2016 Events


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


October 19-23, Lake Junaluska, NC

Mountain High, Women’s Writing Retreat

Visiting artist

Lake Junaluska, NC

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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