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June 2019

THE AGE OF LIGHT at The *Sh*&%t, I forgot to read the Book * Club

June 12, 2019 , 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

This book club is open to everyone and you can sign up on Meetup here. Here is their description: "This group is for people who love reading and intellectual discussion but don't take themselves too seriously :) We'll meet once a month at a restaurant or coffee shop around town (depending on where people are coming from), have some drinks, food, great conversation and discuss the book we read - or not. Mostly the book club part of this group…

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Poughkeepsie Public Library

June 19, 2019 , 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Poughkeepsie Public Library, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

I'm looking forward to speaking about THE AGE OF LIGHT and Lee Miller in Poughkeepsie--Lee Miller's hometown! Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free but registration is required.

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Dinner with the Authors: Whitney Scharer, Marjan Kamali, and Grace Talusan

June 20, 2019 , 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Orange Door Kitchen, 251 Arlington Street
Acton, MA

Join us and The Silver Unicorn Bookstore for a unique celebration of food and fiction at Orange Door Kitchen. Novelist Marjan Kamali, memoirist Grace Talusan, and I will sit down with guests for a delicious meal inspired by our recently published works and then linger over coffee for book signing and more conversation. MENU: ONE // The Body Papers // Lumpia Shanghai (Filipino egg roll) with sweet and sour dipping sauce TWO // Age of Light // Moules Mariniere with smoked paprika, tomato and…

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Burgundy Books

June 26, 2019 , 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Burgundy Books, 1391 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

I'll be doing a talk and Q&A at Burgundy Books in beautiful Old Saybrook, CT, one of my favorite towns.

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Writers Series event with Dawn Tripp

June 27, 2019 , 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Partners Village Store and Kitchen, 865 Main Road
Westport, MA 02790

I'm so pleased to be speaking with my friend Dawn Tripp at Partners Bookstore in Westport, MA. Dawn's latest novel, Georgia, about Georgia O'Keefe, has so many parallels to The Age of Light. I'm looking forward to a wonderful discussion!

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July 2019

Wequassett Resort Literary Luncheon Series

July 18, 2019 , 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wequassett Resort, 2173 MA-28 02645
Harwich, MA 02645

Delighted to appear at the Wequassett Resort Literary Luncheon Series with Christopher Castellani (Leading Men) and Megan MacLean Weir (The Book of Essie). In partnership with Where The Sidewalk Ends Book Store.

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In Conversation with Karen Dukess

July 30, 2019 , 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

I'm looking forward to being in conversation with Karen Dukess, discussing her beautiful debut novel, The Last Book Party. 

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August 2019

In Conversation with Julie Barer at Book Hampton

August 7, 2019 , 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Book Hampton, 41 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937

I am so looking forward to doing an event with my fantastic agent, Julie Barer--and thrilled we get to hold the event in the Hamptons this summer at Book Hampton. If you're going to be in the area this summer, please join us!  The event is free, but the bookstore is requesting that people sign up in advance.

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September 2019

Paris, France

September 3, 2019 to September 7, 2019

I'll be visiting bookstores in Paris for the launch of the French edition of THE AGE OF LIGHT. Can't wait! More details soon.

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The American Library in Paris

September 3, 2019 , 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Général Camou
Paris, 75007 France

Join me for an "Evening with the Author Event" at the esteemed American Library in Paris. I'll be giving a talk about Lee Miller and how, over the course of her fascinating life, she was a model, Surrealist photographer, fashion photographer, war correspondent, and gourmet chef. An icon during her own time, Lee’s bold vision and fearlessness still serve today as a template for a life lived fully. This event is free, but the library does request a ten Euro…

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In Conversation with Caitlin Horrocks

September 12, 2019 , 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road
Newton, MA 02459

Caitlin Horrocks reads from THE VEXATIONS, a "marvelous" (Wall Street Journal), “extraordinary” (Los Angeles Review of Books), “heartbreakingly beautiful,” (Library Journal) debut novel about love, family, genius, and the madness of art, circling the life of eccentric composer Erik Satie and La Belle Époque Paris. Caitlin Horrocks is the author of the story collection This Is Not Your City and a recipient of the O. Henry Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the Plimpton Prize. Her fiction has appeared in The…

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Provincetown Book Festival

September 14, 2019 to September 16, 2019

I'll be appearing on a panel called "From Truro to Paris: Women Coming into Their Own" with my friend and fellow debut author Karen Dukess at 1pm on Sunday, September 15th. Can't wait!

