I’m delighted to be visiting several bookstores to read from THE GRAVITY OF BIRDS, sign books, and have the chance to talk with readers. Watch this space for dates and events.


November 1, 2015
I’ll be at the Solano County Library Foundation’s Authors Luncheon, along with Geraldine Brooks, Catriona McPherson, Joanne Weir and Kristina Yee. You can find more details here:


May 2, 2015
If it’s not a national holiday–it should be. May 2nd is Independent Bookstore Day. I’ll be at Books, Inc. in Palo Alto at 1:30pm, celebrating. Come join the festivities!

April 24, 2015
Stop by Leigh’s Favorite Books at 7:00pm for a lively discussion. I’ll drink lots of highly-caffeinated beverages beforehand so I’ll be ready for your questions.

February 23, 2015
I’m looking forward to talking with Pamela Feinsilber and her group for the February installment of “Meet the Author” at Book Passage in Corte Madera. The discussion starts at 7:00pm.

February 5, 2015
I’ll be participating in the AAUW’s “Literary Loop” fundraiser in Napa, CA, at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The event starts at 6:00pm. Details to follow.

January 15th – 18th, 2015
The Pulpwood Queens! I couldn’t be more excited to be participating in Girlfriends Weekend, taking place this year in Nacogdoches, TX. Read all about it:

January 10, 2015
I’ll be at the Pence Gallery in Davis, California at 7:30pm for “Stories on Stage,” sharing the inspiration for “Fletcher.” Renee Thompson, author of The Plume Hunter, will be there, too. Doors open at 7:00pm. Donation: $5.00

October 11, 2014
Please join me at Books Inc. Opera Plaza (San Francisco) from 2:00 – 4:00pm for “Mysteries at Opera Plaza: The Thrill of Shared Reading.” This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter, in support of National Reading Group Month, and by Litquake, San Francisco’s homegrown literary extravaganza! I’m very happy to be moderating this panel of award-winning authors: Katie Crouch (Abroad: A Novel), Alice LaPlante (Circle of Wives), and Sophie Littlefield (The Missing Place, coming in October). Meet them, share wine and hors d’oeuvres, and listen as they discuss their new novels. This event is free and open to the public.

September 6, 2014
I’d love to meet you at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill! Details to follow.

September 5, 2014
Very excited to be visiting The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC to celebrate First Friday!

September 4, 2014
Reading and signing at the lovely Breakwater Books in Guilford, CT at 7:00pm.

September 3, 2014
Author Luncheon at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT with Kate Manning, author of  My Notorious Life. 12:00 – 1:30pm.

May 4, 2014
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.  23rd Annual Author Salon. I’m incredibly thrilled to be presenting along with Margaret George, Ron Hansen, Susan Shillinglaw and moderator Paul Goldstein. You can get more detailed information about the program here. The wonderful folks from Books, Inc. in Palo Alto will be there…selling books, of course.

May 3, 2014
What better way to celebrate California Bookstore Day than with a Book Swap at Kepler’s in Menlo Park? I’ll be sharing a little bit about my writing process, but also bringing one of my favorite books to swap. (This was an agonizing decision, plus I had to buy another copy because I couldn’t bear to let mine go. What book am I bringing? Stop by to find out!)

April 16, 2014
The book club at Village House of Books in Los Gatos will be discussing THE GRAVITY OF BIRDS. You can find out more here.

March 12, 2014
I’m thrilled to be a featured author for the 2014 Twitter Fiction Festival. The festival runs for 5 days (March 12th – 16th). Check in to see what happens 140 characters at a time! @tracyguzeman

March 8, 2014
Authors Under the Stars (Walnut Creek Library Foundation Gala Benefit). More details here.

February 15, 2014
5th Annual Palo Alto AAUW Authors’ Luncheon. Michael’s at Shoreline in Mountain View at noon. More details here.

November 7, 2013
Looking forward to reading and talking with people at Read Booksellers in Danville at 6:45pm. (P.S. – Books make great holiday gifts!)

October 25, 2013
The opening of a new bookstore is always cause for celebration! Please join me, along with Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Daughters), for an evening of “Prosecco and Prose”  at Village House of Books in Los Gatos (326 Village Lane, Suite A) at 7:00pm.

October 14, 2013
I’ll be participating in National Readers Group Month at an event sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Details to follow.

October 13, 2013
Litquake! Don’t miss this wonderful, week long celebration of the written word in all its various guises. I’ll be participating on a panel titled “Off the Richter Scale: The Novel” with NoViolet Bulawayo (We Need New Names), Nick Taylor (The Disagreement and Father Junípero’s Confessor), and Robin Sloan (Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore) on Sunday, October 13th at 5:00pm at the Hotel Rex near San Francisco’s Union Square. And the hotel even has a literary theme! What could be better?

October 1, 2013
I’ll be reading at Bookshop West Portal as part of the WNBA-SF Chapter Author Event. (That’s “Women’s National Book Association” for those of you who wonder whether I’ve suddenly gotten taller.) Please join me, along with authors Meg Waite Clayton, Mary Mackey, Amanda McTigue and moderator Patricia V. Davis from 7:00-9:00pm.

September 19, 2013
Come visit the Glass Door Gallery in San Francisco from 7:00-9:00pm for InsideStorytime, where our theme will be “The Reckoning” (sounds foreboding, doesn’t it?) and I’ll be reading with authors Carolyn Cooke, Samuel Sattin, and Indira Allegra, among others, with the brilliant James Warner as MC!

September 17, 2013
I’ve been invited to be part of Copperfield’s Debut Brews Series at the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol. Click on the link to get details, or just show up at Hopmonk Tavern’s Beer Garden at 6:00pm. (For those of you who know me, rest assured I will wait until AFTER the reading to imbibe…)

September 12, 2013
I can’t think of a better place to spend a Thursday evening than at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley. Reading/Q&A/signing at 7:30pm.

September 5, 2013
Book Passage in Corte Madera – a wonderful place to celebrate the written word. Please stop in for a reading/Q&A/signing at 7:00pm.

August 20, 2013
At the lovely Annie Bloom’s in Portland for a reading/Q&A/signing at 7:00pm.

August 19, 2013
Hello, Seattle! Please join me for a reading/Q&A/signing at Third Place Books at 7:00pm. (This event will be held at the Lake Forest Park store.)

August 18, 2013
I’ll be participating in LitQuake Palo Alto at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. The event runs from 2:00 – 8:00pm and is free of charge. Emerging Authors panel at 4:15pm.

August 15, 2013
Join me at Kepler’s in Menlo Park at 7:30pm in conversation with Ellen Sussman, author of The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons, and On a Night Like This.

August 6, 2013
Pub date! Help me celebrate THE GRAVITY OF BIRDS launch at Books, Inc. in Palo Alto at 7:00PM.

July 14, 2013
Sunnyvale Author’s Day. The book won’t be out yet, but I’ll be at Sunnyvale’s Heritage Park Museum from noon to 4:00pm on Sunday. Come by and say hello, find out about THE GRAVITY OF BIRDS, and meet other local authors.