Over the years I have spoken
at many dozens of public events. If you would like to engage me as a
me on this site, or contact Michelle Bonanno, Senior Publicist at HMH:
617-351-3832 - Twitter: @MysteryMys - Facebook:
HMH Mysteries. My
speaker fees are very reasonable.
how it will go: Beginning with a brief reading
from a current work, I usually go on to speak about writing, the writing
life, creativity, or any special topic related to your group. I conclude
with a ten-minute Q/A. About 45 minutes total, which is about the time when
people really need to get out of their seats. To watch my Kennebunk Library
reading for my new book, select this link to an entry on PubBuz.com where
you can watch the event in segments:
TO BOOK GROUPS: I adore book groups and am tremendously grateful for them. I
used to visit book groups for free, but because of the number of requests, I
now charge an honorarium to cover time and travel.
Jan 31: Maine Women Write
book-club launch event.
Five writers, 6 scintillating minutes each! Come on down! Space Gallery, Portland, ME.
Feb 4: Book-club visit (private event)
Feb 6: Book talk/reading, Raymond Public
Library, Raymond, ME. 6pm
Feb 13: Book-club visit (private event)
Feb 21: Book-club visit (private event)
Feb 25: Guest writer at St. Edward's
University, Austin, TX.
7: Book talk, Maine Women Writers Collection, UNE. Noon
March 21: Book-group
visit (private event)
March 26: Book-group
visit (private event)
April 1: Book group
2: Book talk, Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, Portland, ME. Noon
April 4: Book reception
6: Memoir workshop, Maine Writing Project, UMO, Orono, ME.
April 8: Adult Ed book
club, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish, ME. 7pm
9: Speaker, Livermore Falls Downtown Betterment Group. 6pm
11: University of Maine at Farmington (time TBA)
April 22: Speaker,
Falmouth Library fundraiser, Falmouth Sea Grill. 6pm
24: Reading/talk, Northern Maine Community College (time TBA)
2-5: Memoir workshop: "Black Fly Retreat" (FMI, www.mainewriters.org
6: Book group, the
Royal Bean, Yarmouth, ME. 7pm
May 8: Book-club visit. (Private event.)
9: Book-club visit. (Private event.)
May 13: Author panel
Portland Adult Ed. West School, 6:30pm
June 6: Talk/reading,
South Portland Library, So Portland, ME. 6:30pm
June 10: Book group,
Auburn. (private event)
June 11: "No Money,
No Glory, Why Write?" Talk at Belfast Library, 6:30
June 13: Bates College.
Two book-club talks, 9:30 and 1:30
19: Book-club visit. (Private event.)
June 20: Author panel
with Richard Russo and Bill Roorbach. Community School fundraiser.
25: Book talk/reading, Winthrop Library, Winthrop, ME. 6:30pm
27: Book club, Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta, ME. Noon luncheon (contact
store for details).
I'M HOPING TO KEEP JULY UNBOOKED
July 23: Author
conversation with Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train), River Run
Books, Portsmouth, NH. 7pm
July 24: Book signing,
Sherman's Books, Bar Harbor, ME. 1:30-3pm
July 24: Book
talk/reading, Bar Harbor Library, Bar Harbor, ME. 7pm
July 25: Book
talk/reading, Ellsworth Library, Ellsworth, ME. Noon
Aug 23: Book
talk/signing, No. Bridgton library, Maine. 7pm
Sept 10: Book
talk/reading, Peaks Island book club. 7pm.
Sept 12: Book-club visit
Sept 15: Book-club visit
Sept 18: Book
talk/signing, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME. 6:30pm
Oct 10: Worcester Country
Club library fundraiser. Worcester, MA. 6pm
Oct 19: Boston Book
Oct 27: Book talk, Irish
Heritage Center, Portland, ME. 2pm
2012 Road Schedule
Feb 15: Book talk at Woodford Women's Club, Portland,
Apr 23: Patten Free Library, 5:30. Short reading/talk for
World Book Night
May 3-6: Memoir workshop in Grand Lake Stream, Maine.
"Black Fly Retreat"; for more info go to mainewriters.org)
Mon, July 9: TV news show "207" on Maine NBC
affiliate stations. 7pm
Tue, July 10: First book talk/reading at Longfellow Books,
Portland, ME. 7pm
Wed, July 11: Store visit, USM Bookstore, Portland, ME.
