Events & Giveaways




Gibsons Public Library in Gibsons, BC. Live event event. Reading followed by Q&A. 

WORD VANCOUVER: SATURDAY Sept 16th from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm PST

WORD Vancouver literary festival at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver. Live event. I will be on a panel  to discuss the writing and development of complex relationships, moderated by the one and only Todd Wong.  Click here for more info.


The Heliconian Club Literary Lecture Series. Subscribers only.  Online event. A one-hour talk about THE PORCELAIN MOON. The Heliconian Club in Toronto has gone online, so anyone can subscribe to their lectures. I urge you to check them out for talks by authors I swoon over. Recording will remain online until Aug. 24, 2023. 


The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. Rockwood Centre, 5511 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt, BC.  Live event. A one-hour talk about THE PORCELAIN MOON 


KATE MORTON'S NORTH AMERICAN VIRTUAL TOUR: THURSDAY, April 13 @ 7 PM Pacific. In conversation with superstar author Kate Morton about her latest book HOMECOMING. 
Tickets and details available through:

Canada: Black Bond Books: (select any location) 
USA Warwicks 

NORTH SHORE WRITERS FESTIVAL : SATURDAY, April 29 at 5:00 PM Pacific. In Conversation with my pal, author and poet Evelyn Lau. The whole Festival is free, but you do need to register in advance for tickets. Click here to see the complete schedule. 

VANCOUVER HIGH TEA: SUNDAY, April 30 from 11:30 AM - 2 :00 PM Pacific. With Jennifer Robson and Sarah Penner in Vancouver at the Vancouver Fairmont Hotel. For more details and tickets, click here.

KITCHENER PUBLIC LIBRARY HISTORICAL FICTION PANEL: Monday, April 24 at 6:30 PM Eastern. With Jennifer Robson, Pam Jenoff, and moderator Janet Somerville at the Kitchener Public Library Central Library Location. Free, For more details, click here. 

TORONTO HIGH TEA: SUNDAY, April 23 from  11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern. With Jennifer Robson, Pam Jenoff and moderator Bryn Turnbull in Toronto at the Omni King Edward Hotel. For more details and tickets, click here













Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 PM PST

I will be interviewing the fabulous Kate Morton as she launches her latest book HOMECOMING in North America. For West Coast of USA/Canada, please see the following links for tickets and more information: 

Thursday, March 30 at 5 PM PST

Interviewer Amy Green and I will be chatting during Club Book, hosted by the Dakota County Library, a program of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), coordinated by Library Strategies, the nonprofit consulting group of The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. The program is made possible through Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. For more details and attendance, click here. 


Monday, February 27 from 5:00 – 6:00 PST

History Through Fiction Please join me for What's New in Historical Fiction, a regular panel series featuring historical novelists with new and upcoming titles. Moderated by History Through Fiction editor, Colin Mustful, this special panel features:

  • Janie Chang author of The Porcelain Moon
  • Ciera Horton McElroy author of Atomic Family
  • Heinz Insu Fenkl author of Skull Water
  • Dora Levy Mossanen author of Love and War in the Jewish Quarter

Event is free, just register in advance: What's New in Historical Fiction (


Monday, February 20 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Sunshine Coast Launch Party at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council in downtown Sechelt. Hello to my new community! This will include a short talk about the history behind THE PORCELAIN MOON. There will be snacks, book signing, book sales. All my books will be available, not just THE PORCELAIN MOON, thanks to Talewind Books. Event is free. 


Thursday, February 16 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

Super Book IV: a San Diego Adventure. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. I hope to see you at this super fun all-day event featuring 22 New York Times and bestselling authors. Sign up for the virtual event if you can't travel there! Book signings, talks, photo ops with authors, fun prizes and giveaways and more. Click here for more details and to register.


FRIDAY, Feb. 10 @  4 pm PST/ 7 pm EST

IN CONVERSATION. Sue Harrison and I share with readers our thoughts about THE MIDWIFE’S TOUCH and THE PORCELAIN MOON. Join us on Zoom. There will be writerly chit chat. There may be pet interruptions. There will be door prizes, and those are a lot easier to manage if everyone is registered, so please register using the link below.

When you register, you will (1) receive a confirmation email, and (2) on the day of the event, you will receive another email with the link to the actual session. Click here to register.


Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST on Zoom

WATCH THE RECORDING: [link expires March 7, 2023] Click here to watch the recording.

IN CONVERSATION. Kate Quinn, Jennifer Robson and I are doing a virtual event together to share some tidbits with you about our new books coming out in 2023: THE PORCELAIN MOON, CORONATION YEAR, and THE PHOENIX CROWN (September). There will be door prizes, and it’s a lot easier to manage if everyone is registered, so please register using the link below.

When you register, you will (1) receive a confirmation email, and (2) on the day of the event, you will receive another email with the link to the actual session. Click here to register. 



I announce Giveaways on Facebook and Instagram, but also do them just for subscribers to my Newsletter. Just sayin'.