Empty Mansions events

These events are planned for discussion of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.

Watch this space for announcements. And please look on our book club page for information on having one of the authors chat with your club in person or via Skype.

Upcoming events

To arrange for a book talk for your group, send an email to Bill Dedman.

Here's a photo from one of our "Empty Mansions" events in May 2014 in Montecito, California. The three speakers are shown here, along with one of our hosts from the Montecito Historical Archives, which benefitted from our gala evening at the Montecito Country Club. From left to right are Dana Newquist, one of the directors of the archives; co-authors Paul Clark Newell, Jr., and Bill Dedman, and Barbara Hoelscher Doran, who grew up at Bellosguardo as a daughter of the estate manager and shared with the overflow audience her memories of Huguette Clark and her mother, Anna E. Clark.

Here's a photo from one of our "Empty Mansions" events in May 2014 in Montecito, California. The three speakers are shown here, along with one of our hosts from the Montecito Historical Archives, which benefitted from our gala evening at the Montecito Country Club. From left to right are Dana Newquist, one of the directors of the archives; co-authors Paul Clark Newell, Jr., and Bill Dedman, and Barbara Hoelscher Doran, who grew up at Bellosguardo as a daughter of the estate manager and shared with the overflow audience her memories of Huguette Clark and her mother, Anna E. Clark.

Recent appearances with video or audio online

  • C-SPAN videos are online from our appearances at two recent book festivals. Bill Dedman spoke in May 2014 at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland, and Paul Newell and Bill were interviewed at the Tucson Festival of the Book in March 2014 by journalist Bill Buckmaster. See the videos here.

  • June 19, 2014: Bill Dedman was interviewed on "The A List with Alison Lebovitz" on Chattanooga's PBS station, WTCI. This was a chance for Bill to visit his high school, Baylor School, and to discuss his teachers, journalism, and Empty Mansions. Watch the video here.

  • June 12, 2014: Bill Dedman was a guest on MetroFocus from Channel Thirteen in New York City. See the video here.

  • June 14 to June 18, 2014: Christie’s in New York City sold on June 18 more than 400 items owned by Huguette Clark, after public viewings at Rockefeller Center. Read this story from NBC News for details on the showings and sales.

  • August 1, 2014: Bill Dedman was interviewed about "Empty Mansions" and Huguette Clark by G5 Radio, which is broadcast live from KSVY in Sonoma, California, and is also carried on Indie 104 in Los Angeles and several internet stations. The hosts (Donn Dabney, Rick Miron, and Jamie Waterman) were quite well prepared to discuss "Empty Mansions." Interest in our book continues to be high in the Los Angeles area, where "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune" has been on the bestseller list at The Los Angeles Times for 31 weeks. This interview s 52 minutes. Hear the interview.

