Posts Tagged ‘Borders Books Back Bay Boston’

Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I’m back in California after staying with my sister Deanna and her family for a few days in their home near Boston while I read from Mamalita at two Borders Bookstores and the Beverly Public Library. Being home with my own family is wonderful, but it means I’m on a coast opposite from my sister. That’s never easy.

But we have great memories, one of which was attending the annual Holiday Pops Concert performed by the Melrose Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1918, the Melrose bills itself as the “oldest continuously performing volunteer orchestra in the United States.” The company is headquartered in Melrose’s downtown Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, a splendid building dedicated in 1912 to honor veterans of the Civil War. The Hall’s grand pipe organ, dedicated in 1919, commemorates those who served during the World War I. (more…)


The “Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir” Book Tour

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

I’ve added one more venue to the Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir book tour. This one is on the North Shore of Boston, at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The reading takes place on Thursday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. Details about exact room location will follow. (Thank you, again, Deanna, little sister extraordinaire….) Still working on readings in Iowa City; Durham, North Carolina; and one in the Philadelphia area.

The Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir Book Tour:

Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Launch! At Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Upstart Crow Bookstore
Seaport Village
835C West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92110

Reading and signing books in San Diego.

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Santee Branch Library
9225 Carlton Hills Boulevard
Santee, CA 92071

Reading and signing books in San Diego’s East County.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 6 p.m.
Writing Mamas Salon
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Reading and signing books at Book Passage with fellow Writing Mamas Cindy Bailey, Jennifer Gunter and Dawn Yun.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Beverly Public Library
32 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Reading and signing books on Boston’s North Shore.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 6 p.m.
Borders Bookstore-Back Bay-Boston
511 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Reading and signing books in Boston.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 7 p.m.
4022 Rio Grande Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Reading and signing books in Albuquerque.

Hope to see you at one of these venues soon!


Reading in Boston

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Greetings, friends on the East coast!

Thanks to the determined efforts of my sister, Deanna, I will be reading from Mamalita at Borders Books on Boylston Street in Boston (how’s that for alliteration?) on Sunday, December 12 at 6 p.m. Please mark your calendars. I would love, love, love to see you there.

Securing readings at bookstores is harder than one might think, at least for an unknown, first-time memoir writer like me. But it’s worth the effort. I know that one of my favorite activities is to go to my local bookstore, Book Passage, and listen to other writers read from their work, answer questions from the audience, and talk about their process. I always leave feeling energized and inspired—“She wrote a book, and if I work hard, so can I!” I bet others feel the same way, too. Plus, what’s better than listening to someone tell a great story?

Now, at last, after decades of enjoying other people’s books and many happy hours listening to them talk about them, I’ve written one myself. And I get to read from it! Please join me at Borders on Boylston on December 12 and share the celebration.

See you then! xoxox

P.S.: You’ll recognize my sister Deanna. She’ll be sitting in the front row, beaming.