News & Events

My Dears, for the new year, I thought I’d try something a little different for the calendar in my News & Events tab…

I’ll be sharing a quotation from a celebrated author, one per week or so, along with the listings of readings, signings, and other author events of my own…and of course a few other significant events in my life…such as my husband’s birthday and my birthday and our dogs’ birthdays – as best as we can imagine, given that they’re all rescues, of course…

You get the idea…

Enjoy! And may we all savor liberal amounts of joy and justice in 2019!

    Sep
    19
    Thu
    September 19, 1911 – William Golding, born on this day
    Sep 19 all-day

    “A novel ensures that we can look before and after, take action at whatever pace we choose, read again and again, skip and go back. The story in a book is humble and serviceable, available, friendly, is not switched on and off but taken up and put down, lasts a lifetime.”

    Sep
    26
    Thu
    September 26, 1949 – Jane Smiley, born on this day
    Sep 26 all-day

    “Sometimes, a novel is like a train: the first chapter is a comfortable seat in an attractive carriage, and the narrative speeds up. But there are other sorts of trains, and other sorts of novels. They rush by in the dark; passengers framed in the lighted windows are smiling and enjoying themselves.”

    Sep
    30
    Mon
    September 30
    Sep 30 all-day

    The day I met my wonderful husband Tom? YUP! Eighteen years later and he is, always and forever, my favorite person and my best friend and the kindest and most wonderful man I know

    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