Book Tour

I’ll be giving talks at the following places and would love to see you. Please come! Please tell your friends!

JANUARY 2020

January 26  •  PAPERBACK BOOK LAUNCH!!

2:00pm
Park Road Books
Park Road Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC 28207

FEBRUARY 2020

Feb. 1  •  2:00pm

Book Talk
McIntyre’s Books
Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC

Feb. 10

Private book club talk

MARCH 2020

March 12  •  7:00pm

Let’s Talk About Memoir: Conversation with Tommy Tomlinson & Me
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

March 19  •  10:00am

“Write Like You Mean It” — Let’s Talk About Memoir
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library — Main Branch
Charlotte, NC

March 26  •  10:00am

Private Book Club Talk

March 30  •  10:00am – 4:00pm

Memoir Workshop
The Patterson School
Lenoir, NC

Register here

APRIL 2020

Apr. 1  •  4:00pm

Book Talk
Western Carolina University Spring Literary Festival
Cullowee, NC

Apr. 6, 2020

Private book club talk

MAY 2020

May 4  •  7:00pm

Book Talk
Sun City Carolina Lakes
Charlotte, NC

JUNE 2020

June 6  •  2:00pm

From Memories to Memoir: Conversation with Rebecca McClanahan and Me
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library – Morrison Branch
7015 Morrison Blvd.
Charlotte, NC

I Love Giving Interviews and Talks!

When I was little, I entered talent show after talent show, never winning but always hopeful. I’m really just a ham. I no longer tap dance, but I do love giving readings and talks. I especially like tailoring a talk to a specific group — whether it’s a library event, book fair, writers’ conference, civic group, religious organization, or any gathering of women.

For example, I can talk about relationships (the changes that take place in every marriage – the slow, expected ones and the sudden, surprising ones); the importance of taking on new challenges as we grow older; how we patients must navigate today’s health care system; the craft and process of writing – or more specifically, writing memoir and personal essays. I can talk about the similarities and differences in writing memoir, novels, and poems; how I’ve used details from my life in my writing. I also love encouraging others to write their story. I believe there are a lot of people out there who want to turn their memories and real-life experiences into art.

Got another idea? Run it by me. I’m always happy to come up with a new talk.