I am often invited to visit Book Clubs here in the midwest. Due to the constraints of time and distance this is usually impossible, but I'm happy to speak to your group via SKYPE or by speaker phone at the time of your discussion. This has proven to be a pleasant way to share our thoughts, back and forth. Send me an email (see Contact page) and we can make it happen!
MAY 19: Thursday, May 19 • 12:00 to 1:00 pm (EDT)
Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier - BOOK CLUB
Join author Sara Rath (by Skype) and the staff of the Vermont Historical Society to discuss VHS’s newest publication, historical fiction about Achsa W. Sprague. Sprague was an itinerant medium who gave popular lectures on Spiritualism, slavery, women’s rights, and prison reform. Rath’s novel is based on extensive research and presents an engaging and thought-provoking novel.
MAY 19: 7 o'clock -- Reading at Room of One's Own Bookstore, 315 W. Gorham St. Madison, WI 53703-2218 -- welcome local author Sara Rath for a reading and booksigning from her brand new book, Seven Years of Grace!
MAY 23: Wis. Public Radio, 11AM - Larry Meiller -- interview with Sara Rath.
JUNE - 4th, Saturday: Book Launch for SEVEN YEARS OF GRACE, Arcadia Books, Spring Green.
JUNE 12: Plymouth Notch, Vermont - 2pm - Talk and book signing; Dedication of Historic Marker at Achsa Sprague birthplace.
JUNE 15: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum -- Talk and booksigning 7pm.
JUNE 16: 7 pm Norwich Historical Society, Norwich, VT - Reading and booksigning.
JUNE 18: 1 pm - Tunbridge, VT - VERMONT HISTORY EXPO - Presentation Tent.
June 19: 10am - Speak at Vision of Light Church of Spiritualism & Healing, Hartland, VT </>
June 19: 1pm - Tunbridge, VT - VERMONT HISTORY EXPO - Booksigning at VHS Bookstore (Floral Hall).
Sunday, September 18: 2 - 5 pm - Fundraiser at Roxbury Tavern for Black Earth and Mazomanie libraries. Booksigning - Seven Years of Grace
OCTOBER - "Let's Write a Mystery, workshop @ The Clearing - Ellison Bay, WI" 16 October - 22 October
Past Events - 2015
AUGUST 4: 7 pm - The Art of Writing Fiction - A fun and informative workshop at the Koller Memorial Library, Manitowish Waters. Part of the Northwoods Writers' Series.
AUGUST 30: "Let's Write a Mystery," week-long workshop at THE CLEARING, a folk school in Ellison Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. (Aug. 30 to Sept. 7).
Past Events 2014
9 - Speaker: Dinner for Friends of H. H. Bennett, Wisconsin Dells
9 - 26 THE CLEARING, Ellison Bay, Door Co., Wisconsin. "Whodunnit? Let's Write a Cozy Novel." Week-long workshop. (See www.theclearing.org for more information)
In the Past:
19 - Ruth Culver Library, Prairie du Sac. 7 pm. Reading.
21 - McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids. 7 pm. Reading.
9 - Madison Senior Center, 1 pm. Reading.
15 - Manitowoc Public Library, 6 to 8 pm. Reading/Discussion
20 - Kaukauna Library - Fox Cities Book Festival, 11:30 am. Reading.
30 - July 6: "Flash Fiction," workshop at The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI.
(See www.theclearing.org for more information)
31 - Mauston Public Library 1 pm: (Book Club) Reading & Discussion
22 - Sturm Library, Manawa, WI. 7 pm - Reading / Discussion
24 - Redbery Boooks, Cable, WI. 3pm / Reading
26 - Mercer Library - 7 pm - Reading / Discussion
29 - Boulder Junction Library - 7 pm - Reading/Discussion
13 - Mystery to Me (Madison) - 7pm - Reading / Discussion with Norman Gilliland
11 June - Wisconsin Public Radio, Larry Meiller Show 11 a.m.
16 June - Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, Waukesha -- reading 4 - 5 p.m.
17 June - A Room of One's Own, Madison -- reading 2 p.m.
22 June - Arcadia Books, Spring Green -- reading 7 p.m.
20 September - noon - 1 o'clock -- L. E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire: light luncheon at 11:45, reading and book-signing following. Pre-registration required.
