I love to talk to students and readers but I have MS, I have books to write, and travel is tiring. If you want to invite me to speak or teach I need:
  • Plane tickets for two; I always travel with Kelley
  • Direct flights
  • For a flight over 4.5 hours, or more than two time zones, seats need to be First (domestic) or Business (international) class
  • A hotel stay that includes one night before the event
  • Step-free access
  • Fee (unless I’m there to sell my book as opposed to your tickets)

If that doesn’t frighten you, talk to me or my agent or my publicist. (You might want to read this more detailed list of things to think about first.)

This year I’m focusing on writing again and so not travelling. I have just three local events on the calendar:

    • 3/7, 6:00 pm. Bellevue, WA. Literary Lions Gala, at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. A splashy fundraiser for the King County Library System. Come listen to Melinda Gates and Colson Whitehead, and have dinner with me and a dozen other Northwest authors.
    • 4/17 – 4/19. Orcas Island, WA. Orcas Island Literary Festival. Various venues. Reading. Interview. Panels. Book signing.
    • 10/14, 7:00 pm. Lacey, WA. Les Bailey Writers Series. St Martin’s University. Public lecture at 7pm. Various classes and seminars for students throughout the day.