Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • June 15, 2013
    7 p.m.
    Booksigning and reading
    Photographing Fairies -- A Victorian-inspired Shimmy Showcase featuring dance and other entertainments
    Viento y Agua Coffeehouse
    Long Beach, CA

  • April 20, 2013
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. booksigning at Red Phoenix Booth, #183
    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    USC Campus, Los Angeles
  • February 23, 2013
    13th annual "Meet the Authors" luncheon, presented by the San Clemente Friends of the Library
    Discussion with signing to follow
    Arroyo Trabuco Gold Club, Mission Viejo, Calif.

  • September 21, 2012
    1 p.m.
    Discussion with signing to follow
    Big Orange Book Festival
    Chapman University campus, Orange, Calif.

  • August 11, 2012
    9 to 9:50 a.m.
    Ask-an-Author Discussion along with paranormal romance author Laura Wright
    Orange County chapter of RWA
    Brea Community Center, Brea, Calif. 

  • July 28, 2012
    Workshop moderator
    2 - 3 p.m.
    From Aether to Zeppelin: Writing Steampunk Romance (CRAFT)
    with Cindy Holby w/a KassyTayler, Suzanne Lazear, and Theresa Meyers
    RWA 2012 National Conference
    Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, Calif.

  • July 25, 2012LitSigning2012
    5 - 8 p.m.
    2012 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing
    as part of the RWA National Conference
    Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.
    Pic: I had the pleasure of signing beside (and chatting up a storm with) the BBB Award finalist Phyliss Miranda and RITA winner Cindy Dees.

  • July 21, 2012
    Panel discussion and booksigning
    1 - 3 p.m. (discussion first, signing follows)
    "Between the Covers," an author program including Regency romance author Tessa Dare and contemporary romance author Jennifer Bernard
    Garden Grove Regional Library, Garden Grove, Calif.

  • May 5, 2012
    Reading and signing
    7 to 9:30 p.m.
    Dancing at The Chance, An Evening of Vaudevillian Dance -- Travel back to the Victorian era with Saviya presenting a Vaudvillian bellydancing program with guest dancers Anastasia, Rebecca, Bella, and Sonia. Plus author DeAnna Cameron will read from her latest Bellydance-themed novel set in the Victorian era and will be autographing copies of her new book at this special Shimmyshowcase.
    Also, the author is sponsoring door prizes, as well as prizes for the most creative top hat and best Victorian costume.
    Viento y Agua Coffeehouse, 4007 E. 4th St., Long Beach, Calif.

  • April 21-22, 2012Love, Actually Panel Pic
    2 p.m. Saturday - booksigning at Mysterious Galaxy booth #372
    2 p.m. Sunday - "Fiction: Love, Actually" panel with a booksigning to follow
    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    USC campus
    Pic: From left, Jill Sorenson, Tessa Dare, me and Dee J. Adams. Photo credit: Tari and Paul Jewett

  • April 11-14, 2012Kathe Robin and me
    Signing and appearances
    Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention
    Pic: From left, me and RT Book Review's Kathe Robin


  • April 3, 2012
    DANCING AT THE CHANCE released in trade paperback

  • March 6, 2012
    THE BELLY DANCER released in mass-market paperback

  • February 25, 2012DeAnna Cameron and Gail Carriger
    Signing and lunch with readers
    Passion & Prose festival
    The Westin Long Beach
    Pic: From left, keynote speaker Gail Carriger and me.

  • February 6, 2012PalmiaOne
    Lecture and signing (closed event)
    Palmia, Mission Viejo
    Pic: From left, hosts Sandy Haig, Diane Cleverdon and me.




  • October 2, 2011at the WeHo Book Fair
    West Hollywood Book Fair
    Signing books at the Historical Novel Society's Los Angeles Chapter booth
    Pic: Me at the HNS/L.A. Chapter booth

  • June 19, 2011
    Historical Novel Society Conference
    Holiday Inn / San Diego
    Pic 1: from left, Elizabeth Kerri Mahon (Scandalous Women), me, Christy English (The Queen's Pawn, To Be Queen) and Sherry Jones (Jewel of Medina, Sword of Medina)
    Pic 2: from left, Michelle Cameron (The Fruit of Her Hands), Patricia O'Sullivan (Hope of Isreal), me.


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  • June 3-5, 2011WithShauna

    34th annual Cairo Caravan belly dance festival
    Lecture and booksigning
    Queen Mary / Long Beach
    Pic: Me with Shauna Roberts (Like Maflies in the Stream), my booksigning buddy who also performed with her troupe.


  • February 11, 2010
    Romance Authors' Tea, presented by the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library
    Huntington Beach Central Library, Huntington Beach, Calif.


  • September 5, 2009
    Borders Express, Orange, Calif.


  • September 4, 2009
    Booksigning and Belly Dance Showcase
    Laguna Beach Books, Laguna Beach, Calif.


  • August 22, 2009
    An Evening at the Cleopatra Club booksigning
    Anahata Movement Arts, Riverside, Calif.


  • August 8, 2009
    Barnes & Noble, Costa Mesa, Calif.


  • July 24, 2009
    THE BELLY DANCER Book Release & Benefit for Women For Women Int'l Party
    Merry's Fashion with Passion Boutique, Long Beach, Calif.
    Row 1, Pic 1: Me with the Belly Dancer poster
    Pic 2: Om Sisters performing
    Pic 3: Hatari Uzuri in the costume fashion show
    Row 2, Pic 1: Enala performing
    Pic 2: Sarah al Nour performing
    Row 3, Pic 1: Katerina performing
    Pic 2: Bedouin tent
    Row 4, Pic 1: Azuluna with Sooz performing
    Pic 2: The crowd watching the dancers and musicians
    All photos courtesy of Rachel McClain, founder of OC Bellydance Connection


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  • July 9, 2009
    THE BELLY DANCER published in trade paperback