Karna Bodman

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For interviews, speeches/events for conventions, clubs, non-profits, local groups,to receive free autographed bookplates or just chat, please drop me an email:



Since my first novel was launched, I’ve been on extensive book tours where I’ve had over 300 speeches/events around the country in cities including: Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Houston, Chicago, Charleston, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Naples, among others.

If you are a member of an organization and would like to hear stories about life in The White House, working with President Reagan, the current political landscape, weaving facts into fiction, or the personal journey of writing a contemporary novel, please be in touch. I’d love to hear from you. Example: Interview on the nationally syndicated Lars Larson Radio show about my new thriller, TRUST BUT VERIFY and work in the Reagan White House:



Dec. 7 - 4:00 PM Speech to Quail Creek Country Club, Naples, FL


Feb. 3 --  4:00 Speech to Estero Country Club, FL
Feb. 15 -- Luncheon Speech to Women's Republican Club, Helm Club, The Landings, Fort Myers, FL


Jan. 20 - 10:00 - 1:00 - Speech and signing at Cultural Center of Charlotte County, FL 
Feb. 1 -- 5:00 PM Dinner Speech to Gulf Coast Vikings, Plantation Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL
Feb. 10 - Luncheon speech to Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Author Lecture, Ft. Myers, FL
Feb. 26 -- Breakfast speech to Spanish Wells Country Club, Bonita Springs, FL
Mar. 4 - 2:00 PM - Speech at the new Bonita Springs Library, 10560 Reynolds St. Bonita Springs, FL
Mar. 11 - Luncheon Speech to DAR, Naples, FL
Mar. 13 -- AM talk to Marco Island Library Spring Books and Brews, Marco Island, FL
Oct. 10 -- 1:00 PM Talk to Florida Gulf Coast University students
Nov. 13 -- Luncheon Speech to Naples Republican Women's Club, Tiburon Golf Club
Dec. 2 - 7:17 PM (Eastern) Radio Interview for Voice american Network, Listen: http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are 
Dec. 16 -- 11:00 AM Zoom speech to Women's Cultural Alliance, Naples, FL

2019 SCHEDULE (left here to give you a flavor of appearances)

Jan. 4 -- Radio interview on Eric Metaxis Show, Salem station, New York
Jan. 17 - Speech to Estero Newcomers, FL
Jan. 22 - 4:30 Speech to Bears Paw Country Club, Naples, FL
Jan. 24 - Luncheon Speech to Friends of the Bonita Springs Library, FL (location TBD)
Jan. 29 -- Dinner Speech to Naples Yacht Club
Feb. 4 -- 4:00 Speech to Women's Advancement League at Countryside Country Club, Naples, FL
Feb. 5 -- Morning Speech to Villagewalk Ladies Group, Bonita Springs, FL
Feb. 6 -- 4:00 PM signing at Sunshine Book Store, Marco Island, FL
Feb. 22 -- Luncheon Speech to the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL
Mar. 6 - Luncheon Speech to Marco Island Woman's Club, Marco Island, FL
Mar. 7 - Luncheon Speech to Shells Club, Naples, FL
Mar. 7 -- 5:00 - 7:00 - Book signing at Chateaumere, Naples, FL
Mar. 9 -- 2:00 Talk/signing at Barnes & Noble, Waterside Shops, Naples, FL
Mar. 14 - Luncheon Speech at Naples Lakes Country Club, Naples, FL
Mar. 16 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Book Signing at Marco Island Author -Fest
Mar. 19 -- 11:00 AM Speech to Palmira Girls Club, Naples, FL
Mar. 22 -- 3:00 PM  Speech to Naples Women's Club, Naples, FL
Mar. 28 -- Dinner Speech to Spring Island Club, Spring Island, SC
Apr. 1 - 7:00 Speech to Collier County Republican Club, Naples, FL
April 16 -- Luncheon Speech to Ft. Myers, FL Republican Club, The Helms Club at the Landings
July 11-13 - International thriller Writers Conference ("Thrillerfest"), Grand Hyatt, New York City
July 18 - Evening talk to "Words Alive" Book Club winners, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Aug. 7 - 1:00 - 3:00 - Speech for UC San Diego Osher InstituteC
Aug. 10 - 3:00 - Talk & signing for Sisters in Crime and the public, Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, San Diego
Oct. 10 - Luncheon speech to National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 - Mystery Writers Conference, ("Bouchercon") Dalls, TX
Nov. 5 -- Speech at Moorings Park/Grey Oaks, Naples. FL
Nov. 9 -- Book Fair appearance and signing, Collier County Regional Library, Naples, FL
Dec. 4 -- Speech to Girlfriends Luncheon Series, Country Club of Naples, FL
Dec. 14 -- Luncheon speech to Alpha Chia Omega alumnae, Naples, FL

