Boston Book Festival
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Boston Book Festival

Readings: Coming of Age
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
BPL Newsfeed Cafe
Address: 700 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116
I’ll be reading with Cambria Brockman (TELL ME EVERYTHING) and Dana Czapnik (THE FALCONER) with moderator, the fabulous Laura Szaro Kopinski of A BOOKISH HOME.

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Brooklyn Book Festival
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Brooklyn Book Festival

These novels tell the stories of three family tragedies obscured by regrets, lies, and denial, and the children left behind who are now looking for answers. But what happens when family secrets and buried truths are unearthed? Authors Chanelle Benz (The Gone Dead), Susan Bernhard (Winter Loon), and Chia-Chia Lin (The Unpassing) explore how private tragedies reverberate through small-town communities—the Mississippi Delta, small-town Minnesota, and the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska—and how those communities try to protect or exploit the secrets of the past. Moderated by Meakin Armstrong, Guernica.

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South Coast Almanac Walking Book Club
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

South Coast Almanac Walking Book Club

So excited to join the fine people of South Coast Almanac for a Walking Book Club. We’ll take in the beautiful setting of Betty’s Neck in Lakeville, Massachusetts, walk to Assowompset Pond, and talk about WINTER LOON. We’ll stop along the way for a little bit of reading, too. The event is free and sponsored by the Friends of Lakeville Library and by Partners Village Store in Westport. Be sure to register so we have an accurate count of who will be attending.

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Craft On Draft
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Craft On Draft

Join me, Louise Miller (CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING, THE LATE BLOOMERS CLUB), and Whitney Scharer (AGE OF LIGHT) at Craft On Draft, presented by GrubStreet and the Novel Incubator alums as we discuss how we managed to untangle ourselves from the knots we tied in the middle of our novels. Happy Hour at 6pm, presentation at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

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AWP Conference #AWP19
Mar
27
to Mar 30

AWP Conference #AWP19

Thursday, March 28

10:00am to 11:00am I’ll be signing WINTER LOON at the Debut Authors ‘19 Table T10045

12:00pm to 2:00pm So excited to be participating in the Women’s Caucus, Yes Yes Books, and Little A “Read and Mingle” with Tiana Clark, Tanya Olson, and Erika L. Sanchez hosted by my amazing editor Hafizah Geter and Melissa Studdard at Passages Bookstore, 1223 NE MLK, Portland OR 97232

Friday, March 29

12:00pm to 1:15pm Thrilled to be on the panel SMALL TOWN FICTION FROM FIVE POINTS OF VIEW with fellow novelists Emily Strelow (WILD BIRDS), Rebecca Clarren (KICKDOWN), Alexi Zentner (COPPERHEADS, THE LOBSTER KINGS, and TOUCH), and Michelle Hoover (THE QUICKENING and BOTTOMLAND). C124, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 F191

7pm to 9:30pm Debut Authors ‘19 Reading (More details here.) Seriously psyched to read with an amazing group of debut authors, too many to mention here. I seriously think this is going to be a blast. Hope to see a great group there. Enso Winery, 1415 SE Stark Street, Portland OR 97214

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

NEWSFEED CAFE at the Boston Public Library with Katrin Schumann and James Charlesworth

  • Newsfeed Cafe at Boston Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be in conversation with Katrin Schumann, author of THE FORGOTTEN HOURS (Lake Union, February, 2019) and James Charlesworth, author of THE PATRICIDE OF GEORGE BENJAMIN HILL (Arcade, January 2019). We’ll be talking family dynamics, loyalty, betrayal, and other slippery stuff. More details and links to come!

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Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

BUTTONWOOD BOOKS Supper With Authors

Buttonwood Books will be transformed into a bistro complete with covered tables, flowers, and tables nestled among the books. Reservations and tickets are required and the price includes a light supper and adult beverages are available. I’ll be in conversation with Leonard Rosen, author of THE KORTELISY ESCAPE.

Reservations & Ticket Required: Tickets are $20.00 per person. To reserve, please visit Buttonwood online at buttonwoodbooksandtoys.com or call 781-383-2665.

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

WINTER LOON Publication Launch

I’m so excited to celebrate the publication of my debut novel WINTER LOON! We’ll have snacks and beverages and enjoy the company of readers and writers. I’ll talk a little about the novel, take questions, and sign books. And I’ll do my level best not to burst into tears. Feel free to come to the store early, maybe do a little holiday shopping to support my favorite independent bookstore!! More information here: https://www.belmontbooks.com/event/winter-loon-book-launch

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