Book Tour

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



Park Road Books
Park Road Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC 28207


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.