News & Events

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    August 18, 1774 – Meriwether Lewis, explorer of “Lewis and Clark”
    Aug 18 all-day

    Oh, so that’s where they got the name of the team…and, seriously, it’s kind of fun that they were born in the same month, no?

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    August 19, 1921 – Gene Roddenberry, creator of “Star Trek”
    Aug 19 all-day

    One of the best shows ever? YES.

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    Mon
    August 20, 1890 – H. P. Lovecraft, science fiction writer
    Aug 20 all-day

    Have you read his work? It is terrifying!

    Aug
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    Wed
    August 22, 1893 – Dorothy Parker, author
    Aug 22 all-day

    There is a reason she’s a legendary writer and wit. I adore her work.

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    Fri
    August 24, 1956 – Gerry Cooney, boxer
    Aug 24 all-day

    My dad once saw him on a plane. Mr. Cooney shook my dad’s hand and was very gracious, so I’ve been a big fan of his every since.

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    August 25, 1919 – George Wallace, Alabama Governor, and presidential candidate
    Aug 25 all-day

    That’s it for the descriptions of this guy? How about adding “and racist dickhead”?

    August 25, 1930 – Sean Connery, actor, “James Bond”
    Aug 25 all-day

    Oh, that Sean Connery…

    Aug
    30
    Thu
    August 30, 2018 – BOOK LAUNCH PARTY! @ Book Soup
    Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

    IT’S OUR BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!

    Come join us at fabulous Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA

    For more information, click HERE!

     

     

    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