Events and Appearances

Marlene enjoys reading and appearing at book readings and book discussion groups. Please send requests by clicking ‘Contact/Contact Form’ on the Holland House Books website home page,

Upcoming Appearances

  • January 22, 2016, panel participant, Missouri Press Association, School of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
  • March 15, 2016, Holly Jungers’ English classes, Van-Far High School, Vandalia, Missouri, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., reading and discussion.
  • March 15, 2016, Vandalia Branch Library, Vandalia, Missouri, 4:00 p.m,. reading and discussion.
  • March 22, 2016, 4:00 p.m., KOPN Community Radio, Columbia, Missouri, 89.5, interview, Pandora’s Box.
  • March 25, 2016, 2:00 p.m., KOPN Community Radio, Columbia, Missouri, 89.5, interview with Daria.
  • March 26, 2016, Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield (St. Louis), Missouri,  1600 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, authors’ day.  Reading, signing, and discussion.
  • March 31, 2016, interview with David Lile, KFRU radio, Columbia Morning, 8:30 a.m.
  • April 2, 2016, Osher Saturday Morning Book Talks, 10:00 a.m., with Von Pittman, reading from anthology Uncertain Promise, Osher Center, Hillcrest Drive, Columbia, Missouri. Coffee and pastries at 9:30.
  • April 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m., Interview with Kevin Walsh, KOPN Radio, Columbia, Missouri.
  • April  3, 2016, launch party for No Certain Home,  4:00 – 6:00 p.m., The State Historical Society of Missouri, University of Missouri Library, Columbia, Missouri. Gary Kremer, Director of the Society, will introduce Marlene who will read brief passages from No Certain Home in the art gallery.  Wine, savories, and sweets.
  • April 6, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Left Bank Books, St. Louis, Missouri, 399 North Euclid Avenue.  Reading, signing, and discussion of No Certain Home.
  • April 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Columbia, Missouri.  Reading and discussion of historical novel No Certain Home.
  • April 18, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Marceline Carnegie Library, 119 E. California Avenue, Marceline, Missouri.  Reading from No Certain Home and discussion.  
  • May 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Hearing Voices, Seeing Visions, Literature and Arts Series, Orr Street Studios, Orr Street and Walnut, Columbia, Missouri.  Refreshments served.
  • June 9, 2016, Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W. Broadway, Columbia, Missouri, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Friendship Room.  Reading and discussion of latest novel, No Certain Home.
  • June 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m., Teachers’ Book Club, discussion of No Certain Home, location TBA.
  • June 21, 2016,  7:00 p.m., Yellow Dog Books, 8 South 9th Street, Columbia, Missouri.  Reading from No Certain Home and discussion.  Wine and cookies. 
  • July 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Jefferson City Public Library, Jefferson City, Missouri, reading and discussion of No Certain Home.  
  • September 8, 2016,  6:00 p.m., Well Read Books, 530 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri.  Reading from No Certain Home, discussion, and signing.
  • September 10, 2016, Osher Saturday Morning Book Talks, 10:00 a.m., Osher Center, Hillcrest Drive, Columbia, Missouri.  Coffee and pastries at 9:30.
  • September 19, 2016, PEO Chapter, Columbia, Missouri, 5:30 p.m., reading and discussion of No Certain Home.
  • October 29, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Ad Astra Coffeehouse, 141 North Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, Kansas, reading, discussion, and signing of No Certain Home.
  • December 17, 2016, Boone County Historical Society, Ponderosa Drive, Columbia, Missouri, Meet the Author presentation with nonfiction writer Steven Weinberg.  Topic: research for fiction books vs. research for nonfiction books.
  •  April 3, 2017, Osher Education Class, “Writing in the Fourth Quarter,” taught  by Professor Kit Salter, Osher Center, Hillcrest Drive, Columbia, Missouri.


  1. Hi Marlene,
    It’s Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick. We are scheduled to speak at the State Historical Society of Missouri on Wednesday, Nov. 13. I’m looking forward to it! Would you like to contact me and chat a bit to coordinate. I’m at

  2. Carol Stevenson · · Reply

    I am a Marlene Lee fan; Rebecca’s Road and Scoville are my particular favorites. I am excited about No Certain Home and look forward to meeting Agnes. Marlene’s adventures in research are intriguing.

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