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!

    Nov
    18
    Mon
    November 18th, 1939 – Margaret Atwood, born on this day
    Nov 18 all-day

    “Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy – which many believe goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well.”

    – Margaret Atwood

    Nov
    21
    Thu
    November 21st, 1694 – Voltaire, born on this day
    Nov 21 all-day

    “Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.”

    – Voltaire

    Nov
    26
    Tue
    Is this my wonderful husband Tom’s birthday?
    Nov 26 all-day

    Yes, it is! And is he ten years younger than I am? Yes, he is! And will we never be in the same decade because I was born in October? That is entirely correct; we never will! And is one of my favorite quotations: “We are not our age… We are our energy.”? Oh, YES, it certainly is!

    Nov
    29
    Fri
    November 29th, 1832 – Louisa May Alcott, born on this day
    Nov 29 all-day

    “Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.”

    – Louisa May Alcott

    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