~ News & Fabulous Fun Events ~
Great fun sharing the love with author Phyllis Gobbell (in blue) about Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN. Oct. 12 - 14, 2018 ~ "Today in Nashville," WSMV, NBC.
~ KILLER NASHVILLE ~ Aug. 23 - 26, 2018
AN AFTERNOON IN FLORENCE, ITALY
On Sunday, June 3, at 2:00, I'll be joined at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN by author Phyllis Gobbell for "An Afternoon in Florence." We'll discuss our books, Phyllis's contemporary mystery, "Treachery in Tuscany," and my historical mystery, "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin," as well as works-in-progress. Please join us as we discuss fabulous Florence, where both books are set. There will be goodies! And secrets shall be revealed.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 ~ Parnassus Books' Independent Bookstore Day & Local Author Happy Hour!
Join me and a host of Nashville Authors ~ 5 pm - 6:30 pm ~ 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN ~ 37215 ~ 615-953-2243
2017 HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY CONFERENCE
June 22 - 24, 2017, Portland, Ore. ~ Two Presentations: "Looking Back: Taking Your MS. From Good to Great," & "Writing Historical Fiction for Younger Readers," with Authors Kimberly Cross Teter & Rae Ann Parker
SOKY (Southern KY Book Fest) ~ Saturday, April 22, 2017 ~ COME NEXT SPRING ~ Bowling Green, KY ~ Western KY University Knicely Conference Center
Lunch & Learn ~ David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN ~ Tuesday, April 4, 2017 ~ "The Truth Outstrips My Pen: History & Mystery in Renaissance Florence & 18th C. Venice" ~ Alana White with "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin" & Kimberly Cross Teter with "Isabella's Libretto"
"Come Next Spring" Book Launch ~ Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN ~ Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2p. Alana White Partnering with Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, "John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy"
From late October - mid-November 2016, I'll be in Florence conducting research for my next Guid'Antonio & Amerigo Vespucci historical mystery novel. I'm so excited about spending time there again. So excited, so blessed.
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
October 14 - 16, 2016, Nashville, TN ~ "A Celebration of the Written Word" ~ Stop by the SCBWI Midsouth Booth on Saturday Oct. 15th and visit me from 1 - 3 along with a host of children's writers.
2016 Midsouth SCBWI Fall Conference
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Sept. 16 - 18, 2016, Franklin, TN
Thursday, Aug. 18 - Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, Embassy Suites Nashville South, Cool Springs, Franklin, TN. Join me for "Working Effectively With Your Publishing Team," Sunday ~ 12:45/1:45p, Oak Room. With agent Jill Marr, Publicist Julie Schoerke & Fellow Author, Stacy Allen
SCBWI - The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Conference ~ New York City, NY ~ February 12 - 14, 2016
Congratulations 2016 Holiday Goodreads Giveaway winners! Autographed copies of "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin" are on the way to readers in MO and WA.
GOODREADS GIVEAWAY! Sign up here to win an autographed copy of "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin," set in Renaissance Florence, Italy. December 14, 2015 ~ January 14, 2016 Goodreads Giveaway
DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015 ~ PRIVATE EVENT
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS ~ Nashville, TN ~ Oct. 9-11, 2015 ~ Nashville Main Library & Legislative Plaza
SISTERS IN CRIME SHOWCASE ~ SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 2015
NASHVILLE, TN ~ BELLEVUE PUBLIC LIBRARY
MADE IN NASHVILLE BOOTH ~ Centennial Park Pavillion ~ Nashville, TN ~ Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 ~ 11a-7p ~ Free, With Proceeds Supporting the Epilipsey Foundation of Middle & Western Tennessee
Historical Novel Society 2015 Conference
Denver, CO - June 26/June 28 ~ "The Art of Art in Fiction: Using Art to Advance the Story in Action & Dialogue"
Enjoy Vino & Biscotti During "An Afternoon in Italy" ~ Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden, Cheekwood Botanical Garden
Alana White, "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin," & Kimberly Cross Teeter, "Isabella's Libretto." Sunday, April 26, 2015 ~ 3:30 p.m. ~ In Partnership With Parnassus Books ~ Nashville, TN
Bellevue Library Opening ~ Nashville, TN
January 29, 2015 ~ 10. a.m.
Coffee County Public Library ~ Manchester, TN
January 17, 2015 ~ 10 a.m. - 1 p. m.
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS 2014 ~ Nashville, TN
October 10 ~ 12, Legislative Plaza
Join me with the Sisters in Crime Panel on Friday Afternoon
3 - 4:30 p. m. ~ Rm. 31, Legislative Plaza
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference
September 12/14, 2014, Embassy Suites ~ Franklin, Tennessee
TN/KY Historical Novel Society Chapter Meeting Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Downtown Nashville Public Library
10 a.m - Noon - Room 3
KILLER NASHVILLE 2014 ~ August 21/24
Omni Hotel, Downtown Nashville, TN
Guests of Honor, Lisa Jackson & William Kent Krueger
11 January, 2014 ~ 10 a.m. You are cordially invited to join the Women's National Book Association (Nashville Chapter) & Richland Park Library Branch Book Discussion of "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin." 4711 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 ~ I will be joining the discussion for a short while.
Thanks to all who entered the Goodreads Giveaway! The five winners (out of 650 entries) have received their copies of "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin" in the mail.
Murray State University
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 ~ Murray State University ~ Murray, KY
Guest Author ~ Jesse Stuart Kentucky Writers Series. Alana White's Reading, Reception, and Book Signing is Open to the Public. While in Murray, she will also visit with Murray students.
Women's National Book Association ~ Nashville Chapter
Guest Speaker ~ The Public is Invited ~ Come Join the Fun for "How a Gal From Kentucky and Nashville, TN Came to Write An Historical Novel Set in Renaissance Italy"
Thursday, November 7, 2013 ~ 6 p.m
(Social Hour & Dinner: 5 ~ 6)
Nero's Grille ~ Green Hills
CENTENNIAL CLUB ~ Guest Author
October 23, 2013 ~ Private Event
Green Hills ~ Nashville, TN
Southern Festival of Books
A Celebration of the Written Word ~ October 11-13, 2013 ~ Legislative Plaza ~ Nashville, TN ~ "The Past Comes to Life on the Page: Historical Novels," With Alison Atlee, "The Typewriter Girl." Saturday 11a - Noon ~ *With the fabulous Lynette Ingram Moderating*
Killer Nashville Writers' Conference 2013
August 23 - 25, 2013 ~ Fans vote "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin" A Finalist for the 2013 Silver Falchion Award for Best Book. (What is a falchion? A one-handed, single-edged sword of European origin! My Guid'Antonio Vespucci must have one in the next book.)
Historical Novel Society 5th North American Conference
St. Petersburg, FL - June 21-23, 2013
"Historical Fiction: The Search for Research" Panel with Alana White, Jack W. London, Susan McDuffie & Denise Di Fulco ~ Conference Guests of Honor ~ Anne Perry & Steve Berry
4 May 2013 ~ 20 May 2013: I was in Florence for two weeks researching the next book in the Guid'Antonio Vespucci mystery series!
International Studies Institute ~ Festival d'Europa
International Symposium ~ Palazzo Rucellai ~ Florence, IT ~ May 6 - 9, 2013
Music ~ Theatre ~ Dance
Friends of Beaman Library Guest of Honor, April 9, 2013, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
This bi-monthly English-speaking news magazine in Florence is my favorite resource for current news and features about the present and past in the City of Flowers. A must for travelers to Florence.