News & Appearances

Love and Other Natural Disasters was featured in Diablo magazine, and recommended by Working Mother and Parenting magazines. If the magazine wants to get narrative essays online to post them at the site, they're given an option to order one of those.  The most recent reviews were:

“The reader is taken on a journey through the ups and downs of a marriage in an absorbing tale of deception, hurt, blame and attempts at recovery. The pain of this couple and their family is believable and heartrending and makes an excellent read.”–The Oklahoman, Sunday edition 2/15/09

“The dilemma of whether an emotional affair is as serious or even more serious than a sexual one makes for some interesting reading…This book would make great summer reading, a book to read in front of a roaring fire, or one that would make a lazy afternoon even more enjoyable.  This is Holly Shumas’ second novel and this reviewer would guess it won’t be her last.” –Midwest Book Review, 2/09

Past events:

March 2-15: Author Chat on the Library Thing website.

Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Inside Storytime reading series at Cafe Royale (
800 Post Street
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m.
Hayward Public Library
27300 Patrick Avenue
Hayward, CA

Friday, January 23 at 7 p.m.
A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA

Sunday, January 11 at 2 p.m.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista
Corte Madera, CA

Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m.
Books Inc. - Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA