Appearances & Events

Bethlehem, CT ~ December 1, 2018

A Polish Christmas at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden with Martha Hall Kelly. Tour the festively decorated house with special focus on the Polish traditions the Lapin brought to Bethlehem. Carol your way to Memorial Hall to hear NYT bestselling author, Martha Hall Kelly speak. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets and event info at

Seattle, WA ~ January 26, 2019

American Library Association Midwinter Conference. Luncheon and signing event. Tickets and event info at

Boca Raton, FL ~ March 6th & 7th, 2019

New Directions for Women Luncheon. Annual event benefiting National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. The luncheon will raise funds to support research and treatment, including heart and lung diseases that affect women. Tickets and event info at

Cumming, GA ~ April 9, 2019

Forsyth County Reads Together: An Evening with Martha Hall Kelly. Presented by the Forsyth County Public Library at the Forsyth Conference Center. Spend the evening with bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly as she talks about the life of one remarkable woman who inspired her debut novel Lilac Girls. The author will also discuss her researcher writing historical fiction and her progress in writing two prequels to Lilac Girls. Tickets and event info link coming soon.

Newport Beach, CA ~ April 2019

Literary Orange – Annual Literary Event. Tickets and event info at


…and some past events:

Baltimore, MD (October, 2018). New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Trade Show

Park City, UT (October, 2018). “Women’s Voices Author Breakfast” presented by the Mountain and Plains Independent Bookseller Association (MPIBA).

Bristol, CT (October, 2018). Friends of the Bristol Library 2018 Author Brunch and Presentation followed by book-signing.

Nashville, Tennessee (June, 2016). Can’t wait to visit Nashville! First stop, The Centennial Club luncheon. Next stop, Parnassus Books, for a Lilac Girls Book talk and signing. Excited to see Parnassus, home of the world’s greatest tag line: An Independent Bookstore For Independent People.

New York City (July, 2016). Random House Open House. Spend the day at Random House talking books. The most fun day ever.

Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (May, 2016). Bunch of Grapes Bookstore’s Lilac Girls book talk and signing. Come to the bookstore I grew up with, the most charming Bunch of Grapes, to talk Lilac Girls and get your very own signed copy.

Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (August, 2016). Noepe Center for the Literary Arts, 104 Main Street Edgartown, Mass. Lilac Girls book talk and signing. Find out what’s happening “behind the hedges” at the incredible Noepe Center for the Arts in the heart of lovely Edgartown.

Palm Beach, Florida (February, 2017). MorseLife Literary Society: “Breakfast with Celebrated Authors” at The Colony Hotel Pavilion.