Appearances

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Book Tour for Before We Were Yours (June, 2017)

(Ballentine, an imprint of Penguin Random House)

January 23, 2017. 2:00 – 4:00. Gala Author’s Tea at American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference. At this tea for six authors, sponsored by United for Libraries, Lisa will tell about her upcoming release from Ballantine, Before We Were Yours (Ballentine, June 6, 2017). Location: Georgia World Conference Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA

April 28, 2017. Radio Interview about Before We Were Yours and Bookstock Festival with Stephen Usery on Book Talk, FM89.3 WYPL. Memphis, TN.

April 29, 2017, 11:00. Wingate will preview her new book, Before We Were Yours (Ballentine, June 6, 2017)at Bookstock Memphis Author’s Fair, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue. The festival is a family carnival with authors, face painting, story time, crafts. FMI http://www.memphislibrary.org/bookstock/, or call 901.315.2709. Memphis, TN.

May 31, 2017, American Bookseller’s Association Conference. New York, NY.

June 2, 2017. Memphis Television interview in the morning. Details pending. Memphis, TN.

June 2, 2017, 10 to 3 CST. Explore Memphis Kickoff – Build a Better World at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Wingate booktalk about Before We Were Yours in the afternoon, also a booksigning. See library website for schedule or contact Wang Ying, wang-ying.glasgow@memphistn.gov, 901.415.2709, Memphis, TN.

June 4, 2017, Potluck Dinner with Atlanta Women’s Club, Book Club. Location: A Capella  Bookstore, 208 Haralson Ave NE.  FMI about autographed books call the store 404.681-5128 frank@acappellabooks.com  Atlanta, GA.

June 5, 2017, 6 (social time with small bites and cash bar), 7PM Before We Were Yours booktalk followed by questions & answers, with booksigning to follow. Atlanta History Center event at Margaret Mitchel House & Museum, 979 Crescent Ave NE. FMI Kate Whitman, kwhitman@atlantahistorycenter.com, 404.814.4000 Atlanta, GA.

June 6, 2017, 12 – 2. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Booktalk to introduce Wingate’s novel, Before We Were Yours. Annual Membership Drive for Friends of Braselton Library. Location: Hoschton Depot located at 4272 Highway 53, Hoschton, Ga 30548 Light refreshments. Free and the public is welcome. Donations will be accepted. Booktable by Avid Bookshop (Athens) and Signing to follow. FMI or to tell them you’ll come, please contact Lori, lhayes@prlib.org, 706.654.1992. Braselton, GA.

June 6, 2017, 6:30 PM. Book Launch Day Party! Karen White introduces Lisa to celebrate her new book, Before We Were Yours (Ballentine)! Lisa tells about the story behind the story, “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main Street. FMI, or to order books, Karen Schwettman, Karen@foxtalebookshippe.com 770.516.9989 Woodstock, GA.

June 7, 2017, 10:00 AM. Coffee with Lisa Wingate. Lisa will present her new book, Before We Were Yours, with her Book Tour talk. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Coffee, juice, pastries and fruit will be served. Location: Book Exchange, 2932 Canton Road. Please call so we can prepare for all. Jennifer Gillman, bookexchangega@gmail.com 770.427.4848. Marietta, GA.

June 7, 2017, 1:30 to 3, “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Booktalk to introduce Wingate’s novel, Before We Were Yours. Bookmiser, 4651 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell. Tea and pastries will be served. A portion of book proceeds will benefit Camp Horizon, an organization whose mission is to restore dignity and hope to Atlanta’s youth in Foster Care. Reservations required. Free admission with purchase of the book or a $10.00 donation for Camp Horizon. Reserve at the store or contact Annell Gerson, 770.993.1555, realbookmiser@gmail.com Roswell, GA.

