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EVENTS

 

 

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2024

 

Tuesday, June 4

I've been invited to speak in New York City at the Columbus Citizens Foundation about my book, ITALIANS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

Saturday - Sunday, April 27-28

I'll be attending the Rockaway Writers Rendezvous in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. My story, RED SKY AT NIGHT, RUBY DELIGHT, was a finalist in the Fiction category of their contest and won 2nd Place! You can read it in their published anthology whose proceeds support their local high school creative writing students.

 

Thursday - Sunday, April 11-14

I'll be attending the Left Coast Crime conference titled Seattle Shakedown. I'll also be on a panel, SLANG ME: DIALOG THROUGH HISTORY, so I hope to see some of my readers there!

 

Saturday, February 17th via Zoom

I'll be giving a talk based on my book, ITALIANS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, to the Italian Interest Group at the Eastside Genealogical Society. Visit the ESG-IIG site to get the Zoom link.

2023

December 9th in Burien, WA

I'll be signing books at the Casa Italiana Cultural Center from 11 AM to 3 PM.

 

November 18th in Spokane, WA

I'll be giving a talk and signing books at Auntie's Bookstore at 7 PM on Saturday, November 18th. This is a public event.

 

November 10th in Bellingham, WA

I'll be giving a talk and signing books at Village Books at 7 PM on Friday, November 10th. This is a public event.

 

November 4th in Portland, OR

Come visit me Saturday afternoon at the Oregon Writers Colony table inside the Exhibitor Fair at the Portland Book Festival at the Portland Art Museum.

 

October 26th in Lake Forest Park, WA

I'll be giving a talk and signing books at Third Place Books at 7 PM on Thursday, October 26th. This is a public event.

October 21st and 22nd in Ashland, OR

Participating in the inaugural Ashland Mystery Festival at the Ashland Springs Hotel. No event scheduled, but if you're also attending the festival, ask someone to point me out. I'll have copies of my ITALIANS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST book with me that you can buy, and I'd be happy to sign one or several.

 

October 19th and 20th in the Portland, Oregon area

The book tour begins with a talk and signing event 6:30 PM at the Tualatin Library on Thursday evening, October 19th. The event is open to the public.

 

The next morning, I'll be at PELA in Portland, OR on Friday, October 20th, giving a talk and signing books afterward. This is a private event and not open to the public.

October 8th in Black Diamond, WA

I'll be giving a talk and signing books at the Black Diamond Museum at 1 PM on Sunday, October 8th. This is a public event.

September 30th in Burien, WA

Talk and signing event at Casa Italiana for the launch of my first nonfiction book, ITALIANS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Visit the Casa Italiana website, newsletter, or their Facebook page for more details coming soon.

Autumn 2023 (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Presenting a talk at the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild meeting.

September 7th in Bellevue, WA

Presenting a brief talk at the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meeting at the Unity of Bellevue Church.

This is open to the public, with a small fee for dinner.

 

April 28-30

I will be attending my 3rd Chanticleer Conference. My book, SLAIN OVER SPUMONI, was a finalist in the Novella category. (UPDATE: My book won First Place!)

 

2022

September 23-25

Join me as I attend my 4th PNWA Conference. I'll be at a signing table at the bookstore on Friday night, Sept. 23rd. Stop by and say hi!

August 21

National Spumoni Day in the United States! I will be interviewed by a local radio host about my book from a private launch party in Blaine, WA. 

 

August 17

Slain Over Spumoni, my romantic mystery novella, is released! Private launch party was held in Issaquah, WA.

July 18

Signed contract for my first nonfiction book about Italians in the Pacific Northwest (coming Fall 2023). 

February 2-6

First-time attendee in History Quill's Convention held virtually from the UK.

2019

October 18-20

My second Emerald City Romance Writers of America Conference held in Bellevue, WA.

 

September 15

PNWA Master Class with Jessica Brody held in SeaTac, WA.

August 22-25

My first Book Passage Mystery Conference held in Corte Madera, CA.

August 1

Master Class with Hallie Ephron at the Willamette Writers Conference, Portland OR.

 

April 26-28

My first Chanticleer Authors Conference held in Bellingham, WA.

April 14

My fourth annual Write Here Write Now fundraising event held by the Seattle7Writers at Hugo House.

March 28-31

My first Left Coast Crime Conference held in Vancouver, B.C.

March 24

My first Author's Guild event, Business Bootcamp for Writers, held in Seattle.

2018

October

Month-long research trip to Belgium and Italy.

August 18

Sisters in Crime Canada West Chapter Summer Retreat held in Victoria, B.C.

March 7-11

My second time at the Rainforest Writers Village held at Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula.

January 27

My third annual Write Here Write Now fundraising event held by the Seattle7Writers at the Swedish Club.

 

2017

October 14  I'll be reading from my work in progress at Brilliant Moon Books in Shelton, WA.

September 23  I'm heading to New Orleans for my 2nd All Souls Con. It will be great to be with friends, including Dr. Deborah Harkness, author of the All Souls Trilogy.

September 9  Join me for my talk, Italians in the Pacific Northwest, at the Shelton Library.

July 20-23   Join me as I attend my 3rd PNWA Conference.

June 22-24  I'll be back in Portland for my third Historical Novel Society Conference.

April 16-22   Hypatia-in-the-Woods writing retreat (check out the blog post).

April 6-8, 2017  Join me in Portland for my first ever Publishing University hosted by the IBPA! I'm a new member and I look forward to connecting with other newbies or those that have attended in the past and want to share their experiences.

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