Thu, July 12: Book
Kennebooks, Kennebunk, ME. 7pm
Fri, July 13: Book
talk/signing at Devaney, Doak & Garrett, Farmington, ME. 7pm
Sat, July 14: "Books
in Boothbay," Boothbay, ME. (I read at 1:30)
Mon, July 16:
"Literary New England" radio show. 8:15pm EST
Tue, July 17: Book talk
at Falmouth Library, Falmouth, ME. Noon.
Tue, July 17: Reading
at Stonecoast Writers' Conference. 3:45pm
Wed, July 18: Book
talk/signing at Witherle Library, Castine, ME. 7pm
Thu, July 19: Book talk
at Skidompha Libary, Damariscotta, ME. 10am
Thu, July 19: Book signing at
Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta, ME. 11-2
Tue, July 24: Book
talk/signing at River Run Books, Portsmouth, NH. 7pm
Wed, July 25: Book
talk/signing at Portland Public Library, Portland, ME. 12 noon
Thu, July 26: Book
talk/signing at Union Church, Biddeford Pool, ME. 7:30pm
Fri, July 27: Book
talk/signing at Left Bank books, Belfast, ME. 7pm
Sun, July 29: Graves
Library, Kennebunkport, ME. 2pm
Tue, July 31: Guest on
"Good Day Maine," WGME-TV, 8am.
Aug 7: Book talk/signing,
A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA. 7pm
Aug 8: Store visit, Book
Passage, Corte Madera, CA. Noon.
Aug 8: Book talk/signing,
Copperfield's, Santa Rosa, CA. 6pm
Aug 9: Book talk/signing, Books Inc, Berkeley, CA. 7pm
Aug 14: Book
talk/signing, Politics & Prose, Washington, DC. 7pm
Aug 26 - Sept 1: Memoir
workshop at Haystack Mountain School for the Arts. (FMI go to haystack-mtn.org)
Library, Darien, CT. "Meet the Author" talk. 7pm
Sept 14: Boothbay
Library, noontime luncheon talk.
Sept 14: Book
talk/reading, Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick, ME. 7pm
Sept 15: Guest on
"Bill Green's Maine," NBC affiliate tv stations in Maine, 7pm.
Sept 19: Book talk at
Rumford Historical Society, Rumford, ME. 7pm
Sept 27: Book
talk/reading at Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME. 7pm
Oct 1: Portland Stage
Company: A theatrical reading (by PSC actors) of scenes from When We Were
the Kennedys. 7pm. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
THEY ARE SO GOOD!
Oct 9: Speaker at Maine
State Library event at Blaine House, Augusta, ME. 2pm
Interview/conversation, WMPG-FM (90.9), Portland, ME. 8pm
Oct 10: Reading/talk at
Mexico Public Library, Mexico, ME. 7pm
Oct 11: Reading/talk for Walker Library, Westbrook, ME.
(To be held at Westbrook-Warren church right next door.) 7pm
Oct 15: Literary Death
Match (I'm not kidding), One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME. 7pm, $8 in
advance, $10 at the door.
I'm not sure exactly what to
for the presence of three other wonderful writers in Lily King, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc,
and Sarah Braunstein. My husband agreed to this on my behalf and insists I'll
"run the table." This may be the last time I have him answer my
email while I'm gone. Here's the link.
Oct 18: Reading/talk,
Orono Public Library, Orono, ME. 6:30pm
Oct 19: Bangor Book
Festival (reading), Bangor, ME.
Oct 24: Reading/talk,
Nonesuch Books, So Portland, Me. 7pm
Oct 25: Guest at book
club. (Private event.)
Nov 1: Reading/talk,
Auburn library, Auburn, ME. 7pm
Nov 15: Guest at book
club. (Private event.)
Nov 20: Guest at book
club. (Private event.)
Nov 24: Holiday book
signing, Nonesuch Books, So Portland. 11-2
Nov 28: Reading/talk,
Freeport Library, Freeport, ME. 7pm
Nov 29: Reading/talk,
North Gorham Library. 7pm
Reading/talk, Wells Public Library. 6:30pm
Dec 6: Reading/talk,
Gardiner Public Library. 7pm
Dec 8: "Tea with
Monica" book signing. Longfellow Books at Foley's Bakery. Come stuff
your face! 12-2pm
Dec 9: Dr. Lisa Radio
Hour, on Greater Portland stations.
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