Events, Media and Public Appearances 2011

Event schedule in progress for spring 2011.  Check back often!

January 22-23rd  16th Annual BookMania! in Stuart, Florida (Jensen Beach)

February 4th, Lake Austin Spa Resort’s “A New Leash on Life”

March 16th, 9:30 AM  St. Luke’s Lutheran Church,  Plano, TX

Additional Dallas appearances being finalized for March and April.  A Colorado appearance in June!

Radio Tour, February 2011

1. 2/16 Cybernation USA Metro Boston MA 10-15 min taped
w/ Bee Brahm, Online Radio — airtime TBA
2. 2/17 7:05 am KTRR-FM/metro Denver CO 10 min
live w/Paul Wozniak, FM Morning Show
3. 2/17 5:15 PM *WLIU-FM & 20 min
live w/Dog Talk, NPR affiliate and podcast
4. 2/18 6:20 am KFRU-AM/Columbia MO 10 min
live w/David Lile, AM Talk Radio
5. 2/18 8:10 am WPHM-AM/regional-Detroit MI 10 min
live w/Paul Miller, AM Talk Radio
6. 2/18 8:30 am *WCUB-AM/Green Bay WI 10 min
live w/Breakfast Club, mid-sized AM
7. 2/18  WLW-AM/Cincinnati OH 10 min
taped w/Jim Scott — airtime TBA
8. 2/18 1:00 pm *WGTK-AM/Louisville KY 30 min
live w/Joe Elliot
9. 2/18 KTOK-AM/Oklahoma City OK 10 min
taped w/Eggman Moore, AM Talk Radio — airtime TBA
10. 2/28 10:17 am Lifestyle Talk Radio-national
13 min live w/Frankie Boyer, nationally syndicated
11. 3/2 8:35 am WRVC-AM/Huntington WVA 25 min
live w/Jean Dean, AM Talk Radio


Susannah and Puzzle traveled with the book to the following cities in late spring 2010.

If you are in the neighborhood of a city or event below, we would love to meet you.

Below are cities and locations. If a city has no bookstore listed, it means those events are still in setup. Check back for updates on locations, times and further details!

Late breaking change: Please note that the May 3 event at Books Ink has been moved to the Palo Alto location.

(Where possible, interviews are linked to their corresponding media. April 10-21 tour & media updated April 10th, 2010.)


Coming soon to something, somewhere near you (?)

Dallas, TX
Saturday, April 10
XM/Sirius’s “Animal Radio” (NATIONAL)
What: TAPED radio interview
Time: 2 p.m. CT/3 p.m. ET

Toronto, ON
Sunday, April 11
TORONTO STAR, print interview:

Running a search-and-rescue dog probes depths of love

In ‘Scent of the Missing’, Texan Susannah Charleson describes tragedy, joy and a good day’s work

Monday, April 12
CANADA AM, tv interview

Cesar’s Way (NATIONAL)
What: phone interview for magazine
Time: 1 p.m. ET

Tuesday, April 13
NPR-affiliate WICN’s “The Public Eye” (Worcester, MA)
What: LIVE phone interview with regional NPR
Time: 8:15 a.m. ET
Length: 28 minutes

ANIMAL HOUSECALLS, television interview, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14
GalleyCat’s “Morning Media Menu” (NATIONAL via Web)
What: Live call-in podcast show
Time: 9:25 a.m. ET
The show will be archived on the site and featured on the Mediabistro homepage.
Length: 15 minutes

New York, NY

Thursday, April 15
FoxTV’s “Fox & Friends” (NATIONAL)
What: LIVE tv interview
Time: 8:50 on air
Location: Fox News Channel

Voice of America (NATIONAL)
What: TAPED radio interview
Time: 1 p.m.
Rescue Dog Searches for ‘Scent of the Missing

Washington, DC

Friday, April 16
National Geographic Weekend (NATIONAL)
What: TAPED radio interview
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Bill Thompson’s Eye on Books (NATIONAL via Web)
What: TAPED podcast interview
Time: 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 17
EVENT: Barnes & Noble, Bethesda
What: Reading/Q&A/Booksigning
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: 4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda

Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, April 18, 2010
EVENT: Philadelphia Free Library Festival
What: Dog Panel featuring Alexandra Horowitz, Michael Schaeffer
Location: Free Library, 1901 Vine Street
• Author Panel: 4-4:30, each author will present their book for 5 minutes followed by 15 minutes of panel discussion.
• Q&A: 4:30-4:45, with audience
• Booksigning: 4:40-5:15, in Lobby

Dallas, TX
Monday, April 19
NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” (NATIONAL)
What: LIVE radio interview
Time: 2 p.m. CT/3 p.m. ET

Wednesday, April 21
KAAM’s “Morning Show with Jaan McCoy” (Dallas, TX)
What: LIVE radio interview
Time: 7:20 a.m. CT

