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Readings & Events

With my fellow Best First Novel nominees
at the Edgar Awards in New York, May 2013
(photo by Steven Speliotis)

Upcoming Readings, Signings and Events

Kim does not have any upcoming events at this time.

Past Readings, Signings and Events

With acclaimed food writer Jonathan Gold,
speaking about Vietnamese cuisine at the
Pasadena Central Library.

Past readings, signings and events for The Map of Lost Memories and Communion have included the Los Angeles Public Library/Culinary Historians of Southern California * Tucson Festival of Books * California Crime Writers Conference * Literary Orange * Literary Guide of Orange County Festival of Women Authors * Women’s Club of Hermosa Beach * El Segundo Library Evening Book Discussion * Boucheron * Santa Monica Library Summer Reading Series * El Segundo Author Fair * Murder Abroad with Sisters in Crime/LA at the Burbank Public Library * Ladies of Intrigue * Poisoned Pen * WordStock * Eagle Harbor Book Co. * Elliott Bay Book Company * Olympia ArtWalk * Chevalier's Books

East Meets West panel with Lisa Brackmann,
Tim Hallinan, Naomi Hirahara and Steph Cha

Book launch party at Curve Line Space gallery

Book Launch for The Map of Lost Memories (September 2012)


Family, friends, humidity, wine and a memorable celebration to launch The Map of Lost Memories. The event was hosted by Traveler's Bookcase and featured a special guest appearance by the novel's audiobook narrator, Karyn O'Bryant.

Being interviewed with cookbook
author Ann Le for Here on Earth
on Wisconsin Public Radio

Julie talks about photographing Vietnam
to a full house at Skylight Books.

Kim with a few members of Foodie Connection who bused up from Orange County for the Communion reading and Vietnam discussion at Skylight Books.

BrookeWorms Book Club in Tucson, AZ

A full house at Elliott Bay Book Co. during the Pacific Northwest book tour for Communion.

Communion launch party at Traveler's Bookcase.

Family, friends and fans of Vietnamese food dine from the Mandoline Grill food truck at Traveler's Bookcase after the Communion launch party.