News & Events

    December 9, 1957 – Donny Osmond, singer, actor, “Donny & Marie”
    Dec 9 all-day

    Oh, so that’s where they got the name…

    December 10, 1911 – Chet Huntley, newscaster, co-anchor on the “Huntley-Brinkley Report”
    Dec 10 all-day

    Oh, so that’s where they got the name…

    December 12, 1923 – Bob Barker, TV game show host, “Truth or Consequences,” and long-time host of “The Price is Right”
    Dec 12 all-day

    Uhhh, yeah, AND a wonderful animal rights/animal welfare advocate…

    December 14, 1946 -Patty Duke, actress, TV series “The Patty Duke Show”
    Dec 14 all-day

    Nope…it’s too easy…

    December 15, 1832 – Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, engineer, designed the Eiffel Tower
    Dec 15 all-day

    Ditto; just too easy for this month, at this point…

    December 15, 1933 – Tim Conway, actor, comedian, “McHales’s Navy, “The Carol Burnett Show”
    Dec 15 all-day

    Have you seen those bits where he and Harvey Korman break in a sketch and just start giggling? Absolute comedic perfection!

    December 15, 1942 – Dave Clark, musician, leader of the “Dave Clark Five”
    Dec 15 all-day

    And the hits keep coming…

    December 21, 1879 – Joseph Stalin, Soviet Russia Dictator
    Dec 21 all-day

    And, I’m just going to go out on a limb here…a major dickhead…

    December 25, 1899 – Humphrey Bogart, actor
    Dec 25 all-day

    AND the star of my favorite movie of ALL TIME, “Casablanca”!

    December 25, 1924 – Rod Serling, host of “The Twilight Zone”
    Dec 25 all-day

    A genius. An absolute genius. That show is freakin’ BRILLIANT.

    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