Events/Book Clubs


I’m happy to meet with book clubs in-person and via Skype.

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Tellico Village Library

January 20, 2020, 10-11 am

Talk about book marketing

$15 fee


Maryville College

January 27, 2020

Meeting with fiction writing class


Carson-Newman College

February, 2020

Meeting with fiction writing class

Reading, open to the public, specifics TBA


Pacific Lutheran University

Visiting Author Series

March 11, 2020

Specifics TBA



Honeybee Coffee (10716 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN)

Book Launch! August 10th @ 6 pm


Barnes & Noble (8029 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN)

August 26th @ 2 pm

Presentation on book marketing, small presses, and big houses, with publicist Rick   Summie and novelist Pamela Schoenewaldt.


Southern Festival of Books (Nashville, TN)

October 14th, 2 pm

Panel appearance: Finding the Key Emotion: The Art of the Short Story


WNBA’s 8th Annual Bibliofeast! (ticketed event, Charlotte, NC)

October 16th, 6-9 pm

Moveable Feast dinner with 8 outstanding authors at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, SouthPark Mall – Books sold by Park Road Books


Sundress Reading Series (held at Bar Marley, 760 Stone St NW, Knoxville)

December 3rd from 2-4 pm

Joint reading with Ivelisse Rodriguez & Tom Hunley

The Pulpwood Queen Book Club Girlfriend Weekend!  PQ Stamp of Approval

January 11-14, 2018

Nagodoches, TX


Knoxville Writers Group (5500 Kingston Pike, Knoxville)

January 24, 2018, 11 am

Author talk & book signing

Naples Restaurant


Knoxville Writers Guild (Fellowship Hall of Central United Methodist Church, 201 3rd Avenue, Knoxville, TN). Short Story Craft Workshop, February 2018.

Private Dinner Book Club, Knoxville, TN, March 20th

FaceTime with Astros Book Club, Houston, TX, September 1 st

Private Dinner Book Club, Knoxville, TN, September 6th

Private Dinner Book Club, Knoxville, TN, November 11th

Rose Glen Literary Festival, February 23, 2019
10-10:45 am talk about promotion and publicity.

University of Central Arkansas
Arkatext Writing Conference, Tuesday, February 26th @ 6 pm
Phillip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award ceremony and reading

Public Library of Tellico Village, Tellico Village, TN
May 3rd from 10 am – Noon
Author talk & book signing

May 14th @ 7pm
Writers at Work reading & author talk with Bren McClain, and reception
Union Avenue Books
Knoxville, TN

Clarksville Writers’ Conference. Join me for a workshop!
Workshop-Shout about It: Promotion Basics for Writers, June 6, 1:15-2:30 pm
Workshop-Stories from the Heart: June 7, 1:15-2:30 pm

University of Central Arkansas
C.D. Wright Conference
November 8-9, 2019
Talk about book marketing