Author Appearances and Events

Let’s Meet!

Upcoming Event

V-Day 2020: One Billion Rising
Friday, February 21 and
Saturday, February 22, 2020
7:00 p.m. (Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Hosted by Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road, Silverton, Ohio 45236.

This is a two-night event with a different series of presenters and spoken monologues for each night. My written piece, “A Farmer’s Wife,” is scheduled for the Friday presentation.

Attendance and ticket proceeds, at $20 per ticket, bring awareness, energy, and support to the fight against gender-based violence around the world and in our own neighborhoods.

Seating is limited. Advance tickets are available for purchase and good for your choice of either the Friday or Saturday presentation. For your ticket, follow this link,

On Display Now

October 1, 2019 – The Present
Unbound: A Display of Reentry Stories
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

This Unbound Project allows voices and stories to be heard, and promotes a deeper understanding of the obstacles that so many of our neighbors face as they return to our communities [after incarceration]. My personal essay is among the diverse and brave collection in this display. Visit the library to view.

Guest Appearances

In these recent past guest appearances, you can listen or read anytime by visiting the hosting websites.

September 17, 2019
Author Feature
borrowed solace literary journal

In this podcast, hosted by editors, Addey Vaters and Nicole McConnell we discuss creative nonfiction. My piece “When They Came: A Memoir” was published in issue 1.1, Hinterlands, their inaugural issue with borrowed solace (September 2017).

July 25, 2019
Meet the Author
All Author
All Author is an online platform for readers to find their favorite authors, discover new books, get to know new authors and find book deals. Here, in an interview style, I share my passion for writing.

November 17, 2018.
Writer Spotlight
Chanel’s Lit Blog
Writer Spotlight is an online feature by Hardy Publications. Here, in an interview style, I share my writing craft.

Recent Past Events

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Local Author Day and Book Fair
Boone County Public Library
Burlington, Kentucky.
Authors from the greater Northern Kentucky area came together to share their books with readers and library visitors.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
First Area Writers Festival and Book Fair
Miami Township Branch of Clermont County Public Library.
Area writers and poets came together to meet book lovers. It concluded with open mic book readings.

Saturday, February 9, 2019
WWf(a)C V-Day 2019: Speak Your Truth
Hosted by Women Writing for (a) Change, Silverton, Ohio.
Through spoken monologues and music, I was one of eighteen presenters. Proceeds from event tickets go toward victims of domestic abuse and support causes to end violence against women and girls.

Sunday, January 27, 2019
Tongue & Groove Cincinnati, a Literary Salon

At the historical Clifton House, Cincinnati.
It was an evening of entertainment in the performing arts by area poets, authors, storytellers, and musicians who brought us 1920’s jazz. I shared with a reading from the last few pages of Part 1 in my memoir, Out of Chaos.

Saturday, December 22, 2018 
Holiday Soiree – Meet Local Authors
The Westin, Cincinnati.
It was a meet and greet event with local authors sharing their books.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Local Author Day 2018
Boone County Public Library
Burlington, Kentucky.
This book fair featured many Northern Kentucky authors. See more on my blog post, Book Fairs: Here’s why to go.

November 13, 2018
Free Inquiry Group of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Monthly Meeting, Path to Beyond Belief: Personal Stories
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Invited to share my personal journey during their informal meeting, I read excerpts from Chapters 19 and 24 of my memoir, Out of Chaos.

September 5, 2018
Tri-State Freethinkers
Monthly Membership Meeting
Newport, Kentucky.
Tri-State Freethinkers is a community involved, social, educational, and activist group. I was one of four speakers that evening, sharing about community volunteering with a reading from my memoir. See more on my blog post, No Longer in Chaos, Author Presentation.