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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…

    March 22, 1931- William Shatner, actor, James T. Kirk, on Star Trek
    Mar 22 all-day

    What?! Montgomery Scott and Jim Kirk? March, you are rapidly becoming my favorite month!

    March 23, 1953- Louie Anderson, comedian, actor
    Mar 23 all-day

    Okay, seriously, is he hilarious as the mom in Baskets, or what?

    March 25, 1934- Gloria Steinem, author
    Mar 25 all-day

    Anyone want to guess how much I adore and admire her? Anyone?

    March 29, 1916- Eugene McCarthy, senator, presidential nominee
    Mar 29 all-day

    Yup, I love his politics. Big surprise.

    March 31, 1811 – German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, invented the Bunsen Burner
    Mar 31 all-day

    So that’s where they got the name…

    March 31, 1927- Cesar Chavez, labor leader
    Mar 31 all-day

    Okay, do I even need to point out that he’s one of my heroes?

    March 31, 1935- Richard Chamberlain, actor
    Mar 31 all-day

    I passed him on the sidewalk once and majorly gushed at him and he was incredibly wonderful and gracious and charming and I thought you should just know that.

    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