March 1, 2018: BOOK RELEASE! When We Were Ghouls is out in the world.
This is it! My baby takes its first steps.
march 3, 2018 5pm In conversation with jim ruland at The book catapult!!
Venue: The Book Catapult in South Park
March 8, 2018 9:00AM-10:15AM: The Mentor/Mentee Relationship for Creative Writers PANEL
Venue: AWP Conference Tampa 2018
Grand Salon A, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
March 8, 2018 10:30AM-11:30AM: Book Signing AWP 2018 Tampa BOOKFAIR
March 14, 2018 7pm-9pm: The how, the why: Amy wallen & Samantha Dunn
Venue: The innovative 1888 Center, located in the Historic District of Old Towne Orange, California.
A conversation with Amy and Samantha in Orange County. I'm already having a ruckus of a good time.
march 16, 2018 10am - 1pm: Guest author at unlocking your story
March 26, 2018 Hilarity ensues with Tod Goldberg
Venue: Brandeis University Palm Desert Chapter, Indian Wells Renaissance
1pm - 2pm Author Presentations
April 1, 2018 Anthology release! The Shell Game Edited by Kim Adrian
My essay "Easy As Pie: That's a Lie" will be published in the upcoming anthology. This anthology is edited by Kim Adrian who is the author of the incredible memoir, The Twenty-seventh Letter of the Alphabet, to be released October 2018.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
april 5, 2018 12pm Ridge writers
Venue: East Sierra Branch of California Writers Club
I love all the California Writers Clubs and am excited to get to speak to this group in Ridgecrest, CA
More to come....
April 8, 2018 5pm second sunday author series
Venue: Women's Museum of California in Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decator Road, Suite 103, San Diego 4:30-5:30pm
I'll be talking about memory and moms and How do we write about someone who is still living?
april 13, 2018 7:30pm vermin on the mount reading series
Venue: The Book Show, Highland Park in northeast Los Angeles
If you haven't been to a Vermin, you should. The Irreverent Jim Ruland gathers a troupe of authors unlike most readings. Come prepared to be stunned. I am honored to be one among his choices this night: Susan Henderson, Naomi Hirahara, Peter Hsu, Yelena Moskovich, Scott O'Connor and Mark Sarvas. Come to see them, and pretend you are there to support me. I will understand.
April 14, 2018 write your fucking heart out!
Venue: Gather Encinitas 1-6pm
I've been wanting to do a collaborative workshop like this ever since I can remember. Grab your yoga mats and pens and come join Lauren Duke and I as we open our core--from the inside and the outside. We will splay open ourselves from the heart down to the mula bandha. Never written? No problem. Everyone is welcome.
April 20, 2018 Los Angeles Times book awards
Venue: USC Bovard Auditorium
Honored to be Fiction and First Fiction judge again this year. A job I love. I'll be there rooting on all the finalists. Click here for a list of this year's finalists in all categories. Come join us to celebrate.
april 21-22, 2018 Los Angeles Times festival of books
Venue: USC Campus
Panels: Please stop by to say hello!
12pm Strange & Beautiful Things with Victor La Valle, Carmen Maria Machado, Ben Loory and Me as moderator
3pm Memory: How It Shapes You with me, Elizabeth Rosner, Alex Wagner and Dinah Lenney as moderator
If you haven't ever been to the Festival, you should go. If you've been, you know what I'm talking about.
may 22, 2018 7pm Julia dixon evans in conversation with Me
Venue: The Book Catapult
I'll be talking with Julia Dixon Evans about her new book HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE (May 8, 2018 Dzanc), and all the incredible work she does for the San Diego literary community. There's a special secret about having this book chat at this bookstore, and the secret is in Julia's book.
june 15, 2018 7pm northshire books in saratoga Springs, ny
Venue: Northshire Books, Saratoga Store
My second home: Saratoga Springs. I'm looking forward to a fun evening with some locals.
July 13, 2018 reading with adam Haslett
Venue: New York State Summer Writers Institute, Saratoga Springs, NY
This. Is. My. Dream. For 17 years I've fantasized about reading at the Institute where I have spent every summer all those years. Now, I'm scheduled to share the stage with one of my very favorite authors, Adam Haslett (really, I'm just his warm-up band, but still!). And, it's Friday the 13th, my favorite of all days right after April Fool's Day.
october 21, 2018 Carlsbad Library Author event
Venue: Carlsbad Library.
More to come...
february 24, 2018 7pm: the foundry, a So say we all reading series
Venue: The Rose Wine Pub, 2219 30th Street, South Park. 21+
I'll be reading along with 4 other authors: Lily Hoang, Brooke King, and 2 other TBA.
january 14, 2018 5pm Dimestories Orange County
Venue: LCA Wine
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite H
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Heading north! I'll be hosting the Orange County DimeStories this month! Come read your 3-min stories! I'd love to hear them all.
NOVEMBER 16, 2017 7PM: Author Interview with Adam Braver
I'll be interviewing Adam Braver, author of THE DISAPPEARED, at the new South Park bookstore The Book Catapult. Come check out the bookstore as well as meet the author in person.
Venue: The Book Catapult
November 10, 2017: DimeStories
Read your 3-minute story. Guest Emcee: Amanda Fletcher.