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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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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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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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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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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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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Southern Festival of Books 2017 in Nashville TN
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Southern Festival of Books 2017 in Nashville TN

Join Susan at the Authors in the Round Dinner on Friday night Oct. 13. The dinner takes place at the War Memorial Auditorium, starting at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11:00 am, Susan joins novelists Daren Wang (The Light of Northern Fires) and Eleanor Henderson (12 Mile Straight) for the panel discussion: "One More River to Cross: Novels of the Civil War and Reconstruction."  The session is being held at the Nashville Public Library.

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Appalachian State University presents "A Novel Experience" at Gideon Ridge Inn, Blowing Rock, NC
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Appalachian State University presents "A Novel Experience" at Gideon Ridge Inn, Blowing Rock, NC

At this dinner presentation in the lodge at Blowing Rock's legendary Gideon Ridge Inn, Susan will be speaking on the writing process, the challenge of turning historical fact into compelling fiction, and the true events that inspired The Second Mrs. Hockaday. Book signing will follow.

Call the GRI at 828-295-3644 for info.

 

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AJC Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia: "Strong Women Survive History"
Sep
3
12:00 PM12:00

AJC Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia: "Strong Women Survive History"

On this panel, "Strong Women Survive History," Susan is joined by Laura Kamoie, author of America's First Daughter, and Natasha Boyd, author of The Indigo Girl, to talk about specific methods for crafting compelling female protagonists in historical fiction. The panel will be moderated by McCall Hoyle, author of The Thing with Feathers.

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Hub City Writing-in-Place Conference at Wofford College, Spartanburg SC
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Hub City Writing-in-Place Conference at Wofford College, Spartanburg SC

"Crafting 'Then' Into 'Now:' Writing Compelling Historical Fiction"

Setting a story or novel in the distant past commits a writer to serious research, but more is required than merely replicating fashions and customs.  If historical fiction is to be engaging it must create a world for the reader that is compelling and immediate: what happened long ago must read as if it is happening right now.  In this one-hour workshop, Rivers will share her methods for crafting such a world and will provide writers with exercises to aid them in this process.

Sunday workshops are being held in the Michael Brown Center on Evins Street, on the Wofford Campus: https://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/2012/Michael-S-Brown-Village-Center-receives-LEED-Silver/

 

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