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.
NOTE: This schedule includes both online and in-person events. Please contact the library if you have any questions! I am also available via Zoom for book clubs (which do not appear on the public events page). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your event!
Michigan Notable Book Tour Stop – ONLINE EVENT
I’ll be speaking and doing a Q&A via Zoom courtesy of the Montague Branch of the Muskegon Public Library System as part of the Michigan Notable Books Library Tour, kicking off the library’s Summer Book Talks with some behind-the-scenes information about my debut novel We Hope for Better Things and frank discussion about our current cultural moment.
7:00pm @ the Zoom Meeting Room of the Montague Branch Library (Please contact the library for the link!)
Talk + Q&A – ONLINE EVENT (Rescheduled from April 21)
I’ll be speaking and doing a Q&A via Zoom courtesy of the Charlevoix Public Library, offering some behind-the-scenes information about my debut novel We Hope for Better Things and frank discussion about our current cultural moment.
6:30pm @ the Zoom Meeting Room of the Charlevoix Public Library (Please contact the library for the link!)
Talk + Q&A – ONLINE EVENT (Rescheduled from July 11)
Join me virtually through the wonders of Zoom courtesy of the Royal Oak Public Library as I participate in their Summer 2020 exploration of storytelling. Drawing on my 2019 novel The Words between Us, I will highlight the importance of stories in our lives, especially during uncertain times.
7:00pm @ the Zoom Meeting Room of the Royal Oak Public Library (Please contact the library for the link!)
CCWA Writing Workshop – Headlines, Taglines, and Loglines – ONLINE EVENT
In this hands-on workshop, writers will learn the purpose served by each of these concise statements about their book and how to write headlines, taglines, and loglines that grab the attention of agents, editors, and readers.
7:00pm @ Schuler Books & Music, Okemos
Talk + Booksigning
Join me just south of the Michigan-Indiana border for a talk about how books form us into the people we are now.
6:30pm @ Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County
322 South Wayne St, Angola, IN 46703
SEPTEMBER 22 – SEPTEMBER 27
WFWA Writers Retreat West – Albuquerque, NM
I’ll once again be directing WFWA’s sixth writing retreat at the delightful Hotel Albuquerque, my home away from home. This year we welcome literary agent and author Donald Maass as our featured speaker.