50 Bookstores, 50 Writers, 50 Books

50 Bookstores, 50 Writers, 50 Books

At the events, we’ll read a favorite passage from each other’s book, see what our two books have in common, and talk about other books that inspired us.

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Currently: 26/50!

To celebrate the release of the Tidal Flats paperback on June 14, 2022, the publication of my second novel, Love Like This, on April 4, 2023, and the publication of my third novel, The Art of Her Life, on June 6, 2023, I’m on a book tour to visit at least one indie bookstore in every state, to talk with you not just about my book but also about the book of a local author also published by a small or indie press.

I want to talk about the wonders of bookstores and the work these dedicated owners and booksellers do for authors and books. I want to thank small and indie presses for their hard work in publishing the books of authors they love. And I want to get together with writers and readers, old friends and new ones, in each of the 50 states.

Books connect us. Let’s discover those connections. Together, we’ll create something bigger than we are by ourselves.

I want to spend my days reading, writing, and traveling—and in conversations about books that lead to other conversations and other books and other writers and other bookstores…

See you on the road!

10-12-23 ALABAMA
6:30 p.m. in Auburn at Well Red Bookstore
Partner writer: Ramona Reeves
published by University of Pittsburgh Press
4-08-23 ARIZONA
5:00 p.m. in Phoenix at Changing Hands
Partner writer: Tara Ison
published by Ig Publishing
6:00 p.m. in San Diego at La Playa Books
Partner writer: Huda Al-Marashi
Partner book: First Comes Marriage
published by Prometheus
11-14-22 COLORADO
6:00 p.m. in Denver at Tattered Cover/McGregor Sq.
Partner writer: Wendy J. Fox
11-2-22 DELAWARE
6:30 p.m. in Hockessin at Hockessin Bookshelf
Partner writer: JoAnn Balingit
Partner book: Words for House Story
published by WordTech Editions
4-04-23 FLORIDA
7:00 p.m. in Tallahassee at Midtown Reader
Partner writer: Elizabeth Stuckey-French
Partner book: Where Wicked Starts
published by Lacewing Books


6-18-22 GEORGIA
3:00 p.m. in Atlanta at A Cappella Books
Partner writer: Ginger Eager
Partner book: The Nature of Remains
published by New Issues


8-16-22 ILLINOIS
7:00 p.m. in Chicago at The Book Cellar
Partner writer: Rachel Swearingen
Partner book: How to Walk on Water
Published by: New American Press



8-25-22 KENTUCKY
7:00 p.m. in Louisville at Carmichael’s (Frankfurt Ave)
Partner writer: Katy Yocom
published by: Ashland Creek Press



10-26-23 LOUISIANA
6:00 p.m. in New Orleans at Octavia Books
Partner writer: Gina Ferrara
Partner book: Amiss
published by: Dos Madres Press



8-26-23 MAINE
1:00 p.m. in Damariscotta at Sherman’s
Partner writer: Jodi Paloni
published by: Press 53



10:00 a.m. in Brewster at The Brewster Book Store
Partner writer: Michael Pregot
Partner book: Sea Captains of Cape Cod 
published by Sunbury Press


6:00 p.m. in Provincetown at East End Books Ptown
Partner writer: Cheryl Clark Vermeulen
Partner book: They Can Take It Out
published by The Word Works


7:00 p.m. in Minneapolis at Magers & Quinn
Partner writer: Michael Kleber-Diggs
Partner book: Worldly Things
published by Milkweed


6:00 p.m. in Pass Christian with Pass Christian Books
at the Pass Christian Public Library
Partner writer: Margaret McMullan
published by Calypso Editions


10-13-22 MONTANA
7:00 p.m. in Missoula at Fact & Fiction
Partner writer: Caroline Patterson
Partner book: The Stone Sister
published by: Black Lawrence Press


10-17-22 MONTANA
10:00 a.m. in Bozeman at Country Bookshelf
Partner writer: Bruce Smith
4-07-23 NEW MEXICO
5:30 p.m. in Albuquerque at Books on the Bosque
published by University of New Mexico Press and University of Wisconsin Press


11-30-23 NEW YORK
6:30 p.m. in New York City at Shakespeare & Co
Partner writer: Esther Cohen
Partner book: All of Us
published by: Saddle Road Press


3:00 p.m. in Sylva at City Lights Bookstore
Partner writer: Lee Zacharias
published by: Madville Publishing


8-05-23 OREGON
4:00 p.m. in Port Orford at Sea Wolf Books
Partner writer: Vicki Graham
Partner book: Walking Barefoot
published by: Red Dragonfly Press


7:00 p.m. in Wayne at Main Point Books
Partner writer: Jim Zervanos
published by: Koehler Books


6:00 p.m. in Spartanburg at Hub City Bookshop
Partner writer: Susan Beckham Zurenda
Partner book: Bells for Eli


11-16-23 TENNESSEE
6:00 p.m. in Knoxville at Union Ave Books
Partner writer: Caitlin Hamilton Summie
published by Fomite Press


4-05-23 TEXAS
6:00 p.m. in Dallas at Interabang Books
Partner writer: Sanderia Faye
Partner book: Mourner’s Bench
published by University of Arkansas Press


5-11-23 VERMONT
7:00 p.m. in Norwich at The Norwich Bookstore
Partner writer: Dede Cummings
Partner book: The Meeting Place
published by Salmon Poetry of Ireland


In Seattle at Phinney Books
Partner writer: Joshua Mohr
Partner book: Sirens
published by Two Dollar Radio


7:30 p.m. in Spring Green
A Night of Words
Featured bookstore: Arcadia Books


7:00 p.m. in Bayfield at Honest Dog Books
Partner writer: Julie Buckles
Partner book: Paddling to Winter
published by Raven Productions, Inc.

With much appreciation to

Yellow Pear Press

Mango Publishing

Vine Leaves Press

Fomite Press

Updated as events are booked.
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