From book talks and signings to writing conferences and workshops to book clubs and retreats, here are just some of the places you can find me throughout the year. If you see me anywhere, I hope you’ll introduce yourself! I love meeting readers and writers, talking about books, and sharing whatever wisdom I can to help aspiring writers along the way. Check back every so often as new events are added.


I am currently scheduling for fall and winter 2022. Email me at to set up your event.


Revell Presents: A Night at the Bookstore – Grand Rapids, MI
7:00pm-9:00pm – In this night to remember, some of today’s most popular contemporary fiction authors are gathering at the Baker Book House Store on East Paris in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can meet other book lovers, take photos, and get your books signed. Authors in attendance include Susan May Warren, Sara Brunsvold, Liz Johnson, Erin Bartels (that’s me), Susie Finkbeiner, Amanda Cox, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Shelley Shepherd Gray, Janine Rosche, and more! The Facebook event page can be found here. And you can register here!

Author Talk & Booksigning – Sleepy Dog Books – Mt. Pleasant, MI
7:00pm-8:30pm EST – Join me in supporting a brand new independent bookstore in Mt. Pleasant! I’ll be at Sleepy Dog Books talking about my latest release, The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water, answering your questions, signing your books, and perusing the store for my next great read!

In-Store Book Club Event – Hooked Bookstore – Lansing, MI

5:00pm EST – Join me in supporting a brand new independent bookstore in my very own neighborhood! Hooked has chosen The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water as one of their August book club picks. I’ll be there on a Sunday evening answering your questions, signing your books, and maybe trying a coffee or wine flight–because not only does this store have great books and events, it also has a huge coffee and wine bar, as well as bakery items and other delectable treats! I plan to spend a LOT of time there this summer. Be sure to visit the store at 3142 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912, to get your copy to read in advance of the event so you can participate in the book club discussion without worrying about spoilers. 😉

Workshop – The Intentional Writer – Plainwell, MI
7:00pm EST – Ransom District Library, 180 S. Sherwood Ave, Plainwell, MI 49080
Writing takes time, space, and inspiration, and if you’re short on any of these, whether you’re at the beginning of your writing journey or you’ve hit a wall somewhere in the middle, this workshop for writers can help you prioritize, organize, and reimagine your approach to your craft. We’ll talk about specific ways you can find/make time and space to write and explore the many ways ideas come to us and can be formed into the premises of novels, short stories, memoirs, creative nonfiction, poems, or songs. This workshop is for dreamers, dabblers, and diehards alike.



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