Readings, Events, & Other Gigs


Join us on Sundays at First Presbyterian Church, Champaign, Illinois. 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

May 22 (Monday) 6:30 p.m. Anderson Public Library

This  “In Person Author Visit” is sponsored in part by the SC Humanities Council. I'll be talking about “A part time authors view of the writing life” and signing copies of One Thousand Miles: Following My Father's WWII Footsteps. 

The event is free. Bring a friend.

Anderson County Library, 300 N McDuffie St, Anderson, SC 29621

May 24 (Wednesday) noon, Book Talk, Central Presbyterian Church, Anderson.

1404 N. Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621

Call ahead for info: (864) 226-3468

May 24 (Wednesday) 6:30 p.m. St. Giles Presbyterian Church

LAUNCH PARTY! I'll be speaking & signing copies of One Thousand Miles. Come meet my zany church friends.

Dinner ($7) begins at 5:45; call ahead for reservation 244.4887.

Talk (free) begins at 6;30

1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC, 29615.

May 25 (Thursday) Noon, First Presbyterian Church, Simpsonville.

Book Talk. Call the church for more info: (864) 963-8854.

510 E Curtis St, Simpsonville, SC 29681. 

May 25 (Thursday) 6 p.m. Hub City Bookshop!

I can't wait to see (and to thank) the world changers at the Hub City Writers Project. 

Free event in a great bookshop.

Masonic Temple, 186 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

June 2017 (The Virginia Tour is postponed)

June 2 (Friday) 7:00 p.m. M. Judson Bookshop, downtown Greenville.

Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore will moderate a conversation about how One Thousand Miles made it to the page. Plus, meet my inlaws from Texas!

130 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

June 15 (Thursday) 3:30 St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

I'll be meeting with the afternoon Bible study and guests. You are invited for what promises to be a thoughtful conversation about. Call ahead for more info: (864) 268-7280

910 Hudson Rd, Greenville, SC 29615

June 16 (Friday) A reading & discussion at the Kay's. 

If you know them, call ahead to invite yourself!

June 26 (Monday) 10:00 a.m. Westminster Canterbury, Virginia Beach. POSTPONED

I'll be speaking at The Forum. Call ahead for more details: (757) 496-1100.

3100 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

June 27 (Tuesday) Hampton, VA


June 27 (Tuesday) evening, Williamsburg w Mary Edgar Berry & Liz Sullivan Friel. 


June 28 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m. Reveille United Methodist Church Book Club. POSTPONED

Poet Ann Poarch will host.

4200 Cary Street Road • RichmondVA, 23221

June 28 (Wednesday) evening, Simonsdale Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth. POSTPONED

I'll be reading from One Thousand Miles & enjoying conversation with old friends. Bring a friend. Call ahead for details: (757) 488-1493.

5016 Vick St, Portsmouth, VA 23701

(Thank you for your kind words upon the death of my mother.)

Barbara Burriss Matthews, September 15, 1928--June 24, 2017.

July 2017

July 8-15 Wildacres Writers Retreat.

I'll be working on my next novel with teacher Luke Whisnant. 



No upcoming events.


September 2017

September 13 (Wednesday) 10:00 LifeWise @ St. Francis, Simpsonville, SC.

Join us at the Millennium Campus of St. Francis/Bon Secours for a reading and talk about One Thousand Miles. The event is free.   

2 Innovation Dr, Greenville, SC 29607


September 18 (Monday evening) 7:00 Portsmouth, VA.

I'll be speaking at Simonsdale Presbyterian Church; event is free, but RSVP to church office.

5016 Vick Street, Portsmouth, VA


September 19 (Tuesday) 7:00, Williamsburg, VA.

Call Matt for address: 864.386.9138

September 20 (Wednesday) Noon, Hampton, VA.

Hampton History Museum

120 Old Hampton Ln.
Hampton, VA 23669


October 2017

October 21 (Saturday) 9-3:00, Disciples United Methodist Church Bazaar Greenville.

Join me at the book table at this wonderful fall event at Disciples. Free. No RSVP required. Pumpkins, crafts, games, and more.

185 Riley Smith Rd, Greenville, SC 29615

November 2017

November 10 (Friday) 4:00-5:00, Clemson Downs

I'll be giving an address for the Clemson Downs Retirement Community Veteras Day celebration and signing books afterwards.

500 Downs Loop, Clemson, South Carolina  864-654-1155

November 15 (Wednesday) 11:30, Nazareth Presbyterian Church, Moore, SC

I'll be talking about One Thousand Miles at the church senior lunch. Call ahead for info.

680 Nazareth Church Road, Moore, SC  (864) 576-8034

Life is uncertain. Please call ahead to make sure these events are still on. I hope to see you soon!