April 13, 3:30-4:30, Litquake Sebastopol, reading from Afterword, and Katie Flynn, author of Island Rule, Tania Malik, author of Hope You Are Satisfied, Elizabeth Stix, author of Things I Want Back From You, and Bridgett Quinn, author of Portrait of a Woman: Art, Rivalry, and Revolution in the Life of Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

April 14 and 21, 2024, 10:30-12:30 pm, PST, online and in person; Book Passage class: Building a Story: Plot. Register with Book Passage

April 26, 2024 Publishing Professionals Network

April 27, 2024, 6:00 pm, Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s 13th Annual Authors Gala, 1644 North Broadway, Walnut Creek

May 4, 5:00 pm, The Writing Salon, reading

June 8, Telegraph Hill Arts & Literature, “Short Stories from North Beach,” reading from In This Ravishing World

July 9, 2024, Towne Center Books, 555 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA, a reading from In This Ravishing World

July 13, 11:00 am, Book Passage, launch of In This Ravishing World, in conversation with Zyzzyva editor, Laura Cogan

July 16, 7:00 pm. Books, Inc. Palo Alto, reading from In This Ravishing World and conversation with Susanne Pari, author of In the History of our Time. Town and Country Village, 855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto, CA 94301

July 18, 7:00 pm, Green Apple Books on the Park, a reading from In This Ravishing World, and a conversation with Lewis Buzbee

July 25, 7:00 pm, Bird & Beckett Books, 653 Chenery St. San Francisco. A reading from In This Ravishing World.


March 20, 12:00, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Women’s Association, a reading and discussion of Afterword

March 11, Book Club, discussion of Afterword

April 18, 2023, 4:30 pm Sonoma County Writers Camp, Author Panel

May 6, 2023, 11:30 AM-12:30, Bay Area Book Festival, Brower Center, Tamalpais Room, Berkeley, California, Session: What Hath AI Wrought?

May 17, 2023, 10:00 am, Thriving Authors Podcast, host Dallas Woodburn

May 20, 2023, 11:00 am, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, California, in conversation with Jasmin Darznik, author of The Bohemians

May 31, 2023, 7:00 pm Green Apple Books, 9th Avenue, Inner Sunset, California, in conversation with Katie M. Flynn, author of The Companions

June 1, 2023, 5:00 pm PST,, Facebook Live Program

June 10, 2023, 5:30 pm Babylon Salon, The Sycamore, outside patio, 2140 Mission Street, San Francisco

June 15, 2023, 10:30 am American Society of Journalists and Authors, Zoom

June 20, 2023, 10:00 am Towne Center Books, 555 Main St. Pleasanton, a class, “Making Metaphor,” followed by a reading from Afterword

June 24, 2023, 4:00-6:00 pm, Salon, Connie Hale, 1040 56th Street, Oakland, reading and lots of discussion

June 25, 2023, 5:30 pm, Decentered Arts, 546 Fillmore Street, reading and music and discussion

July 9, 2023, 4:00 pm Alta Mesa Center for the Arts, online, in conversation with Toni Mirosevich, author of Spell Heaven and Other Stories

July 17, 2023, 6:30-8:00 pm, Maker, Mentor, Muse, online. How to Write Stunning Sentences. In conjunction with founders Mary Volmer, Maw Shein Win, and Dawn Angelicca Barcelona

July 19, 2023, 6:00-7:30, Telegraph Hill Books, 1501 Grant Avenue San Francisco, in conversation with Marc Bruno from the District 3 Democratic Club. RSVP:

July 27, Book Club, Seattle, Washington, Zoom

August 2 Book Club, San Anselmo, CA, in person

August 5, 2023, 12:00-2:00, Sisters in Crime, Sausalito’s Edgewater Room, Sausalito Library, 420 Litho Street

August 3 Book Club, San Anselmo, CA, Zoom

August 7, 2023, Odd Mondays Series, 7:00 pm Bethany Methodist Church, Noe Valley, San Francisco, in conversation with Katie M. Flynn, author of The Companions

August 17, 6:30, San Francisco Writers Grotto, in conversation with Doug Henderson, author of The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club

August 21, 2023, University of San Francisco MFA Faculty Reading

September 9, Book Club

September 10, Book Club

October 2, Book Club

September 23, Book Passage, 10:30-12:00, Time and Narration class

October 6, 2023, Book Passage, AI for Amateurs

October 18, 2023, Book Club

October 25, 4:00 pm, Book Club

October 25, 2023, 6:30-7:30, Mill Valley Public Library, in conversation with Ellen Sussman, the author of four bestselling novels, including French Lessons, A Wedding in Provence, The Paradise Guest House, and On a Night Like This

November 4, 2023, 11:00-2:00 PST, online. Zyzzyva Workshop: The Past is Always Happening: On Writing About Time

November 8, 2023, Book Club

November 14, 2023, Publishing Professionals Network

November 18, 2023, 2:00-3:30 Tri-Valley Branch California Writers Club, 2400 building, Las Positas Community College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, Room 2470

November 30, 2023, 6:30-7:30, Fairfax Public Library, reading with Sommer Schafer, author of The Women, and Lea Aschkenas, author of Es Cuba: Life and Love on an Illegal Island.

December 3, Book Club

January 20, 2024, 9:00 am, Redwood Writers, California Writers Club, the Finley Center, 2060 W. College Avenue Santa Rosa, CA

January 23, 2024, 6:30 pm, online, San Mateo County Library, Author Talk, Afterword

January 25, 2024, 7:00-9:00 pm, Claremont Court Book Club

March 6, 2024, 7:00 pm, Bird and Becket Books & Records: Feminism and Storytelling in the 21st Century. Panel discussion with Joan Gelfand, Devi Laskar, Marissa Moss, moderator Tania Malik

January 7, 2019, 2:30pm
Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
Class and panel discussion with Molly Giles and Tom Barbash: What’s the Difference Between the Novel and the Short Story