News & Events

So I skipped January’s calendar entirely this year, even though the Writing While Female Tour had a lovely reading at the fabulous landmark Greenwich Village branch of the superb New York Public Library that I should have told you about. Let’s just blame that on an ongoing hangover from the holidays and start with February, shall we? Herewith, my annotated calendar of the birthdays of public figures. I’m getting the listings from a very nice website, so I hope they will forgive me for being snarky toward them in some of my comments…

    Feb
    22
    Thu
    February 22, 1857- Lord Robert Baden Powell, founder of Boy Scouts
    Feb 22 all-day
    February 22, 1889 – Lady Olave Baden-Powell, founded Girl Guides, wife of Lord Baden-Powell
    Feb 22 all-day

    (Wait, they founded similar organizations and they had the same birthday?  You CANNOT make this stuff up!)

    Feb
    25
    Sun
    February 25, 1943- George Harrison, one of the four “Beatles”
    Feb 25 all-day

    (Okay, I gotta ask… Why the quotations marks?  Are you implying that they weren’t the actual Beatles?)

    Feb
    26
    Mon
    February 26, 1802- Victor Hugo, author, “Les Miserables”
    Feb 26 all-day

    (One of the greatest books ever written?  Uh, yeah…)

    February 26, 1829- Levi Strauss, inventor of denim jeans
    Feb 26 all-day

    (So that’s why they’re called Levis…)

    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