March 18, 2019: Publication date for The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir

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UPCOMING Readings/Events 

Please contact me if you would like to schedule an event for your book group, organization, or classroom.

Past Readings/Events

~ 2020 & 2019~

Thursday, August 13: It’s About Time Reading Series sponsored by Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch. A virtual reading from my memoir and a personal essay, “2019: The Year of the Book.” Here is the YouTube link. I was the final reader, about 42 minutes into the event.

Sunday, October 20: 2 p.m. Reading/Book Discussion at Seattle Public Library, Lake City Branch. Discussion topics are open, but can include writing memoir, the journey of becoming  an author, women’s stories.

Tuesday, October 8: 7 p.m. The Process Reading Series, Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle 98103. I will be reading from my memoir along with Katy Yocom and Will Rose in this monthly reading series. We will also be happy to discuss writing craft and writer stories!

Saturday, September 14: 2 p.m. Reading at Barnes & Noble, Maui Marketplace, 270 Dairy Road, Kahului.

Friday, September 20: St. Andrew’s Priory is my alma mater in Honolulu. A class visit to their American Literature class.

Saturday, September 21: 2 p.m. Reading at Na Mea Hawai’i, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 270, Honolulu 96814

Sunday, September 8: Seattle Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, Seattle Center. Come visit the Third Place Books booth where I will be signing books between 2 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, August 29: Reading/Salon in Santa Barbara (private home).

Wednesday, July 10: 1:30-3:30 Presentation for Women &  Work Empowerment Forum presented by WorkSource Redmond; by ticket only.

Friday, June 28: 7 p.m. Reading at Elliott Bay Book Co., Seattle

Saturday, June 15: Reading in the Bronx (private home)

Friday, June 7: 7 p.m. The Writer’s Hotel presents its 2019 writers, KGB Bar’s Red Room (upstairs), 85 E 4th Street, NY, NY 10003 (Cross street: 2nd Ave)

Sunday, May 19: 4-6 p.m. WTAW Literary Reading Series in Portland, OR, at the Hostel Cafe, 1810 Glisan Ave.

Thursday, May 16: 7 p.m. Reading and conversation with Priscilla Long, author of Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, at Third Place Books, Seward Park.

Thursday, May 2, 2019: 7 p.m. Book Launch/Reading/Celebration. Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 2-3 p.m. Library Salon Topic: “From Writer to Author: The Journey of a Manuscript to Publication.” North Seattle College Library, Library Seminar Room LB2236. I will be describing what has worked for me over many, many years as a writer to becoming a published author.

Saturday, March 30, 2019: 12 noon at Passages Bookshop in Portland, OR, featuring Willow Books authors. This is an off-site reading during the AWP Conference. See for more details

~ 2014 – 2017 ~

I will be reading with writers from my writing group “Cake Quartet” on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the It’s About Time Writers Reading Series: 6:00 pm at the Ballard Library. The open mic will feature other local writers getting their words out into the world. Join us! It’s free.

As a 2014 Jack Straw Writer, I will be reading excerpts from my memoir on the following dates. Please join me and the other fabulous Jack Straw Writers in Seattle, Redmond, or Portland! Most events are free; invite your friends.

WED., AUG. 20, at the Jewel Box Theater. Jennifer Jasper hosts an evening of writers and other performing artists. Admission: $10.


FRI., AUG. 22: Redmond Assn. of Spokenword (RASP) presents an evening of prose and poetry. Address: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 8th St., Redmond 98052.


THURS., AUG. 28, at University Bookstore, 7 p.m. Tonight’s program features Claudia Castro Luna, Susan V. Meyers, Michelle Penaloza and myself. Other writers will read on Aug. 7 and Sept. 26.


THURS., OCT. 2; Portland Literary Arts Center, 7 p.m. Address: 925 SW Washington St., Portland OR 97205.


 SAT., NOV. 8, at the Seattle Public Library, Downtown, 2 p.m. Featuring all 12 writers!


SUN. NOV. 16, at Richard Hugo House, 4 p.m. Writers have been paired with musicians from the Bushwick Project to compose short pieces representing the words of poets and prose writers. I am very excited to be collaborating with Jon Yoon whose primary instrument is the ukulele.

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