BOOK CLUBS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
I love connecting with readers, virtually or in-person. Over the past six years I have connected with hundreds of book clubs, libraries and organizations all over the world. I created this page to hopefully answer all of your book club and speaking engagement questions.
Will you virtually meet with my book club?
Yes! I love connecting with book clubs via Zoom or FaceTime! Please send me an email.
Do you charge for virtual meetings with book clubs?
I do not charge for virtual meetings with book clubs, but I ask that club members kindly consider purchasing copies of my books in the formats of their choosing. If book club members are interested in signed copies, that can be arranged through Haley Booksellers, my local independent bookseller.
Will you come meet with my book club in person?
I definitely will, if my schedule allows. And again, I do not charge for in-person book club appearances, but ask that book club members please consider purchasing copies of my books in whatever format they prefer.
My organization would like to schedule you for a speaking engagement? How do we go about doing this and do you charge for speaking engagements?
I love speaking to libraries, non-profits, and all sorts of groups! For each of my novels, I have a 30-minute slide presentation on the history behind the story and how I wove that history into the novel. Because I get asked to do so many speaking engagements per year, which takes a great deal of time away from my writing and family time, I have had to start charging a speaking fees. My speaker’s fees are as follows:
- $250 – For engagements requiring thirty minutes or less travel time by car.
- $300 – For engagements requiring more than thirty minutes travel.
- TBD – For engagements requiring over an hour of travel time or travel by train or plane, fee to be determined.
I have a local independent bookseller, Haley Booksellers, that often accompanies me to speaking engagements if attendees would like to purchase a signed copy of one of my books.
Final note – I do not charge speaking fees for the first three months after a book launch. So for Goodnight from Paris, releasing March 7th, 2023, I will not be charging speaker’s fees from March through May of 2023.
How do I schedule you for a book club meeting or speaking engagement? Send me an email and I will do my best to accommodate your group.
Thank you so much for your interest and support!