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Upcoming Author Appearances

As  summertime approaches, life has a way of slowing down, yet accelerating at the same time. School is out, the kiddos are home, and the anticipation of the rest and relaxation of summer vacations makes us as giddy as children on Christmas Eve.

For authors who also teach, like yours truly, the summertime means it’s prep time for workshops, readings, signings, and appearances. So for those who are interested in attending one of my events, I thought I’d provide you with a schedule!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018: Unicoi County High School Author Panel & Signing (Time and location coming soon!)

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to hear UCHS students read excerpts from their published short stories and essays featured in Out of the Blue, an anthology published by the school’s Creative Writing Club. I am so excited to moderate this panel, featuring a talented cast of budding authors. Stick around after the panel and reading for a signing event from the these authors’ works, as well as my own. It’s an honor to be included in this special event!

Friday, June 1, 2018, 5:30-6:45: Celebration of Recently Published Books Reading and Signing, The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

I’m so honored to be included among the talented authors selected for Spalding University’s Celebration of Recently Published Books. I’ll be reading an excerpt from The Spirit Breather and signing books thereafter. For more information, visit Spalding’s event page.

Friday, July 27, 2018, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Writer’s Day of the Virginia Highland’s Festival, Abingdon, Virginia

Writer’s Day of the Virginia Highland’s Festival is a daylong event held each year on the beautiful campus of Virginia Highlands  Community College in Abingdon, VA. During this event, which will feature a keynote address from Bestselling Author Adriana Trigiani, I will be leading two workshops and serving on a publishing panel alongside a cast of talented authors.

In addition to leading workshops on authorial distance and using our past to create story, I will also be available to sell and sign books from my Native Guardians series. For more information on Writer’s Day, please visit the event’s web page! And don’t forget, high school and college students can attend for free!


Friday, July 27, 2018, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Words and Music, Heartwood Gallery, Abingdon, VA

In this celebration of words and music, featuring both authors and musicians, I will be reading excerpts from The Spirit Breather and available to sell and sign books during the event. For more information, visit the event’s web page.