Book News and Book Events

Below are book reviews about my books and interviews I’ve given in the media. Scroll down for book tour dates and other events information.

Are you in a book club? Interested in reading one of my books? Download a book club reading guide for Entanglement: A Hollywood Lights Novel. If your club is reading one of my novels, I’ll happily visit your club—in person if you are nearby or via Video Conference if you are not.

If you would like to invite me to speak at one your events, please send me an email. I speak on a variety of topics, not just writing novels. Check out my Media & Speaking page for more information. I can put together a talk just for your group.

Books in the News

Author Events Calendar

June 3, 2019: Monday! Book Launch party for THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC at La Vita Dolce Cafe in Chapel Hill, 7:30pm. All are welcome. 

Feb. 22, 2019: Keynote Talk at Hope College (Michigan) on Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (Snowraven Books, 2017).

May 19, 2018: FALLOUT GIRL event at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC, 4-6pm, with Barbara Claypole White and Emily Colin.

May 7, 2018: FALLOUT GIRL Launch Party, 7pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC.

May 7, 2018: FALLOUT GIRL: A Hollywood Lights Novel, RELEASE DAY!

Jan 22, 2018: FALLOUT GIRL COVER REVEAL on Traveling with T Blog.

February 7, 2018: LIFE OF THE MIND INTERRUPTED Author Event at Regulator Books in Durham with Barbara Claypole White and Katharine Ashe.

November 16, 2017: Author Event at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill with fellow Tall Poppy Writers Kristy Woodson Harvey and Susan Bishop Crispell, featuring HOW TO STAY

September 12, 2017: HOW TO STAY: A Hollywood Lights Novella, RELEASE DAY!

June 6, 2017: HOW TO STAY, Hollywood Lights #4 RELEASE, in Box Set "Dog Eared Love." (Will release again as standalone book later in 2017.)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6:30pm: CHASING CHAOS Book signing at City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, N.C., with fellow author Lauren Faulkenberry. (Announcement in Asheville Citizen-Times.) 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 7pm: CHASING CHAOS Book signing at Barnes and Noble, Greensboro, N.C., with fellow author Lauren Faulkenberry.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7pm: Launch Party for CHASING CHAOS at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Monday, June 6, 2016: CHASING CHAOS Release.

Saturday, April 30, 2016: Friends of Southern Methodist University, Tables of Content Dinner,  "Haute Young Author."

Monday, April 25, 2016: CHASING CHAOS available for pre-order.

April 1-30: CHASING CHAOS available to reviewers via Netgalley.

January 28, 2016: CHASING CHAOS Cover Reveal on the Tall Poppy Writers blog,

December 16, 2015: Talk and book signing at the O'Henry Women's Club, Greensboro, NC, 11:30am.

September 17, 2015: Bull’s Head Bookshop, Chapel Hill, NC, 3:30pm. ENTANGLEMENT reading/signing.

September 15, 2015: ENTANGLEMENT Twitter Chat, hosted by book blogger Tamara Welch of Traveling with T, 1pm. Hashtag #vmpbooks.

September 9, 2015: “Marketing Your Book” panel talk delivered on behalf of the Nonfiction Authors Association at Regulator Books in Durham.

July 22, 2015Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC, 7pm. ENTANGLEMENT reading/signing. Read a blog post about the reading!

June 23, 2015Barnes and Noble, Greensboro, NC, 7pm. ENTANGLEMENT reading/signing with fellow author Kristy Harvey.

June 16, 2015Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC, 7pm. ENTANGLEMENT Book reading/signing and launch party! Champagne—yum. All are invited. Read a blog post about the launch party!

June 5, 2015: ENTANGLEMENT release!