Look for Ann’s essay, “Beneath the Surface,” in Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuationw that Changed Their Lives, ed. Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson, just out from McFarland & Co.

This year marks Ann’s fifth time as a judge for the  Northern California Book Awards

Ann read from her poetry at the Bogliasco Foundation in Bogliasco, Italy, on June 7

Ann read a piece entitled “Sofonisba” (from her latest novel, Tell Me, Signora) at Genoa’s Palazzo Reale on June 8.  This event was co-sponsored by the Bogliasco Foundation

Ann read from her poetry at the International Poetry Festival in Genoa, Italy, on June 12, as a Fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation