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2024 Events


Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 12:30 pm EST

Literary Luncheon

Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture

1430 Park Ave.

Fernandina Beach, FL

In conversation with bookstore owner, Donna Paz

Monday, March 11, 2024, 7:30 pm EST

Virtual Author Panel (with Christopher Gorham and Allison Gilbert)

Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland

Beachwood, OH

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

Participating Author

Ohioana Book Festival

Panelist: "Fiction Inspired by True Events”

Noon - 12:45 pm  

Room 1A

Columbus Metropolitan Main Library

96 S. Grant Ave. 

Columbus, OH

Monday, April 22, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Ohioana Author Series

Columbus Metropolitan Public Library (Hilliard Branch)

4500 Hickory Chase Way

Hilliard, OH 

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 12:00 pm EST

Letters Luncheon Keynote Address

National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)

The Westin Great Southern Hotel

310 S. High Street

Columbus, OH

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 2:00 EST

Virtual Author Event 

B’nai Torah Congregation

Boca Raton, FL

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6:00 pm EST

Author Event

East Hampton Library

159 Main Street

East Hampton, NY

In conversation with East Hampton librarian Molly Carlson

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6:30 pm EST

Grandview Heights Public Library's Adult Reading Club

Ohio Author Soiree: Underdogs

1685 W. First Avenue

Columbus, OH

Featured with author Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Thursday, July 25, 2024, 7:00 pm EST

Author Event

Centennial Community Author Series

Bexley Public Library 

Bexley, Ohio

In conversation with Pat Losinski, CEO, Columbus Metropolitan Library

2023 Events


Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm EST

National virtual book launch for Bessie

Book Passage

Corte Madera and San Francisco, CA

In conversation with Historical Novelist Kristin Harmel, author of The Paris Daughter

Watch the national launch on YouTube

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 7:00 pm EST

Book Launch for Bessie in Person

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

1125 College Ave.

Columbus, Ohio

In conversation with noted novelist Lee Martin, author of The Glassmaker’s Wife

Watch the BESSIE book launch at the Columbus JCC

Sunday, September 17, 2023 8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST

Zoom Author Panel 

"What's New in Historical Fiction" hosted by History Through Fiction
Panel discussion with Linda, Martha Engber, Kerry Chaput, and Kathleen B. Jones.

Moderated by Minnesota author and historian Colin Mustful

Thursday, September 28, 2023 7:00 pm EST

Virtual Author Event

Books & Books

Coral Gables, FL

In conversation with Historical Novelist Fiona Davis, author of The Spectacular

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 7:00 pm EST

Author Event

Cuyahoga County Public Library in partnership with Mac’s Backs-Books on Coventry

25501 Shaker Blvd.

Beachwood, OH

In Conversation with Kelly Fishman, Regional Director, ADL Cleveland

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 11:00 am EST

Virtual Author Event 

JCC Rockland

West Nyack, NY

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 12:30 pm EST

Temple Israel Book Club

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

1125 College Ave.

Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 4:00 pm EST

Virtual Author Panel

A Mighty Blaze/Authors Love Bookstores

Panel discussion with Saumya Dev and Melissa Rivero

Moderated by Host and Producer Joseph Moldover

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:30 pm EST

Author Talk 

Schuler Books

7260 Orchard Lake Road

West Bloomfield, Michigan

In conversation with Lauren Marcus Johnson, The J of Metro Detroit

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 5:00 to 6:30 pm EST

Opening Reception Author Book Signing

Heartland Fall Forum

Renaissance Center

Detroit, Michigan

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, Noon to 12:30 pm EST

Reading and Writing Podcast

Interview with Jeff Rutherford

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 6:00 pm EST

Author Event

Shakespeare & Co. 

2020 Broadway (between 69th and 70th)

New York, NY

In conversation with noted novelist Helen Schulman, author of Lucky Dogs

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 7:00 pm EST

Author Event

Penguin Bookshop

417 Beaver Street

Sewickley, PA

In conversation with writer and editor Sherrie Flick

Thursday, November 16, 2023, Noon EST

Author Event In Person

NW Ohio Jewish Book Festival

Sylvania, OH

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST 

Festival Author

12:30 pm

Panel Moderator

"Buzzworthy Fiction"

