Katherine has had stimulating conversations with award-winning writers Andy Weir (The Martian), Armistead Maupin, comedy writers Les and Glen Charles (Cheers and other sitcoms), songwriter Jesse Harris, Ann Packer, Karen Joy Fowler, Michael Krasny and others. Her friendly yet probing style is often compared to Terry Gross’.  Upcoming dates are:

–Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:30 pm, with Sarah Scoles and Jill Tarter, about science writer Scoles’ book Making Contact,  a brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan’s Contact. Tickets available at

Wednesday, January 31, 2108, 11:30 am, with Shilpi Gowda, whose novels “Secret Daughter” and “The Golden Son” became international bestsellers, translated into dozens of languages. This is a ‘literary lunch’ event with a delicious meal and a glass of wine. Tickets available at

Wednesday, May 2, 2108, 11:30 am, with Joyce Maynard, whose recent memoir “The Best of Us” reveals three years with the love of her life. It bookends her memoir of 25 years ago, “At Home in the World” about her intimate relationship with J.D. Salinger when she was 18. In between, came seven best-selling novels. This event is a ‘literary lunch’ with a delicious meal and a glass of wine. Tickets available at



A warm thanks to the venues that hosted book talks: Keplers (Menlo Park), Books Inc (Palo Alto), Stanford University Bookstore, Mt. View Library, Saratoga Library, Montalvo Arts Center, IEEE, Rice University, the Rotary Clubs of San Jose and Saratoga, Fellowship Forum of Palo Alto, and The Summit League of Silicon Valley.