April 13-15

I’m thrilled to be participating in the Orcas Island Literary Festival on beautiful Orcas Island in the San Juans.

Check out the full schedule here


2016 Events


October 19-23, Lake Junaluska, NC

Mountain High, Women’s Writing Retreat

Visiting artist

Lake Junaluska, NC

For tickets and more information, visit


June 29, Seattle

In conversation with Desire Cooper, author of Know The Mother

Elliott Bay Book Company

7:00 pm


May 26, Monroe, WA

Monroe Correctional Complex

I am honored to be teaching at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, WA through University Behind Bars.  For more information on how to become involved with this nationally recognized program visit their website.


April 7-10, Orcas Island, WA

Visiting artist at Write Doe Bay

Writing retreat and workshop

Doe Bay Resort

Orcas Island, WA

For tickets and more information, visit




2015 Events


July 21 – Seattle

Literary Happy Hour

Discussion of The House Girl

The Rainier Club

820 4th Avenue



May 9 – Irvine, CA

Festival of Women Authors

Literary Guild of Orange County

Irvine Marriott Hotel

Irvine, CA

For tickets and more information


April 25 – Seattle

“The Art of Revision” workshop

University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education

4333 Brooklyn Ave NE

Seattle, WA


2014 Events


November 12 – Port Hadlock

Reading and signing at 6:30

Jefferson County Library

620 Cedar Avenue

Port Hadlock WA98339

For more info


November 22 – Seattle

The Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest!

Shop til you drop, 3-5:00 pm

Phinney Neighborhood Center

6532 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle, 98103

For more info


June 4 – Kirkland

Reading at Parkplace Books

with fellow PacNW writers Carol Cassella and Cate Campbell

348 Parkplace Center

Kirkland, WA  98033

7:00 pm

More details here


June 21 – Seattle

Seattle7Writers Book Club Brunch

Mt. Baker Community Club

Featuring key note address by Daniel James Brown, author of the acclaimed The Boys in the Boat

10 am – 12:00

For more information and to register, click here


February 8 – Seattle

Write Here, Write Now

A full-day, writing intensive workshop for writers of all levels with key notes by Claire Dederer and Garth Stein.  Put on by the fabulous folks at Seattle7Writers.

Fremont Abbey

4272 Fremont Avenue N

Seattle, WA  98103

9:00 am – 6:30 pm

For more details and to register, visit the Seattle7 website.


January 24 – Seattle

ABA Winter Institute

Westin Hotel

Breakfast & Discussion with Seattle7Writers

More details here

(Event open to ABA members only)


2013 Events


November 18 – Fairhope, AL

Page & Palette

at Eastern Shore Art Center

401 Oak Street

Fairhope, AL  36532

Read It & Eat Luncheon & Signing, 12:00


November 16 – Vero Beach, FL

Vero Beach Book Center

392 21st Street

Vero Beach, FL  32960

Speaking & Signing, 4:00 pm


November 15 – Asheville, NC

Malaprop’s Bookstore

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC  28801

Speaking and signing, 7:00 pm


November 15 – Greenville, SC

Fiction Addiction

Luncheon at City Range Restaurant

615 Haywood Road

Luncheon, speaking and signing, 12:00 pm

For tickets


November 14 -Southern Pines, SC

Country Bookshop

140 NW Broad Street

Southern Pines, NC  28387

Speaking and signing, 5:00 pm


November 13 – Brooklyn

WORD Books

126 Franklin Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Speaking and signing with Charles Dubow, 7:00 pm


November 12 – Chicago

Anderson’s Bookshop

123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Naperville, IL  60540

Reading and signing, 7:00 pm


November 8 – Albuquerque


4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM  87107

Speaking & Signing, 7:00 pm

For more details


November 7 – San Francisco

Town Center Books

555 Main Street

Pleasanton, CA 94566

Luncheon, speaking & signing 11:30 am

More details here


November 5 – Bainbridge Island, WA

Paperback release!  at Liberty Bay Books

Reading and signing, 6:30 PM

More details here


October 24 – Seattle

University Book Store

4326 University Way NE

Seattle, WA  98105

Great Group Reads panel discussion with Jillian Cantor and Ray Robertson

7:00 PM

More details here


October 11 – Nashville

Southern Festival of Books

“PAINTING TRUTH: Creative Connections in Two Novels”, with Sena Jeter Naslund

12:00 in Legislative Plaza Room 16

For more details about the festival, click here


October 7 – Portland

PNBA Trade Show

Airport Holiday Inn

Portland, OR

Author feast, 5-9:30 PM

For more details about the show, click here


September 20 – New Orleans

SIBA Trade Show

Sheraton New Orleans

“Novel novels” panel, 4:10-5:00 PM

For more details, click here


July 26 – Seattle

Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference

Signing, 8:30 pm – 10:00

SeaTac Hilton

17620 International Blvd

Seattle, Washington, 98188-4001


July 14 – Seattle

Book Club Brunch, an event sponsored by Seattle7Writers and featuring other Seattle-area writers, including Garth Stein, Jennie Shortridge, Laurie Frankel, Shannon Huffman Polson and more!


Greenwood Square

8420 Greenwood Ave N

Seattle 98103

More details to come


May 18th – Gaithersburg , MD

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Parallel Narratives in Fiction, with Jeanine Cummings

F. Scott Fitzgerald Pavilion at 2:15 PM

Gaithersburg City Hall

For more information about the Festival, click here


May 14 – Seattle, WA

Third Place Books

Talk and Signing, 7:00

17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155


April 27 – Seattle, WA

Long Talking Bad Conditions Blues – group reading (also featuring Urban Waite, Alan Heathcock, Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah), 6-8:00 pm

Liberty Bar

517 15th Ave E.

Seattle, WA 98102 in Capitol Hill


April 20 – Beachwood, OH

Cuyahoga Public Library

Talk and signing, 2:00

25501 Shaker Blvd

Beachwood, OH 44122

To register and for more information, click here


April 19 – Indianapolis, IN

Christamore House Guild Book & Author Benefit

Indianapolis, IN


April 13 – Tumwater, WA

Reading, 2:00

Tumwater Timberland Library

7023 New Market St SW

Tumwater, WA 98501


March 23 – Seattle, WA

Literary Lions Gala for the King County Library System Foundation, 6-9:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Grand Ballroom

For more information and tickets, click here


March 22 – Charlottesville, VA

Virginia Festival of the Book

Panel Discussion, Fiction: Parallel Stories (with novelists Dana Sachs and Sarah McCoy) at 12:00

New Dominion Bookstore

404 East Main St 12:00

Charlottesville, VA

For more information about the Festival, click here


March 20 – Atlanta, GA

Georgia Center of the Book at DeKalb County Public Library

Talk and signing, 7:15

215 Sycamore Street

Decatur, Georgia 30030

For more information, click here


March 16 – Lenox, MA

The Bookstore

Reading and signing, 2:00

11 Housatonic Street

Lenox MA, 01240


February 28 – Mercer Island, WA

Island Books

Reading and signing, 7:30

3014 78th Avenue SE

Mercer Island, WA  98040


February 23 – Bellingham, WA

Village Books

Reading and signing, 4:00

1200 11th Street

Bellingham, WA  98225


February 13 – Seattle

Book launch!  Reading, signing, champagne and more…   Starts at 7:00

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Avenue

Seattle, WA  98122


















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