Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, Greensboro NC: Workshop, "Turning Then Into Now; Techniques for Crafting Compelling Historical Fiction"
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, Greensboro NC: Workshop, "Turning Then Into Now; Techniques for Crafting Compelling Historical Fiction"

Workshop: TURNING THEN INTO NOW; TECHNIQUES FOR CRAFTING COMPELLING HISTORICAL FICTION. 2:00-3:00 PM, Orientation Room, Greensboro Cultural Center. For tix: http://greensborobound.com/schedule/craft-workshops-and-tickets/

NOVELIST PANEL; READING & DISCUSSION: 3:15-4:15 at Mary Norris Preyer Hall, Greensboro History Museum. For details: http://greensborobound.com/schedule/

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Tryon Chapter American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship Tea 2018, Tryon NC
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Tryon Chapter American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship Tea 2018, Tryon NC

The AAUW's mountain chapter holds a fundraiser annually at the historic Sunnydale building in Tryon NC, one of Appalachia's prettiest and most vibrant towns. Funds raised from the event assist local high school graduates who are college-bound.

Contact: Sidney Gooding

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Author Talk at Watauga County Library, Boone NC
Apr
12
2:00 PM14:00

Author Talk at Watauga County Library, Boone NC

Calling all Civil War buffs, fans of historic fiction, book-lovers and budding writers: come to the library this afternoon for a wide-ranging discussion of Rivers' new novel The Second Mrs. Hockaday (Algonquin Books, January 2017) and a lively exploration of the writing and publishing processes. Audience Q and A and signing will follow; Foggy Pine Books will be on-hand to sell books.

For more information, contact Monica Carson, County Librarian, at 828-264-8784.

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High Country Writers Craft Discussion, Watauga County Library, Boone NC
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

High Country Writers Craft Discussion, Watauga County Library, Boone NC

The High Country Writers of western North Carolina invite the public to join them in a discussion led by the author on issues relevant to all writers intending to publish. Where did your inspiration come from? Did you get funding for research assistance, travel, or editorial services? What was it like working with an editor to revise your book?  What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? What is your marketing strategy? Do you have any advice for budding writers?

Rivers will sign books following the discussion at the library in Boone. Contact person is Kathy Copley of HCW.

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Bookstore Plus of Lake Placid NY, March Skyped Book Club Event
Mar
6
7:15 PM19:15

Bookstore Plus of Lake Placid NY, March Skyped Book Club Event

This event has been rescheduled from Dec. 5, and is not yet confirmed. Please stay tuned for updates!

The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book club pick with the author via video chat. The club is open to the public; please call Cherise Bailey at BP for information: 518-523-2950, or the bookstoreplus@gmail.com.

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Page & Pairings Event at M. Judson Booksellers, Greenville SC
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Page & Pairings Event at M. Judson Booksellers, Greenville SC

Page & Pairings is a book-inspired wine tasting held at M. Judson's store in the heart of thriving Greenville. For the six paperback editions of books featured on this night, one of which is The Second Mrs. Hockaday, a local restaurateur has chosen a vintage for each one that draws on the novel's spirit or its locale. The ticket price of $30 covers the tasting, one copy of your preferred novel, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with all six of the P & P authors.

Call the store at 864-603-2412 for details, to reserve tickets, or for directions and parking information.

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Book Signing and Fundraiser for Southern Poverty Law Center at Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg SC
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Book Signing and Fundraiser for Southern Poverty Law Center at Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg SC

The author returns to her favorite uptown South Carolina bookstore to sign copies of the new paperback Book Club edition of The Second Mrs. Hockaday -- hot off the presses! She is donating 10% of the cover price of every copy of TSMH sold during her visit, a donation which will be matched by Hub City, to the Southern Poverty Law Center, for a total donation per book of 20%. Your purchase will assist the SPLC in fighting and tracking hate groups in the U.S., teaching tolerance, and seeking justice in the courts for victims of hate crimes. How perfect a gift is that for the book-lover in your life?

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Miami Book Fair, Miami FL
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Miami Book Fair, Miami FL

Building 8, 3rd floor, Room 8303

PANEL: Family Dramas

Three authors talk about the inspiration for their novels and read from them. Audience Q & A to follow. Susan Rivers, The Second Mrs. Hockaday; Laurel D. Huber, The Velveteen Daughter; Bethany Ball, What to Do About the Solomons

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