February 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
O’Connell & Company
 Snyder, New York

Buff History Book fest

November 26, 2016
Buffalo History Museum Local Author Book Signing
Buffalo, New York

Mary’s son Warren Arno joined her at the authors’ table while John DiSciullo of WBBZ-TV shot pictures for a promo.

La. Book Fest La. Book Fest2La. Book Fest3October 29, 2016
Louisiana Book Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Thanksgiving was a featured novel, and Mary was on a panel with Nick Mainieri, author of The Infinite. She met with lots of authors–including P.M. LaRose, whose new novel in the Jim “Beers” Biersovich mystery series, Bet on Beers, was released in October–at the pre-opening reception in the Louisiana State Library.





October 14-16, 2016: Southern Festival of BooksNashville, Tennessee

Mary’s fellow panelist Carrie Mullins read an excerpt from “Night Garden,” the story of oxycontin in a small Kentucky town. She also met the authors of two New Orleans based books, Marlene Trestman’s “Fair Labor Lawyer” and Bill Haltom’s “Milk and Sugar, the Complete Book of Seersucker.”



 Oct. 1, 2016:  Williamsburg Book FestivalWilliamsburg, Virginia

Friend & fellow Koehler author Dean Robertson, author of the lovely biography, Looking for Lydia; Looking for God.shared a table at the Williamsburg Book Festival.



June 22, 2016: Ladies of the Night Book Club, Getzville, New York


June 15, 2016: Kraus Road Book Club, Clarence, New York


April 20, 2016: Six and a Half Ladies Book ClubEast Amherst, New York
Whew! The half lady is temporal, not corporal; she lives in Florida half the year.
No corpus delicti in the group.

Buff Small Press

April 9 2016: Buffalo Small Press Book Fair,
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 
Buffalo, New York



February 29, 2016: Octavia Books, New Orleans, Louisiana


January 28, 2016: Middlesex Book Club, East Amherst,  New York

Ladies of the Vine

January 21, 2016: Ladies of the Vine Book Club, Williamsville, New York

January 15-17, 2016
Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend Weekend
Nacogodoches, Texas

The Pulpwood Queen herself, Kathy L. Murphy, hosted some amazing authors including  Kathy Hepinstall Parks and Becky Hepinstall Hilliker, real-life sisters and authors of the “Sisters of Shiloh” historical novel–what a show those two put on! For the Big Fat Ball of Hair finale, Mary–Chiyo from Memoirs of a Geisha–poses with authors Shari Stauch, Kat Varn, Bren McClain and Pattie Welek Hall, all Charleston, S.C., Pulpwood Queens.

Meeting readers and book lovers over the 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday

Monkey See





Food Bank

Monkey See Monkey Do Bookstore, Clarence, NY




Book Signing Benefiting
WNY Food Bank
WBBZ-TV Studio One
Eastern Hills Mall
Williamsville, NY




November 26, 2015 — Thanksgiving Day!TOTT 1
Talk of the Town
WBBZ-TV Buffalo
Mary talks about Thanksgiving with cohosts Phil Arno and Kim Piazza. View the 13-minute segment on You tube. 

Nov. 27 — Black FridayFOODBANK
Book Signing Benefiting
WNY Food Bank
WBBZ-TV Studio One
Eastern Hills Mall
1-4 p.m.
Mary will sign copies of
Thanksgiving at the studio
near Macy’s, with $2 from
each sale going to the
Food Bank of Western
New York.


November 28
Monkey See Monkey Do BookstoreMonkey-See-bookstore
1 pm., 9060 Main St., Clarence NY
“Local Saturday” — Mary will sign
copies of


Radio Podcast
The Dine, Wine and Spirits ShowDine-Wine-Banner,
WGSO 990 AM Radio New Orleans
Mary discusses Thanksgiving,  New Orleans, books, newspapers and wine with Tim McNally, Wine and Spirits Editor, columnist and feature writer for New Orleans Magazine; Wine and Spirits Editor, and weekly columnist for; and
editor of
Listen to the podcast

Goodreads reviews for Thanksgiving