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NEWS
 

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

October 2017
 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat and COSTUME PARTY!
Join us to discuss novels set in the Roaring Twenties with author Jenni L. Walsh! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

January 2018
 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Bayliss Library Book Club
**private event

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

March 2018
 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Grass Valley PEO
**private event

Past News and Events
 

2017
 

January 2017
 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Join us to discuss Historical Epistolaries with author Jessica Brockmole! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

February 2017
 

February 9, 2016
The Political Woman: Historical Novelists Reimagine and Reclaim Women’s Place in Politics
Panel discussion with Karen Joy Fowler, Alex Myers, Gina L. Mulligan and Mary Volmer
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference
Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
link >
 

March 2017
 

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Wine Women Words podcast
Watch here >

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Boca de Oro Literary Festival
6:00-9:50 PM/PST
Robbins Nest Wine Bar & Bistro
Join writers Diana G. Tierney, Julie K. Rose, Chadd Thuman, V.E. Ulett, and me for a reading and panel discussion entitled “HERSTORY: Capturing the experience of women in history and fiction.”
More information here >
 

Tuesday, March 28, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#BookClubFix Twitterchat
Join me and my co-hosts for our Book Club discussion of the historical novel I Capture The Castle! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

April 2017
 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Join us to discuss Historical Fantasy! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

May 2017
 

Monday, May 1, 2017
Grass Valley California Retired Teacher’s Association
**private event

June 2017
 

Monday, June 12, 2017
Kat’s Book Club
**private event (via Skype)

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Debbie’s Book Club
**private event (via Skype)

July 2017
 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Join us to discuss Historical Vacation Destination novels! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

August 2017
 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#BookClubFix Twitterchat
Join me and my co-hosts for our Book Club discussion of the historical novel The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

2016
 
January 2016
 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Join us to discuss Historical Love Stories! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

February 2016
 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

I Shall be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe

I Shall be Near to You

by Erin Lindsay McCabe

Giveaway ends February 29, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Novel Lovers
Jonesboro Public Library
*private event (via Skype)
 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#BookClubFix Twitterchat
Join me and my co-hosts for our inaugural Book Club discussion of the historical novel The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
link >
 

March 2016
 

Wednesday March 16, 2016
6:00 PM — dinner
7:00 PM — talk: Women Who Fought
The Elk Grove Civil War Roundtable
Denny’s
ELk Grove, CA
 

Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:30-2:45 PM
St. Mary’s College of California 20th Anniversary Reading
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
LA Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
link >
 

April 2016
 

I Shall Be Near To You is a USA Today Best-selling Book!
Thank you so much to all you wonderful readers who helped spread the word, who pressed this book into friends’ hands, who chose this novel for your book club, and who have encouraged and supported me!
 

Monday, April 11, 2016
Kelly’s Book Club
**Private event (via Skype)
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Join us to discuss Historical Biographies! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

May 2016
 

Tuessday, May 24, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#BookClubFix Twitterchat
Join me and my co-hosts for our Book Club discussion of the historical novel Jane Steele.
Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
link >
 

June 2016
 

June 2016
 

Read Erin’s post for the San Francisco Book Review about the super power of books.
 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Joanne’s Book Club
**Private Event**
Grass Valley, CA
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Erika’s Book Club
**Private event**
Auburn, CA
 

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Little Dixie Regional Libraries Reading Group
**Private Event** (via Skype)
 

July 2016
 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Join us to discuss Historical YA! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

August 2016
 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#BookClubFix Twitterchat
Join me and my co-hosts for our Book Club discussion of the historical novel June.
Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
link >
 

October 2016
 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Cari’s Book Club
**Private event
 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Join us to discuss Historical Mysteries! Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

2015
 
January 2015
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
6:00 PM — dinner
7:00 PM — talk: Women Who Fought
Sacramento Civil War Round Table
Plaza HofBrau
2500 Watt Ave.
Sacramento, CA
 

