October 12, 2019 Saturday

Morristown Festival of Books

I’m so excited to announce I will be presenting at this year’s Morristown Festival of Books in Morristown, NJ on October 12th at 4pm! I’ll be sharing an abridged version of my Self-Publish Like A Pro workshop and I’d be thrilled to see you! Immediately following the presentation, I’ll be signing copies of THE MEMORY BOX, my self-published New York Times and USA Today bestseller—a psychological thriller about a woman who Googles herself and discovers the shocking details of a past she doesn’t remember. If you are curious about how to self-publish a book in a way that boosts its chances of being successful don’t miss this presentation. Check out the stellar group of authors who will be giving talks, readings and signing books. See you there!

March 30-31, Saturday-Sunday

Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference

Calling all authors and readers! The Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference, March 30-31 in Iselin, NJ not only has a writers track with lots of great workshops and speakers, it also has a reader track! And, a book fair open to the public where authors (like me!) will be signing books. I will also be presenting a workshop: Goodreads for Authors—what every author should be doing on Goodreads. With over 65 million members, Goodreads must be part of every authors marketing efforts.

Women In Publishing Summit

March 4-8, Monday – Friday online

I am so thrilled to be speaking at the Women In Publishing Summit this year! This free five-day online event has over 70 speakers sharing their expertise on writing, publishing, marketing and selling books. Authors of every stage of their career should not miss this. In my talk: From Rejection to the NYTimes Bestseller List—The Journey of a Self-Published Book, I’ll also be sharing crucial marketing tips. Strategies I’ve used at launch and throughout the life of my book. Register for your free ticket here:


Pies In Literature

February 24, 3pm – Sunday

Did you know that February is National Pie Month? To mark this important occasion 🙂 I’ll be at The Book House in Millburn, NJ to talk about pies in literature and their many symbolic uses in books. I’ll also be reading from THE MEMORY BOX (from the pie scene, of course!). The Farm & Fork Society will also be there running a pie contest! So grab your favorite recipe or get inspired by a pie from a favorite book and bake away! Bring your pie to the Pies In Literature event where it will be judged by local dignitaries—there’ll be prizes! Hope to see you there!

November 2-4, Friday – Sunday

BookBaby’s Independent Author’s Conference

I’m thrilled to be invited back to speak at the BookBaby’s 2018 Indie Author Conference in Philadelphia. This year, my two presentations are: Self-Publishing Is Not A Backup Plan and Book Covers: An Indie Authors Marketing Staff. I’ll also be speaking on the panel: The Building Blocks of Book Marketing. The line-up of speakers is fantastic, check it out here. No matter what stage of the writing/publishing process you’re at, this conference will inspire, energize, inform you of the self-publishing industry. Hope to see you there!

October 6, 2018, 24-hour conference!

ALLi Self-Publishing Advice Conference

You can’t afford to miss the ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) 24-Hour On-Line Author Conference! It’s absolutely free to register for this round-the-clock trove of indie advice from some of the most notable indie authors and speakers worldwide. I hope you’ll catch my presentation on what authors should do on Goodreads with tons of tips on how to maximize all the Goodreads opportunities for authors. Register here for the conference, October 6, 2018 in association with Digital Book World.

September 22, 2018, Saturday 10a-3pm

Find Your Readers Book Marketing Workshop

Calling all Authors! Join me for a 5-hour immersive Book Marketing workshop at The Book House, Millburn, NJ. Click the link above for more information and to register. We’ll cover these topics and more: what to do on Goodreads, social media marketing, book clubs, blog tours, interviews, price promotions, libraries, reviews, and bloggers. The workshop is designed for all authors, indie or trade, introvert or extrovert, fiction or non-fiction. Advance registration is required.

July 21 2017, Saturday

Self-Publish Like A Pro Workshop

Join me for this full day Self-Publishing Workshop in Millburn, NJ. You’ll learn everything you need to know to click the “publish” button! We’ll cover: distributors, exclusivity, book covers, editing, beta readers, ISBN numbers, front matter, back matter, ebooks vs. paperback, pricing, keywords, meta data, categories, book descriptions, tagline and subtitles, international markets and more. Hope to see you there!

November 3 – 5 2017, Friday – Sunday

BookBaby’s Independent Authors Conference

This is going to be a fabulous event for indie authors at any stage of the writing/publishing process. Sessions will be on everything you need to know to self-publish your manuscript in the most professional way. I will be speaking at two breakout sessions and an author panel. I hope to see you there!


July 11 – 15 2017, Wednesday – Sunday

ThrillerFest XII 

Grand Hyatt, 109 East 42nd St., New York, NY

I am THRILLED to be speaking on an author panel at this year’s ThrillerFest, featuring Lee Child as the 2017 ThrillerMaster. This event is for thriller readers and writers alike. The line-up of authors attending is blockbuster!


June 11, 2017 Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00pm

BooksNJ2017: A Celebration of Books and the Readers Who Love Them

The grounds of the Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Rd, Paramus, NJ

I hope to see you at this book festival in Paramus where there will be author panels (I will let you know what time my panel is!), author meet & greets, signings, and BOOKS!


May 7, 2017 Sunday, 10:30am

WMTR 1250AM/WDHA 105.5FM Radio: Your New Jersey Connection

Please tune in to Your New Jersey Connection for my interview with Julie Briggs as we discuss books and self-publishing. There’s so much to talk about!


