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: I am taking the summer off from book events in order to spend more time writing and more time with my family. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your event for the fall or winter.
Author Roundtable – hosted by the Evangelical Church Library Association – Online
11:30am-12:30pm EST – I’ll be joining this discussion between librarians and authors as part of the ECLA Spring Conference. Conference speakers and panel participants include authors Cynthia Ruchti, Mary Morgan, Keith Robinson, Melanie Dobson, Allie Plieter, Susie Finkbeiner, and Jorm del Boccio. Register here.
Fiction Readers Summit – hosted by Baker Book House – Online
May 14 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EST – Virtual Selfies and Signings
May 15 – 1:00pm-3:00pm EST – Flip the Panel, where authors ask readers the questions
Sign up here for this two-day virtual event. Other authors participating include Robin Pearson, DiAnn Mills, Christina Suzann Nelson, Connilyn Cossette, Carrie Turansky, Rachel Fordham, Shawn Smucker, Toni Shiloh, Natalie Walters, Laura Frantz, Jen Turano, Misty Beller, Andrew Huff, and Courtney Walsh.
The Faithful Crossover Writer – panel discussion hosted by Baker Book House – Online
7:00pm-9:00pm EST – Too Christian for secular readers. Too secular for Christian readers. What’s a crossover writer of faith to do? Are some topics (or words) off-limits? Who sets those limits? And, perhaps most importantly, are those limits rooted in Scripture or are they cultural holdovers from the eras of Queen Victoria and June Cleaver? Novelists Kathleen Basi, Rachel Mans McKenny, and Erin Bartels discuss these questions and more as they attempt to navigate the fraught world of publishing fiction written from a worldview steeped in the Christian faith that doesn’t fit neatly into the traditional Christian Fiction genre.