Upcoming readings, signings and speeches:

May 18, San Francisco, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, 6 pm

May 19, Danville, CA, Rakestraw Books, 7 pm

May 20, Mendocino, CA, Gallery Bookstore, 6:30 pm

May 22, Seattle, Third Place Books in Seward Park, 2 pm

May 24, Centralia Timberland Library, WA, 5:30 pm

May 25, Olympia, Panorama Community Center

May 26, Speaking to University of Washington class on Northwest literature, 11:30 am

May 26, Mercer Island, WA, Island Books

May 28, Sidney, BC, Tannery Books

May 30 Parksville, BC, Mulberry Bush

May 31, Victoria, BC, Bolen Books

June 1, Vancouver, BC, PulpFiction Books

June 9, Anacortes, WA, Watermark Books

June 10, Seattle, Queen Anne Books, 7 pm

June 12-18, teaching fiction at Saint Martin’s University's 2016 inaugural Summer Writing Institute, a five-day class/​retreat to write and study creative writing.

June 18, Port Orchard, WA, library event, 3 pm

June 20, Seattle book club, 7 pm

July 18, Olympia Rotary, noon speaker

Aug 18, King County Library Fundraiser, speaker, 7 pm

Sept. 13, South Sound Sailing Society, speaker, 7 pm

Sept. 20, Shilshole Yacht Club Dinner Speaker, 6 pm

Sept 30-Oct 2, speaking at Harbor Springs Festival in Petoskey, MI

October Appearances at Canada's International Writers Festivals (Specific dates TBD):


Nov. 4-5, Gig Harbor, WA, keynote for "Write in the Harbor" writers' conference

Prior Tour Appearances for Before the Wind:

Feb. 1-2, Travelling to Toronto for media interviews and filming of book trailer in advance of release of "Before the Wind"

Feb. 6, Teaching at "Write Here Right Now" at Seattle7 writer's conference in Seattle

Feb. 6, Reading at Washington Center in Olympia, as part of arts salon with poets and a playwright, 7:30 pm

Feb. 14-15, Author events in Victoria, BC

April 6, Speaking to writing students at University of Puget Sound, 5 pm

April 7, taping of "Well Read" TV book show in Seattle

April 15, stock signing at Partners West

April 17-18, Teaching writing workshop in Lynden, Wa

April 18, Lynden reading, 7 pm

April 19, Bellingham, WA, Village Books, 7 pm

April 21, Olympia, Wa, Timberland Library, 7:30 pm

April 26, Seattle, Third Place Books, 7 pm

April 27, Seattle, Elliott Bay Books, 7 pm

April 28, Portland, Powell's Books, 7:30 pm

April 30, Edmonds, Wa Edmonds Bookshop, noon

May 4 Wellesley College, Mass, Authors on Stage

May 5, Milford, NH, Toadstool Bookshop

May 6, Mystic, CT, Bank Square Books

May 10, Toronto, Burlington Golf and Country Club, 9:30 am, 422 North Shore Boulevard East. Sponsored by A Different Drummer Books, sold out.

May 10, Toronto, Uxbridge–Wooden Sticks Golf and Country Club, 40 Elgin Park Drive. Presented by Blue Heron Books. 7 pm For tickets, (905) 852-4282

May 11, Toronto, International Festival of Authors Weekly, 7:30 p.m, Brigantine Room, 235 Queen’s Quay West. For tickets, (416) 973-4000 or