November 2018

November 29, 2018  New York City, NY

Crime for the Holidays

January 2019


January 4, 2019    Vancouver Lesbian Salon  /Skype Discussion

January 5, 2019  East City Bookshop-Washington, DC

February 2019

Gulfport ReadOut

February 15-17, 2019 Gulfport ReadOut Gulfport, Florida



February 19, 2019 Women with Pride Book Club  Dallas, TX


March 2019

March 22-24 Murder and Mayhem  Chicago, IL



March 29-31, 2019   Saints and Sinners Literary Festival  New Orleans, LA

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April 2019

April 18, 2019  Writer’s Day at Flint Hill School  Oakton, VA


July 2019

July 12-14 GCLS Conference, Pittsburgh, PA


Previous Events

October 20, 2018

October 20, 2018  East of the River Book Festival, Washington, DC


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I’m excited to be attending my first Bouchercon in beautiful


Vinoy Hotel, St. Petersburg, FL


August 2018

Book Launch Events

Wake Me When It’s Over Michigan Book Tour

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 -6-7:30 p.m. Wilder Branch Library-Detroit

7140 E. 7 Mile Road, Detroit, MI

Thursday, August 23, 2018-6 p.m. Pages Bookstore

19560 Grand River Avenue, Detroit MI

Reading with R.J .Fox

Friday, August 24, 2018-Noon Elmwood Park Branch Library

550 Chene, Detroit, MI

Saturday, August 25, 2018

2 p.m.  Everybody Reads Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI

6 p.m. Common Language Bookstore, 317 Braun Court, Ann Arbor, MI

Pages Book Shop Sign

Myster panel Outwrite 2018

August 4, 2018

OutWrite LGBT Literary Festival


Outwrite writing black and queer



July 2018

July 4-8, 2018

Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Conference

The premier lesbian literary event in the U.S.

Author Reading


Author Signing

GCLS Vegas



Recent Events


Malice Domestic

Bethesda, MD April 27-29

Malice Domestic logoI’m listed as an Attending Author, but I’m participating as an avid fan of the mystery genre, and these exceptional writers, and television sleuths.


April 2018

                   Camp Rehoboth Women’sFest    April 12-15, 2018
WomensFest LogoGolden Crown Literary Society Author Reading

@ the Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

March 2018

AWP 18  (Association of Writer’s and Writing Programs)

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“Nothing Can Happen Nowhere: The Craft of Setting in LGBTQ-Themed Fiction”

This panel explores how fiction writers negotiate place for their LGBTQ characters

Paula Martinac (moderator – UNC Charlotte)
Serkan Gorkemli (University of Connecticut)
Cheryl Head (Bywater Books author, Washington, D.C.)
Amy Hoffman (Women’s Review of Books-Wellesley Centers for Women)
Carter Sickels (Eastern Kentucky University)

The L Word: Fiction Edition

Sunday, March 11, 2018 1 to 3 pmWordier Than Thou
The Queens Head
2501 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33713
Visiting authors Stefani Deoul, Cheryl Head and Rachel Spangler will join local writers Alison Solomon, Elizabeth Sims and Gale Massey for this event, which will feature readings from their work, and conversations about publishing and the creative process.

Hosted by: Wordier Than Thou

This is a free event. Books will be available to purchase.

15th Annual Saints and Sinners  Literary Festival

March 23-25, 2018BSB-SaintsSinners2014

Saturday, March 24, 2018  1 p.m.

  •  Historical Fiction: Once Upon a Time

How do we write historical fiction with ease and grace, creating a world for the reader that doesn’t sound like a textbook?

Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:30 a.m.

  • Your Genre Comfort Zone or Sticking Point

Does genre writing become too easy a way for others to characterize your writing and pigeonhole your career?

  • Saints and Sinners Reading Series  1 p.m.

February 2018

Black History Month at the DC Public Library

LWHbookcoverThe lives of WWII Negro Soldiers on the Home Front

Presentation/Readings from:

Long Way Home: A World War II Novel

by Cheryl A. Head

Maj. Charity E. Adams and Cpt. Abbie N. Campbell inspect women of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion

Maj. Charity E. Adams and Capt. Abbie N. Campbell inspect women of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion


Anacostia Neighborhood Library

1800 Good Hope Road SE

Washington, DC 20020

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @6:30 p.m.

2017 Events

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Women’s Week

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1-2:30 p.m.

Reading from: Bury Me When I’m Dead
Location: Provincetown Library (with Bywater Books authors)

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1-2:30 p.m.

Panel: “Building Tensions”
Location: Provincetown Library (with Bywater Books authors)

Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:45-12:45

Panel Moderator: “A Little Something Sweet”
Authors: Rachel Spangler, Georgia Beers, Marianne Martin, Lynn Ames

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Reading from Upcoming Book: Wake Me When It’s Over
Location: Provincetown Library (with various authors)

Previous Writing Events:

August 2017

Reading: Outwrite Conference, Washington DC, Saturday, August 5, 2017

Discussion: Politics and Prose Lez Talk Book Club

Washington, DC, Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Discussion: People Called Women Book Club

Toledo, OH, Friday, August 18, 2017

July 2017

Reading & Panel, GCLS Conference, Chicago, July 6-9 2017

June 2017

Lambda Literary Awards Gala, New York City, June 12, 2017

Discussion: Albuquerque Book Club, June 18, 2017