The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics was chosen for this year’s Great Big Romance Read!

To find out which groups are discussing the book and when, and to purchase a copy from one of the many independent bookstores participating, check out the full schedule here:

future events:

CANCELLED: Thursday, September 5: Write Now: A Bookseller's Tips for Pitching, Selling, and Promoting Your Novel. This is a workshop I love teaching -- it takes all the things I learned as a bookseller putting books right into the hands of readers, and shows you how to use the same techniques for pitches, proposals, and self-promotion. At the library in Langley, WA:

Monday, September 23: I’l be at the Seward Park branch of Third Place Books, hosting a book club for The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics as part of this year’s Great Big Romance Read!

Saturday, September 28: Join me for a workshop, Worldbuilding from the Inside Out, at LA's famous Ripped Bodice romance bookstore. I'll be talking about small-scale worldbuilding, and using descriptive passages and scenecraft to add depth to your setting and reinforce character arcs in any genre.

Saturday, October 19: Passport to Romance Reader Appreciation Event! This party midway through the Emerald City Writers' Conference is open to the public and is some of the best fun you'll ever have at a book event -- it's a room full of readers and writers and giveaways and raffle baskets and people just talking books at the top of their lungs.

Saturday, October 26: KissCon! This gathering of Avon authors and readers promises to be sheer delight -- join us -- that'd be me, Joanna Shupe, Nisha Sharma, Sarah MacLean, Caroline Linden, Megan Frampton, and Ilona Andrews (!!) for a Q&A session followed by an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet cocktail party.

Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17: GeekGirlCon: I'll be joining a powerhouse panel of authors, booksellers, and librarians to recommend inclusive, feminist, geeky romances for anyone and everyone.