June 8, 2017, 12:00. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society”, Wingate tells about Before We Were Yours, for a Charleston Author Series Luncheon, at High Cotton Restaurant, 99 E Bay St. Booktable and signing. Tickets available here: brownpapertickets.com. FMI contact Susan Lucas, susan@kingstreetmarketinggroup.com 843.303.1113, Bookseller: Blue Bicycle Books, Jonathan Sanchez, jonathan@bluebicyclebooks.com , 843.722.2666, Charleston, SC.

June 8, 2017, 6:30 PM. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours. Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan Street. Signing to follow Lisa’s booktalk. Booktable by Books a Million in Sumter. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, the event is free and open to the public. FMI 843.662.8424 Mary Wiser <mwiser@florencelibrary.org . Florence, SC.

June 9, 2017, 11 –­ 1, Luncheon speaker, “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society”. Wingate introduces Before We Were Yours at a Moveable Feast Luncheon, Booktable & Signing. Location: Pawley’s Plantation. 70 Tanglewood Dr. For Lunch reservation call 843-235-9600. Also a signing at 2:00 at Litchfield Bookstore, 11421 Ocean Highway, Unit D. To order books call Vicky Crafton, 843.237.8138), litchfieldbooks@att.net, Pawleys Island, SC.

June 9, 2017, 5 – 7 PM. Wingate introduces her new release, Before We Were Yours, followed by mix & mingle and booksigning. Location: The Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Rd. Admission of $7.50 includes glass of wine, souvenir glass, snacks. FMI contact Debbie at the winery, 910.287.2800, info@silvercoastwinery.com.  FMI about books, Pat at Pelican Book Store, Sunset Beach pelicanbook@ATMC.net 910.579.8770. Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

June 10, 2017, 12 – 2. Tea with Lisa Wingate at the Quartermoon Bookstore. Lisa introduces her new release from Penguin Random House, Before We Were Yours, with a booktalk: “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Refreshments include Lori’s gourmet tea, finger sandwiches and treats. Location: 708 S. Anderson Blvd. Tickets (available May 1) are $35 and include a copy of the book, and the refreshments. Lisa will sign books as we mix and mingle. Tickets available in the store or call and give your credit card, 910.328.4969, Topsail Beach, NC.

June 11, 2017, 2 PM. Tea at the Gardens with Lisa Wingate as she introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours. Location: Elizabethan Gardens, http://www.elizabethangardens.org, 1411 National Park Drive, Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks, NC. Tickets will include tea, mouth watering morsels, and a signed copy of the novel. For tickets and book ordering contact Jamie at Downtown Books, jamie@duckscottage.com 252-473-1056, Roanoke Island, NC.

June 12, 2017, 11:30. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours at Gastonia Library, 1555 E Garrison Blvd. 704.525.9239. Free and open to the public. An optional box lunch will be available for purchase. Booktable and Signing to follow Wingate’s booktalk. Bookseller Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, 704.525.9239. FMI call library 704.525.9239 Gastonia, NC.

June 12, 2017, 6:30. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours at the Lexington County Public Library 5440 Augusta Rd. Signing to follow the speech. Booktable by Books a Million in Sumter. FMI 803.785.2600. Lexington, SC.

June 13, 2017, 11:00 – 2:30. Meet and Greet at 11, lunch at 11:30. Wingate introduces Before We Were Yours with “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society” at the Books and Bites Literary Luncheon. Location: the historic Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Hwy. Hosted by Friends of Mountain Branch Library. Booktable and signing to follow. $25, which benefits the library. For Reservation call 828-287-6392 or stop in to the library. Lake Lure, NC.

June 13, 2017, 6 PM. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours at the Landrum Public Library, 111 Asbury Drive. Signing to follow. Booktable by Hub City Bookshop, 86 West Main St, Spartanburg. FMI call 864.457.2218. Landrum, SC.

June 14, 2017, 5:00 & 7:30. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society” Fastrack booksigning for the sponsors at 5 PM with a booktalk, reading and discussion of Lisa’s new release, Before We Were Yours to follow. VIP reception at 7:30. FMI: Southern Literary Alliance, 301 E. 11th, FMI, Ann Johnson, ann@solitalliance.org, 423.777.4223, Chattanooga, TN.

