St Louis fair

Upcoming Events

Idol Talk Book Reading
7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 (appearing with Judy Goldman, Lisa Kline and Amy Rogers)
Morrison Branch Library
7015 Morrison Blvd.
Charlotte, NC

“She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols”
Adult Fellowship Dinner
6 pm Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Newton, NC

“She Loves You: The World of Teen Idols”
NC Colonial Dames 17th Century State Conference
Friday, March 8, 2019
Marriott Crabtree Valley
Raleigh, NC

“Sarah McGuirk, Orphan Train Rider” (NC  Humanities Council)
6:30 pm, April 15, 2019
Richmond County Historical Society
Rockingham City Hall
Rockingham, NC

In the News

Idol Talker Linda Sienkiewicz has featured the book on her blog. Check it out here: http://lindaksienkiewicz.com/women-writers-share-celebrity-crushes/#comment-5790

As of September 2018, Idol Talk is ranked #5 in overall sales for McFarland Publishers.

Hear my July 6 interview on WHKY’s First Talk program here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zNuqxFL-06MzadJdlx5H_m0F7z7mrrrt/view

Elizabeth Searle and I are thrilled to announce the publication of IDOL TALK: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives from McFarland & Co., May 2018. We collected essays from 44 outstanding female writers sharing their memories of how their celebrity crush affected their life.  Mr. Teen Idol himself, Peter Noone,  Herman of Herman’s Hermits, wrote the foreword. Discounted copies will be available at public readings and other book events.

My story, “Midlife,” appears in the first issue of Torch Magazine of Richmond Community College, Rockingham, NC.

Reminder from the NC Writers Network: I’m one of them.  http://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/our-members/network-news/4883-ncwns-critiquing-and-editing-service-a-reintroduction

My story, “Southern Gal,” appeared in the premiere issue of Teach. Write.

My essay, “It Could Happen to You,” appeared in the 2017 issue of City Works Literary Journal, a publication of San Diego City College.

WFAEats food essays. Read them here: http://wfae.org/topic/wfaeats

Column Fare

I write a biweekly column for the Observer-News-Enterprise in Newton, NC, Hickory Daily Record, Hickory, NC and the Lincoln Herald, Lincolnton, NC. My latest offering is posted on the “Blogs” section of this website.