Paperback Release! The Geography of Love, Broadway Books, August 2009

Available Nationwide

Loved by Critics & Readers Alike...
THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE,
"Startling, memorable, and deeply moving. With gentle, deliberate strokes... increasingly engrossing... Burgess' journey possesses bravery and open-eyed clarity." Publishers Weekly

Target Breakout Book Pick A Top 25 book carried nationwide.


Check out the recent US Release!
LOOSE THREADS
Penguin Books/​AuthorHouse, March 2008
{2nd edition, softcover}
"...Burgess takes readers on an armchair world tour with Ellen d'Ullay and the changing map of her inner world." Saratoga News

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BOOK EVENT ARCHIVES

WHERE YOU THERE? FALL EVENTS 2008

Thank you readers! If you were there, or you were listening, drop me a line! And especially for you Aussies - I loved the opportunity to speak with your local newspapers and journals and guest on national radio interviews. Thank you!

2008 GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE Book Tour

HONOLULU
Maui Writers Conference (in Honolulu)
August 29-Sept 1, 2008,
Conference presenter of "Success Story: One Writer's Journey."

SEATTLE
University Bookstore, Mill Creek
Tues, Sept 9, 2008, 7pm,
Book Reading & Signing
Mill Creek Town Center
15311 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park
Wed, Sept 10, 2008, 7 pm,
Book Reading & Signing
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

SPOKANE
Aunties Bookstore, Spokane
Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30pm,
Book Reading & Signing
402 Main Street
Spokane, WA 99201

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Book Passage, Corte Madera
Tues, Sept 16, 2008, 1pm,
Book Reading & Signing.
51 Tamal Vista
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Copperfields, Santa Rosa
Tues, Sept 16, 2008, 7pm,
Book reading & Signing.
2316 Montgomery Drive
(Montgomery Village)
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

PORTLAND
Pacific Northwest Bookseller Assn. Trade Show, Portland,
"Celebration of Authors"
Sept 17, 2008, Wed., 11am,
Presentation and Book Signing

Wordstock Literary Festival, Portland
11:30a.m., Sunday Nov 9, 2008.
Featured Speaker
Oregon Convention Center

Thanks to these fabulous bookstores, and a warm thank you to so many amazing readers!

The Midnight Bookworm - Guest author Glenda Burgess talks about her books and new memoir THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE on Celebrity Talk Show "Goddess Radio," of the Midnight Bookworm, KCAA digital talk syndicated national radio program hosted by Vin Smith. Oct. 30, 2008, 7pm PST. For more information contact midnightbookworm@​earthlink.net


PAST EVENTS

Midnight Bookworm Featured Guest 9:30pm Wednesday March 5, 2008 with Vin Smith on The Night Shift Program satellite radio KCAA and KTEA. Discussion of the upcoming release of THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE and second edition release of LOOSE THREADS.

Regional Book Tour 2007 appearing at PNWA conference, Willamette Writers Conference, San Francisco Writers Conference.

Aunties Bookstore, Main Street, Spokane, WA Local Authors Holiday Signing Roundatable, December 16, 2-3:30pm.

Reading & Signing Keplers Bookstore, Menlo Park, CA, November 16, 2006, 7pm.

Reading & Signing Printers Ink Bookstore, Palo Alto, CA, November 15, 2006, 7:30pm.

Away on summer travel- book research in Italy

Guest author, discussion of "Part Two: Funding of the Arts in America" on Midnight Bookworm, , WCRN digital talk syndicated national radio program hosted by Vin Smith for book afincinados. April 22, 2006, 9pm PST. For more information contact midnightbookworm@​earthlink.net

Guest author, South Hill Book Club, Spokane, WA, May 23, 2006, 7pm. Discussion of "Exposures, a novel". For more information Contact Pam Dixon, 509-466-4310.

Guest author, Hangman Ridge Book Club, Spokane, WA, March 1, 2006, 7pm. Discussion of "Exposures, a novel."

