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.
Winton-Salem, NC

Feb. 10 – 3:00-5:00pm
Movable Feast

Bookmarks & Footnote
634 W. 4th St.
Winton-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 – 11:00am

Movable Feast luncheon – sponsored by Litchfield Books
Hot Fish Club
Murrells Inlet, SC
To reserve a spot, call 843-235-9600

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
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March 5 – 7:00pm

Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

March 16 – 4:00pm

Main Street Books
Davidson, NC

March 22-24

Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA

March 27 – 5:30pm

Talk and Reception
Weymouth Center
Southern Pines, 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

APRIL 2019

April 2 – 2:00pm

Gaston County Public Library
Gastonia, NC

April 4 – 6
Tennessee Mountain Writers Festival

Featured speaker + memoir workshops
Oak Ridge, TN

April 8 – Reception at 6:00pm + Talk at 7:00pm
Sensoria Festival
I receive Lifetime Achievement Award!

Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC

April 11 – 2:00pm

Jewish Community Center Bookfest
Charleston, SC

April 16 – 2:00pm
Arts Talk

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

April 27 – 2:00pm “Conversation” with Tommy Tomlinson About Memoir

Charlotte Public Library – Morrison Branch
Charlotte, NC
This event is free, but you need to register:

April 29 – 7:00pm

Readings on Roslyn
Winston-Salem, NC

MAY 2019

May 14 – 7:00pm

Private Book Club Talk
Charlotte, NC

May 18 – 1:30pm
Atlanta Writers Club

Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia State University – Dunwoody Campus
Atlanta, GA

May 21 – 7:00pm

Charlotte Writers Club
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’m Available!

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 or twirl a baton, but I do love giving readings and talks. I especially like tailoring a talk to a specific group — whether it’s a Friends of the 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.