February 2015
 

Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:00-8:45 PM
Literary Loop
Covenant Presbyterian Church Hall
Napa, CA
Talk, Q&A, Signing benefitting the American Association of University Women, Napa County Branch scholarship fund
 

Monday, February 9, 2015
Barbara’s Book Club
*private event (via Skype)
 

Thursday, February 25, 2015
Anne’s Book Club
*private event (via Skype)
 

March 2015
 

Thursday, March 5, 2015
11:30-1:30 PM
Riverview Middle School Career Day
Bay Point, CA
Talk, Q&A
 

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Julia’s Book Club (in England!)
*private event (via Skype)
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Sue’s Book Club
*private event
 

Sunday, March 22, 2015
12:00 PM PST
The Life of a Book Addict Book Club
Goodreads chat and Q&A–> anyone can join the Book Addicts group and participate!
link>
 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Margaret’s Book Club
*private event
 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Book Discussion and Giveaway: Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

April 2015
 

Saturday, April 25, 2015
11:20 AM-12:30 PM
WordSpring Writing Conference
Butte College
Oroville, CA
Craft Talk: A Missed Connection, The Worst Day Ever, and The Good Bad Man: Creating Characters Who Live
link >
 

May 2015
 

Friday, May 14, 2015
10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Western Association of Women Historians Annual Conference
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Sacramento, CA
Round Table discussion: The Fact of Fiction: Negotiating the Place of Historical Novels in Igniting Interest in Women’s History, with Lois Leveen, Mary Volmer & Reiko Hillyer
link >
 

June 2015
 

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Linda’s Book Club
*private event
 

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Carolyn’s Book Club
*private event
 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Newcomer’s Book Club
*private event
 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Kathy’s Book Club
*private event
 

July 2015
 

Sunday, July 19, 2015
12:00 PM PST
The Life of a Book Addict Book Club
Goodreads chat and Q&A–> anyone can join the Book Addicts group and participate!
link>
 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Book Discussion and Giveaway: Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

August 2015
 

Thursday, August 20, 2015
12:00 PM
Talk: Women Who Fought
Lafayette Rotary Club
Oakwood Athletic Club
4000 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA

Monday, August 31, 2015
Courtney’s Book Club
*private event
 

September 2015
 

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Springfield Library Book Club
*private event (via Skype)
 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Charlynn’s Book Club
*private event
 

October 2015
 

Saturday, October 17, 2015
6:00-7:00 PM
LitQuake: Saint Mary’s MFA Program in Creative Writing 20th Anniversary Reading
The Armory Club
1799 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
link >

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Book Discussion and Giveaway: Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

November 2015
 

Monday, November 9, 2015
Time TBD
The Tahoe League For Charity
Lake Tahoe, CA
Talk, Q&A, Signing
 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hilary’s Book Club
*private event
 

Monday, November 23, 2015
Jenny’s Book Club (in British Columbia, Canada!)
*private event (via Skype)
 

December 2015
 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
5:00-5:30 PM/PST, 8:00-8:30 PM/EST
Happy (half) Hour: Mix and Mingle with hosts and chatters.
5:30-6:30 PM/PST, 8:30-9:30 PM/EST
#HistoricalFix Twitterchat
Special Historical TV and movie chat: Get all the details on how to join the fun below!
link >
 

2014
 
January 2014
 
I Shall Be Near To You is featured in Glamour (“Three Things I’m Loving This Month”) and ELLE (“Readers’ Prize”).
I Shall Be Near To You earns a starred review from Shelf Awareness!
Read The Chico Enterprise-Record‘s review.
See The San Jose Mercury News’ brief review (scroll down).
Read The Lamorinda Weekly‘s feature on Erin and I Shall Be Near To You.
Los Angeles Magazine names I Shall Be Near To You the “Best of the West“!
Learn more about Erin and secrets, war, Will(!), and Rosetta in Kirkus’ feature.
Read Erin’s post for She Reads about her research at Antietam.
Learn more about the female solider who inspired the novel in Erin’s piece for Biographile about Sarah Rosetta Wakeman.
If you like baking, check out Erin’s recipe for Rosetta and Jeremiah’s wedding ginger cake at The Recipe Club. Yum!
Take a look at The Bookreporter‘s lovely review!
 