Guest author, discussion of "Loose Threads" the first novel by Glenda Burgess, followed by a round table discussion on "Funding the Arts in America, Part One," on Midnight Bookworm, , WCRN digital talk syndicated national radio program hosted by Vin Smith for book afincinados. January 21, 2006, 9pm PST. For more information contact midnightbookworm@​earthlink.net

Author signing at Women & Company , the Smith Barney Investment Group forum for successful women entrepreneurs, held Tuesday December 13th, 2005, 6-8:00pm at the 6th Avenue Event Center, Spokane. For more information call Michael at 509.838.8693

Guest Seaker, AAUW Regional Meeting, October 8, 2005, 11:30am-2:30pm reading by author followed by luncheon. Ridpath Hotel,Spokane, WA. for information call Carol Senske 509.468.5944

Guest author on Midnight Bookworm , syndicated West Coast radio program hosted by Vin Smith for book afincinados. October 8, 2005, 9pm PST. For more information contact midnightbookworm@​earthlink.net


EVENTS


Contact the Author Here

BOOK EVENTS


World Book Night is Coming! This year I am giving away copies of THIS BOY'S LIFE by Tobias Wolff.

MARK THE CALENDAR - HOPE SEE YOU THERE!

2014 BOOK EVENT & WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Readings, Festivals, Conferences, Workshops & Travel

Events Schedule updated monthly


AWP 2014
February 27-March 1, 2014
Sheraton Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
Come and mingle and share the bookish fun. Authors, editors, representatives of literary journals, publishers, and your favorite writers will be here. Panels, readings, and information sessions covering all things literary.

A NEW NOVEL
Done with the manuscript novel revision and polish edits, friends. Turned it in to my lovely agent! Stay tuned....


RECENT EVENTS

"INDIES FIRST" BOOK EVENT
Saturday November 30, 2013 2-5pm
Aunties Bookstore, Spokane, WA
Hand-selling books in support of our local independent bookstores as part of "Shop Local Saturday" nationwide. Hope to see you there!

WOMEN IN MEDICINE
Saturday, March 16, 2012
Bozarth Center, Spokane Washington
Breakfast meeting & 9:00am talk on The Geography of Love,
"Compassion as a Pillar of Medicine."

DC CONVENTION WEEK
October 12-18, 2012.
Washington DC.
Workshops, readings.
Good spouse credit ~ Check out the Anesthesiology 2012 national convention. Hear Matalin and Carville open the session. Run the ASA 3rd Annual "Hope for the Warriors" 5k. In the neighborhood? Join me!

SHARP PENCILS
September 16-20, 2012.
Stanford move-in and Baccalaureate ceremonies for my son, the electrical/​computer engineer. Return to my old stomping grounds. Los Altos, Palo Alto, creative writing at Stanford University.

STETHOSCOPES & HUMAN ANATOMY
August 30-September 1, 2012.
My daughter's launch into medicine. A moment to just be a proud parent at the University of Washington Medical School commencement "Stethoscope Ceremony."

Working, writing, reading in the summer sun....
July 25 thru August 10, 2012

THE GREAT JOURNEY THROUGH EUROPE
June 11 thru June 26, 2012.
Where am I going? Exploring the canals of lovely Amsterdam and then embarking by boat down the Rhine... By railway into the heart of Switzerland and the Alps. Watch for pictures, notes and stories of my journey through the art, history, cuisine, and landscape of the Old World Continent. In my pocket? Mark Twain's A TRAMP ABROAD. Until July, Au Revoir!

LEFT COAST CRIME
Mystery Writers Conference
March 29 thru April 1, 2012
Sacramento, CA
Contact: www.leftcoastcrime.org or email conference co-chair Cindy Sample at CindySample@​aol.com

BOOK REVIEWS

Book reviews by Glenda on Goodreads (www.goodreads.com) and the the literary online journal Gently Read Literature (www.gentlyreadlit.com).

BOOK AWARDS

THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE
Ten Best Books of 2008 by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The Thirteenth Annual Books for a Better Life Awards, New York, February 23, 2009
Celebrate in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Geography of Love, 2008 finalist for "Inspirational Memoir."

