Events/Book Clubs


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

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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)

February 2018.

Short & (Sometimes) Sweet: A Short Story Craft Workshop

What makes a short story work? How did the writer pull it off? In this craft workshop, we’ll discuss key elements to developing a successful short story, such as defining the conflict and writing a satisfying ending, avoiding common writing tics, and character development. We’ll study parts of published stories to look at how other authors have shaped their stories, and we’ll pick up our pens (or tap away at our laptops) with an exercise so we can apply what we’re learning. If time and class size allow, we may be able to share and discuss a few participants’ pieces.

Specifics TBA.

Why There Are Words (Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA)

June 14, 2018 @ 7 pm

Group reading & book signing. Other authors 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