Hi Friends,

It is with GREAT pleasure that I get to announce my US tour for By Any Other Name! In a lot of ways, this feels like the first tour since Covid that is full-out – I’ll be all over the US for a month’s time, worrying about how to make sure I have clean underwear last that long. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to share this story with you, and to introduce you to Emilia – the real-life, historical star of the new novel – who has been waiting for a moment of recognition for 400+ years. Please please please come out in person to say hello. There is nothing I like more than meeting my readers…and getting to share with you firsthand why I am so excited to launch this novel.  


A few preemptive answers to your questions:  


Why are you not in Colorado/Ohio/my backyard?  I already do more extensive touring than most authors – thanks to my generous publisher. Obviously I can’t go everywhere – and the bookstores that present the best potential events are the ones that get to host me. If I’m not in your hometown this year, go to your local indie and start bugging them NOW to pull together a great proposal for my next tour!


Why do I have to pay for a ticket? The ticket – which is usually just the cost of the actual book or a dollar more - gets you a signed book, a photo with me taken by a professional photographer, and a night out that I promise will be entertaining. The bookstores that host me usually have to rent a larger space to accommodate the crowd, and the ticket makes sure that they are the ones who will get the book sale, rather than a box store or online retailer. Honestly, it’s only fair, since they’re doing the work.  


Will you be signing other books? Likely not. (Don’t kill me!) These are big crowds, and we made the decision to give people a meet-and-greet moment and a photo as a souvenir, plus a signed book (remember when I signed 33,000 tip-ins to be bound into the books? Ta da.) If you take a look at my schedule, you’ll see that I literally am in a different city every day, and have early flights to get to the NEXT city. In the hopes that I can drag my 57-year-old body across the entirety of the US, we just won’t have the time to accommodate a long line of backlist signatures.  


Can I bring my whole book club? Hell yes. The more the merrier. And we can do a group photo you can use as your holiday card. 😀


Why should I go? Because you didn’t get tickets to the Eras tour? Because I’m gonna introduce you to a real-life historical Tortured Poet? Because you want to see what cute clothes I squeezed into my suitcase? Because I’m actually a lot funnier in person than my books might suggest? All of the above. 


I really, really cannot wait to see you all this summer. Events and links for tickets below!




BY ANY OTHER NAME: Available Later This Year!

In 1581, Emilia Bassano—like most young women of her day—is allowed no voice of her own. But as the Lord Chamberlain’s mistress, she has access to all theater in England, and finds a way to bring her work to the stage secretly. And yet, creating some of the world’s greatest dramatic masterpieces comes at great cost: by paying a man for the use of his name, she will write her own out of history.

In the present, playwright Melina Green has just written a new work inspired by the life of her Elizabethan ancestor Emilia Bassano. Although the challenges are different four hundred years later, the playing field is still not level for women in theater. Would Melina—like Emilia—be willing to forfeit her credit as author, just for a chance to see her work performed?

Told in intertwining narratives, this sweeping tale of ambition, courage, and desire asks what price each woman is willing to pay to see their work live on—even if it means they will be forgotten.


US/CA/AU/NZ: August 20th

UK: October 10th

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Q: What are you listening to?

JP:  The Tortured Poets Department, obviously.

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JP: Recently finished The Idea of You by Robinne Lee and CANNOT WAIT for the movie adaptation releasing Friday.

Q: What are you watching?

JP: Silo on Apple TV.

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Scored 3 tickets [for the By Any Other Name Book Tour] for myself, mom & SIL in Des Moines. Thank you for coming to Iowa even though our joke of a governor and her right-wing followers are on a book banning power trip disgracing our state & deliberately causing harm to our most vulnerable children & residents.

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You have been my favorite since I was a young girl! And you are coming to my favorite bookstore [for the By Any Other Name Book Tour], San Marco Bookstore!! I cannot wait for this!

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