28 March 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. THE CHOCOLATE KISS is the Sizzling Book Club pick for March for Smart B, Trashy Books. Check out the site for giveaways and join the chat March 28. Readers only from 9-10, and I’ll come on at ten!
12-15 July 2013. Series of talks for libraries in Georgia, as part of the grand finale to the Adult Summer Reading Program and to celebrate the release of THE CHOCOLATE TOUCH. Stay tuned for specific dates and places. They’ve promised me chocolate!
26 January 2013, 3 p.m., Falling Rivers Gallery, Albemarle NC. Laura will be talking chocolate and signing THE CHOCOLATE KISS, with a wonderful chocolate and wine tasting organized by the Friends of Stanly Library.
2 February 2013, 3 p.m, Southwest Library, Durham NC. Join Laura and Paris-trained local chocolatier Bonnie Lau of Miel Bonbons for a delicious discussion-tasting of chocolate and books. And by delicious, we mean Bonnie will be sharing some of her wonderful chocolates and pastries! Laura will be signing THE CHOCOLATE KISS, the second book in the (loosely connected) Paris Chocolate series.
12 February 2013, 11 a.m., The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines NC. Join Laura for a discussion of Parisian chocolate, Parisian pastry kitchens, exactly what is a macaron anyway, and a little chocolate tasting. Laura will be signing THE CHOCOLATE KISS.
12 February 2013, 7 p.m., The Regulator Bookshop, Durham NC. Laura will be talking about French chocolate, French pastry kitchens, exactly what is a macaron anyway, and signing THE CHOCOLATE KISS.
2012 Italian Tour Events (Ladra di Cioccolato)
28 September 2012. At the International Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy. Join Laura at the Shibuya Coffee Music Shop for a Chocolate Party at 9:45 p.m. [21:45 Shibuya Coffee Music Shop, Chocolate Party con Laura Florand, autrice di "Ladra di cioccolata", Leggereditore. Presenta: Isabelle Spanu, Leggereditore.]
29 September 2012. Bari, Italy. 4:00 p.m. Giunti Bookstore, book signing.
1 October 2012. Florence, Italy. 6:00 p.m. Book signing and chocolate tasting at La Feltrinelli. [Lunedì 1 ottobre alle ore 18,30 alla Feltrinelli di Firenze in Via de’ Cerretani Laura Florand “chocolate tasting” e presentazione di Ladra di cioccolato.]
2 October 2012. 3:00 p.m. Facebook chat on the Ragazza moderna page with readers and bloggers. [L’autrice sarà protagonista di una chat con addetti ai lavori e fan su facebook direttamente dalla pagina di Ragazza moderna martedì 2 ottobre alle ore 17.]
2 October 2012. Rome, Italy. 7:30 p.m. Chocolate cocktails and a meet-the-author event at the SAID Chocolate Factory. [Martedì 2 ottobre alle ore 18,30 da SAID Antica Fabbrica del cioccolato a San Lorenzo a Roma, Laura Florand presenta il suo romanzo e a seguire cocktail al cioccolato.]
2012 U.S. Events
13 October 2012, 5:00 p.m. Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC. Laura will be signing books along with authors Madeline Hunter, Katharine Ashe, Lydia Dare, Jennifer Delamere, and Beth Williamson. There’s something for everyone at this signing!
10 November 2012, 4:00 p.m. Laura will be introducing local chocolatiers for a tasting at the Southwest Regional Library, Durham NC. Note that this is a ticketed event, as part of the library’s Fall Into Romance Festival. [This event is now FULL.]
11 November 2012, 4:00 p.m. Laura will join other authors signing at the Southwest Regional Library’s Romance Festival. She will be signing copies of THE CHOCOLATE THIEF.