April 23, 2017 Sunday, 11:00 – 3:00pm

The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains

Plainfield Country Club, 1591 Woodland Ave. Edison, NJ

I am so excited to be the guest speaker at The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains’ Annual Scholarship fundraising luncheon where I will be talking about perseverance and discovering yourself at any age and any stage of life.



February 5, 2017 Sunday, 2:oopm – 4:00pm

The Writers Circle Speaker Series

MONDO Summit, 426 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ

I’m thrilled to be joining The Writers Circle Speaker Series to discuss the journey of The Memory Box and its path up the steep learning curve of self-publishing all the way to the New York Times Bestseller list. Snow date, if necessary, February 12th.


November 26, 2016 Saturday, 12 noon – 2:00pm

Indies First Day/Small Business Saturday

The Town Book Store, 270 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ

Join me in supporting Indie Book Stores on November 26, at the Town Book Store where I will be an honorary bookseller! I’ll be suggesting some of my favorite books, as well as signing The Memory Box. Stop by and say hello.


October 8, 2016 Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Montclair Public Library,Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair, New Jersey

Indie Author Day. Indie Authors will give readings and sign books. Panel discussions on self-publishing and marketing.


September 27, 2016 Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Summit Public Library, 75 Maple St.

LUCC Annual Reception, Libraries of Union County Consortium Guest Speaker. Private Event. The Summit TAP



December 12, 2015 Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave, Clark N.J.

Meet & Greet with Local Authors. Join me at the Clark Public Library Holiday Meet & Greet, where many local authors will be on hand signing books. A great place to do some last minute holiday shopping for all the book lovers on your list!


November 12, 2015 Thursday, 2:00pm

Morristown & Morristownship Library, 1 Miller Road, Morristown, New Jersey

Join us for an afternoon of fascinating discussion with author Eva Lesko Natiello. The program is sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters and the general public is welcome.


October 11, 2015 Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Belmar BookCon, Pyanoe Plaza, at Main Street and 9th Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey

Are you going to be at the Jersey Shore on October 11? Well, you should be! October is a beautiful month to get your last licks in at the beach and it just happens to coincide with Belmar BookCon, the fabulous book festival in Belmar, New Jersey. So stop at the festival first, pick up some books and head to the beach!


October 3, 2015 Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Lord & Taylor, 609 North Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey

Come join me at Lord & Taylor where I’ll be talking about the writers life and THE MEMORY BOX. Get there early and receive a complimentary signed copy of THE MEMORY BOX! Additional autographed books will be on hand to purchase.


September 16, 2015 Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey.

Come join me at the Westfield Memorial Library for a discussion of THE MEMORY BOX and how the fictional town of Farhaven was inspired by Westfield! I am so looking forward to this event in Westfield, where it all started. Hope to see you there!



June 4, 2015 Thursday, 11:30am – 2-30pm

The Fortnightly Club of Summit Annual Spring Luncheon, Canoe Brook Country Club, 1108 Morris Turnpike, Summit, N.J.

I will be the guest speaker at The Fortnightly Club of Summit Annual Spring Luncheon to benefit the scholarship fund. The Fortnightly Club is a women’s group dedicated to volunteerism, fundraising, community service and outreach.


June 3, 2015 Wednesday, 7:00pm

Springfield, NJ Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ

Come join me at the Springfield, NJ Public Library where I’ll be discussing creative inspiration, writing, self-publishing and the impetus for THE MEMORY BOX. Signed copies of THE MEMORY BOX will be available for purchase. A Q&A will follow.


May 5, 2015 Tuesday, 11:30am – 2:30pm

The Connie Dwyer Breast Center Spring Luncheon, Park Savoy, 236 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ

I’m so honored to be the special guest speaker at the Connie Dwyer Breast Center’s Spring Luncheon celebrating the Center’s 10 year anniversary. The Connie Dwyer Breast Center is located at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark. It was founded by the vision and generosity of Connie Dwyer, a breast cancer survivor, with the mission to provide advanced breast care — from screening and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up — to all women in and around Newark, regardless of their financial status or ability to pay.

The Spring Luncheon will be held at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, NJ. Ticket’s are $125. Proceeds raised will support the ongoing mission of this state-of-the-art facility.


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December 10, 2014 Wednesday, 6pm

The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY

Please join me for a reading from THE MEMORY BOX. I’m so excited to be reading at this very special performance space, a quintessential artist’s cafe since 1977. Signed copies will be available.

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November 16, 2014 Sunday, 2pm EST, 11am PST, 7pm UK time

Live Online Book Club for The Memory Box from the U.K.

Please join me for a live, online book club for THE MEMORY BOX. Click here to sign up from anywhere in the world! (it’s free) Contribute to the discussion via the chat room. Ask your burning questions, postulate your theories or just be a fly on the wall for what will prove to be a lively discussion. Hope to see you there!

October 1, 2014 Wednesday, 7:30 pm

The JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, N. J.

Join me at the JCC for a wonderful evening where I’ll be discussing the inspiration behind THE MEMORY BOX, being an authorpreneur and embarking on second careers. Wine, cheese and dessert will be served. Doesn’t that sound like fun?! I hope to see you there!






September 20, 2014 Saturday, 2-4 pm

The Town Book Store, Westfield, New Jersey

Book Signing Meet & Greet – Stop by and say hello! I’d love to see you!

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