Personal Appearances

If you're interested in having me lead a writing workshop in your area, or speak to your group, please contact:
Lisa Strickland
Brava Creative Group
lisa@bravacreativegroup.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Book Talk/Signing
"Introducing Lark Chadwick"
Harford County Public Library
120 N. Union Ave.
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078
The event is free and open to the public
Click here for details and to register: https://bit.ly/2Fnkpw6

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"How to Write a Novel" writing workshop
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St.
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Click here for details and to register: https://bit.ly/2UKy3xS

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"From Novice to Novelist" writing workshop
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St.
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Click here for details and to register: https://bit.ly/2SLaz9T

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"From Novice to Novelist" writing workshop
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Click here for details and to register: https://bit.ly/2ryBJW0

February 25-28, 2019 (Monday dinner through Thursday noon)
Keynote Speaker/Writing Workshop Leader
"Fanning the Ember of Creativity" Writing Retreat
The Claggett Center - Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
3035 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, Maryland 21710
301-874-5147
Click here for details and to register.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
"From Novice to Novelist" - writing workshop
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave., Suite 3
Norfolk, Virginia 23517
Click here for details and to register: http://www.the-muse.org/teachers.html#dedakis

Saturday, March 2, 2019
"Planning vs. Seat-of-the-Pantsing" - writing workshop
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave., Suite 3
Norfolk, Virginia 23517
Click here for details and to register: http://www.the-muse.org/teachers.html#dedakis

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"How to Write a Novel" writing workshop
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Click here for details and to register

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Writing Workshop Leader - "How to Write a Novel"
Bay to Ocean Writers Conference
Chesapeake College
Wye Mills, Maryland
Click here for details and to register: http://easternshorewriters.org/

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Noon Eastern Time
Live Podcast Interview
"It Was a Dark and Stormy Book Club: A Podcast for Mystery Lovers"
(More details and a link to come)
Listen here: https://itwasadarkandstormybookclub.com/

Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Writing Workshop - "How to Write a Novel"
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Registration details: https://bit.ly/2QfKm6N

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"From Novice to Novelist" writing workshop
The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Book Talk/Discussion re: Bullet in the Chamber
Tall Timbers, Maryland
[private residence]

Saturday, April 28, 2019
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kensington Day of the Book Festival
Kensington, Maryland
https://dayofthebook.com/

Monday, April 29, 2019
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Book Talk/Signing "Confessions of a CNN Journalist"
Arbor Terrace Retirement Community
600 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
https://bit.ly/2JbSYrM
(201) 890-7533

May 3-5, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Malice Domestic 31
Bethesda, Maryland
Click here for details and to register: http://malicedomestic.org/

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"How to Write a Novel" writing workshop
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St.
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Click here for details and to register: https://www.writer.org/event/su19-how-to-write-a-novel-2/

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"From Novice to Novelist" writing workshop
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St.
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Click here for details and to register: https://www.writer.org/event/su19-from-novice-to-novelist-2/

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Writing Workshop - "How to Write a Novel"
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Registration details: https://www.politics-prose.com/class/how-to-write-novel-and-get-it-published-1974

Thursday, June 6, 2019
1 p.m.
Meet with the Arbor Terrace writing group
Teaneck, New Jersey
(Private Event)

Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Loudoun County Book & Arts Festival
In addition to signing books, at 12:30 I'll be interviewing
Journalist and Author Tom Rosenstiel,
Executive Director of the American Press Institute
Brambleton Public Library
22850 Brambleton Plaza
Brambleton, Virginia 20148
Click here for details

June 17-21, 2019 (Monday through Friday)
Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop & Retreat
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
I'll be leading a week-long series of workshops
Click here for details and to register: https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/write-by-the-lake/

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Book Talk/Reading/Signing
A Room of One’s Own Bookstore
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison Wisconsin 53703
(608) 257-7888
www.roomofonesown.com/event/john-dedakis-author-lark-chadwick-mysteries-series
FB: www.facebook.com/roomofonesownbookstore
TW: @roomofonesown

Thursday, June 20, 2019
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Book Talk - "Fake News"/Signing
Readers' Realm Bookstore
147 E. Montello Street
Montello, Wisconsin 53949
(608) 297-2200

Friday, June 21, 2019
7 - 10 p.m.
Book Talk - "Confessions of a CNN Journalist" + Book Signing
Mystery to Me Bookstore
1863 Monroe Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
(608) 283-9332
https://www.mysterytomebooks.com/events

Saturday, June 22, 2019
2 p.m
Book Talk ("Confessions of a CNN Journalist") + Signing
Barnes & Noble
West Town Mall
7433 Mineral Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53717
(608) 827-0809
https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062020319-0

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"How to Write a Novel" writing workshop
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Click here for details and to register: https://www.writer.org/event/su19-how-to-write-a-novel/

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"From Novice to Novelist" writing workshop
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Click here for details and to register: https://www.writer.org/event/su19-from-novice-to-novelist/

Friday, August 2, 2019
7:15 p.m.
Book Talk: "Confessions of an Ex-CNN Journalist"
Kensington Park
Senior Living
3620 Littledale Rd.
Kensington, Maryland

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Featured Author / Workshop Leader
Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Ave.
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
Click here for registration details: http://bit.ly/2aLGR1K

August 19-23, 2019
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. [Monday through Friday]
"From Novice to Novelist" writing workshops
Hultquist 201B
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, New York
Click here to register: https://bit.ly/2DlY4MK

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Creative Writing Camp for Adults
The Muse Writers Center
Norfolk, Virginia
I'll be giving a camp-wide pep talk on "Facing Your Writing Fears,"
plus I'll be leading three workshops in the afternoon
Click here for details and to register:
http://www.the-muse.org/workshops.html#adaugust

