The Wednesday Daughters—now out in paperback—is in the July 28, 2014 issue of People Magazine ("enchanting") and recommended summer reading by the Chicago Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Meet Meg in Person at ...

Meg at reading, in dress by her designer friend Camilla Olson I'm working on The Race for Paris (to be published next summer), and doing very few events right now. But I spend enough time in my local indie bookstores (Books Inc. Palo Alto and Kepler's Books) that you can usually get signed copies of my novels from them. (If you call and they're out of signed stock, they can contact me and I'll fix that!) And please check back for future event dates.

I had so many questions about the gorgeous (and shockingly comfortable and versatile) yellow dress and navy blue jacket I wore on tour for The Wednesday Daughters hardcover (in the photo at left) and the scarves I wear so often, that I promised folks I'd post a link here to the website of the designer, Camilla Olson Design.

Past Events

Our Ladies of Charity "Meet the Author" Fundraiser Coffee, San Jose, CA
February 10 at 9:30
St. Elizabeth's Day Home, 950 St Elizabeth Dr San Jose, CA
There is a fee for this event; For information, contact Joan at 408-398-4994

San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco, CA
February 13th – 16th, 2014
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco
This is a ticketed event. Please see the conference website for details and registration

85 Broads Silicon Valley Mixer, Menlo Park, CA
February 18th, 2014 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Silicon Valley Office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh Rd, Menlo Park

This is a ticketed event sponsored by 85 Broads Silicon Valley chapter. The link above directs you to where to purchase tickets.

Village House of Books, Los Gatos, CA
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Village House of Books, 326 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA
Join me and fellow novelist Tracy Guzeman for an event to help kick off the newest peninsula independent bookstore

Orphan Compassion Author Luncheon, Millbrae, CA
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 10:30am until 2:00pm
Green Hills Country Club, 500 Ludeman Lane, Millbrae, CA
This is a ticketed event. Please see their website for details and tickets

Litquake's 1st-Ever Liquake Week Peninsula Event, Menlo Park, CA
Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 4 - 5:30 pm
Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Join me and authors Harriet Scott Chessman, Keith Raffel, Michelle Richmond, Ellen Sussman, and Marilyn Yalom for Litquake's first-ever afternoon of readings by Peninsula authors during the main festival

The Women's National Book Association Reading Group Month Kick-off, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94025
Join me and authors Tracy Guzeman, Mary Mackey, and Amanda McTigue for an event to kick-off National

Books Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm
Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Come help me celebrate The Wednesday Daughters Launch!

Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00 pm
51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, CA
Grab your pals for coffee, tea & shortbread, and a Wednesday Daughters chat!

Copperfields Books, Petaluma, CA
Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm
140 Kentucky St, Petaluma, CA
Copperfield's will be celebrating the publication of The Wednesday Daughters as part of their Book Club Spotlight series

A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA
Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 pm
6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland, CA
Celebrating The Wednesday Daughters publication in the East Bay!

Readers’ Books, Sonoma, CA
Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 pm
130 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA
Join me for Tea and a Wednesday Daughters Talk & Signing on what will no doubt be a sunny Sonoma afternoon

Pages: A Bookstore, Manhattan Beach, CA
Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm
904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach
Join me for wine, cheese, and The Wednesday Daughters book talk at this wonderful westside store (which for those of you who know me from my lawyering days, is co-owned by Linda McLoughlin Figel)

The Santaluz Club, La Jolla, CA
Wednesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m.
8170 Caminito Santaluz East, San Diego, CA 92127
Luncheon and Discussion

Warwick’s, La Jolla, CA
Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Join me to celebrate the publication of The Wednesday Daughters in my first-ever San Diego area event--which I hope will allow me to meet in person some of those book club folks I've chatted with by phone and skype!

Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ
Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm
4014 N. Goldwater, Ste. 101, Scottsdale, AZ
Join me to celebrate the publication of The Wednesday Daughters!

Peregrine Book Company, Prescott, AZ
Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm
219A North Cortez, Prescott, AZ 86301
Join me to celebrate the publication of The Wednesday Daughters!

Mostly Books, Tucson, AZ
Saturday, July 27 at 1:30 pm
6208 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ
Join me to celebrate the publication of The Wednesday Daughters!

Capitola Book Café, Capitola, CA
Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 pm
1475 41st Ave., Capitola, CA 95010
Join me to at my favorite beachside bookstore to celebrate the publication of The Wednesday Daughters!

Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA
Thursday, August 29
522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA at 7 pm
Join me to celebrate the publication of The Wednesday Daughters!

Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, CA
Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA
Join me for a special Book Group Gala at one of my favorite Bay Area bookstores!

Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara, CA
Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm
3321 State St., Santa Barbara
I'll be finishing up the official The Wednesday Daughters tour at my favorite Santa Barbara bookstore—and pouring champagne for friends on the patio at our Santa Barbara house afterwards.

