Appearances

 

I’m currently putting together plans for new appearances surrounding the release of my second novel, THE ICE HOUSE (coming December 5, 2017). Please check back soon!

 

 

 

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 2016: ONE BOOK, ONE PUTNAM

HEART OF PALM has been selected as the 2016 book for “One Book, One Putnam,” a county-wide reading program in Putnam County, Florida. The kick-off event is Thursday, January 7, followed by six library visits and a finale on Tuesday, February 23. Please stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

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Information on the kick-off and finale events are here: http://obop15.weebly.com/

Library visits are as follows:
Wed, Jan 13th, 12:00 pm, Crescent City Branch Library
Thurs, Jan 21st, 6:00 pm, Headquarters Palatka Library
Wed, Feb 3rd, 12:15pm, St. Johns River State College
Thurs, Feb 4th, 6:00 pm, Bostwick Branch Library
Tues, Feb 9th, 6:00 pm, Interlachen Branch Library
Thurs, Feb 11th, 2:00 pm, Melrose Branch Library

 

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Monday, October 26, 2015, 11:30 a.m. Panel Presentation. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Catalog and registration.

Monday, October 5, 2015, 11:30 a.m. “Story, Story, Story: How to Create Compelling Narrative Structure.” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Catalog and registration.

Friday, October 16, 2015, 12:00 p.m. Featured speaker, Florida State College at Jacksonville Writers’ Festival. FSCJ South Campus, Jacksonville, FL. More information.

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Writing the Short Story Workshop, Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin, FL. http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/events/

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Ruskin Public Library in partnership with the Firehouse Cultural Center Heart of Palm Book Discussion, Ruskin Branch Library, FL. http://hcplc.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx?df=calendar&et=3

Thursday, October 16 through Sunday October 19, 2014. “Writing from Place” Writers Tour in Partnership with Michael Carroll, author of “Little Reef and Other Stories.” Oct 15 @ 5:30, Barnet Bank Building, Jacksonville; Oct 15 @ 7:30, UNF Gallery, Jacksonville; Oct 16 @ 7:00, Flagler College.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Florida Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference, Fiction Workshop, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m.: Eagle Creek Book Club, St. Augustine, FL.

Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m.: Florida Sheriff’s Association Conference, Reading, St. Augustine, FL.

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.: Vilano Beach Book Club, Vilano Beach, FL.

Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, 2014, 8:00 p.m.: Swamp Radio Presents “Summer in the Ancient City” featuring excerpts from Heart of Palm, St. Augustine, FL. (LISTEN TO PODCAST)

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 4:00 p.m.: Florida Library Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:00 p.m.: Limelight Theater Book Club, St. Augustine, FL.

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3:00 p.m.: Heritage Park Book Club, St. Augustine, FL.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 4:00 p.m.: Glenmoor, World Golf Village, FL.

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10:30 a.m.: St. Johns County Main Library, St. Augustine, FL.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 5:30: University of North Florida Library Dean’s Council Dinner, Jacksonville, FL.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 12:00 p.m.: Palencia Book Club, Palencia, FL.

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: The Book Mark, Neptune Beach, FL

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m.: Miami Book Fair International. Miami, FL.

Thursday, November 21, 2013: Ocean Trace Book Club, Ocean Trace, FL.

Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:00 p.m.: Serenata Beach Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 11:00 a.m.: Newcomers Alumnae Meeting, Marsh Landing Country Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, 2013: Panel and signing. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. Tampa, FL.

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 11:30 a.m.: American Association of University Women Luncheon. St. Augustine, FL.

Saturday, September 28, 2013: Presentation and signing. Florida Heritage Book Festival, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL.

Friday, September 27, 2013, 9:00 a.m.: Presentation: “Writing the Short Story.” Florida Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference, St. Johns County Conference Center at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, FL.

Saturday, September 14, 2013: Novel-writing workshop. Lake Annie Fiction Workshop, Hawthorne, FL.

Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1, 2013: Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA. Specific date and time TBA.

Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m.: Reading and discussion. Ponte Vedra Writers “Book Talk Cafe.” St. Johns County Library, Ponte Vedra Branch.

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 2:00 p.m.: Reading and discussion. Barnes & Noble, Sarasota, FL.

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 p.m.: Partner event with Rhonda Riley, author of THE ENCHANTED LIFE OF ADAM HOPE. Books-a-Million, Gainesville, FL.

Saturday, April 27, 2013: Panel and signing. Amelia Island Book Festival, Amelia Island, FL.

Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.: Reading and discussion. Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, FL.

Friday, April 12, 2:00 p.m.: Reading and discussion. Broward County Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Thursday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.: Reading and discussion. Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL.

Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.: Reading and discussion. Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL.

Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.: Reading and discussion. The BookMark, Neptune Beach, FL.

Monday, April 8, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.: Interview. First Coast Living TV. Tune in to WTLV Channel 12 or catch online at http://www.firstcoastnews.com.

Friday, April 5, 6:30p.m.: BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION! Reading and discussion. The Flagler Room, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL.

February 24, 2013. American Booksellers Association Winter Institute, Kansas City, MO.

November 9, 2012, 10:15 a.m.: Panel presentation. Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference. St. Augustine, FL.

June 26, 2012, 6:30 p.m.: Reading and discussion. Putnam County Public Library, Palatka Branch.

May 9-11, 2012: Short Story Class. Rosemary Beach Foundation Spring Writers Conference, Rosemary Beach, FL.

March 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Short Story Class. Ponte Vedra Writers’ Association. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

September 21-24, 2011. Short story and freelancing classes + manuscript consultations. Rosemary Beach Fall Writers Conference, Rosemary Beach, FL.

May 11-14, 2011. Reading and manuscript consultations. Rosemary Beach Spring Writers Conference, Rosemary Beach, FL.

April 16, 2011. Reading. University of Central Florida Book Festival. Orlando, FL.

November 5, 2010. Panel, “Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction,” Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference, St. Augustine, FL.

November 5, 2010. Panel, “Taking Good Care of the Writers,” Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference, St. Augustine, FL.

November 4, 2010. Reading, Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference, St. Augustine, FL.

September 10, 2006. Reading, Valdosta State University Literacy and Literature Festival, Valdosta, GA.

April 19, 2002. Presentation with Judy Cook, “Writing a Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,” MKR Annual Conference, Mount Dora, FL.