Appearances

I am booking right now for my 2016 appearances. Be in touch if you would like me to come speak to your group. Confirmed dates appear below. If there is one near you, mark it on your calendar. I'd love to see you!

Wednesday March 30
Talk about and read from
What There Was Not To Tell
sponsored by the NH Humanities Council
Derry Library
64 E. Broadway
Derry NH 03038
6:30 p.m.
info: 603-432-6140

Wednesday April 6
Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region
Pelham Public Library
Pelham NH
6 p.m.
Info: 603- 635-7581 ext. 3067

Tuesday April 12
Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region
7 p.m.
Camp Calumet
Rt. 16 and Rt. 41 (1090 Ossipee Lake Rd.)
Freedom NH
Info: Judy Hakanson Smith
603-530-3223 ext. 226

Saturday April 16
Titcomb's Bookshop
Sandwich MA
2 p.m.
508- 888-2331 or info@​titcombsbookshop.com

Sunday April 24
Unity NH
New England: Myth or Reality
2 p.m.
Info: 603-863-2395

Tuesday April 26
Reading from both As Simple As That and What There Was Not To Tell
Granite Restaurant
Pleasant St.
Concord NH
11:15 to 2 p.m
Info: 603-228-3952

Saturday, April 30
Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region
The Slow Food Group of Wolfeboro
Wolfeboro NH
3 p.m,.
Info: 569-5252

Saturday May 23
New Hampshire Library Assn.
Keynote Speaker
"Reflections on Libraries in the 21st century"
9 a.m.

Sunday May 22
Reading and signing at
Misty Valley Books
On the Green
in Chester VT
4 p.m.
802-875-3400
Owners: Lynn and Bill Reed

Monday May 23
New Hampshire Library Assn.
Grappone Conference Center
Concord NH
Keynote Speaker
"Reflections on Libraries in the 21st century"
9 a.m.
Contact: Susan Gaudiello

Saturday June 11
New England: Myth or Reality
1 p.m.
Lupine Festival
Sugar Hill NH
Info: Judy Weisenberger: 603-823-8509

Tuesday June 21
New England: Myth or Reality
Alumni Hall
Haverhill NH
7 p.m.
Info: Roger Warren, 603-787-2446

Tuesday June 28
Reading from As Simple As That
Gilford LIbrary
Gilford NH
6:30 p.m.
Info: Kayleigh Maran 603-524-6042

Tuesday June 28
Reading from As Simple As That
Gilford Public Library
Gilford NH
6:30
Info: Kayleigh Maran 524-6042

Sunday October 16
Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region
Dudley-Tucker Library (sponsor)
Location: Ray-Fre Senior Center
Main Street
Raymond, NH
Info: 603-895-2633





All my bookings are complete for 2015. Call 603-563-8197 if you are interested in having me come to speak to your group in 2016. I will be posting the new bookings for 2016 in early January. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Selected Works

Articles
In 1992, the Bishop of Worcester condemned St. Joseph's Catholic Church and ordered it closed. The parishioners refused to leave, sleeping on cots and on the hard pews. For thirteen months this was their life. In July of 1993, they were removed by the police. In many ways this was the blossoming of their faith. Originally published in Yankee Magazine in November 1993.
Growing up, nothing I could do seemed to please my mother and nothing she said made sense to me. But when my mother, on the threshold of death, came to live with me, I found what seemed to have been lost forever. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, May 1995
(The follow-up article to Miracle at St. Joseph's.) The Bishop turned to them and said, "Your prayers have been answered, the hard hearts have softened." Originally published in Yankee Magazine, December 1996
A reflection on the power of cooking and friendship and the concept of family. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, November/December 2007
Memorial Day, Harrisville, New Hampshire 1995. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, May 1996
My Articles
Libraries occupy a special place in the heart of a town. Evening events at the library give a strong sense of community and make it seem like a great place to live. And in the wake of the online revolution small town libraries have found a way to not only survive but to be indispensable.
In December 2008 an epic ice storm left virtually the entire state of New Hampshire without power. The residual effects of that storm paralyzed the Monadnock Region almost through Christmas. A first person account.
In 1994, sixteen-year-old Billy Best was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. After several treatments, he ran away to avoid chemotherapy. What happened after that may have been a miracle.
Roxanne Quimby once lived primitively in the Maine woods. Today she owns 90,000 acres of those woods, and her goal is to create a national park to preserve the landscape forever. So why do so many people wish she'd just go away?
Multi-million dollar border stations are rising along our line between US and Canada. What was once the "friendliest border" has become deadly serious.
Renowned short story writer, Andre Dubus, reflects on the accident that cost him his legs.
A trip to Poland discovers a beloved family friend
An elegy for the master of the short story.
Fall comes to The County
Thousands seek healing from this innocent, comatose child.
A complete listing of articles published since 1978
Fiction
An encounter with a sick fox brings a young woman to the heart of her grief