Thursday, January 30, 2014
7:00 PM
Lyon Books
135 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

February 2014
 
Read the Historical Novel Society‘s review of I Shall Be Near To You here!
Here’s Erin’s post for Writer’s Digest, “Method Writing for Historical Fiction Writers,” which includes tips and details about the research behind the novel.
Erin’s interview for Litjuice includes the dirt about how much revision went into the novel and how all her critters influence the writing.
Listen to Erin as she talks to Cindy Wolfe Boynton of Literary New England Radio Show (Erin’s segment is the last one, starting at 1:00:12).
Erin’s piece “Women Who Fought For Love” about female Civil War soldiers who enlisted to be with husbands, fiancés, and lovers is on HuffPost Books.
Erin’s story about “Breaking In” to the publishing world is featured in the February 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest!
Erin’s animals all play a part in inspiring the fiction. Learn more about how Roxy-dog helps with the creative process on the Coffee With A Canine blog.
Airing Friday, February 21, 2014, at 10 AM on Northstate Public Radio 91.7 FM, listen to Erin as she talks to Nancy Wiegman of Nancy’s Bookshelf.
Learn more about the military service of the women who inspired the book in Erin’s piece “She Went Into Battle” for the Huffington Post.
Daydream with Erin about this mega-movie-star playing Rosetta on the “My Book, The Movie” blog.
 

Saturday, February 8, 2014
1:00 PM
Orinda Books
276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

Monday, February 17, 2014
7:00 PM
Chico Authors and Publishers Society
*open to the public
Lyon Books
135 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928
Talk and Q&A about getting I Shall Be Near To You published
link >
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
7:00 PM
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:00-8:00 PM
MFA in Creative Writing at AWP
Hugo House
1634 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Talk, Signing
link >
 

March 2014
 
Read the San Jose Mercury News’ feature about Erin and I Shall Be Near To You.
Ed Goldberg of Portland’s “All Classical” called Erin “a good interview.” You can judge for yourself here.
In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s Erin’s piece “Bad Ass American Women at War” for the Huffington Post.

Monday, March 3, 2014
7:00 PM
Powell’s – Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

Saturday, March 8, 2014
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tickets $200
Authors on the Move
Hyatt Regency
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dinner, Auction,and Signing benefitting the Sacramento Library Foundation
link >
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Novelettes Book Club
*private event
 

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Thacher Family Book Club
*private event
 

Saturday, March 22, 2014
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tickets $225
Lafayette Library Literary Feast
3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
Dinner, Auction, and Signing benefitting the Lafayette Library
link >
 

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sue McCabe’s Book Club
*private event
 

Monday, March 31, 2014
Bonnie Chapman’s Book Club
*private event
 

April 2014
 
After reading I Shall Be Near To You, Linda was curious about the real women who fought. Here are Erin’s answers to her questions.
Here’s a lovely review of I Shall Be Near To You in the Fredericksburg Freelance Star.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Erin wrote “Military Moms of the Civil War” for the Huffington Post, about the six known women who served while pregnant.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:00-7:00 PM
Carmichael Library
5605 Marconi Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
Talk, Q&A, Signing
 

Friday, April 4, 2014
Shannon Carr’s Book Club
*private event
 

Friday, April 4, 2014
Classroom Presentation: Historical Fiction & Creative Writing Workshop
Education Academy at Ygnacio Valley High School
*private event
 

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Irene Atkinson’s Book Club
*private event
 

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:30 PM
Butte College Reading Series
Butte College Chico Center
2320 Forest Avenue
Chico, CA 95928
link >
 

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00-11:00 AM
Literary Women
320 Civic Center Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA
Talk, Q&A, Signing benefitting the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Parks District
 

