Upcoming Events!

Because writing and reading are typically solitary affairs, it’s invaluable to come together in community to meet with others who are absorbing the same content. In this way, we can share what insights we've gained, questions we have, and feelings the stories evoked. I’m excited to announce three free virtual events so we can do just that!

I hope you’ll join me in one, two, or all three events this spring and summer to listen, share, laugh, and enjoy each other’s company. I would mean the world to me to see you there.

Note: You must register for each event separately. See registration link under each event.

Mark your calendars now! You won’t want to miss these!

If You Only Knew Literary Salon 1

April 21, 2024

7:00-8:30 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Central, 5:00 pm Mountain, 4:00 pm Pacific)

In the tradition of the literary salon, we'll engage in a thought-provoking discussion exploring themes of family, identity, and resilience that resonate throughout the first half of my serialized memoir, If You Only Knew: A Memoir of Family Secrets and Their Undoing.

I’ll start by sharing a reading, and then we’ll delve into your questions, observations, and ideas, including what it’s like to write and share deeply personal stories. Whether you've been traveling on this journey with me from the beginning or are curious to learn more, I’d love to see you there.

The salon is free, but to receive the Zoom link for the April 21st salon, please register at:

REGISTER for April 21 Literary Salon


One Year Anniversary Celebration

May 24, 2024

7:00-8:30 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Central, 5:00 pm Mountain, 4:00 pm Pacific)

Come celebrate with me! One year ago, I started a new writing journey by posting sixty-five stories over the course of several months about women I call Accidental Mentors, women who have impacted my life in some way.  I’ve published over 137 newsletters in all, including my latest serialized memoir project, If You Only Knew: A Memoir of Family Secrets and Their Undoing. It’s been quite a year!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’ve invited several of my favorite writers, Meg Kearney, Robin Farmer, Anne-Marie Oomen, and Kassie Rubico to celebrate with me. They’ll each read from their work, and we’ll discuss the role of personal writing from their varied perspectives.

We’ll talk about memoir, essays, poetry, and fictionalized memoir for adults and young adults, and how telling true stories touches readers in ways that pure fiction cannot. I know you’ll enjoy this opportunity to hear from these incredible writers and powerful women (not necessarily in that order!).

I hope you can join us. There will be prizes!

The event is free but to receive the Zoom link for the May 24th celebration, please register at:

REGISTER for May 24, 2024 - One Year Anniversary Celebration


If You Only Knew Literary Salon 2

July 14, 2024

7:00-8:30 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Central, 5:00 pm Mountain, 4:00 pm Pacific)

I hope to be posting the final chapter my serialized memoir, If You Only Knew: A Memoir of Family Secrets and Their Undoing on this day. I invite you to join me to celebrate its completion. In this informal discussion, we’ll explore themes of family, identity, resilience, and forgiveness that resonate throughout the second half of the book.

I’ll start with a reading, and then we’ll delve into your questions, observations, and ideas, including about what it’s like to write and share deeply personal stories.

Whether you've been traveling on this journey with me from the beginning or are curious to learn more, I’d love to see you there. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have finished (or even started) reading it to participate.

The salon is free but to receive the Zoom link for the July 13th salon, please register at:

REGISTER for July 14th Literary Salon


Contact me if you have any questions about any of the events. Can’t wait to be with you!