NPR-affiliate KERA’s “Think” (Dallas, TX)
What: LIVE radio interview
Time: 12-1 p.m. CT

* Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL, 4/23
* Books-a-Million, Birmingham, AL, 4/24

Dallas, TX
* Legacy Books (Plano), 4/28, 7PM

Seattle, WA
* Elliott Bay Books, 4/30 at 7PM
*Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park), 5/1 at 6:30PM

San Francisco, CA, May 2-4
*Mrs. Dalloway’s, 5/2, 4pm
*Books Ink, Palo Alto, 5/3, 7pm

Los Angeles, CA, May 4-5
*Vroman’s Bookstore, 5/4, 7pm

Boston, MA
*Wellesley Booksmith, 5/7, 7 PM
* Private event, 5/8, 7 PM

Denver, CO
* Tattered Cover (E. Colfax Ave), 5/14, 7:30 PM
* Boulder Book Store, 5/15, 6 PM

* Anderson Bookshop, Naperville, 5/17, 7PM

Okemos, MI
* Schuler Books, 5/18, 7:00PM

Madison, WI
* Borders University Avenue, 5/19, 7PM

Dallas, TX
* The Writers Garret, 5/21, 7:30PM

Houston, TX
* Greater Houston Rescue League at the French Alliance, 5/25, time TBA
Pilot’s adventures training her own dog resulted in book
Houston Chronicle, May 18, 2010

Austin, TX
* BookPeople, 5/28, 7PM

Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex, TX

*Barnes and Noble, Las Colinas, 6/19, 1 PM

*Borders, Lovers Lane @ Greenville Ave. Dallas, 6/22,  7 PM

*Barnes and Noble, Lewisville, 6/26, 2 PM

*Borders, Lovers Lane @ Greenville Ave, Aug. 5 (2nd appearance)

*  Dallas Public Library “Night Out @ Central”, August 19th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Other Events:
* Thompson Book Club, Plano, TX, March 26

*Plano Shriner’s Club, Plano, TX June 29th

* Dallas Sworn Sisters Book Club, July 6th

*Glen Lakes Community Book Salon, July 15th

*H2U (Health, Happiness, and You) Club, August 19th, 10 AM

* Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Grapevine, TX 7/23-7/25

* Dallas/Ft. Worth Golden Retriever Club, Dallas, TX 9/20 7 PM

* Cowtown Crimesolvers / Ft. Worth Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Sunday 9/26, 4 PM

* 2011 DFW Writer’s Conference, Dallas, TX February 26th and 27th, 2011, American Airlines Training Center

Additional appearances in other cities supporting not-for-profit events begin in summer 2010. Check back for itinerary details.

Minneapolis, MN — September
* Goldzilla – Golden Retriever Fun Fair and Walk for Rescue, Snail Lake Regional Park, 9/18, Time TBD

Kentucky & Ohio, Sept. 30-Oct. 3rd

Sept. 30 (Thurs)
Louisville, KY
Noon Show WHAS-TV (ABC) arr. 12:00 air 12:20
Carmichael’s Bookstore, Frankfort Ave. 7 PM

Oct. 1 (Fri)
Lexington, KY
Joseph Beth161 Lexington Green Cir # B1
Lexington, KY 40503-3323), 7PM

Oct. 2 (Sat)
Cincinnati, OH
Joseph Beth Festival, location and time TBA

Oct. 3 (Sun)
Dayton, OH

Books & Company
4453 Walnut St., Beaver Creek, OH
2 PM

More October

* Powerful Partnerships: The Remarkable Human-Animal Bond, Guest Speaker / Fundraising event, Lone Star Chapter of Guide Dogs for the Blind, Oct. 7

* Irving “Big Read,” October 23


Media and presentation inquiries, contact:

Taryn Roeder
Assistant Director of Publicity
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116


Jim Hornfischer, President
Hornfischer Literary Management, L.P.
P.O. Box 50544
Austin TX 78763

20 Responses to “Tour”

  1. Cara Saylor Polk says:

    If you can book a signing for Susannah in Atlanta, GA, we (her friends) can come up with ancillary events — local book clubs, teas, animal shelters, etc.

  2. Sophie says:

    When you’re finally home again for a stretch, I would love to set up a signing for you at the Las Colinas or Lewisville B&N. Please let me know if you want to do it and when!

  3. P. Carlile says:

    Any plans for a book signing/tour in or around the Jacksonville/Orange Park Florida area in the future?

  4. Susannah says:

    Not at this point — however, we are certainly open to possibilities, particularly if dog rescue groups or other canine organizations are interested in having us out. (We are scheduled for some “special” events already in various states.)

  5. Susannah says:

    Hi Sophie!

    We’d love to do it. Contact me at, and we’ll see what we can set up.

