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Upcoming Book Events for The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller launch date is almost here and I have some book events scheduled for June & July I want to share. All the dates, times and links are listed below. I’ll be in Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston, and also I’ll be doing two discussions online – one with the Goodreads group The Life of a Book Addict, which is open for anyone to participate, and the other will be an online interview with The Tarot Guild’s show Tarot Insider. You’ll need to download the Zoom app to participate, but if you miss the interview they will be uploading it to YouTube afterwards.

So if you’re in the neighborhood please come and join me!

Tues. June 6 – The Fortune Teller Launch Party! At Book Soup in Los Angeles 7pm

Sat. June 10 – Reading & Signing at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore San Diego 2pm

Sun. June 11 – Online chat with the Goodreads group The Life of a Book Addict 12pm-1pm PST/ 3pm-4pm EST

Sun. June 11 – El Segundo Library’s Annual Authors Fair, Panel discussion at 3pm & Signing  4pm-5pm

Tues. June 13 – Online Live Interview with Tarot Insider 11:30am PST

Fri. June 16 – Barnes & Noble, Torrance Del Amo location, Reading & Signing at 7pm (link coming soon)

Fri. June 23 – Reading & Signing Brazos Bookstore, Houston TX 7pm

Tues. June 27 – Reading & Signing Redondo Beach Library Author Talk at 6:30pm

Wednes. June 28 – El Segundo Library’s Book Club Discussion of The Fortune Teller

Fri. July 14 – Book discussion/Tarot Salon at Mystical Joy in Redondo Beach, 7pm

Sat. July 15 – Book discussion & signing at Indigo Alliance in Pasadena

Sun. July 16 – Ladies, Lunch & Literacy Smart Summer Reads Author Event, 3-5pm – 6 authors in one house in Manhattan Beach! (tickets required)

Reading The Memory Painter at The Ripped Bodice

I haven’t done a photo album post in a while detailing an event because I have been so busy writing, but for my reading yesterday of The Memory Painter at The Ripped Bodice with Lady Jane’s Salon OC, I just had to do one.

Let me just start by saying how excited I’ve been that I was going to read at America’s First All-Romance Bookstore. I heard The Ripped Bodice had opened in the heart of Culver City and read this article that RWA had been circulating. The bookstore sounded like a romance lover’s dream. Here are the owners, sisters Bea and Leah Koch, who conjured up this lovely place.


When I arrived there was a glare on the window so it’s hard for you to see how charming this storefront really is. Above the store’s name they hung “Love Wins.” I couldn’t agree more.


Inside the space is just enchanting, inviting, open and airy                                                           (visit their website for a better look inside). There are velvet sofas                                              and fun displays. On the walls beside bookshelves are family pictures                                   which give the space an even more special feel.

Here is the manifesto by the door:


The reading last night was part of Lady Jane’s Salon OC, which is headed by author Beth Yarnall. Lady Jane’s Salon has moved to The Ripped Bodice to host their monthly readings. Here is the website and calendar. Reading last night too were authors Mia Hopkins, Laura Drake and Kirsten Hallie Krum.


Here I am with Fabio trying to decide what excerpt to read…


We discussed my options…


There is a little stage with a very cozy chair. I read the scene where Bryan comes to Linz’s home for the first time and they do the puzzle together. The audience was wonderful.


Thank you Bea, Leah and Beth for a fantastic event. If you find yourself in Los Angeles, make a special trip to visit The Ripped Bodice bookstore. You will walk out with a smile on your face from all the love that is packed inside those walls. I did!

The Memory Painter Blog Tours in July

The Memory Painter is having two blog tours this month to celebrate the paperback release with TLCBookTours & Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.

Here are the schedules below if you’d like to see reviews and a handful of interviews.

Sending my thanks to all the bloggers for being a part of the tours!

TLC Tour Schedule

Monday, July 4th: Lilac Reviews

Tuesday, July 5th: Kahakai Kitchen

Check out the rice balls Kahakai Kitchen made, inspired by the book. She also listed all the food mentioned in the novel, which was fun!

Wednesday, July 6th: Dreaming Big 

Thursday, July 7th: 100 Pages a Day…Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Friday, July 8th: Art @ Home

Review includes some of Jan van Eyck’s artwork!

Monday, July 11th: A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, July 13th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Thursday, July 14th: Broken Teepee

Monday, July 18th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, July 19th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, July 20th: Ms.Bookish.com

Thursday, July 21st: Bibliotica


HFVBT Tour Schedule

There is a Giveaway happening with the HFVBT tour for a $25 Barnes&Noble gift card with a vegvisir decal and Eye of Horus Necklace.

Wednesday, July 6
Review at Creating Herstory

Thursday, July 7
Review & Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Excerpt at Diana’s Book Reviews

Friday, July 8
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Review at Library Educated
Review at Just One More Chapter
Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Saturday, July 9
Interview at The Book Junkie Reads
Spotlight at Passages to the Past

Sunday, July 10
Review at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

Monday, July 11
Review at Book Nerd
Review at Layered Pages
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Tuesday, July 12
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Interview at History From a Woman’s Perspective