Brew a pot of tea, make a nest of blankets, and settle in for a long read: The English Wife comes out in paperback two weeks from today!


I hope you can join me on the road!

I’ll be celebrating the launch of The English Wife paperback, appropriately enough, in New York, at the Yorkville branch of the New York Public Library.  Come join me Wednesday, February 27th, at 5:30, to talk Gilded Age scandal—and whatever else you’d like me to talk about!

Note: there will be no books for sale at the NYPL event, but I am delighted to sign any quantity of books you choose to bring with you.  If you would like to buy a shiny new paperback of The English Wife prior to the event, you can find them locally at the 86th Street B&N or at Shakespeare & Co on 69th and Lexington.

On March 9th, I am thrilled to be speaking at Split Rock Books in Cold Spring, New York (where the Hudson Valley bits of The English Wife take place!).  Want to know what the town of Cold Spring was like in the age of robber barons?  Come join me at 6:00 on Saturday, March 9th, at Split Rock Books at 97 Main Street—and then trace Janie Van Duyvil’s steps by getting a burger at the Depot after (although the depot was still a depot when she was there, and sadly burger-free.)

Leaving the frost-bitten north, I’ll be heading down south with one of my favorite people, Karen White, for two marvelous events in Fort Myers, Florida.

You can find us on March 2nd at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.  We’ll be speaking at 2:30, but you can also find us in the signing area a couple of times over the course of the day.  (And, knowing me, you can probably also find us at any place that purveys caffeine.) The festival is free and open to the public.  You can find more information at

On March 3rd, Karen and I will be lunching on the Lusitania– and so can you!  The friends of the Fort Myers Library are throwing a special Lunch on the Lusitania with costumed characters from the book circulating among the guests.  The lunch is a ticketed event, costing $55 per person, with all proceeds going to the SWFL Reading Festival and to purchasing books for the Children’s Summer Reading Program.  To purchase your ticket, go to

Stay tuned for more events– including The Summer Country tour schedule!– coming up soon!

The English Wife Paperback Tour:

  • Wednesday, February 27th, 5:30pm
    Talk & Signing
    New York Public Library, Yorkville Branch
    79th between 2nd and 3rd
  • Saturday, March 2nd, 2:30pmTalk & Signing with Karen White
    Southwest Florida Reading Festival
    Fort Myers Regional Library Campus
    2450 First Street, Fort Myers, FL
    For more info, visit
  • Sunday, March 3rd, 1:00pm
    Lunch on the Lusitania
    Talk, Signing, Costumed Reenactors, and Lunch
    Fish & Vine, 12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
    Ticketed event: $55/person
    Proceeds benefit the SWFL Festival and the children’s Summer Reading Program
    To reserve your spot on the Lusitania, go to:
  • Saturday, March 9th, 6:00pm
    Talk & Signing
    Split Rock Books
    97 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY


  1. Annabelle Garcia on February 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Hot chocolate on a cold winter nigh

  2. Vicki Versetti on February 12, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Can’t wait to see you and Karen White at the Southwest Reading Festival in Fort Myers.

    • Lauren Willig on February 12, 2019 at 4:49 pm

      Looking forward to seeing you there, Vicki! I can’t believe how quickly it’s coming up….

  3. Jean Lebeau on February 12, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Do any authors come to Baton Rouge Louisiana. If so I would love to hear

    • Lauren Willig on February 12, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      Hi, Jean! You might want to check with your local bookstore or library to see what sort of events they have set up. Most author visits tend to be at the invitation of a bookstore or library– and some bookstores and libraries are more active about planning events than others, which is why authors tend to go back to the same places again and again. Other draws for authors tend to be local book festivals or conferences. From a quick check on the internet, it looks like you’ve got the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge? So that would be a great place to go to find authors! I hope that helps answer your question.

  4. Nancy on February 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I wish you travel to El Paso. I use to go to your book signing in Virginia but I haven’t been able too since moving here.

    • Lauren Willig on February 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      Hi, Nancy! Hopefully one of these days…. I’ll be in Texas for “The Summer Country” tour this summer, but all the way on the other side of the state in Houston.

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