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Salem Lit Fest: Opening Keynote

September 20, 2019
Salem Lit Fest Salem, MA
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Author’s Corner at the Melrose Public Library

September 25, 2019 , 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Melrose Public Library, 69 West Emerson St.
Melrose, MA

I'll be at the Melrose Public Library talking about The Age of Light. Haley Booksellers will have books available for purchase and signing. Registration is required. Sign up online at melrosepubliclibrary.org on the library calendar or with library staff. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of Melrose Public Library.

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October 2019

Morristown Festival of Books: “Talking Strong Historical Women”

October 12, 2019 , 11:10 am to 12:00 pm
Morristown Festival of Books

Delighted to be on a panel called "Talking Strong Historical Women" with Marie Benedict, author of  THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM. Moderated by the inimitable Carol Fitzgerald. Panel is 11:10-12pm on October 12th in St. Peter's Parish Hall.

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Frankfurt Book Fair

October 15, 2019 to October 17, 2019
Frankfurt Book Fair

I'll be in Germany at the Frankfurt Book Fair to promote the upcoming release of THE AGE OF LIGHT in German, DIE ZEIT DES LICHTS. It is a dream come true to be able to attend this huge and venerable book event!

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Boston Book Festival: “Fiction: Art and Artists” panel

October 19, 2019 , 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Boston Book Festival

Panel event with Catherine Cusset, moderated by Dawn Tripp. The two novelists whose work we’ll explore in this session craft amazing stories of visual artists who had to fight to pursue their art. In a unique hybrid of biography and fiction, Catherine Cusset tells the Life of David Hockney, daring to imagine the psyche of the groundbreaking gay artist. The result, according to the New York Times, is “an affirming vision of a restless talent propelled by optimism and chance.” In The Age of Light,…

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Paperback Launch Event for THE AGE OF LIGHT!

October 22, 2019 , 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Unlikely Story

Join me at An Unlike Story for a festive evening celebrating the paperback launch of THE AGE OF LIGHT, where I'll appear in conversation with James Scott, author of THE KEPT and host of the great podcast TK with Jim Scott. We'll have cocktails, beer, and wine for sale, as well as delicious French treats. The event is free, but the bookstore would love for people to register: https://www.anunlikelystory.com/event/whitney-scharer

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Concord Festival of Authors: Historical Fiction panel event with Christopher Castellani

October 23, 2019 , 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Concord Free Library, 129 Main St,
Concord, MA 01742

Join Whitney Scharer and Christopher Castellani (LEADING MEN) for brief readings and conversation about the subjects of their most recent novels as well as the increasingly popular phenomenon of writers making real people into fictional characters. The Age of Light brings model and photographer Lee Miller to life, focusing on her art and her relationship to Man Ray; Leading Men is the story of Frank Merlo's relationship with Tennessee Williams. Q&A and book signing will follow.

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Toronto International Festival of Authors: Reading & Interview with Helena Janeczek

October 29, 2019 , 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Canada

Looking forward to being a part of the Toronto Festival of Authors, where I'll be appearing on a panel with Helena Janeczek. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a photographer’s story is boundless. Uncover the lives of two of France’s most storied female photographers of the 20th century, as told by two of the year’s most highly-anticipated historical fiction novels. Helena Janeczek presents The Girl with the Leica, which recounts the life of real-life photographer Gerda Taro, who died during the Spanish Civil…

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