News & Events

    November 17, 2018 – Book Reading and Signing at Sandpiper Books in Torrance! @ Sandpiper Books
    Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    The fabulous August McLaughlin and I will be reading and signing our books at wonderful Sandpiper Books in Torrance! If you’re in the area, come join us!

    4:00-7:00 PM

    4665 Torrance Blvd.

    Torrance, CA 90503

    November 22, 1943 – Billie Jean King, champion tennis player
    Nov 22 all-day
    November 22, 1967 – Boris Becker, champion tennis player
    Nov 22 all-day

    Clearly a good day for champion tennis players…

    November 24, 1784 – Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. President, died in office. Got sick eating cherries and milk. (1849-1850)
    Nov 24 all-day

    I’ll take Bizarre Causes of Death for $500, please, Alex…

    November 26, 1939 – Tina Turner, singer
    Nov 26 all-day

    “Singer”? That’s it? Not, “and one of the coolest and strongest and most fabulous women ever”?

    November 26, 1967 – Tom Bishel, my adorable husband!
    Nov 26 all-day

    Oy vey, I just love him SO much!

    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