Oakland Elizabeth House Benefit Luncheon and Auction, Oakland, CA
5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland, CA
Thursday, April 25th, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Annual Benefit Luncheon at the Claremont Country Club, with proceeds to help shelter and support women and children in times of crisis.

Saratoga Library 10th Anniversary Celebration, Saratoga, CA
Saturday, May 18, 1 to 4 p.m.
A fair-style celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Saratoga Library building: food trucks and booths, fire engine, bookmobile, bounce house, obstacle course and games, "e-gadget petting zoo," musical acts, a scavenger hunt, and a meet-and-greet with local authors, including me!

Literary Women, Pleasant Hill, CA
Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A fundraiser luncheon - celebrating it's 25th year! - for the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District. Sorry, this event is already sold out.

Authors Under the Stars Gala, Walnut Creek, CA
Saturday, March 23
Dine and mingle with Bay Area Literary Stars to benefit the Walnut Creek Library! (Please note: my table at this event is sold out, but there are lots of other seats available, and I will happily chat with and sign books for anyone.)

San Francisco Writer's Conference, San Francisco, CA
Friday, February 15 at 11:00 and Saturday, February 16 at 11:00
I'll be speaking on two panels: "The Building Blocks of a Novel: Writing Dialogue That Brings Your Characters to Life" on Friday, and "Telling Love Stories that will Make Fans for Life" on Saturday - as well as hanging out to enjoy the conference fun. Please check the conference website for details.

Hillsborough Reads, Hillsborough, California
Hillsborough Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Avenue
Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m.
A community book club gathering to discuss The Four Ms. Bradwells.

California Writer's Club, Tri-Valley Branch, Pleasanton, CA
Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
“Getting to Yes: The Art of Polishing a Manuscript and Submitting it” - please see their website for details!

Raise a Glass of Wine with Me to Celebrate Books Inc. Palo Alto!
Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m., at Books Inc.
Join me to raise a glass of wine with me in celebration of Margie Scott Tucker and Books Inc. Palo Alto, our wonderful neighborhood bookstore, as part of an amazing 80+ bookstore simultaneous celebration in coordination with the publication of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop!

Peninsula Parlor, Palo Alto, CA
Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
In conversation with Lisen Stromberg at her lovely Palo Alto home, in a fundraiser for Abilities United; $20 donation.

In Conversation with Tatjana Soli at A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m., at A Great Good Place for Books
I'm going to have the great pleasure of interviewing James Tait Black
Prize winner Tatjana Soli about her wonderful new novel, The Forgetting Tree

In Conversation with Tatjana Soli at Kepler's, Menlo Park, CA
Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m., at Kepler's Books
Again, I'll have the great pleasure of interviewing James Tait Black
Prize winner Tatjana Soli about her wonderful new novel,
The Forgetting Tree

Bulletproof Submissions: from Manuscript to Query to Publication at The Atlanta Writers Club, Dunwoody, GA
Saturday, September 15 at 1:15 p.m.
Georgia Perimeter College, NC building, room 1100 auditorium, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, Georgia

Women's National Book Association Meet the Agents
& Acquisitions Editors Luncheon,
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, March 24, 12 p.m.
Sinbad's Restaurant at Pier 2
I'll be the keynote speaker at the annual Meet the Agents & Acquisitions Editors luncheon
hosted by the San Francisco chapter of the WNBA.
Attendees will have the opportunity to rub elbows some fabulous editors and agents. There is a charge for this event.

San Jose Library, Cambrian Branch, San Jose, CA
Wednesday, February 22 6:30 p.m.
1780 Hillsdale Ave, San José, CA 95124

Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, Ca
Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m.
Join me to help applaud the participants and winners of the Palo Alto
Weekly Short Story Contest, which I'm judging this year

The Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend, Jefferson, TX
Friday, January 13, 3:15 p.m. "Circus of the Stars" panel
I'll be chatting with Karen Harrington, Kathleen Kaska, and Sarah Bird at the fabulous Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend

Books Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Thursday, January 5 at 7
Join us for wine and light eats to celebration the Four Ms. Bradwells paperback release!

Walter Haye's Book Fair, Palo Alto, CA
Wednesday, November 30, 8:30 a.m.
Walter Hays Elementary School - Library
I'll be chatting about the books I'm loving this fall, and signing my own books, to help stock a neighborhood school library

Mysterious Galaxy, Redondo Beach, CA
Monday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
I'll be helping fellow novelists Laura Dave and Janelle Brown kick off the
events at this wonderful store's second Redondo Beach location

Murders, Mayhem and Moxie: Litquake's Women's Night 2011, San Francisco, CA
Friday, October 14, 5:30-7 p.m.
The Bubble Lounge Champagne Bar, 714 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA
This annual Litquake event is always a blast!

