Interviews, Podcasts, & Events
BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL APPEARANCE
Sunday, May 7, 2023: Woman-ning the She Writes Press booth at Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley! Great to meet 8-10 fellow SWP authors and talk about each others’ books with readers! Same time next year! For info about next year, go HERE.
PANEL MEMBER: CHANGING YOUR ‘TYPE’
Saturday May 6: You can change the type of man you are attracted to! I was on this live panel of experts discussing how. A great discussion! Recording HERE soon!
EXPERT: DATING IN A SELF-LOVING WAY!
April 24 – May 3: My interview with Iris Benrubi on Dating in a Self-loving Way was presented at this summit: The Secrets to Finding Healthy Love and Happiness in Midlife & Beyond! Recording HERE soon!
INSTAGRAM LIVE INTERVIEW
Friday, April 7, 2023: Instagram LIVE interview on IG PAGE: @Bookish.Road.Trip. Meredith Stoddard and I had a fun and frank discussion about the satisfying and challenging aspects of my book. Listen to the recording HERE.
PRESENTATION AT WRITERS CLUB
Sun, February 19, 2023: Member Spotlight on me at the Berkeley Branch of the California Writer’s Club! I got to introduce myself and talk about my writing journey to a published book, and answer questions. Listen to the recording, starting at minute 29.30 HERE. Passcode: $qsX%jw9.
December 8, 2022: Guest on the podcast, Authors Over 50, with Julia Brewer Daily. Julia interviews authors about their writing journey and why it took them so long to publish a book! We had a fun conversation in October, and the episode aired in December. Listen HERE.
INSTAGRAM LIVE INTERVIEW
November 29, 2022 on Instagram Live @10 am PT/1 pm ET: Amazing Authors, with the amazing Meg Nocero. Meg interviews authors about their writing journey and as always, it was a magical, fun conversation! Listen HERE.
October 28, 2022: Zibby Award Winners announced in NYC! Fifty First Dates After Fifty: A Memoir won the Zibby Award for Best Dedication! Go HERE for the clip of my accepting the award and reading the dedication at the ceremony!
Guest on the Podcast, The Nature of Authors, with host Chrissy Holm. A sweet interview about my writing journey, suggestions for new writers, dating, relationships, book awards, and why writing about sex is still taboo, Aired in August, 2022 Listen HERE.
APPEARANCE AT BOOK FESTIVAL
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! On the USC campus. In Booth 913 with She Writes Press authors Laurie James, Rektok Ross, Leslie Rasmussen, & Meg Nocero, and author CV Shaw! April 23 and 24, 2022. Info HERE.
AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Interview by Firebird Awards based on my First Place awards in Memoir, Relationships, Sexuality, and New Age Culture. March 9, 2022. Listen HERE!
Guest on Stirred by Words Podcast, with Chrissy Holm: ROMANTIC episode. Short recording on the gestures or qualities that make someone romantic to me. March 9, 2022. Listen HERE!
PODCAST BOOK EXCERPT
A two-minute podcast episode in which I read a 45-second excerpt from my book! Public radio station KALW’s way of introducing new books by Bay Area writers. February 10, 2022. Listen HERE! Also on Apple podcasts.
PRESENTATION TO ONLINE COMMUNITY
Presentation on Dating Resilience to Revel members by two dating veterans—fellow author Jodi Klein (First Date Stories) and myself. February 9, 2022.
Guest on The Human Awareness Institute (HAI)’s Podcast, talking about the dating skills I learned in HAI that helped me enjoy dating and find my partner. January 28, 2022. Listen HERE!
Workshop co-leader with Sumati Sparks: Non-Monogamous Dating. January 22, 2022.
SPEAKER IN ONLINE GROUP
Guest speaker in the Monday Night Sex Talk group of Revel, a member-based online women’s community. January 17, 2022.
Guest on Dr. Terri Orbuch’s The Love Doctor Podcast, talking about Fifty First Dates After Fifty. January 14, 2022. Listen HERE! Also on Apple podcasts.
BOOK CLUB INTERVIEW
Speaker in National Association of Memoir Writers’ Book Club, with President Linda Joy Meyers. talking about the writing of Fifty First Dates After Fifty. January 13, 2022. Listen HERE!
Guest on Big Blend Radio. Podcast. Fun interview with hosts Lisa and Nancy, talking about Fifty First Dates After Fifty. January 13, 2022. Listen HERE! Also on Apple podcasts.
Guest on The Sexy Lifestyle Podcast with Carol & David, talking about Fifty First Dates After Fifty. January 7, 2022. Listen HERE! Also on Apple podcasts.
INSTAGRAM LIVE CHAT
An IG Live Chat with Ana P. Santos of The Pleasure Project. December 16, 2021. A juicy, sex-positive conversation about my book! Listen on IG feed @The_PleasureProject.
Guest on The Sexy Lifestyle Podcast with Carol & David, talking about great sex after fifty. December 7, 2021. Listen HERE! Also on Apple podcasts.
Guest on Jodi Klein’s podcast, First Date Stories! A romp through my 50 first date stories! December 2, 2021. Listen HERE! Also on Apple podcasts.
Fun interview with Sumati Sparks on her Leading Edge Love Radio: “Non-Monogamous Dating and other Dating Tips! ” November 16, 2021. Link to recording HERE!
Guest on Meg Nocero’s weekly Facebook Live Show, Manifesting with Meg! Such a fun conversation! November 8, 2021. Recording HERE.
Interview on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast, with Sue Loncaric. Great discussion about dating! November 11, 2021. Recording HERE. Also on Apple podcasts.
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Virtual Book Launch & Reading! November 4, 2021: With Pegasus Books in Berkeley and Oakland, CA.
The Zoom celebration of the publication of Fifty First Dates After Fifty! Fellow author and feminist life coach Sasha Cagen and I were in conversation about the themes in my memoir related to dating and finding a partner as a midlife woman. I read excerpts from the book and answered questions from the attendees. And there was a surprise guest!
Interview on radio show, A Novel Idea, with host Suzanne Lang at KRCB 104.9 FM (Sonoma Co). Includes interview with Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press. Oct. 31, 2021. Podcast HERE.
In-person panel, Book Passage, Corte Madero, CA Women’s Stories: Creativity, Resilience and Insight—A Panel of She Writes Press Authors moderated by Brooke Warner, Publisher. October 30, 2021. LINK to video HERE.
Interview on the Silver Lined ReLaunch Podcast. Finding silver linings to turn transitions into transformations! Host Hilary DeCesare and I had a delightful conversation about the importance of self-love, good communication, and having a vision while dating, and how going on 50 first dates led me to my perfect partner. October 27, 2021. LISTEN or WATCH HERE.
Interview on Radio: Dropping In to Find Our Common Threads, with Diane Dewey. Deep conversation about the meaningful, vulnerable threads in Fifty First Dates After Fifty. Can also be found on Apple podcasts. I October 22, 2021. LISTEN HERE.
Interview with Baby Boomster host Rebecca. Fun discussion about coming of age in the 1970s, and what I learned from identifying as a lesbian, dating men, and personal growth workshops. She called my book ‘spicy!’ August 17, 2021. WATCH HERE.