News & Events

    September 19, 1933 – David McCallum, actor, “Illya Kuryakin” on TV series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”
    Sep 19 all-day

    And may I add, utterly dishy as Illya Kuryakin…

    September 19, 1941 – Cass Elliot, singer, member of the “Mamas and the Papas”
    Sep 19 all-day

    Her version of “My Love”? Just insanely gorgeous…

    September 20, 1957 – Gary Cole, actor
    Sep 20 all-day

    I know he’s well known for his dramatic roles, but have you seen his comedic turns? He is a freakin’ hoot

    September 21, 1947 – Stephen King, novelist, horror stories
    Sep 21 all-day

    Are you a writer? Have you read his “On Writing” yet? No? Go read it right now… Also, his tweets are freakin’ brilliant

    September 24, 1936 – Jim Henson, puppeteer, created the “Muppets”
    Sep 24 all-day

    Can you imagine a world without the delight that the Muppets bring? Neither can I. Thank goodness, and Jim Henson, that we don’t have to.

    September 24, 1941 – Linda McCartney, wife of Beatles’ Paul McCartney
    Sep 24 all-day

    A dedicated advocate for animal welfare, and so I just adore her.

    September 25, 1968 – Will Smith, actor, “MIB”
    Sep 25 all-day

    Seriously, enough already with the “MIB”; so it grossed a shit-ton… Will Smith has done more memorable roles than that one… “The Pursuit of Happyness,” anyone?

    September 28, 1964 – Janeane Garofalo, actress, comedian
    Sep 28 all-day

    And an utterly brilliant political commentator, and you know I say that without a moment’s humbleness…

    September 29, 1916 – Trevor Howard, actor
    Sep 29 all-day

    Have you seen him in “Brief Encounter” with Celia Johnson? Impossibly romantic and utterly heartbreaking…

    Venus Unleashed – N.Y.C.

    Venus Unleashed, featuring Teri Emory, Heidi Mastrogiovanni, Marine Selenee, and August McLaughlin in NYC

    L.A. Book Launch

    Book Launch for Last Room Standing and Girl Boner, with Heidi Mastrogiovanni and August McLaughlin

    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2018

    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2018

    Writing While Female 2017 TOUR

    Writing While Female, 2017 Tour - Readings by Authors Heidi Mastrogiovanni and Teri Emory

    Please join Teri Emory (Second Acts) and me as we read from our novels, sign books, do a Q&A, and chat about our novels, overlapping themes in the two, how we feel about the terms “women’s fiction” and “chick lit” (spoiler alert: not thrilled), and lots more.

    I’ll Be In The Window At Book Soup Day!

    Saturday, November 18th
    12:00 – 2:00 PM
    As part of National Novel Writing Month, I’ll be sitting in the main window of fabulous Book Soup facing Sunset Blvd. and writing on my laptop for two hours, starting at noon, to encourage my fellow writers to get that novel they’ve always been wanting to write finished!
    Book Soup
    8818 Sunset Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA, 90069

    Indies First on Small Business Saturday!

    Saturday, November 25th
    2:00 – 4:00 PM
    I’ll be a guest bookseller from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of an event that brings together authors, readers, and publishers in support of independent bookstores. I’ll be selling copies of “Lala Pettibone’s Act Two,” and also of five of my favorite books: “No Ordinary Time” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, “I Feel Bad About My Neck” by Nora Ephron, “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving, “Silas Marner” by George Eliot, and “Lucky Jim” by Kingsley Amis.
    Book Soup
    8818 Sunset Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA, 90069
    Saturday, October 28th, 1:00 PM
    Sandpiper Books
    4665 Torrance Blvd
    Torrance, CA 90503
    Sunday, October 22nd, 5:00 PM
    BookBar Denver
    4280 Tennyson St.
    Denver, CO 80212
    Sunday, October 8th, 5:00 PM
    Skylight Books
    1818 N. Vermont Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027