28 September - Novel Ideas, Baileys Harbor, reading/signing 1:30 p.m.
30 September to 6 October - Flash Fiction Class @ The Clearing, Ellison Bay
13-14 October - Walden West Festival, Sauk Prairie - Guest Speaker
18 October - Martha Merrell's Books, Waukesha - Reading, with catered dinner!
8 November - Wisconsin Book Festival, Madison.
28 November - Reedsburg Library, 7pm
23 March, Wisconsin Dells - Presentation sponsored by Stewards of the Dells, Dells Country Historical Society and Kilbourn Library
15 April, Fox Valley Literary Festival - Neenah Public Library, "H.H. Bennett: His American Landscape"
16 April, Fox Valley Literary Festival, reading "Star Lake" and "Night Sisters: - Kimberly / Little Chute Library
20 April, AAUW Beaver Dam, Reading & discussing "Star Lake" and "Night Sisters"
25 May, Wyoming Valley School, Spring Green - Celebration of Local Writers
16,17 July, Wolf Howl Adventure, Cable, WI.
22 September, Madison: Friends ofthe Arboretum. Luncheon and presentation of "H.H. Bennett: His American Landscape"
29 September, Reedsburg Public Library. "H.H. Bennett: His American Landscape"
2-8 October, The Clearing, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. week-long class in writing Flash Fiction
1 November, noon: Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, "History Sandwiched In." Powerpoint "H.H. Bennett: His American Landscape"
9-10 December: "Merry Holiday Gala," Baraboo, Wisconsin
June 18, 2010 - Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, University of Wisconsin - Waukesha.
March 13 - Appearance on "Celebrity Squares" for Spring Green Area Arts Coalition.
September 12 - September 18: "Writing Personal Fiction," week-long writing class at The Clearing, Ellison Bay. Register at www.theclearing.org.
October 28: Larry Meiller Interview, Wisconsin Public Radio. 11 a.m. (Also available in streaming audio)
10-11 December: Very Merry Christmas Fair - Baraboo, WI
2009 AND FURTHER INTO THE PAST...
JULY 25 - Kickapoo County Fair, Viroqua. Booksigning.
August 31 - Rhinelander Public Library 6:30 pm - Reading and Booksigning.
September 27 - October 3, 2009 "Writing Personal Fiction: Keeping it Real," workshop at The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI.
(Register at www.theclearing.org)
October 27: Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, "History Sandwiched In." Talk on History of Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp.
June 25: Mercer Public Library, Reading and Booksigning.
March 5: RiverArts Center, Prairie du Sac. Reading and discussion of "Night Sisters."
December 4: Books & More, Oconomowoc -- reading/signing. 7 pm
November 1: Waldenbooks, West Towne, Madison. Reading / signing.
November 5: interview (taped) for "To The Best of Our Knowledge" for later broadcast.
Monday, November 10: "Night Sisters" broadcast daily on Wisconsin Public Radio's Chapter a Day(until Friday, November 28).
Saturday, November 22: reading/signing at Crossroads Coffee Shop, Cross Plains.
October 1: Borders (West) Madison Reading and signing.
October 3: "Keeping it Real: Poems and Prose," day-long workshop at The Clearing, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.
October 3:Novel Ideas, Bailey's Harbor, WI Reading and signing.
October 4:Conkey's Bookstore, Appleton, WI. Booksigning, Q & A.
October 14: Interview with Larry Meiller, 11 a.m. Wisconsin Public Radio.
October 15: "Two Novelists," Panel discussion with Christina Schwartz at Wisconsin Studio, the Overture Center, Wisconsin Book Festival. 7 pm
October 31: Halloween: Radio interview on WRCO, Richland Center. 9am.
October 31: Ocooch Books, Richland Center, WI. Reading/signing. 7pm
September 18, 2008: Reading and signing at Harry W. Schwartz, Brookfield.
September 20, 2008: 1 p.m Reading and signing at General Store, Spring Green.
September 25-27:Midwest Booksellers Ass'n Convention - St. Paul, MN.
August 24, 2008: Book Launch: Night Sisters at Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp. Following 10 o'clock Church service (Message / Healing) at 11:30. An exciting place to do my first reading from this book!
