Book Tour

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

MAY 2019

May 14  •  7:00pm

Private Book Club Talk
Charlotte, NC

May 18  •  1:30pm
Atlanta Writers Club

Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus
Atlanta, GA

May 21  •  7:00pm

Charlotte Writers Club
Charlotte, NC

JUNE 2019

June 1  •  10:00am

Friends of the Library
Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
Hickory, NC

June 8  •  2:00pm (NEW DATE!)
Conversation with Tommy Tomlinson About Memoir

Charlotte Public Library – Morrison Branch
Charlotte, NC
This event is free, but registration is required.


June 12  • 5:00 – 9:00pm

Wine on Wednesday – music, art, book signing
Mint Museum Uptown
Charlotte, NC

June 15  •  11:00am

Book talk
Charlotte Public Library — Matthews branch
230 Matthews Station St., Charlotte, NC

JULY 2019

July 17  •  10:30am

Center for Jewish Education Book Club
Charlotte, NC

July 19  •  6:00pm

Gourmet Dinner and Book Talk
Inn at Little Pond
Valle Crucis, NC
$140 per person, includes dinner and autographed copy of the book


Aug. 26 – 30

Table Rock Writers’ Workshop
Wildacres Retreat Center
Little Switzerland, NC

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

Decatur Book Festival
Decatur, GA


Sept. 10

Private book club talk

Sept. 15

Private book club talk


Oct. 5  •  Memoir Workshop

Charlotte Writers Club North
Davidson, NC

Oct. 11 – 13

Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, TN

Oct. 23 • 7:30pm

Book talk
The Cypress
Charlotte, NC


Nov. 1  •  Memoir Workshop

9:00am – 12:00 noon / 1:00 – 4:00pm
South Carolina Writers Association
Beaufort, SC

Nov. 2 – 3

Pat Conroy Literary Festival
Beaufort, SC


Dec. 3  •  1:00pm

Book Talk
8919 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC

APRIL 2020

Apr. 6, 2020

Private book club talk

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.