June 15, 2017, 7 PM. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours in the Sharon Lawson Room at Blount County Library, 508 N. Cusick Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, who will provide light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Booktable and signing following the booktalk. . Bookseller is Southland Bookstore, Maryville. FMI contact administration at library, 865-982-0981. Maryville, TN.

June 18, 2:00, “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours at Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14. Booksigning to follow. FMI: Ginger Nalley 615.953-2243, events@parnassusbooks.net. Nashville, TN.

June 20, 2017, 6 PM mix and mingle, 6:30 dinner, 7PM Wingate Booktalk “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours for Hewitt Public Library, 200 Patriot Court, Tickets $20. Purchase at the library or online http://www.CityofHewitt.com/Purchase-Tickets-for-Events . FMI contact Traci Villa, tvilla@cityofhewitt.com, 254.666.2442 Hewitt, TX.

June 21, 2017, 7 PM. Lisa will introduce her new book, Before We Were Yours, with a reading, inspiration for the book, questions and answers. Booksigning. Book People, 603 North Lamar. FMI or to order book contact the store, 512.472.5050. Austin, TX.

June 22, 2017, 6:30: “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours at a salad supper sponsored by Friends of the Jennie Trent Dew Library. Location: Airport Community Room. Booktable and signing to follow the supper. FMI for reservations or tickets call the library 325.648.2447. Goldthwaite, TX.

June 22, 2017, 11:30 – 2. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Lisa introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours. Luncheon at Bosque Art Center, Clifton. Booktable and signing. Details pending, FMI about reservations or tickets: 254.675.3724. Clifton, TX.

June 24, 2017. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Wingate introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours with the luncheon speech at the Annual Assembly of the Disciples Women Assembly. Christian Church of the Southwest: Location: El Tropicana, 110 Lexington Avenue on the Riverwalk. Booktable and Signing to follow the luncheon. This is a 3 day conference. Saturday only (including luncheon) registration may be available for $80. FMI contact Candace Sheppard 254-230-8623, candshep@aol.com San Antonio, TX.

June 26, 2017, 6:30 PM. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Wingate introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours. Location: Cleburne Conference Center 1501 W. Henderson St. Cleburne, TX. Booktable and signing. Refreshments by Friends of Cleburne Public Library, Admission $10 or purchase of the book from the Library. FMI library@Cleburne.net , 817-645-0934 Cleburne, TX.

June 27,2017,7 PM. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Wingate introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours. South Pasadena Public Library in the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street. (Please note this is not the same address as the Library proper. It’s the other side of the library building.) FMI contact: Steve Fjeldsted, sfjeldsted@southpasadenaca.gov South Pasadena, CA.

June 28, 2017, 7 PM. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Wingate introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours, and answers audience questions. Valencia Public Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd. FMI contact: Jane Beebe, friends@santaclaritalibrary.com Santa Clarita, CA.

June 29, 2017, 7PM. “Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.” Wingate introduces her new book, Before We Were Yours. Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street. Book sales by Mysterious Galaxy. FMI Contact: Robin Hoklotubbe, robinhoklotubbe@aol.com 909.855.1925. Corona, CA.

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July 17th, 2017, 7 pm EST. Lisa will join the Fayetteville Free Library for a Skype discussion of Before We Were Yours. Part of the Summer Reading program, patrons will read the book before the gathering, which is an informal Q & A. Attendees should gather in the Community Room at 6:30. FMI contact Librarian Monica Kuryla. mkuryla@fflib.org. Fayetteville, NY.

August 8, 2017, 8 PM Eastern Standard Time. Inviting you to a Facebook Book Club interview and discussion of Before We Were Yours with author friend Rachel Hauck. Here’s the link  https://www.facebook.com/rachelhauck/

Check back. Other events pending and details will be added when known.