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Almost Missed You has been selected for Barnes & Noble’s Best New Fiction shortlist for March and PopSugar’s Best Spring Reads.



Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Book Launch! / Signing!)
Rookwood Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH

March 28, 2017, 7 p.m.

Penguin Bookshop (Pittsburgh Launch / Signing)
Sewickley, PA

April 6, 2017, 6 p.m.

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, Columbus, OH

April 8, 2017

Colorado Springs, CO

May 5-6, 2017

May 10, 2017, 6 p.m.

Erlanger, KY

May 16, 2017, 7 p.m.

Antioch Writers’ Workshop LitSalon (Featured Author)

Fundraiser Hosted at a Private Home in Dayton, OH — Details TBA
Q&A, followed by book signing

May 21, 2017, 4-7 p.m. (light bites & beverages will be served)

Antioch Writers’ Workshop (Instructor)

Yellow Springs, OH

July 8, 2017 (daytime workshop + evening faculty signing)

Midwest Writers Workshop (Speaker / Panelist)
Ball State University, Muncie, IN

July 20-22, 2017

Writer’s Digest Conference (Speaker / Sponsor Staff / Panelist)
New York Hilton Midtown, NY, NY
August 18-20, 2017

Looking for a speaker or panelist who offers a seasoned editor’s expertise as well as a writer’s perspective? Contact me!



Littsburgh: 5 Questions With Jessica Strawser
Interview with the fine literary folks in my hometown of Pittsburgh, plus an excerpt of Almost Missed You.

Around Cincinnati, WVXU (91.7 FM, Cincinnati)
March 26, 2017, 7 p.m., on air interview (available for streaming thereafter)

Listen to me talk writing with bestselling author-host Steven James on “The Story Blender” via Suspense Radio (original air date: Feb. 12, 2016)

Get freelance writing tips from my guest spot on “Literary Speaking” (with host Crystal-Lee Quibell’s) via Blogtalk Radio, also available on iTunes (original air date: March 1, 2016)



Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (Sponsor Representative)
University of Dayton, Ohio, March 31 – April 2, 2016

5th Annual Books-in-Progress Conference (Featured Speaker)
Carnegie Center, Lexington, Kentucky, June 3, 2016

Writer’s Digest Conference (Featured Speaker)
New York Hilton Midtown, August 12 – 14, 2016