ONCE YOU GO IN: One Month Away!

Hello again!

It’s now the final countdown for the release of “ONCE YOU GO IN: A Memoir of Radical Faith” and my nerves are on hyperdrive. Those of you who have pre-ordered through Amazon should be receiving your books in the next two weeks (yes, Amazon fulfills pre-orders early).

My official launch party is Oct. 25 at Bella Viva in Gilroy, Calif. Please RSVP if you plan on coming so I know how much wine to buy. If you plan on attending this party and have not purchased the book yet, I gratefully ask that you wait for the event to buy, as Barnes & Noble will be selling books for me and I want to make sure it is a satisfactory night for them so I can keep up the good relationship I’ve built with them.

I’ve been busy talking about the book in any spaces I can. I recently appeared on Your Atheist Pastor Podcast (Episode 319) and Heathen Podcast. It’s been super fun to have conversations with these clever and deep-thinking hosts, and I’ve got several more exciting podcast appearances that I can’t announce yet… but stay tuned!

The book was included in Refinery29’s list of Best Books To Read If You’re Obsessed with Cults and She Read’s roundup of Books To Read After the Handmaid’s Tale. Kirkus gave me a wonderful review and included me in their August 15 magazine.


  • Central Coast Writers Conference, Sept 27-29. I’ll be leading workshops, speaking on panels, and signing books.
  • Launch Party, Oct 25. Details above.
  • Barnes & Noble Gilroy, November 24, 12 p.m-2 p.m.  I’ll be signing books at the front of the store.
  • Colfax Library, December 6, 4:30 p.m. I’ll be speaking and signing books.

Thank you for all your help in pre-ordering, requesting the book from your local library, and sharing my posts on social media. All of these things help so much. The books are on their way from the printers so it won’t be long before I hold the real deal in my hands.

Until then,