Book Tour

I’ll be visiting the following places and would love to see you. Please come! Please bring your friends and family! Tell everyone!

MAY 2022

May 5 • 7:00pm

Park Road Books
Park Road Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC 28207

May 10 • 6:00pm

Malaprop’s Bookstore
In-person AND virtual
55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC

Registration Required

May 11 • 6:00pm

Judy and Tommy Tomlinson Discuss Memoir
Charlotte Lit
1817 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC

Registration Required

May 15 • 4:00pm

Main Street Books
126 S. Main St.
Davidson, NC

May 17 • 6:30pm

Charlotte Writers Club
Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC

May 21 • 3:00pm

Quail Ridge Books
4029 Lassiter Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC

Registration Encouraged

May 22 • 3:00pm

634 W. 4th St., Winston Salem, NC

Registration Encouraged

May 26 • 5:30pm

Art on the Corner
154 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC
Featuring an art exhibit by my daughter, Laurie Smithwick.
Prosecco at 5:30, Book talk at 6:00

May 28 • 3:00pm

SouthPark Regional Library
7015 Morrison Ave., Charlotte, NC

Registration Required

JUNE 2022

June 2 • 7:00pm

Scuppernong Books
304 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC

June 5 • 1:00pm

Conversation with Robin Hemley
Park Road Books
Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte, NC

June 8 • 10:30am

Coffee with the Author
Charleston Library Society
Co-sponsored by Buxton Books
164 King St., Charleston, SC

June 11 • 2:00pm

McIntyre’s Books
Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC

June 12 • 11:40am

Myers Park Baptist Church – Heaton Hall
Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC
Free and open to the public

June 16 • 6:00pm

Hub City Books
186 W. Main St., Spartanburg, SC

June 21 • 6:30pm

Conversation with my daughter Laurie Smithwick
SouthPark Regional Library
Carolina Room Summer Reading Series
7015 Morrison Ave., Charlotte, NC

Registration Required


Aug 4 • 11am – 1pm

Book Signing
Litchfield Books
The Fresh Market Commons
Litchfield Beach, SC

Aug 31 • Afternoon (time TBD)

In Conversation with Joseph Bathanti
Table Rock Writers’ Workshop
Little Switzerland, NC


Sept. 14 • 10:30am

Jewish Community Center – Book Club
Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC
Free and open to the public

September 16

9:00 – 11:00am – Memoir Workshop
2:00pm – Book Talk

On the Same Page Literary Festival
Ashe County Library
West Jefferson, NC
Both events virtual

Sept. 24 • 3:00pm

Friends of York Country Public Library – Moore Room
Rock Hill, SC
Free and open to the public

Sept. 29 • 11:00am

Book Talk
The Pines

Davidson, NC


Oct. 28-29 • Times TBD

Memoir Workshop & Book Talk
Pat Conroy LitFest

Beaufort, SC


Nov. 6 • 11:40am

Book Talk — “Memories to Memoir”
Myers Park Baptist Church
Charlotte, NC

Nov. 11 • 10:00am

Book Talk
Senior Scholars

Providence United Methodist Church
Charlotte, NC

Nov. 14 • 7:00pm

Book Talk
Sun City Carolina Lakes

Fort Mill, SC


January 16 • 6:00pm

Book Talk
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Charlotte, NC

February 9, 16, 23 • 6:00 - 8:00pm

Memoir Workshop“Writing Your Memoir”
Charlotte Lit
Charlotte, NC

May 2 • 6:00 - 8:00pm

Memoir Workshop“Everything — Really, Everything — I Know About Writing Memoir”
Charlotte Lit
Charlotte, NC

I Love Giving Interviews and Talks!

When I was little, I entered talent show after talent show, tap dancing my heart out, never winning. But that didn’t stop me. I’m a ham! I no longer tap dance, but I’d be happy to tailor a talk for your group, whether it’s a book club, library event, writers’ group, civic group, religious organization, or any women’s gathering.

Got an idea? Run it by me. I’m always happy to come up with a new talk.