Launching LIKE A SONG

Join us for the book launch in Columbus

on Sunday, March 1, 2015, 6:30-10PM

@ Ace of Cups   – 2619 North High Street (in Clintonville, just north of Hudson Street)

 Reading & book signing  Live music by The Little Project, bottleflies, & Foreign Excellent All-vinyl dance party @ 8PM hosted by DJ Ann Glaviano spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies BBQ till 8PM from Ray Ray’s Ace of Cups bar open all night



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Cover to Cover Bookstore

Book-signing and conversation/Q&A at one of the best children’s bookstores in the U.S., 3560 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio.

1-2:30 PM on Saturday, January 10.

Wexner Center for the Arts

February 7, 2 PM – 1871 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio – An event for children and their parents at the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater.

An afternoon of good advice & magic

with magician Joshua Jay – whose new book, Big Magic for Little Hands, is just out from Workman –  & me.

Afterwards, Josh and I will sign our books, read and talk and answer questions.

The Strand

I’ll be at the Strand on Wednesday, January 14, at 7 PM, having a little chat in public with my former MFA student, Shari Goldhagen, whose terrific new book, In Some Other World, Maybe will be just that minute out. We’ll both sign books (our own, not each other’s) – and given that my little advice book for girls will also be freshly out, this emerges as the first event I’ll be doing for that book in New (read more…)

Bexley Book Club Literary Salon

I’ll be reading along with five others at this annual event.

September 22, 2014 at 7PM

JCC of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Avenue in Bexley, Ohio.

Call 614-338-2093 for more information.

University of New Orleans


I’ll be reading on Thursday, September 25th at 5:30 PM in room 140 of the Liberal Arts Building as part of a “mega reading” to celebrate the UNO Creative Writing Workshop.

Gettysburg College

Reading rescheduled yet again (SO MUCH SNOW LAST YEAR!) for spring 2015. Exact date—as well as time/building/room TBA ASAP.

Student/faculty reading – Thursday, October 10

We inaugurate the year’s student/faculty reading series at the MFA Program in Creative Writing at OSU with a reading in the main library, Thompson, room 165–where three of my favorite fiction writers will read new stories and I’ll read from my new novel in progress. Come on over to the beautiful Thompson Library to hear Sarah Baker, Kate Norris, Terrance Wedin, and me. We start at 7 PM.

University of Nevada – Reno

Reading on September 10, 2013

6 PM in Ansari Business 106

For more information, call (775) 784-6689

Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference

I’ll be the keynote speaker as well as teaching a nonfiction workshop, September 12-15, in the high desert of northern California. For more information, see the conference website.