Events

2015

Saturday, February 21: See Jane Write (Woodlawn, AL)

Marie Sutton and I are co-presenting a seminar entitled “How To Get A Book Deal.” Marie will host a Q&A about how she landed her deal with The History Press, and then I’ll head up a query letter workshop (with handouts!).

Location: Desert Island Supply Co.

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

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Monday, June 8: ASLA Summer Conference (Birmingham, AL)

Details TBA!

Location: Mountain Brook High School

Time: 8:00 am–3:00 pm

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Saturday, November 7: Southern Magic Readers Luncheon (Birmingham, AL)

I’ll be hosting a table at this wonderful event! Details coming soon.

Location: The Harbert Center

Time: TBA

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Thursday, November 12–Friday, November 13: Alabama Reading Association Conference (Birmingham, AL)

Details coming soon!

Location: Birmingham Marriott

Time: TBA

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2014

The First Friday of Every Month: Magic City Lit Night (Birmingham, AL)

This is the social night for Magic City Literati, a group of writers in Birmingham. We meet at a variety of locations, but unless you’re in the group, those locations are confidential. Contact me if you’re interested!

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Saturday, February 1: Birmingham Local Authors Expo (Birmingham, AL)

I’m the featured author for this wonderful literary event! My talk is entitled “How To Write While Having A Life.” I’d love to see you there! Details here.

Location: Birmingham Public Library

Time: 10:00 am

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Friday, February 21: The Write Connection (Montevallo, AL)

I’m conducting four sessions at this event for high school students. If you are a high school student, I’d love to see you there (but keep in mind it’s by invitation only).

Location: University of Montevallo

Time: 8:00 am–2:00 pm

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Saturday, February 22: Romance Writers of America (Birmingham, AL)

I’ll be focusing on literary agents for this one! Come hang out with us, because it’s sure to be a good time.

Location: Homewood Public Library

Time: 1:00–3:00 pm

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Saturday, May 31: Alabama Phoenix Festival (Birmingham, AL)

I’m on the “How To Write YA” panel, and I’m super excited to be there! This will be my very first panel, EVER. If you’re attending the festival, please come say hello!

Location: Sheraton Birmingham

Time: 10:00 am

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2013

The First Friday of Every Month: Magic City Lit Night (Birmingham, AL)

This is the social night for Magic City Literati, a group of writers in Birmingham. We meet at a variety of locations, but unless you’re in the group, those locations are confidential. Contact me if you’re interested!

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Thursday, September 26: Berry Middle School (Birmingham, AL)

This speaking/signing event is open only to Berry Middle School students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to arrange an event at your school, please get in touch with me!

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Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19: Briarwood Christian High School (Birmingham, AL)

I’ll be selling and signing books from approximately 6:30-10:00pm in the gym lobby for attendees of BCHS’s fall theater production, It’s A Wonderful Life. If you come to see me, please also plan on attending the play. For information on purchasing tickets, contact the school office at 205.776.5900.

(Bonus: my friend and fellow author, Jon Carter, will also be at this signing!)

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Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8: Briarwood Christmas Shop (Birmingham, AL) 

Full disclosure: my book will be there, but I’ll be in and out because of work. Stop by anyway–maybe you’ll catch me!

Location: Briarwood Christian School / Briarwood Presbyterian Church (map)

Time: 12:00–6:00 pm on Thursday, 8:00 am–4:00 pm on Friday.

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Monday, November 25: Hillcrest High School (Tuscaloosa, AL)

This speaking/signing event is open only to Hillcrest High School students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to arrange an event at your school, please get in touch with me!

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2012

The First Friday of Every Month: Magic City Lit Night (Birmingham, AL)

This is the social night for Magic City Literati, a group of writers in Birmingham. We meet at a variety of locations, but unless you’re in the group, those locations are confidential. Contact me if you’re interested!

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Saturday, March 3: “Mining Your Life For Your Fiction” Workshop (Mobile, AL)

My friend and esteemed author, Léna Roy, is leading this one in conjunction with the Mobile Writers Guild. I can’t wait to go! Click here for details.

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Saturday, March 30: WICKED AS THEY COME Launch Party (Woodstock, GA)

Delilah Dawson will be launching her first novel at FoxTale Book Shoppe at 7:00! I’ll be there with bells on! Click here for the event’s Facebook page.

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Saturday, April 21: Alabama Book Festival (Montgomery, AL)

This is what you get when you combine literature with the old south. AWESOMENESS. Click here for the festival website.

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Saturday, September 1–Monday, September 3: Decatur Book Festival (Decatur, GA)

I’ll be there with bells on! Brick House Pub FTW! Click here for the festival website.

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Saturday, October 13–Sunday, October 14: Southern Festival of Books (Nashville, TN)

Lots of awesome authors in one of my favorite cities. WIN. Click here for the festival website.

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Sunday, December 9: Shadows of the Hidden Release Party (Birmingham, AL)

Come celebrate the release of SHADOWS at North Shelby Library starting at 3:00. Books will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

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2011

Monday, April 11: North Shelby Library (Birmingham, AL)

Come hear all about the process of writing a novel, from the moment an idea pops into your head until you start the process of publication. This will be focused on literary agents and publication, but we can talk about anything, peeps. ANYTHING.

Location: North Shelby Library

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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Tuesday, May 3: Daytime Alabama Interview (Birmingham, AL)

My interview with Daytime Alabama will air around lunchtime. Be on the lookout!

Update: You can watch the interview here.

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Thursday, July 21: Society for Technical Communication (Mountain Brook, AL)

Looking for an excuse to eat a sandwich? Aren’t we all! But what if you could eat a sandwich . . . while talking about writing?

Mm-hmm. Gotcha now, don’t I?

Location: Chappy’s Deli (map)

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Saturday, July 30: Write Club (Hoover, AL)

If you’re an aspiring author, this is the event for you! I’ll be discussing everything about the writing and publishing process. No, really. Everything. But especially agents and alternate routes to publishing your book. Come join us on the Plaza!

Location: Hoover Public Library (map)

Time: 10:30 am

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Saturday, August 20: Book Nook (Sylacauga, AL)

I’ll do a short reading from The Clearing, followed by a book signing. Come join in the fun!

Location: Book Nook bookstore (map) (store website)

Time: 1:00 pm

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Saturday, September 3: Decatur Book Festival (Decatur, GA)

Come on out to Decatur, Georgia for one of the biggest book festivals EVER! Okay, maybe not ever, but it’s gonna rock all the same. I’ll be speaking at 2:50 pm and signing books at 3:00 pm.

Location: Decatur Book Festival–Emerging Authors Pavilion (map) (festival website)

Time: 2:50 for speaking, 3:00 for book signing