Upper Priest Lake, Idaho

Visit Glenda's GoodReads Author Page Here

Images from WORLD BOOK NIGHT U.S.
2013 and earlier


My selection this year. Have you read it?

WBN 2012: "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," by Junot Diaz

Concierge at a busy hotel

med student at the airport

Dive shop master

Marriage license agent

An optician

PAST BOOK EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

UBC, Vancouver, BC

October 3, 2011
Book Event - reading and signing

PRIEST LAKE, IDAHO
"Reflection and Story: Storytelling." - One Day Writing Workshop
August 8, 2011

RESEARCH AND WRITING
Houston to Austin, Texas, March 23-29, 2011.

SAN DIEGO La Jolla Writers Retreat
November 17-18, 2010
Marriott Hotel, La Jolla, CA

AUNTIES BOOKSTORE BOOK CLUB OPEN HOUSE
Book Clubs! Meet your local authors and collect reading group guides and author notes for scheduling authors and books for the upcoming calender year!
Tuesday, October, 19, 2010
7:30pm
For more information contact Linda, 509-838-3977, or Linda@​auntiesbooks.com

Annapolis, MD to New Haven, CT
May 21-27th, 2010
Check with your local bookstore for scheduled readings. See you there!
Many thanks to the readers of Chesapeake Bay Book Dames, Belles Lettres de Brown, and the Page Gourmets!

LEAVENWORTH, WA
A BOOK FOR ALL SEASONS: WRITERS WORKSHOP SERIES
(Winter-Spring)
Glenda Burgess: "Finding Your Voice in Memoir"
April 10, 2010 - 10am to 2:30pm, Book signing to follow
A Book for All Seasons Bookstore, Leavenworth, WA
Contact Lilly Anne Wilder at la@​abookforallseasons.com

LONDON/​PARIS
August 6th-16th, 2009
On the road to two of my favorite international cities. Bloomsbury Circle, anyone? Left bank bookstores? Look for The Geography of Love in softcover release!

LEAVENWORTH, WA
A Book for All Seasons
Leavenworth, Washington
July 24th - 25th, 2009
Two day reading, signing, and presentation event hosted by the Leavenworth Public Library and A Book for All Seasons - Times posted in June, or contact Lilly Anne Wilder at la@​abookforallseasons.com

AUSTRALIA
A writer on tour. Australia's beautiful "Gold Coast" - Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane. April 20-25, 2009.

SPOKANE, WA
2009 Get Lit! Literary Festival
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Panel, readings, and Special Events
April 10-19, 2009

Glenda at Get Lit! events -
April 17, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. SFCC, Rm 110, Bldg 24
Panel: "Approaches to Memoir"
April 18, 10:30a.m. South Hill Library
Festival Reading, The Geography of Love, with Glenda Burgess
April 18, 2:00-4:00p.m. Spokane Club
Writing workshop: Writing is Rewriting

Talking books at the Leavenworth Public Library, WA

BOOK PAGE HIGHLIGHTS
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BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR
Chosen as one of The Ten Best Books of 2008 by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and a finalist for the 2008 Books for a Better Life Award, this tender and intimate memoir of a marriage will resonate with readers of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, and Susan Duncan's Salvation Creek.
FICTION
A reclusive photographer's life in the remote mountains of New Mexico intersects unexpectedly with the troubled life of a young cello prodigy. This unforgettable story sweeps the reader from a backcountry confrontation with a dangerous cougar to the career-making climax of an audition hall. Exposures is a sweeping tale of extraordinary talent and human destiny woven within the portals of music and twenty of history’s remarkable photographs.
Published for the first time in Britain as part of the "Great American First Novel" series, Loose Threads explores the uncommon thread, the path not taken as an emerging sculptor struggles through the complex turning points of her life. Engaging, fresh, and unforgettable, Loose Threads is a novel of the journey to authenticity and the redemptive power of genuine passion.
REFERENCE / ACADEMIC
Special collections thesaurus developed at the University of Washington for the academic discipline of Women Studies.