The World Needs More Pie

"Give a Piece a Chance." — Books. Blog. Pie Classes. And a Pinch of Activism.


If you’d like to…

Schedule an interview, a book event, a pie class or demo; have me talk with your book club; or invite me to speak to your group, please contact me directly — [email protected]

FOR MORE UPDATES…go to The World Needs More Pie Facebook page or to Beth’s blog.

Schedule for 2022 - 2023

Here’s a list of my upcoming schedule of book events. If you’d like to schedule me to come speak to your group or your book club, please reach out. 

NOV 17   Iowa Public Radio “Talk of Iowa” interview. Tune in at 10AM Central.

NOV 19   Burlington, IOWA Public Library, Sterling Lord Days. Book signing. 10AM to 12PM

NOV 20   Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IOWA. Book talk & signing. 2PM

NOV 21   In conversation with Jennifer Louden on IG LIVE. Watch live at 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern

DEC 3  Tip Top Savory Pies in Lafayette, Colorado. Book signing, conversation, and pie tasting. 1 to 3 PM

DEC 4    Boulder, Colorado. Private event. Book talk, pie demo, and pie eating! Please contact me for an invitation. 4 to 6 PM

DEC 9   Ames, Iowa, KHOI and Ames Writers Collective Author Spotlight Series, Book talk with pie served. 7 PM

DEC 15   Ashton, Idaho Public Library. Book talk & pie demo. While people will attend in person, I’ll be on Zoom. If you’d like to get the Zoom link, please contact me. 6:30 PM Mountain Time

DEC 15   Facebook Live:  WINE AND WORDS WITH WADE! on the Viola Shipman FB page 6:30 PM Eastern Time

DEC 17   Donnellson Public Library, Donnellson, Iowa,  Book talk with pie served. 1 PM


JAN 5   Pella, Iowa,  Book talk for Pella Windmill Winterim, sponsored by the Pella Historical Museum

JAN 7   Pella, Iowa, Pie class, ticketed event.  Check back for registration details.

JAN 13 – 16    Pulpwood Queens 2023 International Convention/ Girlfriend Getaway Weekend, Amelia Island, FLORIDA. Speech & pie demo. There are still tickets if you’d like to attend and meet your favorite authors. 

JAN 17   Beaufort, South Carolina at the Rhett House, in conjunction with the Pat Conroy Literary Center. Ticketed event, includes copy of World Piece and a slice of pie. RSVP here.

JAN 19 to 22   I’ll be traveling from Beaufort to Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina. I’m still lining up events, so if you’d like to host one or suggest something, please let me know ASAP. 

JAN 23    National Pie Day. I’ll be somewhere in the Southeast. Help me think of something fun to do on that day, like hand out free pie!