Book Tour

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


Feb. 9 • 7:00-9:00pm

Bookmarks & Footnote
634 W. 4th St.
Winston-Salem, NC

Feb. 10 • 3:00-5:00pm
Movable Feast

Bookmarks & Footnote
634 W. 4th St.
Winston-Salem, NC

Feb. 12 • 7:00pm

Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Feb. 13 • 6:00pm

Malaprop’s Bookstore
Asheville, NC

Feb. 19 • 7:00pm

Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Feb. 21 • 7:00pm

Quail Ridge Books
Raleigh, NC

Feb. 23 • 11:00am

Fearrington Village
Pittsboro, NC

Feb. 25 • 7:00pm

M. Judson Books
Greenville, SC

Feb. 27 – 7:00pm

Hub City Books
Spartanburg, SC

MARCH 2019

March 1  •  11am

Movable Feast Luncheon
Hot Fish Club
Murrells Inlet, SC
To reserve a spot, call 843-235-9600


March 1  •  2pm

Book Signing at Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC


March 3  •  2:00pm

Book Talk + Charlotte Lit’s 3rd Birthday
Mint Museum of Art – Randolph Rd.
Charlotte, NC
Ticketed event – includes signed copy of TOGETHER


March 14  •  4:00 pm

Wake Forest Univ. Friends of the Library
Arbor Acres
Winston Salem, NC

March 16  •  4:00pm

Main Street Books
Davidson, NC

March 18  •  11:00am – 12:30pm

Memoir Workshop
Richland Public Library
Columbia, SC

March 18  •  6:30pm

Public talk
Richland Public Library
Columbia, SC

March 22 • 2pm

Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA

March 27  •  5:30pm

Talk and Reception
Weymouth Center
Southern Pines, NC

March 28  •  7:00pm

Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

APRIL 2019

April 2  •  2:00pm

Gaston County Public Library
Gastonia, NC

April 4  •  3:00pm

Allegheny Writers — 1st Saturdays Writers on Main
Horizon Bistro
Sparta, NC

April 4 – 6

Tennessee Mountain Writers Festival
Featured speaker + memoir workshops
Oak Ridge, TN

April 8  •  Sensoria Festival
Reception at 6:00pm + Talk at 7:00pm

I receive Lifetime Achievement Award!

Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC

April 11  •  2:00pm

JCC Bookfest — Charleston Library Society
164 King St., Charleston, SC

April 16  •  2:00pm
Arts Talk

Center for the Arts
121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC

April 27  •  2:00pm – RESCHEDULED!
Conversation with Tommy Tomlinson About Memoir

Charlotte Public Library – Morrison Branch
Charlotte, NC
This event is has been moved to June 8

April 29  •  7:00pm

Readings on Roslyn
Winston-Salem, NC

MAY 2019

May 4  •  3pm

Alleghany Writers
Horizon Bistro
38 South Main St.,
 Sparta, NC

May 6  •  9:45am

Private Book Club Talk
Charlotte, NC

May 6  •  6:30pm

Queens University Friends of the Library
Everett Library — Queens University
Charlotte, NC

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 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 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  •  Time TBD

Inn at Little Pond
Valle Crucis, NC


Oct. 5  •  Memoir Workshop

Charlotte Writers Club North
Davidson, 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.