I never imagined that the title of my book, Welcome to Wherever We Are, would be so prophetic for our times but it is! I was so excited to start my book tour in mid-February yet after just a month, it was severely truncated due to COVID-19 and restrictions on travel. I am looking forward to the day when I can go back on the road and meet readers in person. Until then, please know that I would be thrilled to participate in virtual events including conferences, webinars, classes, book clubs, and discussion groups.

I’m continually updating this site with stories and pictures from my tour, and I invite you to come back here to see my latest news. I launched my book in my hometown of Cleveland, OH area on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Barnes & Noble Eton Collection, and then I headed to Chicago, IL, Madison, WI, Boston, MA, Hilton Head, SC, and Spartanburg, SC.

For book clubs, classes, and discussion groups, I have put together a series of questions to help talk about the book. View the discussion guide.

Meet the Author

  • Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
    1 PM
    Book Launch Party in Cleveland!
    Barnes & Noble, Eton Collection, Woodmere, OH
  • Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
    6 PM
    Memoir Writing Workshop, Sponsored by Literary Cleveland
    Lake Erie Ink, Cleveland, OH
  • Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
    7 PM
    The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL
  • Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
    6 PM
    A Room of One’s Own, Madison, WI
  • Monday, Feb. 24, 2020
    11 AM
    Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, WI
  • Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020
    1 PM-2:30 PM
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Bluffton, SC
  • Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020
    4 PM
    ZONTA, Hilton Head, SC
  • Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020
    7 PM
    Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
  • Sunday, Mar. 15, 2020
    2-4 PM
    Delicious Reads at Hub City, AC Marriott Hotel, Spartanburg, SC
  • Monday, Mar. 23, 2020
    Virtual Event with Zibby Owens, Creator of the award-winning podcast, Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
    Watch my Instagram interview
  • Friday, Mar. 27, 2020
    9:30 AM-10:45 AM (cancelled due to COVID-19)
    Southeast Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020
    8:30 AM-9:45 AM (cancelled due to COVID-19)
    Session 14: Author Meets Curious Readers
    Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL
  • Saturday, Apr. 4, 2020
    1 PM (cancelled due to COVID-19)
    In conversation with author Rachel Levy Lesser
    E. Shaver Bookseller, Savannah, GA
  • Thursday, Apr. 16, 2020
    2 PM and 5:30 PM (cancelled due to COVID-19)
    Georgia State College and University

Tour Poster

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