Women & Words, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
UCLA Covel Commons Grand Horizon Ballroom
330 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA
This is a fundraiser for women and literacy causes, with Aimee Bender,
Anne Cherian, Susan Straight, and Mona Simpson

This event is sold out! Thanks to everyone helping support this great cause.

Peninsula Pastries and Prose, at my home in Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, August 28, 1-3 p.m.

Coastwalk 2011: Mystery in the Moonlight ,
the San Mateo Coast, CA

August 10-12
a Coastwalk Girlfriends' Getaway fundraiser for the protection of the California Coastal Trail,
for women who like to be outdoors, but enjoy conveniences, too
This is a two-day hike at which I'll be chatting on the evening of Aug. 10

Peninsula JCC, Foster City, CA
Mon, July 25, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA

Los Altos Library, Los Altos, CA
Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 p.m.
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA

The Language of Light and the Photographs of Adrienne Defendi at Books Inc.,
Palo Alto, CA

Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
No reading, just light eats and wine among the gorgeous photographs of Adrienne Defendi to celebrate the paperback release of The Language of Light!

Copperfields Books, Petaluma, CA
Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 p.m.
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma CA

California Writers Club Gathering at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Sunday, June 26, 2:00 p.m.
Corte Madera, CA
The Writer as Marathoner: author panel on the importance of patience and persistence

Just the Bookstore, Glen Ellyn, IL
Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

The Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Lit Fest, Chicago, IL
Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 p.m

A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, CA
June 16 at 7:00 p.m.
6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CA
Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
1475 41st Avenue Capitola, CA 95010

The Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg, MD
Saturday, May 21 at 1:40
F. Scott Fitzgerald Pavilion, Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds, Gaithersburg, MD
I'm delighted to be sharing the stage with Caroline Leavitt

Thirty Years after Sandra Day O'Connor: A Celebration of
Women in the Law
, Chicago, IL

Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m., at the offices of Vedder Price P.C., 222 North LaSalle Street
An evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and discussion about the evolving role of women in the law and the unique challenges professional women face
Members of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois and invited guests only, please.

Why There Are Words, Sausalito, CA
Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito
Please note a $5 donation is requested by the hosts of this event.

{pages}, Manhattan Beach, CA
Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.
904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA

Palo Alto Public Library, Palo Alto, CA
Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
1276 Harriet Street, Palo Alto, CA
Please note that although this is an adult event, it will be held in
the lovely Tree Top Room at the children's library

M is for Mystery, San Mateo, CA
Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.
86 East Third Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Sonoma County Public Library Foundation
3rd Annual "Chew On This" Dinner,
Santa Rosa, CA

Saturday, April 23: 5:15 p.m. Authors' Reception;
6:15 Wine & hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and book signing;
7:45 Dinner with Authors
Central Santa Rosa Library, 211 East St., Santa Rosa, CA
This is a fundraiser to support Sonoma County Public Libraries

The Four Ms. Bradwells Kick-Off Celebration at Keplers Books,
Menlo Park, CA

Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA
Come lift a glass with me at one of my favorite Bay Area stores on the
day The Four Ms. Bradwells hits bookstore shelves!

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
A celebration at the alma mater of the four Ms. Bradwells - and Meg

Borders Books, Baileys Crossroads, VA (Washington D.C. area)
March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
5871 Cross Roads Ctr. Way, Baileys Crossroads, VA

Books & Company, Dayton, OH
Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.
4453 Walnut Street, Dayton, OH

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.
2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC

Brandeis University Lunch With The Authors, Campbell, CA
Tuesday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Villa Ragusa, 35 South 2nd Street, Campbell, CA
This is a fundraiser with authors Larry Gerston, David Schwartz,
and one of my favorites, Gail Tsukiyami; Victoria Zackheim will moderate

Books Inc., Berkeley, CA
Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m.
1460 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
I'll be reading with Tatjana Soli, author of The Lotus Eaters,
and this reading will benefit the Women's Cancer Resource Center of Oakland

Christamore House Guild Author Benefit, Indianapolis, IN
Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15
Indianapolis, IN
This is a fundraiser to support the Christamore House Coburn Scholarship
Fund to assist inner-city youth with college scholarships


TV 2 News at Noon, Dayton, Ohio

Reading with Robin, WHJJ Providence, RI

A Novel Idea on NPR Affiliate KRCB, the California Wine Country

Walking on Air with Betsy and Sal, Chicago, IL

Cover to Cover, WRRS, Cincinatti, Ohio

Amy's Table on WKRQ, Cincinnati, Ohio*
Not your typical author interview; this one is mostly about pearls.

Bill Thompson's Eye on Books, Washington, D.C.*

Alvin Jones Show, WCBQ-AM 1340 WHNC-AM 890, Raleigh, North Carolina

KAXE-FM Real Good Words with Heidi Holtan, Grand Rapids, MN NPR*

WGVU-AM Morning Show with Shelley Irwin, Grand Rapids, MI NPR

Starstyle Radio (on World Talk Radio)

*links to archived interview

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