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The fourth book in my series, Lather, Rage, Repeat is the biggest yet, and includes dozens of my very best columns from the past six years, including fan favorites “Bass Players”, “Sex Robots”, “Lawnmower Parents”, “Cuddle Parties” and many more. It makes a killer holiday gift for anyone who loves to laugh and has been feeling cranky since about November, 2016.

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In Person

Interviewing Samantha Bee for an audience of 2,000 in November, 2017

I speak at public events on topics ranging from journalistic ethics to writing with humor. For more info, contact me.

Past appearances include:

  • Moderator, Perspectives on Pride, Fielding Graduate University, August 2019
  • Master of Ceremonies, Association for Women in Communication Women of Achievement Awards, June 2019
  • Celebrity judge, Improvology, Lobero Theatre, May 2019
  • Speaker, Becoming a Fearless Communicator, Association for Women in Communication, March 2019
  • Emcee, Rock ‘n’ Roe, Planned Parenthood, January 2019
  • Speaker, Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 2018
  • Master of Ceremonies, Association for Women in Communication Women of Achievement Awards, June 2018 (left)
  • Moderator, Online Comments panel,Association for Women in Communication, April 2018
  • Emcee, Rock ‘n’ Roe, Planned Parenthood, January 2018
  • Panelist, #MeToo: What’s Next?, Antioch University, January 2018
  • Interviewer, An Evening with Samantha Bee, UCSB Arts & Lectures, November 2017 (above)
  • Celebrity judge, Improvology, Santa Barbara Zoo, May 2017
  • TV guest, City Desk with Jerry Roberts, February 2017
  • Host, #ShoutYourAbortion fundraiser, Planned Parenthood, January 2017
  • Panelist, How to Handle Online Criticism, Association for Women in Communication, October 2016
  • Celebrity server, Pascucci Dine-Out for Summer Solstice, May 2016
  • Moderator, Leading Ladies panel, UCSB Women in Media conference, May 2016
  • TV guest, City Desk with Jerry Roberts, April 2016 
  • Guest, Anatomy of an Industry, UCSB Film Studies, April 2016
  • Independent State Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 2016
  • Performer, Speaking of Stories, February 2016
  • Speaker, Sunday Morning Live, Congregation B’nai B’rith, November 2015
  • Panelist, Nonfiction; Books, Articles & Memoirs, Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 2015
  • TV guest, City Desk with Jerry Roberts, March 2015
  • Celebrity judge, Zoo’s Line Is It Anyway?, Santa Barbara Zoo, 2015 and 2016
  • Speaker, ProChoice Coalition’s Great American Write In, August 2014Starshine
  • Moderator: Babes, Books & Booze, July 2014
  • Interviewer, CALM Authors’ Luncheon, March 2014
  • Host, Broads & Barrels book-signing, Feb. 2014
  • Featured speaker, Camarillo Democrats Club, June 2013
  • Panelist, Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 2013
  • Emcee, Annual Democratic Party of SB County Roosevelt-Hamer dinner, May 2013
  • Keynote speaker, UCSB Professional Women’s Association Conference, May 2013
  • Featured speaker, Art Career Day Conference, Santa Barbara City College, April 2013
Photo by R.S. Thurston
  • Guest speaker, Laguna Blanca School, February, 2012
  • Guest speaker,Association for  Women in Communication Women of Achievement Awards luncheon, May 2012
  • Honoree,Association for  Women in Communication Women of Achievement Awards luncheon, May 2011
  • Panelist, UCSB Reads discussion, SB Public Library, April 2011
  • Featured author, CALM Authors Luncheon, March 2011
  • Panelist, Planned Parenthood’s Choice Affairs authors salon “Love, Laughs & Life as We See It,” April 2010
  • Featured speaker, student body assembly, Laguna Blanca High School,February 2010
  • Featured speaker, Screenwriters Association of Santa Barbara, Borders, November 2009
  • Featured speaker, private luncheon, Domestic Violence Solutions, Santa Barbara Club, October 2009
  • Moderator, “Women’s Mysteries” authors panel, Cafe Shell, October 2009
  • Panelist, New Authors panel, Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival, Santa Barbara Public Library, September 2009
  • Panelist, Women’s Literature, Ventura Book Festival, Crowne Plaza Hotel, July 2009
  • Featured speaker, Cupcakes for Cancer Luncheon, Coach House, Santa Ynez, May 2009
  • Moderator, “Best Kept Secrets” Book Tea and Authors Panel, Cafe Shell, May 2009
  • Guest author, Santa Barbara City College Creative Writing program, Fé Bland Forum, March 2009
  • Featured author, annual Author Luncheon, Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Ventura Chapter, March 2009
  • Guest speaker, Ventura County Writers Club, March 2009
  • Introduction of Anna Quindlen for UCSB Arts & Lectures, Feburary 2009

Starshine with Anna Quindlen

  • Guest speaker, Santa Barbara Humanist Society, 2008
  • Judge, Reel Loud Film Festival, UCSB, 2008
  • Celebrity guest, American Women in Communication, Santa Barbara chapter meeting, 2008
  • Book signing, Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival, 2007
  • Guest speaker, Santa Barbara Women’s Health & Wellness Symposium, 2007
  • Guest speaker, Senior Summer School, 2007
  • Guest speaker, Santa Barbara Council for Self-Esteem, 2007
  • Author/speaker, Women’s Literary Festival, 2007
  • Guest, “Creative Community” television series, Channel 21, 2007
  • Series host, “Santa Barbara Connection” television series, Channel 17, 2007-2008
  • Story reading, “Hocus Bogus,” Borders Books, 2006

For speaking rates and availability, please contact me.

My columns are collected in three lovely books, which make a SPLENDID gift for wives, friends, book clubs, hostesses, and anyone who likes to laugh!
Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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