Archive of events

  • September 10, 2013: Publication day for Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.
  • September 10, 2013: "Daily Show" interview, Bill Dedman. Watch the video here.
  • September 11, 2013: Interview on "The Flint Report," statewide radio in Montana.
  • September 11, 2013: Interview on "Moncrieff," Sean Moncrieff, Irish National Radio.
  • September 12, 2013: Facebook live chat about Huguette Clark. Connect to Facebook to ask questions and participate.
  • September 12, 2013: Interview on POTUS, Sirius XM channel 124, with Michael Smerconish. Hear the audio.
  • September 12, 2013: Interview with John Rabe for “Off Ramp” on Southern California Public Radio. Listen here.
  • September 12, 2013: Video interview with Arthur Kade’s “In the Lab.”
  • September 13, 2013: Interview with Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones, WCBQ-AM 1340, Raleigh, N.C.
  • September 17, 2013: Interview, KNPR’s “State of Nevada.” Listen here.
  • September 18, 2013: Interview, “To The Point” with host Warren Olney for KCRW and PRI. Listen here.
  • September 19, 2013: In Connecticut, Bill Dedman speaks at Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield.
  • September 20, 2013: Interview, Bloomberg Radio “Taking Stock” with Pimm Fox and Carol Massar. Listen here.
  • September 21, 2013: Interview, America Weekend with host Paul Harris. Listen here.
  • September 23, 2013: Interview, Leonard Lopate show on WNYC in New York from 12:40 p.m. to 1 p.m. Listen here.
  • September 23, 2013: In New York City, Bill Dedman speaks at the Half King reading series, Half King bar and restaurant, 505 W. 23rd St., New York, N.Y. Book signing.
  • September 25, 2013: Interview, WPIX Channel 11 Morning News, New York.
  • September 27, 2013: Interview, "Lanigan and Malone," Cleveland Magic 105.7.
  • September 28, 2013: In Massachusetts, Bill Dedman speaks at Ventfort Hall, the Gilded Age museum, in Lenox. Saturday tea and talk series.
  • September 30, 2013: Interview, Radio New Zealand, “Afternoons with Jim Mora.” Listen to the audio.
  • October 1, 2013: The Wall Street Journal, live video interview with Bill Dedman on the "Lunch Break" program. Watch the video here.
  • October 2, 2013: In Connecticut, Bill Dedman speaks at the Westport Public Library, moderated by Patrick McCord of Write Yourself Free.
  • October 6, 2013: In Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, reception/talk with Paul Clark Newell Jr. and Bill Dedman.
  • October 7, 2013: In Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, talk by Paul Clark Newell Jr., and Bill Dedman. A third event in Santa Barbara was added.
  • October 12, 2013: In Butte, Montana, Paul Clark Newell Jr. and Bill Dedman attend two events: one at the Clark Chateau of the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation, and the other at the Copper King Mansion Bed & Breakfast, the former home of W. A. Clark. Sponsored by the arts foundation and the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives. The photo exhibit continues into December at the Clark Chateau, which was the home of Charlie Clark, W. A.’s son and Huguette’s half-brother.
  • October 15, 2013: In Connecticut, Bill Dedman speaks at the New Canaan Public Library.
  • November-December, 2013: Butte, Montana: An exhibit of photos from Empty Mansions continued at the Clark Chateau of the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation, the former home of Charlie Clark, W. A.’s son and Huguette’s half-brother. The Clark Chateau, operated by the Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation, is at 321 W. Broadway in Butte.
  • November 10, 2013: Westport, Connecticut, 4 p.m. book talk and signing by Bill Dedman at Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East, Westport, 06880.
  • November 12, 2013: Los Angeles, California, at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street in the historic West Adams neighborhood. Paul Newell and Bill Dedman will speak in the evening, showing photos from the book and discuss the Clark family and its legacy. This event is held in the library of Huguette’s half-brother, W.A. Jr., in the institution he named for their father. Note: This event is sold out.
  • November 16, 2013: Las Vegas, a reception opens an exhibit of photos from Empty Mansions at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the museum, 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Paul Newell and Bill Dedman will speak and sign books. Admission to the event is free. Admission to the museum is $9.95 for Nevada residents and free for museum members and children under 18.
  • December 19, 2013: Hartford, Connecticut, 7 p.m. book talk and signing by Bill Dedman at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, 06105. Tel. 860-247-0998. Free parking. The last tour of the house begins at 4:30 p.m. The event begins at 7 p.m.
  • December 21, 2013: New Canaan, Connecticut, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Bill Dedman will be signing copies of Empty Mansions near one of Huguette Clark’s mansions, at Elm Street Books, 35 Elm Street. See the Elm Street Books website.
  • November-December, 2013: An exhibit of photos from Empty Mansions continues at the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas.
  • January 2014 in Butte, Montana: Photos from Empty Mansions are on view Dec. 30 through Jan. 30 at the Venus Rising Espresso House, 128 W. Granite Street.
  • March 7, 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee: Bill Dedman was interviewed on WUTC (88.1 FM) by Michael Edward Miller on the “Around and About Chattanooga” show. The full interview is on the WUTC website.
  • March 11, 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee: Bill Dedman will be interviewed on WRCB-TV Channel 3 on the “3 Plus 3″ show, airing at 11 a.m.
  • March 11, 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee: Bill Dedman will give a public talk at the Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad Street, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is free. Sponsored by the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild. He’ll discuss the research and writing of Empty Mansions and the challenges (and joys) of writing nonfiction. Barnes & Noble will have books for sale at the event, and Bill will sign books after the discussion.
  • March 15-16, 2014, Tucson, Arizona: Paul Newell and Bill Dedman will speak and sign books at the Tucson Festival of Books. They speak on Saturday, March 15, at 2:30 p.m., with a book signing to follow, and they will join a panel discussion on Sunday, March 16, at 11:30 a.m.
  • March 17, 2014, Clarkdale, Arizona: Paul Newell and Bill Dedman will speak at the Clarkdale Clubhouse. The events are sponsored by the Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • March 18, 2014, Rye, New York: Bill Dedman speaks at the Westchester Country Club.
  • March 22, 2014, Avon, Connecticut: Bill Dedman will speak at 2 p.m. and sign books at the Avon Free Public Library. Refreshments will be served. 281 Country Club Road, Avon, Connecticut, 06001.
  • April 22, 2014, New York City: Bill Dedman will speak and sign books at the New York Public Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (This is launch day for the paperback version of Empty Mansions.) The free event will be held at the main mid-Manhattan library building, 455 Fifth Avenue, 10016, on the 6th floor. Books will be for sale. This library building is at 40th Street, just south and across the avenue from the landmark New York Public Library research building.
  • May 3, 2014, Torrance, California: Paul Newell will speak and sign books at the American Association of University Women Authors Luncheon, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Torrance Doubletree Inn, 21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, California.
  • May 5, 2014, New York City: Barnes & Noble, 82nd Street and Broadway. At 7 p.m., Bill Dedman will speak and sign books. The store is at 2289 Broadway, phone 212-721-5282.
  • May 9, 2014, Montecito, California: Casa Dorinda retirement home, 300 Hot Springs Road. At 9 a.m., Bill Dedman and Paul Newell will speak.
  • May 9, 2014, Santa Barbara, California: Santa Barbara Rotary Club, at Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel, 633 E. Cabrillo Boulevard. At noon, Bill Dedman will speak and sign books.
  • May 9, 2014: In California, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Redondo Beach, California.
  • May 9, 2014, Santa Barbara, California: Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra. At 3 p.m., Bill Dedman will speak, focusing on the Clarks, their art and the future of Bellosguardo, the Clark estate.
  • May 9, 2014, Montecito, California: Montecito Historical Archives, fundraiser at Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road. Bill Dedman and Paul Newell will speak and sign books at the fundraiser. The schedule: 5 to 6 p.m., pre-event wine and hors d’oeuvres. 6 to 7 p.m., lecture and questions. 7 to 8:30, book signing, photos. Buy tickets.
  • May 10, 2014: Paul Newell and Bill Dedman take a private tour of Bellosguardo, the Huguette Clark home in Santa Barbara.
  • May 10, 2014, Santa Barbara, California: Santa Barbara Public Library, 2 to 4 p.m. at the central library, 400 East Anapamu Street. Bill Dedman and Paul Newell will speak and sign books. The conversation will be moderated by Scott London.
  • May 15, 2014, Denver, Colorado: Bill Dedman speaks at the annual fundraiser of the Denver Foundation.
  • May 17, 2014, Gaithersburg, Maryland: Bill Dedman will speak 2:15-3:05 p.m. in the James Michener Pavilion at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. We're told that this talk will be carried live on C-SPAN.
  • May 21, 2014: Bill Dedman speaks to the Meadowbrook Women's Initiative, Great Neck, New York.
  • June 2, 2014, Washington, D.C.: Bill Dedman will be a guest on WAMU 88.5 FM (American University radio) on the "Kojo Nnamdi Show" to discuss Huguette Clark, changes at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and related issues from our book, "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune." See the show's page at http://thekojonnamdishow.org/.
  • June 12, 2014: Bill Dedman was a guest on MetroFocus from Channel Thirteen in New York City. See the video here.
  •  June 14 to June 18, 2014: Christie’s in New York sold on June 18 more than 400 items owned by Huguette Clark, after public viewings at Rockefeller Center. Read this story from NBC News for details on the showings and sales.
  • July 24, 2014: In North Carolina, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Cary.
  • July 28, 2014: In Georgia, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Sandy Springs.
  • August 7, 2014: Bill Dedman speaks to a "Toast of Manhattan" event for doll collectors, meeting in Edison, N.J.
  • August 17, 2014: Bill Dedman speaks at the Quogue Library, in the town of Quogue near the Hamptons area of Long Island, in its "conversations with the author" series, 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.
  • August 20, 2014: In California, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Los Angeles.
  • August 21, 2014: In Ohio, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Cleveland.
  • August 23, 2014: An author panel at the Barnes & Noble store in Norwalk, Connecticut, from 2 to 4 p.m. will feature Empty Mansions. Bill Dedman will speak and sign books. Fellow authors include Kate Manning ("My Notorious Life: A Novel"), James King ("Bill Warrington's Last Chance: A Novel"), Ron Berler ("Raising the Curve: Teachers, Students -- a True Portrayal of Classroom Life"), Thomas A. Cummings ("A Change in Plans"), Lisa Wilson Grant ("Norwalk: Images of America"), and Beryl Fishbone ("Legendary Locals of Norwich.") Barnes & Noble is at 360 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06854.
  • September 3, 2014: In North Carolina, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Chapel Hill.
  • September 8, 2014: In Arkansas, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Jonesboro.
  • September 22, 2014: Bill Dedman speaks and signs copies of Empty Mansions at Changing Hands bookstore in Phoenix from 4 to 6 p.m. We'll discuss not only the Clark story but also strategies for researching and telling your own family's story. The cost of admission is the price of a copy of Empty Mansions. This event is at the new Phoenix location of Changing Hands, at 300 West Camelback Road. Telephone 602-274-0067.
  • September 22, 2014: Bill Dedman speaks at Arizona State University in Tempe at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, as a Poynter visiting faculty member and featured speaker in the "Must See Monday" series. This 7 p.m. talk will be open to the public, in the First Amendment Forum of the Cronkite School on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
  • September 24, 2014: In Texas, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with patrons of Rosenberg Library in Galveston.
  • September 30, 2014: In California, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Seal Beach.
  • October 2, 2014: In Washington, D.C., via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with patrons of the West End Branch of the District of Columbia Public Library.
  • October 7, 2014: Bill Dedman speaks at a luncheon sponsored by the Darien Community Association's Women's Group in Darien, Connecticut, at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $15, or $10 for members, including a full lunch and dessert. Reservations are requested.
  • October 7, 2014: In Florida, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Sarasota.
  • October 21, 2014: Bill Dedman speaks at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • October 27, 2014: In Connecticut, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Greenwich.
  • October 30, 2014: In California, Paul Newell speaks at the San Diego Public Library at 4 p.m.
  • November 5, 2014: Bill Dedman speaks at the New Canaan Country Club, Connecticut.
  • November 10, 2014: In Georgia, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Marietta.
  • November 13, 2014: In Texas, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets for a second time with patrons of Rosenberg Library in Galveston.
  • November 13, 2014: In Texas, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with library patrons in Atascocita.
  • November 19, 2014: In Virginia, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club at Randolph College in Lynchburg.
  • November 19, 2014: In North Carolina, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Chapel Hill.
  • November 25, 2014: In New York City, Bill Dedman speaks to the Dutch Treat Club and Manhattan Women's Club.
  • December 3, 2014: In New York City, Bill Dedman speaks to trust and estates specialists.
  • December 4, 2014: In Arizona, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Scottsdale.
  • January 17, 2015: In Texas, Bill Dedman speaks at the 15th annual girlfriends weekend of the 650-chapter Pulpwood Queens book clubs, meeting in Nacogdoches. See the schedule.
  • January 21, 2015: In California, Bill Dedman speaks at a luncheon at the Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. Reception at 10:30 a.m. with the presentation from 11 to 12, then lunch. Sold out. A second event has been scheduled nearby for 9 a.m.
  • January 22, 2015: In California, Bill Dedman speaks at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Palm Springs Valley. See the list of authors here. This event is sold out and has a waiting list.
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015: In Washington, D.C., via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with the Princeton University Club of Washington.
  • Monday, February 16, 2015: In Illinois, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club at the Galena Public Library.
  • Friday, February 20, 2015: In Arizona, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club at Osher Lifelong Learning and Yavapai College in Sedona.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015: In Ohio, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Columbus.
  • Saturday, March 14, 2015: In Connecticut, Bill Dedman speaks in Southport (Fairfield) at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue. Author talk begins at 4 p.m., followed by discussion and book sale/signing with refreshments.
  • Wednesday. April 1, 2015: In Ohio, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with the library book club at the Perry Public Library in Perry.
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015: In Arizona, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Sedona.
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015: In Tennessee, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club outside of Memphis.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015: In Iowa, via Skype Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Arnolds Park.
  • Friday, April 17, 2015: In California, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with the men's book group at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells.
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015: In New York, Bill Dedman speaks at a benefit to restore the historic Moffat Library in Washingtonville. The luncheon will be held at F.E.A.S.T. Catering/Round Hill House in Blooming Grove, New York. Also on the bill is Lauren Willig, author of historical fiction including the Pink Carnation series. The event is from 12 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 from the Moffat Library.