22 June - 29 June 2008: The Clearing Ellison Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. Workshop, "Writing Personal Fiction." Contact www.theclearing.org for more information.
12 February - Luncheon discussion with Nakoma Book Club at Nakoma Country Club, Madison, WI.
21 October (week) The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI. Workshop in "Writing Personal Fiction."
9 October, Hildebrand Library, Boscobel. Discussion with local book club.
16 April, Moraine Park Technical School, Beaver Dam. 12:30. Lecture & booksigning.
20 March, Hartford, Wisconsin: Terri's Dream Books & More. 1 pm. Reading & booksigning.
21 March, Elm Grove, Wisconsin: Elm Grove Public
Library. 6:30 p.m. Reading & booksigning.
28 November, 7p.m. - Reading at Beaver Dam Public Library.
11 November, 1 p.m. -- Books & Company, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
21 October - Wisconsin Book Festival: Workshop & Brown Bag at Mt. Horeb Public Library. Noon.
20 October - Wisconsin Book Festival: Wisconsin Publisher's Showcase, Memorial Library Auditorium, 3:20-3:40 p.m.
20 October - Wisconsin Book Festival: Poetry reading with "Wisconsin Women Reading Out Loud," Orpheum Theatre, 5 p.m.
1 October to 7 October – Writing Workshop ("Personal Fiction")at The Clearing, Ellison Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.
20 September - Book Club, Plain, Wisconsin.
18 September - Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop, Mequon, Wisconsin.
30 August - Borders West, Madison, Wisconsin -
Reading/Signing 7 pm.
24 August - Lodi Public Library, 7 p.m.
03 August - Pastimes Books & Antiques, 511 W. Water St. Princeton, Wisconsin. Noon luncheon / Talk.
02 August - Conkey's Bookstore, Appleton, Wisconsin. Booksigning, 6:30 - 8:30.
02 August - Festival of Aurora Borealis, Minocqua, Wisconsin. Minocqua Country Club -- 11 o'clock luncheon, 12:30 Talk.
24 July – Rhinelander Public Library, Rhindlander, WI. – Reading/Signing. 7 pm.
22 July – The Old Schoolhouse
Gallery, Star Lake, WI. – Booksigning. 3 - 6 pm.
21 July - Mercer Public Library, Mercer, WI -
Reading/Signing. 11 am.
19 July - J.W. Beecroft Books, Superior, WI -
Reading/Signing 7 pm.
23 May – Book Club Café, Olbrich Gardens, Madison, WI – Fundraiser for Madison Public
Libraries. Speaker. 7:30 pm.
22 May - Radio Interview WORT 8:30 a.m.
5 May – University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Banquet speaker for graduating English majors.
4 May – Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop, Winnetka, IL. – Lecture/Discussion. All day.
May – Release of STAR LAKE audiobook by Wisconsin Public Radio
26 April – Lunch with Platteville, WI Senior Citizens group. Noon.
4 April – Manitowoc Library, Manitowoc, WI. Banquet speaker – Celebration of National Library Week.
8 March – Menomonie Public Library, Menomonie, WI. Reading, 7pm.
15 February – Interview with Iowa Public Radio, 6:30 pm.
24 January – Discussion with Lake Mills Book Group 2 pm.
14 November – University of Wisconsin – Richland Campus; Love of Learning Lecture. 7 pm.
8 November – Barnes & Noble, Madison, WI. Reading/Booksigning. 7 pm.
4 November – WRCO Radio interview. 9 am.
4 November – Ocooch Books & Libations, Richland Center, WI. 7 pm.
20 October – Harry W. Schwartz Book Shop, Brookfield, WI. 7 pm.
14 October – Wisconsin Book Festival, Room of One’s Own Bookstore. Reading, 5 pm.
10 October – “Chapter a Day,” Wisconsin Public Radio – Begins reading STAR LAKE SALOON AND HOUSEKEEPING COTTAGES (through October 28).
9 October – Spring Green General Store & Café – Reading, 1:30 pm.
23-25 September – Midwest Bookseller’s Ass’n Convention, St. Paul MN.
Sign books, Saturday 1 pm.
8 September – WUWM, Milwaukee – Interview, 1:30 pm.
26 August – Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY – Brown Bag Lecture, Noon.
21 August – Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY – Reading, 3 pm.