2018 SCHEDULE other past events)

Feb. 1 -- 4:00 Speech to three Bonita Bay Book Clubs, FL
Feb. 6 -- Evening Speech to Chateaumere at Pelican Bay, Naples, FL
Feb. 13 - Luncheon Speech to Pelican Isle Yacht Club, Naples, FL
Mar. 7 -- Afternoon Speech to Citrus Park, Bonita Springs, FL
Mar. 13 - 5:30 Speech to Artesia of Naples, FL
Mar. 24 -- Luncheon Speech to Kappa Alpha Theta Founders Day, Ritz Golf Resort, Naples, FL
Jul. 11-15 -- Panel and Signing at International Thriller Writers Conference, "Thrillerfest," Grand Hyatt, New York City
Aug. 1 -- 2:00 PM Speech to Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, CA
Aug. 15 - Dinner speech to the Optimist Club at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Solana Beach, CA
Sept. 12 - Dinner speech to the Rancho Santa Fe, Library, CA
Sept. 18 - 10:00 AM Eastern, Radio Interview on WANB, 105.1 FM - Southwestern Pennsylvania
Sept. 24 --Radio Interview on Red Nation Rising WDDQ 92.1 FM and WJHC 1075 FM
Sept. 25 -- 5:40 PM Radio Interview on News/Talk WSVA 92.1 FM/ 550 AM
Sept. 26 - 8:20 PM Eastern, Radio Interview on Lars Larson syndicated show
Sept. 27 - Dinner speech to the Sulgrave Club, Washington, DC
Oct. 1 -- 6:00 PM Eastern, Radio Interview on KZNU, Utah, Kate  Dalley show
Oct. 4 - 10:00 AM Easern, Radio Interview on  KTKZ 1380 AM Sacramento, CA
Oct. 4 -- 3:00 PM Eastern - Record TV Interview for Catholic Broadcasting Network (syndicated) for weekend airing
Oct. 5 -- 8:35 AM Eastern, Radio Interview on WCBM Sean Casey Show, Baltimore, MD
Oct. 7 -- 1:35 PM Eastern Radio Interview Tron Simpson show, Colorado Springs
Oct. 8 -- 12:00 -Rradio Interview, Donna Seebo Show, Tacoma, Washington 
Oct. 9 -- 11:00 AM Speech to Welcome to Washington Literature and Travel Group
Oct. 11 -- 8:20 AM Eastern, Radio Interview on KZIM, Missouri
Oct. 16 -- 5:30 PM Eastern, Radio Interview with Trey Radel, Fox News, Ft. Myers, FL
Oct. 17 -- Luncheon speech to Chevy Chase, MD Women's Republican Club
Oct. 17 -- 5:30 PM Eastern Radio Interview on Darius Norman Show, WMTA 107.3 FM/1380 AM, Kentucky
Oct. 18 -- 12:30 Eastern Radio Interview on Mike Boyle Show, AM 1460, Colorado Springs, CO
Oct. 27 - Brunch speech to Arlington Republican Women's Club, Arlington, VA
Nov. 1 -- 5:30  PM Eastern Radio interview, WMTA, Kentucky
Nov. 2 --  10:40AM Eastern Radio interview, KTRS St. Louis, MO
Nov. 7 -- Luncheon Speech to Republican Women of SWFL Federated
Nov. 10 -- 11:00 - 4:00 - Signing at Naples, FL Library: 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway
Nov. 14 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Talk to Marco Island Writers, Mackle Park, Marco Island, FL
Nov. 15 -- Luncheon Speech to Tides Club at Cypress Point Club, Naples, FL
Dec. 6 - Luncheon Speech to Quail Creek Country Club, Naples, FL
Dec. 10 -- Dinner Speech to lee County Republican Club, Ft. Myers, FL
Dec. 17 -- 3:00 Speech to The Arlington, Naples, FL 


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