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Sign Up for RVA LitCrawl 2019

The 2019 RVA LitCrawl is scheduled for April 19 and 20, 2019. You can sign up for the RVALitCrawl now; the application closes March 1, 2019, so don’t delay! Please read the directions on the website. The signing up process has changed from the previous year. Visit their website for more information.

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Celebrate Your Independent Bookstores

On Facebook, I routinely find announcements for poetry, nonfiction and fiction readings taking place at all three of Richmond’s independent bookstores: Book People, Chop Suey Books, and Fountain Books. VCU’s beautiful library on the West Campus is the good spot for readings hosted by the English Deparment. The former Zata Cafe, now Westover Station, regularly…

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James River Writers Conference 2018

Fall is a busy time for writers. A big highlight took place in mid-October when the annual James River Writers Conference was held at the Richmond Convention Center. 360 people attended this year. Four out of the six Master Classes sold out. Nearly all of the agent appointments were booked up. Robert Toms and I worked as…

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A Wrinkle in Time Giveaway

Now that we are wrapping up our re-read of A Wrinkle in Time, I have joined authors Sadeqa Johnson and Vivian Lawry in a book giveaway! We are giving away: A copy of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle A copy of Becoming Madeleine, a biography of the life and works of Madeleine L’Engle written by her granddaughters Starting now, you can enter…

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Goodreads Author Q&A

On October 18, from 7-9 pm, join me on Goodreads for an author Q&A! Ask me any questions you might have about my novel, short stories, writing, sci-fi, or anything else that you might be curious about. Hope to see you there!

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Subscribe to my newsletter and receive a free e-book of short stories!

To (continue) celebrating the Shelter of Leaves one-year anniversary, I have written an e-book of short stories that you can download for free after joining my mailing list! To join the list, visit my website at You’ll then receive an email with the e-book download! Then, let me know what you think of the short…

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