I would love to connect in person! Here's where I will be making book tour appearances, teaching, and speaking. Events are free and open to public, except where noted.
May 3: Turn of the Corkscrew Books & Wine, Rockville Center, NY. 7:00 pm. Brief reading, book talk, refreshments.
May 6: Launch Party for Starting with Goodbye, hosted by The Writers Circle. Summit, NJ. 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Reading, interviews, book fun. RSVP required. Details here (scroll down).
May 9: Watchung Booksellers. In conversation with Christina Baker Kline, discussing Starting with Goodbye. Montclair, NJ. 7:00 pm.
May 10: Amherst Books, Amherst, MA. In conversation with Suzanne Strempek Shea. 7:00 pm.
May 12: Barnes & Noble, Monmouth Mall, Eatontown, NJ. Author panel with Julie Maloney, Donna Baier Stein, and Laurel Davis Huber. 2:00 pm.
May 17: Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, NJ. 7:00 pm. Reading/Talk/Signing. Lisa’s childhood library celebrates her book!
May 19: Millbrook Literary Festival, Millbrook, NY. Signing, chatting with readers.
May 22: Bernardsville Library, Bernardsville, NJ. Reading/Talk/Signing. 7:00 pm.
May 30: [WORDS] Bookstore, Maplewood, NJ. Book discussion. 7:30 pm.
May 31: "Readers and Writers in the Library: Perfect Together," NJ Library Association Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. Open to NJLA conference registrants only.
June 2: Califon Book Shop, Califon, NJ. Signing/informal talking with readers. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
June 3: Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston, NY. In conversation with Sari Botton. 3:00 p.m.
June 5: Rutherford Public Library, Rutherford, NJ. Reading from Starting with Goodbye, and talk on transforming memories into memoir. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
June 9: Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival.
Panel on memoir with Krystal Stial, Andrea Jarrell, and Benilde Little. Maplewood/ South Orange, NJ.
June 10: Cedar Ridge Writers Series on Memoir featuring Allison Williams.
Lunchtime presentation on Starting with Goodbye. Bedminster, NJ. Registration required.
June 14: BookTowne, Manasquan, NJ. Reading/book discussion. 6:30.
June 18: Halfway There Reading Series. With three other authors. 7:00 p.m., Redeye Cafe, Walnut St., Montclair, NJ. Free, open to public.
June 25: Grief Diaries Live. 9pm EST/ 6pm PST. URL link to be posted day before.
June 27: The Book House, Millburn, NJ. 7:00 p.m. Women authors panel, with Julie Maloney, Donna Baier Stein, Stephanie Urdang, and Krystal Sital.
July 14: Blue Umbrella Books, Westfield, MA. 2:00 pm.
August 8: Western Connecticut State University MFA program. Danbury, CT. Afternoon presentation on publishing with a small press (open to WCSU students only). Evening reading and book talk, open to public. Details to come.
August 24-26: Hippocamp: Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers. Reading & Debut Author Panel, Friday, 8/24, 6:30 pm; Breakout Session: Transforming Essay into Memoir, Sunday morning, 8/26. Registration required.
October 6: Collingswood Book Festival, Collingswood, NJ.
October 16: New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. Details to come.
Recently Completed - 2018
April 14 - Memoir workshop: The Gift of Incomplete Memory. Writing in the Pines/Murphy Writing at Stockton University.
March 18 - Masterclass: Writing from Memory. Montclair Literary Festival.
March 7-10: AWP Conference, Tampa, FL. Reading with contributors to the anthology, Flash Nonfiction Funny. Signing/Giveaway of ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of Starting with Goodbye.
Feb 17 - Cedar Ridge Writer Series One-Day Mid-Winter Retreat, Bedminster, NJ.
I am available to talk to your group about the art, craft, or business of writing; lead a workshop, class, or seminar; give a reading and/or book discussion; put together a panel presentation or present a breakout session at writers conferences or MFA programs; participate in book festivals; visit book clubs (in person or Skype). Give me a shout!