Skip to content

I’ll be appearing at the main branch of the New York City Library on Wednesday, December 26 alongside the great Erin Barker to talk about my book Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. About the event: We are always telling stories. In communicating with family and friends, we are…

Read More

I performed in a show in Maine earlier this week called Sound Bites. In addition to telling a story, I also served as the emcee for the evening, introducing storytellers and bantering a bit between stories. Doing my best Elysha Dicks impression.  During one of the stories, a storyteller talked about how she can’t cook…

Read More

In the past nine years, I’ve attended hundreds of book clubs to talk about my books. It is by far one of my favorite ways to meet readers, because unlike a book store or library appearance, these folks have already read my book and are prepared to ask some interesting questions. I’ve also learned that…

Read More

This summer I spoke at the Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH about my latest novel, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. A local television news crew recorded the event and posted it to YouTube.  If you’ve always wanted to attend one of my book events but haven’t been able to, here’s your chance (though…

Read More

Since I published my first novel in 2009, I have attended well over 100 book club meetings both in person and over Skype with people from all over the world who have read my books. While I love speaking in book stores and libraries whenever given the opportunity, it’s always a special honor to be…

Read More

I visited the Townsend Library in Massachusetts this week. I spoke to some lovely people about my path to becoming a writer, ordered them to go home and write, answered some interesting questions about my books, teaching, and the writing process, and then listened in as a book club discussed The Perfect Comeback of Caroline…

Read More

The following is a story that I told at a Moth GrandSLAM at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA in March of 2015.  The theme of the night was Once in a Blue Moon. I told a story about a bee sting that changed my life.  I finished in second place.

Read More

Watch my most recent TEDx Talk, “Homework for Life,” below.  In this talk, I discuss a simple strategy – stumbled upon accidentally – that you can use to slow down time, find greater meaning in your life, and give your future self one of the best gifts imaginable. And if you’re a storyteller – on the…

Read More

I’ll be speaking at TEDxNatick at the Natick High School in Natick, MA on January 23, 2016.  The conference begins at 9:30 AM and wraps at 3:30 PM. Lunch is provided. Tickets to the conference are selling fast. They can be purchased here.  I will be speaking on the topic: “Live Life Like Your 100…

Read More

I am not a famous person, regardless of what a couple of my friends may insist. I am not even close to being famous. I am not even fame-ish. I’ve had the honor of occupying the same space and even spending time with famous people this past year. A long backstage chat with Dr. Ruth.A…

Read More