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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOTE: I will amend this schedule with new dates for those events that had to be canceled during the Covid-19 crisis as those events are rescheduled.

MARCH 24
Talk + Booksigning – WILL BE RESCHEDULED, DATE TBD
Come support a brand new independent bookstore in Lower Michigan!
6:30pm @ 2 Dandelions Book Shop
209 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116

APRIL 4
A Rally of Writers – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
I’ll be leading my popular workshop Revise Like a Pro: Self-Editing Techniques to Bring Your Writing to the Next Level, as well as a First Page Roundtable discussion where attendees can read their first page aloud and get tips for making it catch an agent or editor’s attention. See the Rally website for more speakers.
9:00am – 4:00pm @ Lansing Community College Conference Center, West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive, Delta Township, Lansing, MI 48917

APRIL 21
Talk + Booksigning – WILL BE RESCHEDULED, DATE TBD
Join me Up North in Charlevoix as part of their Spring Author Series.
6:30pm @ Charlevoix Public Library
220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI 49720

APRIL 30 – MAY 3
Just Write Retreat – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
I’ll be attending WFWA’s first Just Write retreat in North Carolina.
A long weekend just for writing! Can’t wait!

MAY 9
Michigan Notable Book Tour Stop
I’ll be speaking and signing books at the Millington Arbela District Library as part of the Michigan Notable Books Library Tour.
12:00pm @ Millington Arbela District Library
8530 Depot Street, Millington, MI  48746

MAY 14 – MAY 15
Fiction Readers Summit – Grand Rapids, MI – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19, JOIN ME THERE NEXT YEAR MAY 13-15, 2021
I’ll be taking part in the 2020 Fiction Readers Summit held at the Grand Rapids Cultural Center at St. Nicholas and Baker Book House, both on East Paris Ave. Click here to see the full slate of participating authors and to register for this unique reader-centered event.

MAY 21
Michigan Notable Book Tour Stop
I’ll be speaking and signing books at the East Tawas Library as part of the Michigan Notable Books Library Tour.
6:30pm @ East Tawas Library
760 Newman Street, East Tawas, MI  48730

JUNE 21
Keynote Address – Peninsula Writers Retreat – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19, JOIN ME THERE NEXT YEAR JUNE 20, 2021
I’ll be giving the keynote address at the Peninsula Writers Summer Retreat on beautiful Glen Lake near the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
5:00pm @ Villa Glen Cottages
4516 Villa Glen Drive, Maple City, MI 49664

JUNE 24
Michigan Notable Book Tour Stop
I’ll be speaking and signing books at 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.
6:15pm @ Montague Branch Library
8778 Ferry St. #2, Montague, MI 49437

JULY 11
Talk + Booksigning
Join me in Royal Oak as I participate in their Summer 2020 exploration of storytelling.
1:00pm @ Royal Oak Public Library
222 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

SEPTEMBER 15
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.

 

PAST EVENTS

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