 7:00pm -- Kingston Public Library, Kingston, TN -- discussion, reading and signing
Thursday, July 13 at 7:00pm -- One More Page, Arlington, VA -- joint event with Pam Jenoff, author of The Orphan's Tale
Sunday, September 10 at 11:00am -- Kerrytown BookFest, Ann Arbor, MI -- "Lost Women in History" panel with Pamela D. Toler, author of Nurses of Mercy Street, and Laurel Davis Huber, author of The Velveteen Daughter
PAST EVENTS (2015/2016):
Monday, January 12 at 7:00pm -- LET's Center for the Healing & Creative Arts, Washington, IA -- conversation and signing
Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30pm -- Book Vault, Oskaloosa, IA -- in conversation with Deb Farrow, reading and signing
Thursday, January 15 at 7:00pm -- Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL -- in conversation with Sourcebooks editor Shana Drehs, reading and signing
Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30pm -- Mysterious Bookshop, New York, NY -- reading and signing
Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 pm -- BookCourt, Brooklyn, NY -- in conversation with Heather Webb, author of BECOMING JOSEPHINE and RODIN'S LOVER
Sunday, January 25 at 3:00pm -- Bookmarks Movable Feast, Winston-Salem, NC -- Featuring 20+ authors, who will change tables every 10 minutes, giving each table the chance to meet 10 authors (ticketed event! see details here)
Saturday, January 31 at 1:00pm -- FoxTale Book Shoppe, Woodstock, GA -- debut author panel with Colleen Oakley, author of BEFORE I GO, moderated by Ariel Lawhon, author of THE WIFE, THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS
Saturday, February 7 at 3:00pm -- One More Page Books, Arlington, VA -- reading and signing
Friday, March 20 at noon -- "Magic, Mystery & History: Fiction" panel with Michelle Young-Stone, author of ABOVE US ONLY SKY, New Dominion Bookshop, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, May 2 -- Mystery to Me, Madison, WI -- Independent Bookstore Day celebration and Tall Poppy Slam (attending via Skype)
Saturday, May 16 -- 10:35am reading & discussion, 11:15am signing -- Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg, MD
Sunday, May 17 from 2:00 to 4:00pm -- Towne BookCenter, Collegeville, PA -- Tall Poppy Book Club event
Wednesday, May 27 from 8:00 to 9:00pm -- Twitter Chat with Literary New England: use #LNEchat to join
Sunday, September 13 at 1:30pm -- Kerrytown BookFest, Ann Arbor, MI -- Debut novels panel moderated by Doug Trevor, with Angela Flournoy (The Turner House), Tiya Miles (The Cherokee Rose) and Aline Ohanesian (Orhan’s Inheritance).
Sunday, September 20 from 11:00am to 3:00pm -- Sixth annual METAvivor Authors Luncheon, Annapolis, MD
Monday, October 5 at 7:00pm -- Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA -- reading and signing
Tuesday, October 6 at 12:30pm -- Evansdale Public Library, Evansdale, IA -- reading and signing
Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00pm -- Coralville Public Library, Coralville, IA -- reading and signing
Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30pm -- Beaverdale Books, Des Moines, IA -- reading and signing
Thursday, October 8 at 7:00pm -- Dragonfly Books, Decorah, IA -- reading and signing
Friday, October 9 at 7:00pm -- Books & Co, Dayton, OH -- reading and signing
Saturday, October 10 from 4:00 to 5:30pm -- Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN -- "Behind the Curtain: The Role of Artifice in Three Novels" panel with Don Winston (THE GRISTMILL PLAYHOUSE) and Erica Wright (THE RED CHAMELEON), Conf. Room 2, Nashville Public Library
Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00pm -- Main Street Books, St. Charles, MO -- reading and signing
Thursday, October 15 at 7:00pm -- Schuler Books & Music, Lansing, MI -- reading and signing
Thursday, November 5 -- Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN -- joint event with Ariel Lawhon, author of THE WIFE, THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS
Saturday, November 21 -- Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend, Appleton, WI
Friday, February 19 at noon -- Delicious Discussions at Mohegan Sun Casino, courtesy of Bank Square Books.
Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30pm -- Kramerbooks, Washington, DC, in conversation with Anne Boyd Rioux, author of Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist
Saturday, April 16 at 10:00am -- Annapolis Book Festival at Key School! Moderating the Historical Fiction panel with Stephanie Dray, co-author of AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER, and Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of WENCH and BALM.
Friday, September 16 -- Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) conference, Savannah, GA (registered attendees only)
Friday, October 7 -- Heartland Fall Forum, Minneapolis, MN (registered attendees only)
Friday, October 21 -- Tall Poppies event at One More Page Books, Arlington, VA -- details to come
Tuesday, October 25 from 8:00 to 9:00pm EST -- Historical Fix Twitter Chat on historical mysteries: use #HistoricalFix to join!