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Out and About

News about Upcoming Appearances and Events

Remembering My Real Grandmother

In memory of a great woman.

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The Real Life Story that Inspired The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Because I know you want to know.

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The Inspiration for My Work-in-Progress Gets NY Times Shout out!

Miss Lala is on everyone's mind.

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CNN Dialogues Video on America's Multiracial Population

Hosted by Wolf Blitzer with me, Edward James Olmos, Yul Kwon & Kris Marsh.

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Roots, Race and My Dad: My Newest Huffington Post Essay

A personal essay.

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I've Added More Appearances for 2013

And yes, Paul Simon will be at one too!

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Upcoming Appearances Spring 2012

on the West Coast.

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Upcoming Appearances Spring 2012

on the East Coast.

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Thank You Youngstown State University

I had a wonderful time!

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Thank you to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

A wonderful audience and energizing evening.

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Pen on Fire Wrap Up

A great evening with Danzy Senna and host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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CNN Dialogues Wrap-Up

Wolf Blitzer, talking "black", colorism and a hair straightening confession.

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Dirty Laundry Lit

A special evening of words and music hosted by PEN Center USA.

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CNN Dialogue with Wolf Blitzer

A special panel discussion on race.

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Afro Vikings Unite

A very fun time with my peeps!

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"Skype"-ing with Book Clubs

Video Skype makes the world comfortably small.

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Indivisible Exhibit & Panel Talk at the California African American Museum

A great panel.

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Miami Herald Features The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

A fabulous profile that ran in the Miami Herald on Sunday.

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Clark College Commencement Video

A small snippet of my Keynote address.

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is in Danish

Pigen der faldt ned fra himlen (Forlaget Punktum) is in stores now.

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Q & A Video: On Discouragement as a Writer

How do you handle discouragement as a writer?

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Best Introduction Ever Video

A wonderful video of the best introduction from the whole book tour.

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New Appearance: Literary Women

Another wonderful new stop on the tour in Long Beach, CA.

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New Book Tour Stop: Beverly Hills Literary Escape

A wonderful new stop on the tour.

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is a 2010 Great Group Read

Endorsed for Book Clubs Nationwide.

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Hedgebrook: A Writer's Retreat

What is a writer's retreat?

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Michigan Book Tour Stops

I'm in Michigan this week: Suttons Bay & Petoskey.

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Norman Mailer Writers Colony & Meeting Sonia Sanchez

Some photos & a squeal of delight to meet poet Sonia Sanchez.

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My First American Library Association Conference

I really heart librarians.

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Clark College Commencement Address: A Wonderful Night

The story of my first Commencement Address.

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Book Tour Footage

Book Tour Video

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Fun & Feasting with SCIBA Awards Dinner

Tons of Fun at the SCIBA Feast of Authors Awards Dinner.

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2009 Authors Feast with Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association: My First Author Event!

The lovely book people of my native Pacific Northwest host a great Author Feast.

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Heidi Heads to Bread Loaf August 2009

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference is one of twelve summer programs offered at Middlebury College in Vermont.

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