May 2014
 

Monday, May 5, 2014
6:00 PM– Dinner
7:00 PM–talk: Women Who Fought
Stanislaus Civil War Association
Coach’s Corner Sports Bar
950 Oakdale Road
Modesto, California
Talk, Q&A, Signing
 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7:30 PM
Saint Mary’s College Creative Writing Reading Series
Saint Mary’s College of California
Soda Center, Claeys Lounge
Moraga, California
Reading and conversation with Rosemary Graham
link >
 

Saturday, May 10, 2014
5:30 PM
Face In A Book
4359 Town Center Blvd., #113
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:00 PM
Chico Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Chico Library
1108 Sherman Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
link >
 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Gerri King’s Book Club
*private event via Skype
 

Friday, May 23, 2014
Ruth Ann Rackerby’s AAUW Book Club
*private event
 

June 2014
 

As a tribute to the real Rosetta, Erin wrote A Woman At War for the New York Times Opinionator, detailing her service and commemorating the 150th anniversary of her death.

Friday, June 27, 2014
Reno Book Club
*private event
 

Saturday, June 28, 2014
3:00 PM
Sundance Books
121 California Street
Reno, NV 89509
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

July 2014
 

Saturday, July 5, 2014
7:30 PM
Avid Reader
617 Second St.
Davis, CA 95616
**Joint event with Liz Silver!**
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

Sunday, July 6, 2014
12:00-2:00 PM
The Book Shop
1007 B St.
Hayward, CA 94541
**Joint event with Liz Silver!**
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >

Saturday, July 19, 2014
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gallery Bookshop
319 Kasten St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
Meet and Greet
link >
 

August 2014
 
I Shall Be Near To You has been long-listed for the Crook’s Corner Literary Prize!
Read At Home Mama asked Erin about inspiration, routines, and which character from I Shall Be Near To You might have a shot at appearing in a book of his/her own. Check out the Q&A here.

Monday, August 18, 2014
6:30 PM
Chico Authors and Publishers Society
*open to the public
Lyon Books
135 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928
Talk and Q&A about getting adding tension to your writing.
link >
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
1:30 PM
Tuscarawas Branch Library Book Club
*private event
 

September 2014
 
Friday, September 5, 2014
7:00 PM
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
**Joint event with Liz Silver!**
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

Saturday, September 6, 2014
12:00-2:00 PM
The Book Shop
1007 B St.
Hayward, CA 94541
**Joint event with Liz Silver!**
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

Monday, September 15, 2014
7:00 PM
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
**Joint event with Liz Silver!**
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7:30 PM
Warwick’s
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
**Joint event with Liz Silver!**
Talk, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

October 2014
 

Jo Shryer of Saint Mary’s Magazine interviewed Erin for this lovely article about women in the Civil War.

Monday, October 13, 2014
Five Novel Women Book Club
*private event
 

Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:00-12:45 PM (Festival hours are 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
California Capital Book Festival
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA
Panel Discussion, Q&A, Signing
link >
 

November 2014
 

I Shall Be Near To You is a semi-finalist for the Goodreads Choice Award 2014!

I Shall Be Near To You has been short-listed for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize!

December 2014
 

Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:00-11:00 AM
High Sierra Writer’s Group
Reno, CA
Craft Talk: Using Character Development to Increase Tension and Speed Pacing, Q&A, Signing
 

2013
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Bookseller Reception

Per Bacco Restaurant
San Francisco, California
*Private Event
 

November 2013
 
I Shall Be Near To You earns a starred review from Kirkus!
Erin’s list of “Six Historical Novels of Pioneering Women” is posted on Read It Forward.
I Shall Be Near To You is featured on Shelf Awareness (November 18th: Maximum Shelf) with a review and author interview.
 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Classroom Presentation: Writing Historical Fiction
Piedmont Middle School
Piedmont, CA
*Private Event
 

December 2013
I Shall Be Near To You garners a starred review from Booklist!