Calendar

*Times posted are Pacific Time zone.

Oct
26
Fri
Mara Purl performing on koto (Japanese harp) – October 26th
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mara Purl performing on koto (Japanese harp) – October 26th
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mara Purl and fellow musicians perform on stage
while dancers perform

Jerome Robbins’ iconic autobiography in dance
“Watermill”

Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, October 26th
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets on Sale Now
https://www.bam.org/dance/2018/watermill

Oct
27
Sat
Mara Purl performing on koto (Japanese harp) – October 27th
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mara Purl performing on koto (Japanese harp) – October 27th
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mara Purl and fellow musicians perform on stage
while dancers perform

Jerome Robbins’ iconic autobiography in dance
“Watermill”

Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, October 27th
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets on Sale Now
https://www.bam.org/dance/2018/watermill

Nov
17
Sat
Mara Purl – Presenter: Sisters in Crime Meeting
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sub-Text: Buried Treasure in Our Writing
Sisters in Crime November Meeting
Nipomo Library Community Room
918 West Teff Street
Nipomo, CA

Join Mara as she dives deep into Text and Sub-Text, key elements for successful writing of fiction, particularly mystery. What is your character saying? What is your character not saying? How can inner thoughts be represented in both dialogue and narration? How can sub-text draw your reader in? Join Mara for rich information, clear examples, and anecdotes both humorous and dramatic.

Join the group for lunch afterward at the Butterfly Grille at Trilogy in Nipomo.

Dec
3
Mon
Author Holiday Tea Party on Facebook
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Author Holiday Tea Party on Facebook
December 3, 2018
4:00 – 9:00 pm Pacific
https://www.facebook.com/events/1825295960889742

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Grace – Host Author

Mara Purl – Guest Author
featuring When Angels Paint, Mara’s just-released holiday Novelette!

Enjoy FREE books, great online conversations, and discovering five of your favorite women’s fiction and sweet romance authors!

Check out our Author Holiday Tea Party Pinterest Page:
https://www.pinterest.com/tammylgrace/author-holiday-tea-party/

Dec
10
Mon
Mara Purl – Guest Author – Villas Book Club
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

December 10th
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mara Purl – Guest Author
Villas Book Club
Private Home
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mara joins a dedicated group of ten readers and book club members to share her holiday stories. Members will discuss the adventure story Where an Angel’s On a Rope, winner of four book awards. Then they’ll receive a free Advance Reader Copy of When Angels Paint, the companion novella. Members also will receive one hardcover edition of What the Heart Knows (Book One) or Where the Heart Lives (Book Two) as part of their annual book exchange.

[Private Event, by invitation only]

Dec
11
Tue
Mara Purl – Guest Author Presenter – Mont Blanc Book Club
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

December 11th
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mara Purl – Guest Author Presenter
Mont Blanc Book Club
Private Home
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mara will be the honored guest of a group of dynamic group of ten readers and book club members to answer questions and discuss her novel What the Heart Knows, book one of her Milford-Haven saga, which members read as their December choice.

In addition to sharing stories about her writing process and the research she does for her books, she will also read a short excerpt from her new holiday novelette, When Angels Paint, a free download of which each member will receive. Mare will also bring additional books and audios for their annual gift exchange.

[Private Event, by invitation only]

Dec
14
Fri
“When Angels Paint” by Mara Purl
Dec 14 all-day

“When Angels Paint” by Mara Purl

Can an artist’s imagination alter reality? Can something in the heart manifest in the real world? Artist Miranda Jones might have agreed that dreams sometimes come true. But she’d never presume to believe something could leap from her canvas into the life of someone she hardly knows.

Until now, that is.

Over-scheduled during the busy holiday season, she none the less can’t help bu follow the imperative to paint an unlikely image on one of her small gift canvases. Little could she have imagined the event she depicts is actually taking place even as paints, nor that the element she’s guided to add to the image might be the very thing that saves a life. Is she painting on her own? Or might an angel be guiding her hand? What will become of the painting? Will the person apparently rescued by it ever know about his benefactor? Even if he sees it, will he believe what he sees?

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Holiday Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

Jan
5
Sat
Mara Purl – Presenter Book Awards – Everything You Need to Know
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Book Awards – Everything You Need to Know
Smokey Hill Library
5430 S. Biscay Circle
Centennial, Colorado 80015

Website: https://arapahoelibraries.org/locations/SM/

Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:00 – 12:00 pm

Mara Purl & Judith Briles

Mara will present everything you need to know about book awards: which ones to go for; how to match your book with the right categories; what to do when you are a winner.

Judith will present everything you need to know about creating Non-Bookstore Events to wow your followers and sell non-returnable books.

After the presentations, join us for Rounds With the Pros to get your specific questions answered.

Feb
10
Sun
Mara Purl – Presenter – It’s a Book! It’s a Play! It’s (Another) Mystery!
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter (Author & Performer) It’s a Book! It’s a Play! It’s (Another) Mystery! Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main Street
Morro Bay, California

Coalesce Bookstore
Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Mara Purl, Victoria Heckman, Anne R. Allen, Sue McGinty

Join these awesome Central Coast authors for their second “Book Drama” Event! Wearing multiple hats, acclaimed coastal mystery authors shall alarm, intrigue, delight & amuse you with their dramatic skills as they take turns performing scenes from their latest works!

Book Signing & Light refreshments following the performance!
[Private Event, by invitation only]

Apr
6
Sat
Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: “Perfecting Your Craft”
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker
The Oyster and The Pearl – using your irritations to create gems in your writing PG&E Energy Education Center
6588 Ontario Road
San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Facebook Event Page for Writers In Action

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: "Perfecting Your Craft"April 6, 2019
9:00 – 5:00 pm

Presented by Central Coast Sisters in Crime for their second annual Writers in Action Conference! This year the focus is on Perfecting Your Craft, with a series of seminars and panels designed to inspire, support and kickstart your best authoring practices.

Begin the conference with Mara Purl’s “The Oyster and The Pearl” Keynote address, guaranteed to have you rethinking your worst moments and transforming them into gemstones that will have your writing sparkle.