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COMING SOON ~ KILLER NASHVILLE ~ Aug. 23 - 26, 2018


I'll be on a panel with historical mystery author, Anne Perry in Nashville, TN.

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


At Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN




SCBWI Midsouth Fall Conference ~ Friday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 ~ Franklin (Nashville), TN



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


Sisters In Crime Middle TN Chapter Celebrating 30 Years ~ Birthday Party! Tuesday, July 11, 6 P, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

SOKY (Southern KY Book Fest) ~ Saturday, April 22, 2017 ~ COME NEXT SPRING ~ Bowling Green, KY ~ Western KY University Knicely Conference Center


The Classic Coming-of-Age Novel Set in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. "A likable cost of characters and even a romance." Horn Book Magazine

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"


Library Journal Review: “Intrigue and danger . . . White's debut Renaissance mystery is overflowing with historical details and fascinating subplots . . . the author's knack for describing settings is stellar.

"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"


The Classic Coming-of-Age Novel Set in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. "A likable cost of characters and even a romance." Horn Book Magazine

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.


"Primavera" (detail), Sandro Botticelli, Botticelli Hall, The Uffizi, Florence


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.


COME NEXT SPRING VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR Reviews Galore and Book Giveaways from Oct. 10 - Oct. 24, 2016!




2016 Midsouth SCBWI Fall Conference
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Sept. 16 - 18, 2016, Franklin, TN


KILLER NASHVILLE
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
NASHVILLE, TN
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.


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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
Reservations Required
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
Nashville, TN


My Portuguese Cover! I really do love it.

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*


Green Hills Public Library
Guest Author
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
6:30 p. m ~ 7:30 p. m.
Nashville, TN


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 ~ 2o 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


The Ponte Vecchio Over the River Arno. Picture me here!

The Florentine
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.


With historical fiction author, Diana Gabaldon, Historical Novel Society, June 2013, St. Petersburg, FL

With SinC Authors at Parnassus Books

With author Lee Smith, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN/May, 2016

Portland, Here I come...

Children's Room, NY Public Library, with fellow members of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, February 2016

Southern Festival of Books ~ Fall 2015

HNS Denver 2015 With Authors Susan McDuffie and Denise Defulco

Southern Festival of Books ~Fall 2014 The rainy weather gave me an excuse to carry my Sandro Botticelli "Birth of Venus" umbrella.

Southern Festival of Books ~ Fall 2013. I'm in my red leather jacket. Purchased in Florence, naturally...

Getting to know eloquent historical mystery author, Anne Perry (L), at Killer Nashville 2013

ONGOING....


Middle Tennessee Chapter, Sisters in Crime: Every Second Tuesday of the Month, Nashville, TN ~ Bookman/​Bookwoman ~ Hillsboro Village


Killer Nashville, August 2012 ~ With Mystery Author C. J. Box

Historical Novel Society Conference, Albany, NY ~ With Historical Novelist Diana Gabaldon