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional Book Festival

Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati, Ohio

Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 2:00 pm EST

A Literary Afternoon: Bessie with author Linda Kass

Levis JCC Sandler Center

21050 95th Avenue South

Boca Raton, FL

Sunday, December 3, 2023 1:00 pm EST

Virtual Author Panel 

Literary Modiin

Panel discussion with Daniel Victor and Tara Ison, moderated by Israeli author
and literary series host Julie Zuckerman

Register here 

2022 Events

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

1:30 – 2:15 pm EST

Ohio State University Retirees Association Annual Conference

Columbus, Ohio

Author lecture and Q&A

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

7:00 – 8:00 pm EST

National Council of Jewish Women

West Morris, New Jersey

Author lecture and Q&A

2021 Events

Thursday, November 11, 2021

10:45 – 11:30 am EST

Veteran’s Day Teen Holocaust Forum

Bureau of Jewish Education, Arizona Historical Society, Phoenix Holocaust Association

Phoenix, Arizona

Author talk and Q&A (kicks off half-day program)

Friday, October 8, 2021

12:30 – 1:30 pm EST

University of Delaware Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Wilmington, Delaware

Guest of virtual panel discussion/Q&A about the Ritchie Boys, featuring Dr. Frank Mechlenburg of the Leo Baeck Institute

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

3:00 – 4:30 pm EST

Lakeside Chautauque

Lakeside, OH

Orchestra Hall

Please note: There is a gate fee to enter the grounds

Lakeside Chautaugue Events Page

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

8:30 to 9:30 pm EST

Congregation Beth Yeshurun, A Hundred Jewish Men

Houston, Texas

Author Talk and Q&A


Monday, May 3, 2021

2:00 to 3:00 pm EST

Creekside Book Club

Columbus, Ohio

Author Talk and Q&A

Sunday, April 25, 2021

2:00 PM EST

Ohioana Book Festival

Columbus, Ohio

Moderated Author Panel: Fiction Based on Real Life


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 

6:00 pm PST/9:00 pm EST
Book Passage
Corte Madera, California
Moderated Author Panel: "Why She Writes"
Live Streamed via Zoom


Sunday, March 14, 2020

10:00 am CST/11:00 am EST
Temple Beth Israel Brotherhood

Skokie, IL
"Sunday Morning Seminar Series " (Zoom)
Author Talk and Q&A

Friday, January 15, 2021
Noon EST

Writer's Bone Podcast
"Friday Morning Coffee, with Daniel Ford"

2020 Events

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

7:00 pm EST

Books & Books, in cooperation with Miami Book Fair and FIU Holocaust & Genocide Studies Program

Coral Gables, Florida

In conversation with Dr. Oren Baruch Stier, Director of Holocaust Studies at Florida International University

Live Streamed via Crowdcast

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
7:00 pm EST

Book Launch for A Ritchie Boy presented by Gramercy Books

In Conversation with Dr. Robin Judd, Ohio State University History Scholar and U.S. Editor of The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies
Live Streamed via Zoom Webinar

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

7:00 pm EST

Mac’s Backs-Books on Coventry

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

In conversation with novelist Lee Martin, author of Yours, Jean

Live Streamed via Zoom

Saturday, October 3, 2020

10:00 am to Noon CT

Sundog Books

89 Central Square

Seaside, Florida

Socially distanced book signing 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

6:00 pm MST

JCC of Boulder in partnership with Boulder Book Store

In conversation with Murray Richtel, former Judge

of the Boulder District Court and member of the

Faculty of Law at Hebrew University

Live streamed on Zoom

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 

Noon to 4:00 pm EST (Linda’s segment approximately 2:30 to 3:00 pm EST)

Florida JCCs BookFest Fiction Forum

Presented through a partnership among Florida JCCs of Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach, North Miami, South Miami, and Orlando

In conversation with Lauren Zimmerman, owner of the Writer’s Block Bookstore in Orlando

Live Streamed via Zoom Webinar


4:30 pm EST

That Word Chat with Mark Allen

Columbus, Ohio

In conversation with Mark Allen about words, bookselling,
writing, and related topics


Thursday, November 5, 2020

6:30 pm CST

City Lit Books

Chicago, IL 

Platform TBA

In conversation with historical novelist Kristin Harmel,

author of The Book of Lost Names

Live Streamed via Zoom


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

11 am PT/2 pm EST

Merage JCC

Irvine, California

Author Talk, followed by Q&As

Live Streamed via Zoom

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

2:00 pm EST

Heller Community Relations Committee of 

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

Author talk, reading, and Q&A

Live streamed via Zoom

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