Author Series at Amesbury Public Library

Amesbury Public Library Author SeriesCome on out, readers & writers! I’ll be talking about writing, place, my novel The Art of Floating, and lots more!

This event is part of the Amesbury Public Library’s Friends Membership Month! The Friends fund all of the programs and museum passes at the Amesbury Public Library, join today and be part of a fantastic group of people who love their library!


Registration is Limited! Sign up TODAY! or call 978-388-8148

Kicking Off the “Penguin Bookshop Writer Series” in Sewickley, PA

2015 Penguin Bookshop Author SeriesThe Penguin Bookshop is excited to launch the Penguin Bookshop Writers Series with author Kristin Bair O’Keeffe and her writer’s workshop “Writerhead“!

This event will be free and open to the public.  Registration, however, is suggested as space will be limited.  Please call the Penguin Bookshop to reserve your spot now!


As defined by Kristin Bair O’Keeffe, writerhead is the “state of dreamy concentration during which a writer is most creative, productive, and artistic.” You know, the state of mind writers are in when they’re caught up in those beautiful (sometimes excruciating) sh, sh, sh, sssssshhhhh, I’ve-got-to-get-this-down-on-the-page moments. Also known as “the zone” or “the groove.” In this workshop, Kristin plumbs the mysteries of writerhead, engages writers in a deep (and often hilarious) exploration of their own writerheads, and coaches writers on how to school the non-writers (philistines!) in their lives about this delicious state of writerly nirvana.

Getting Real & Talking Risk at the “Newburyport Literary Festival”

9780425271483_large_The Art of Floating_HIGH RESLovely readers! Don’t miss my event at this year’s Newburyport Literary Festival: “Getting Real:  The Raw, Risky Business of Writing Fiction.” Grab a coffee and settle in!

When: Saturday, April 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church (26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA)

Who: Kristin Bair O’Keeffe, Holly Robinson, Lorrie Thomson

And so much more at the Newburyport Lit Fest!

Great Fun at the Emma Andrews Library in Newburyport

Last night, at the Emma Andrews Library in Newburyport, author Holly Robinson and I talked about our most recent novels (Hers: BEACH PLUM ISLAND. Mine: THE ART OF FLOATING) and the ins-and-outs of place/setting in fiction. Great crowd, great discussion, great venue (speaking of place!), and, yes, great cookies!

A big thanks to Priscilla and the Emma Andrews Library team for putting together such a spectacular event! And thanks to all who came, listened, asked good questions, and bought books!


Reading at Emma Andrews Library

Author Fair at Haverhill Public Library!

A wonderful gathering of authors will be talking, reading, chatting, and selling their books! Awesome lineup (Myfanwy Collins, Dale T. Phillips, Holly Robinson, Rory O’Brien, Barbara Kent Lawrence, Ursula Wong, and me!)

Here are links to each: