SISTERS BORN, SISTERS FOUND got off to a strong start in 2015 with launch parties in January at Gaia's Garden in Santa Rosa and Book Passage in Corte Madera. That was followed by a jam-packed reading at Folio Books in San Francisco and a blog hop featuring six anthology authors. Here's more of what's in store for Sisters Born, Sisters Found this year:

Saturday, March 7, 9 to 10 a.m.: Sisters Born, Sisters Found will be featured on KPFA's Morning Talkies show. The program begins at 9 with news tidbits. Then host Kris Welch will interview anthology contributor Lee Jenkins and me. The program will end with Kris reading selections from the book. KPFA is at 94.1 FM. The show can also be accessed online at (but not before it airs).

Saturday, March 28, 1 to 3 p.m.: I (Laura McHale Holland) will be at Copperfield's in Petaluma doing a "Meet and Greet" which involves signing books at a table set up for that purpose and talking with people, but it doesn't include reading from the book. I'll ask a couple of other contributing writers to join me.

Saturday, April 25, 1 to 4 p.m., Anthology contributor and former Sonoma County poet laureat Gwynn O'Gara and I will lead a workshop at The Sitting Room at 2025 Curtis Drive in Penngrove. We'll read from the anthology and talk about writing with specific topics in mind. Attendees will have time to write about sisterhood and then share their writing if they want to. $25 fee includes a copy of the book.

Monday, May 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., This date is tentative. Several authors will read their contributions to the anthology at Folio Books. We held a highly successful reading here on Feb. 9, and have been asked to return. If this doesn't happen on the 11th it will happen as soon as possible after that.

Sunday, July 12, 2 to 5 p.m., The book will be one of several featured at the Redwood Writers annual Author Launch Party at the Flamingo Hotel, 2777 4th Street, Santa Rosa.

Saturday, Oct. 3, (location and time to come) I'll be the key speaker at Gather the Women. The group has asked me to share wisdom from the anthology, a delicious assignment.

Online community
We have a Sisters Born, Sisters Found group on Facebook. It's open to the public so anyone interested in the book or in sisterhood is welcome.
I'm also on Facebook at and am good about updating info there about goings on with the book.
People can also sign up for my newsletter at That's where I blog, although I've been lax about that lately.
In the works
I've just begun thinking about how to do a podcast of as many authors as possible readings their contributions to the anthology during March for National Women's History Month.
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