I enjoy talking with people who like books, music, or history. If you’d like me to visit your group, class, library or bookstore, please write to me on my “Contact” page. Thanks!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7 pm: “Travel Talk” on Hungary, with readings from The Songs We Hide. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. Location: RAIN Incubator Educational Facility, 2304 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma WA.

Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2019: Leading a workshop at Write on the Sound Writers Conference, Edmonds, WA.

Saturday, November 2, 2019: Leading a workshop at Write in the Harbor Writers Conference, Gig Harbor, WA.

Wednesday, May 13, 2019, 5:30 pm: Speaking to Whatcom Writers and Publishers at Nikki’s Bella Marina in Bellingham, WA.

Past Events

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, noon: Conversation with the Lydia Fellowship of Tacoma First Presbyterian Church, meeting at the Weatherly Inn.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 3:00 pm: Book talk and historical presentation with the Kossuth Club, meeting at Gulf Gate Library, Sarasota, FL.

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 am to about 2:00 pm: Open house and bazaar at the Hungarian Cultural Society, 728 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. I’ll be selling books and talking informally with people. Food and other nice things available, too!

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, 6:30 pm: Historical presentation and book reading at the Wheelock Branch of the Tacoma Public Library.

Friday, Nov. 16, 1:00 pm: Speaking engagement with the Flossmoor Book Club, at Temple B’Nai Yehuda Beth Shalom in Homewood, IL.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:00 pm: Presentation and book discussion at Riverside Public Library, Riverside, IL.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Discussion with a book club in a private home in Riverside, IL.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:00 pm: Book reading and discussion at Heritage Retirement Community, Kalamazoo, MI.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:00 pm: Presentation and book signing at the Cleveland Hungarian Museum in Cleveland, OH.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, noon: Friends of American Writers luncheon at the Fortnightly Club in Chicago. The program is “Exploring Historical Fiction: A Panel of Three Writers,” and I will be a panelist along with Kelly O’Connor McNees, author of Undiscovered Country, and Devin Murphy, author of The Boat Runner.

Friday, September 28: A joint reading and musical event with the Second City Chamber Concert Series at Annie Wright School in Tacoma, WA. Readings from the book interspersed between beautiful Hungarian pieces played by a string quartet.

Saturday, August 25: Reading and discussion at Pierce County Library, Puyallup, WA

Saturday, August 4: Panel presentation on fiction writing at the annual alumni gathering of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts in Coupeville, WA

Thursday, July 26: Reading at Eagle Harbor Bookstore, Bainbridge Island, WA

Thursday, July 19: Historical talk and reading at Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, WA

Sunday, July 8: Reading at Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA,  with Joe Ponepinto

Thursday, June 21: Reading at Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland, OR with fellow author Joe Ponepinto

Wednesday, June 20: Reading at Capital Manor in Salem, OR

Sunday, June 3: Reading in a private home, Tacoma, WA

Wednesday, May 30: Reading at BCRA in Tacoma, WA

Sunday, May 20: Book launch party