  • Monday, April 20, 2015: In Ohio, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club at the Way Public Library in Perrysburg.
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015: In Connecticut, Bill Dedman speaks at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, Stratford. The event begins at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015: In New York, Bill Dedman speaks to the New York Junior League.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015: In Michigan, via Skype, Bill Dedman speaks to a book club in Orchard Lake.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015: In Arkansas, via Skype, Bill Dedman speaks to a book club at the Garland County Library in Hot Springs.
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015: In New York City, Bill Dedman speaks to the MIT Club of New York.
  • Friday, June 12, 2015: In New York, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in East Quogue.
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015: In Connecticut, Bill Dedman speaks to the Kiwanis Club in Weston. Open to the public.
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015: In Maryland, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book group in Laurel.
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015: In New York, Bill Dedman is one of the featured authors at Authors Night, a fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library on Long Island. Tickets for the reception and book signing are $100, and dinner party tickets are also available. Events begin at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015: In New Jersey, Bill Dedman speaks at Rago Arts and Auction in Lambertville. Open to the public. Presentation at 6 p.m. See details.
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015: In Texas, via Skype, Bill Dedman meets with a book club in Arlington.
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015: In Iowa, Bill Dedman speaks in Cedar Falls at the Cedar Falls Public Library. This 7 p.m. talk is free and open to the public. Followed by book signing. Details here.
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015: In Connecticut, Bill Dedman speaks to the Women's Club of Weston.
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015: In New York, Bill Dedman and Pam Belluck, husband and wife, speak on Long Island at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. This is a free public talk in the "My Life As" series, sponsored by the Center for News Literacy, at 8 p.m. Frey Hall 102. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. See details.
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015: In California, Paul Newell and Bill Dedman speak and sign books from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Chevalier's Books, 126 North Larchmont Boulevard in Los Angeles. Come hear the authors and also enjoy the Larchmont Street Fair at the same time. See details.
  • Monday, October 26, 2015: In California, Paul Newell and Bill Dedman speak that evening at one of the dinners in private homes for Literary Feasts, a fundraiser for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. The feasts benefit the Los Angeles Public Library and its 72 locations. On a single night, 750 guests attend elegant dinners in homes all over the city. Look here for details and ticket orders.
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015: In California, Bill Dedman speaks at two events at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. We'll discuss an update on the Bellosguardo Foundation and the plans for the Clark property in Santa Barbara, the settlement of her estate, and issues raised by Empty Mansions. First, a book lunch and discussion with the author will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. (See details.) And from 6 to 8 p.m., a reception and talk will explore lessons learned from the life of Huguette Clark. (See details.) Each event is $20 for museum members, and $25 for others. Contact the museum for reservations.
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015: In California, Bill Dedman speaks to the World Presidents' Organization, Santa Barbara chapter, meeting in Montecito at the Valley Club, where Huguette Clark was a charter member. 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015: In Minnesota, Bill Dedman speaks in St. Paul at the Minnesota Planned Giving Council annual conferenceDetails.
  • Wednesday, April 20, New York City: Bill Dedman speaks about Empty Mansions and Huguette Clark at a fireside chat in support of the Museum of the City of New York's Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children's Center.
  • Friday, May 6, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Bill Dedman speaks at the Philadelphia Club.
  • Tuesday, June 28, Green Pond, New Jersey: Bill Dedman meets, via Skype, with a book club.
  • Saturday, July 16, Amagansett, East Hampton, New York: Bill Dedman and Pam Belluck speak at the Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, in its series called Authors After Hours. The event begins at 6 p.m. Please reserve a spot for this free event by calling the library at 631-267-3810.
  • Wednesday, September 14, Malibu, California: Bill Dedman meets, via Skype, with the Malibu Library Book Club.
  • Saturday, October 1, Morristown, New Jersey: Bill Dedman will speak at the Morristown Festival of Books. Bill will sign books just after the talk. See the schedule here for a great day of talks by authors of fiction, nonfiction, and works for children and young adults.
  • Wednesday, October 5, Santa Barbara, California: Bill Dedman will meet via Skype with the afternoon book club of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club.
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