September 1, 2019
Publication Day for my 5th novel in the Lark Chadwick series:

Fake Cover

From the back cover:
In the era of “fake news,” when facts are suspect and reporters are targets, popular First Lady Rose Gannon dies suddenly during an interview with White House Correspondent Lark Chadwick. Still reeling from the death of her photographer boyfriend, Lark is thrust into the midst of a media-bashing frenzy while covering a grieving president trying to defuse a looming nuclear war. FAKE is a real-life look behind the scenes at the ethical struggles of a female journalist in a #MeToo world walking the line between personal feelings and dispassionate objectivity – trying to discern the difference between what’s real . . . and what’s fake.
Available, along with my other books, on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/2GfgYay

Thursday, September 5, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Book Reading
The Writer's Center
Bethesda, Maryland

Sunday, September 15, 2019
1 p.m.
Book Talk/Signing
Second Chapter Books
10 South Liberty Street
Middleburg, Virginia 20117

Monday, September 16, 2019
7 p.m.
Book Talk/Signing
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place
Sterling, Virginia 20165
For details click here

Man Holding The Book Fake

September 18, 2019
Blog Talk Radio Interview
"Conversations Live" with Cyrus Webb
Listen here

John Dedakis and Carol Campbell Holding the Book Fake

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Radio Interview - WERA 96.7 FM, Arlington, Virginia
"Music Alley" with Carol Campbell & Jacki Steven
Listen here

John Dedakis Speaking at the Podium

Sunday, September 22, 2019
1 p.m.
Book Talk/Reading/Signing
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Listen here

John Dedakis and Andrea Koppel

September 23, 2019
"Time4Coffee" Podcast interview with Andrea Koppel
A podcast and website dedicated to helping college
students and recent grads find the right fit.
Listen here

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Sisters in Crime mystery writers:
Karen Cantwell - humorous mysteries
Barb Goffman - short stories
Adam Meyer - thrillers
Kathy Owen - historical mysteries
John DeDakis - journalism mysteries
Brambleton Public Library
22850 Brambleton Plaza
Ashburn, Virginia 20148

Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Book Talk/Signing
Harford County Public Library - Joppa Branch
655 Towne Center Dr.
Joppa, Maryland 21085
Click here for details

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Canal Town Writers Conference
I'll be leading the "How to Write a Novel" workshop
Chesapeake City, Maryland
Click here for details and to register: https://easternshorewriters.org/event-3468645

Saturday, October 5, 2019 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day-long writing workshop "How to Write a Novel"
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Click here for details and to register: https://www.politics-prose.com/class/how-to-write-novel-and-get-it-published-19119

Monday, October 7, 2019
"Conversations with the Author"
The University Club of Washington, D.C.
(Private Event)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Novel"
(free and open to the public)
I'll also be selling books until 2 p.m. as part of Eat Local, Read Local
Cascades Public Library
21030 Whitfield Place
Sterling, Virginia 20165
Click here for details

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Novel"
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St.
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
For details, and to register, click here

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Writing Workshop: "From Novice to Novelist"
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St.
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
For details, and to register, click here

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
1 p.m.
Book Club discussion of FAKE
Purcellville Public Library
220 E. Main St.
Purcellville, Virginia 20132

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Crossroads Writers Conference
I'll be leading the "How to Write a Novel" workshop
Salisbury, Maryland
Click here for details and to register: https://easternshorewriters.org/event-3468663

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Novel"
The Writer's Center - Arlington
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, Virginia 22206
For details, and to register, click here

Saturday, November 9, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Writing Workshop: "From Novice to Novelist"
The Writer's Center - Arlington
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, Virginia 22206
For details, and to register, click here

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Book Talk/Signing
"Fake News: Confessions of an Ex-CNN Journalist"
Ellen Coolidge Burke Library
4701 Seminary Rd.
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
https://alexlibraryva.org/event/3333247

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
"Meet the Authors Night & Book Fair
The University Club of Washington, D.C.
1135 16th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Click here for registration details: https://bit.ly/1XwFnf3

Thursday, December 5, 2019
LIVE Radio Interview
"The Nora Firestone Show" - WKQA, Norfolk, Virginia (AM 1110)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Nora and I will discuss "fake news" and my new novel FAKE.
Listen live anywhere in the world at: http://www.wkqaradio.com/tune-in.html
Or watch live on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/public/norafirestone
To call in: 757-222-3705
The program will also be archived at: www.norafirestone.com/on-air

Saturday, December 7, 2019
I'll be leading two writing workshops:
1. Writing What You DON'T Know - 10a.m.-12:30p.m.
2. Characterization Through Dialogue 1p.m. - 3:30p.m.
The Muse Writers Center
Norfolk, Virginia
Register for each class separately here

Monday, December 9, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Book Talk Signing "Fake News: Confessions of an Ex-CNN Journalist"
Williamsburg Plantation Clubhouse
4870 Longhill Road Williamsburg, Virginia 23188

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Novel"
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
For details, and to register, click here

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Internet Radio Panel - "Fake News: How Real is the Threat?"
"Crime Beat" with Ron Chepesiuk
Live 8 p.m. ET
I'll be joined on the panel by:
Diane Dimond, Award-winning Investigative Journalist
Ginger Blackstone, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Harding University
https://www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Writing Workshop: "From Novice to Novelist"
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
For details, and to register, click here

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Noon - 3 p.m.
Holiday Book Fair
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street Bethesda, Maryland 20815
www.writer.org
301-654-8664

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