  6. Pat Snyder says:

    Any plans to do a book signing in Washington DC/Northern VA area?

  7. Susannah says:

    Hi Pat — We were in Virginia / DC area in April and have no immediate plans to return. However, I believe we will be going to a book festival in Virginia in November. Details TBA. I’ll post more when I have final dates/times/locations. And thank you so much.

  8. Anne Cubley says:

    I loved your book and fell in love with Puzzle also. Thank you for the fun hours I spent with both of you.

  9. aimee says:

    Hi Susannah and Puzzle – I am 1 CD away from finishing the book on audio so I came here to see some pictures (the only thing I don’t like about listening to books on audio is the lack of photos for biographies and nonfiction!). I live in the DC area and I am thrilled to hear you may come to VA in November. PLEASE DO! I would love to meet you and give Puzzle an ear scratch. I am excited to finish the book but already know I will miss sharing my commute home with you and Puzzle. Thanks so much for writing this lovely book!

  10. Kat says:

    Hi! I see that you’ll be posting additional events in Texas soon — any chance you’re coming back to the Houston area? Thanks!

  11. Jan bodnar says:

    Please contact Irving Central Library
    Jan bodnar 972-721-3502 about program on Oct 23

  12. Theresa king says:

    Dear Susannah,
    Just finished reading your book. I am speachless. I have never read something so honest and intriguing as your book. My dog and i at a late start are traingng to hopefully be “SAR”.
    There isnt alot of training where i live, but none the less i go find classes, and work Sir Nicholas daily.
    Please come to Philadelphia again, i missed your last date, i would love to sit in and listen and learn. You and your team are amazing people for all you do.
    I think their are not enough people out there who are aware.. The commitment involved with the training and the work to get to the point of where you and your team are. All done because of your love for fellow man and wanting to better society and assist in time of need. I commend you all and i have the desire to want to be involved and help when it is needed. Please let me know if you will be returning to this area. Also, if you have any information or advice to help me furthur my training i would be gratefull to know
    You Fan and Friend,
    Theresa King and Sir Nicholas

  13. Susannah says:

    Hi Theresa — Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad Scent of the Missing was rewarding for you — and even more happy to hear that you are working with Sir Nicholas toward SAR training. Every opportunity to train matters, from the simplest daily sit/stay commands to the nose work across all kinds of search scenarios.

    We do hope to return to Philadelphia again. We were there a little less than 24 hours in April 2010, and I was so intrigued by the city (I’m kind of a history nut). If we do return at some point soon, I’ll certainly post it here. If you are on Facebook, please don’t hesitate to connect with me there, as well. I would love to meet you and Sir Nicholas. All best to you both!


  14. Chris Murray says:

    Your book is so well written and fascinating. I completely relate to your experiences with Puzzle as a puppy as I now live with an extremely smart yellow lab who had to reeducate me on understanding dogs. I was so ignorant! And it’s still an ongoing process. Thanks for all the laughs and tears. Good luck to you and Puzzle-I hope you are both healthy and happy.

  15. Marijane Osborn says:

    Hi Susannah,

    I thought I saw somewhere that you (two) were giving a reading at the Avid Reader here in Davis, but now I can’t find it. Was that merely a hopeful dream?

    Such a good book, with such an engaging “voice” for Puzzle. I expect you’ve written a classic. So impressive!

  16. Susannah says:

    Hi Marijane — We are in Dallas for a little while, with a pending visit to Colorado in early June. If you can find the reference to a reading anywhere, let me know. Sometimes there are things pending that are published before they’re finalized … and I’d love to know! :)

  17. Susannah says:

    Chris, thank you! An friend of a retriever is a friend of ours. 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed the book — and thankful you took the time to post here and tell me so. Best wishes for fine adventures beside that yellow Lab. Take care and be well!

  18. Jennifer Das says:

    You are scheduled to appear in Madison, WI but our Borders is closing. Will you reschedule the venue? Please say yes! l read your book and loved it and would love to hear you speak!
    Best regards,
    Jennifer Das

  19. Susannah says:

    Hi Jennifer … the date you see posted on the site was for last year. I was at that lovely Borders in Madison (it was a beautiful event with a terrific crowd). I’m so sorry to hear that Borders is closing. They were terrifically kind.

    I don’t have any events in the Wisconsin area again any time soon, but that changes in half a heartbeat, it seems, so I’d just say keep an eye on the events page of this site. I’m having some out-of-state requests almost weekly these days, so something could book at any point. I’d love to return to Madison and would love to meet you, too!

  20. Jennifer Das says:

    Oh I am so disappointed that I read the information incorrectly! I am sorry I discovered your book a year late….I will keep my fingers crossed you will have a chance to come to Madison or somewhere near here soon!
    Best regards,
    Jennifer Das