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“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey


May this new year of 2021 bring a rebirth of goodness and kindness and decency, of peace and safety and health, of living as a community, of empathy and compassion.

And you know what I’ll be doing all year, among other things…gabbing about books and stories and fictional characters and comedy and any other topics that strike my fancy. If I can, in the process, make you smile, then I’m happy. Enjoy!

It’s a new year! May it be filled with kindness and joy and peace and decency and coziness. Because I’m so thrilled to be part of the triumvirate creating the “The Classics Slacker Reads…” book series, the theme for 2022 will be classic books!


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