Book Tour

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

NOVEMBER 2019

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

Nov. 7  •  6:30pm

Talk — “Challenges and Triumphs: The Ups and Downs of Family Caregiving”
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, NC

Nov. 13  •  11:30am

Keynote Speaker – Health Guidance Luncheon
Doubletree Suites by Hilton
6300 Morrison Blvd.
Charlotte, NC

Nov. 19

Private book club talk

DECEMBER 2019

Dec. 3  •  1:00pm

Book Talk
Southminster
8919 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC

Dec. 5  •  7:00pm

Local Jewish Authors
Center for Jewish Education
Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, NC

Dec. 7  •  2:00pm

Reading from “Prince of Scribes” – anthology of writers honoring Pat Conroy
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Dec. 13

Private book club talk

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

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

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.