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, McFarland & Co., out in July

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

Ann will read from her poetry at the International Poetry Festival in Genoa, Italy, on June 12

Ann will read from her latest novel, Tell Me, Signora, at Genoa’s  Museo del Palazzo Reale on June 8