If you are attending any one of my author events, I’d love to meet you! I’ll be adding more as other venues pop up.

2019 Events

June  8, 2019, 10-12:30pm
Vendor, Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, IL

May 14, 2019, 7-9pm
Invited Guest Author / Book Club
Sioux Falls, SD

2018 Events

June 9, 2019, 9:30-11:130am
Invited Guest Author / Book Club
Grand Rapids, MI

May 12, 2018, 10-11:30am
Book signing
Crossroads Book Store
1220 W 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD

2017 Events

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9-12:00pm
Book signing
Reach a Reader Bookstore
101 N Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD

March 25, 2017
Vendor, South Dakota Writes Book Fair
Sioux Falls, SD

2016 Events

December, 10, 2016
Vendor, South Dakota Writes Book Fair
Sioux Falls, SD

June 12, 2016
Vendor, Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, IL

2015 Events

June 12, 2015
Vendor, Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, IL

2014 Events


October 1, 2014, 1:50pm and 2:50pm
Speaker, Hope College Advanced Studies in Nursing class
Focus: A Conversation about Writing our Nursing Stories
Graves Hall
141 E. 12th Street
Holland, Michigan, 49423

September 30, 2014, 7pm
Speaker, Hope College Department of Nursing
Topic: Telling Our Stories
Science Center – 1000
35 E. 12th Street
Holland, Michigan, 49423


Saturday, June 14, 2014
Vendor, Printers Row Lit Fest
Chicago, IL

2012 Events


Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Speaker, Parkview Church, MOPS
Topic: Don’t Lose Your ME While Being a Mom
Orland Park, IL


Friday, February 17, 2012
Speaker,  First Presbyterian Church/MOPS
Topic: The Meaning of Food and Other Fun Facts
River Forest, IL

Friday, February 24, 2012
Speaker, First CRC/MOPS
Topic: Don’t Lose Your ME While Being a MOM
Sioux Falls, SD

March – April

Monday, March 12, 2012 – Thursday, April 12, 2012
WOW – Women on Writing Blog Tour – 14 stops – for Caring Lessons
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:30-8:00pm
Speaker, Palos Heights Public Library
Topic: Evening of Writing and Telling Your Personal Stories
Palos Heights, IL


Saturday, September 29, 2012
Speaker, Mideast Region Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (MER WOCN) Conference / Theme – The Grand Event: Navigating the Rapid Changes in WOCN Practice
Topic: Professional Practice / Writing Your Nursing Life – Why?
Amway Grand Hotel
Grand Rapids, MI


2011 Events


Thursday, January 13, 2011, 9am
Speaker, Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church/MOPS
Topic: Don’t Lose Your ME While Being a Mom!
Palos Heights, IL

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 4pm
Speaker, Valparaiso University College of Nursing Congregational Health Project/Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
Topic: One Nurse’s Spiritual Journey
Valparaiso, IN

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:30pm
Book signing
Lansing Public Library
2750 Indiana Avenue
Lansing, IL

Sunday, January 30, 2011, 11:30am
Hope Christian Reformed Church
Adult Education Meeting
5825-151st Street
Oak Forest, IL


Sunday, February 13, 2011, 4:30pm
Book signing
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL


Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 4pm
Book Signing and Tea with Lois
Estee Hanson Coiffures – Krystyna Velasco D/B/A/
17 N. Wabash Avenue
Suite 580
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Sunday, April 3, 2011, 3pm
Speaker, Induction of New Members, Kappa Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
North Park University School of Nursing
Isaacson Chapel/Nyvall Hall
3225-West Foster Ave
Chicago, IL, 60625

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7pm
Speaker, Hope College Department of Nursing
Topic: Writing a Nurse’s Life – Why?
Science Center – 1000
35 E. 12th Street
Holland, Michigan, 49423


Sunday-Tuesday, July 10-12, 2011
International Christian Retail Show
Deep River Books/signings and interviews
Atlanta, Georgia


Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 7:30pm
Tall Grass Writers Guild
Open Mic/ Featured Author
Bourgeois Pig
738 W. Fullerton
Lincoln Park
Chicago, IL


Saturday, September 10, 2011, 2-4pm
Book Signing
Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc.
758 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 4pm
Vespers Speaker: God’s Time
Freedom Village
145 Columbia Avenue
Holland, Michigan


Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 6:00pm
Illinois Library Association/Authors’ Dinner
Author sponsored by the Palos Heights Public Library
Intercontinental Hotel O’Hare
Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 9:30am
Speaker, South Park Church/MOPS
Topic: Don’t Lose Your ME While Being a Mom
Park Ridge, Illinois


Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 3:00pm
Radio Interview (YouTube–start 3 minutes in)
Topic: Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self
The Laura Dion-James Show (
Elgin, Illinois

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2010 Launching Events


Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6:30pm
Park Forest Nurses Club
Annual smorgasbord meeting
Park Forest, IL

Friday, September 24, 2010, 2pm
Calvin College Nursing Faculty
Grand Rapids MI

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10:30am
Blodgett School of Nursing Alumni
105-Year Anniversary Brunch
Dominican Center at Marywood
Grand Rapids, MI


Saturday, October 2, 2010, 12pm
Trinity Christian College, Alumni Weekend
Nursing Alumni Lunch
Van Namen Recital Hall
6601 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, IL

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 3-8pm
Caring Lessons launch party
Chicago Loop location
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Chicago, IL

Wednesday, October 13. 2010, 7pm
Palos Heights Public Library
12501-South 71st Avenue
Palos Heights, IL

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 9-1:15pm
Park Forest Nurses Club
9th Annual Seminar: “Dangerous Lab Values”
Oak Lawn Hilton
Oak Lawn, IL

Monday, October 25, 2010, 7pm
Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA


Saturday, December 4, 2010, 6pm
Illinois Nurses Association D-20 Holiday Party
Doubletree Hotel
5800 W. 127th St
Alsip, IL

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 11:30am
Off Campus Writers Workshop Holiday Party
Orrington Hotel
1710 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL

4 thoughts on “Events”

  1. Hi Lois!
    I am sending a request for one of your books. Thanks for the info. Sounds fascinating. My daughter is currently teaching nursing (Peds) at one of the universities here and will probably have her doctorate completed by next year at this time. I’m sure we will both enjoy your book! Wish we could get it in person.
    Thanks for the heads-up.


    • Thank you, Carol-
      So neat to hear from you! I tell you, our class was the best. So many fun memories. And great that your daughter followed in your footsteps. I’m sure she’s a wonderfully sensitive teacher. And big kudos to her, too, for pursuing a doctorate. Not easy!


  2. Kathleen Ridder said:

    Be sure to add First CRC MOPS, Sioux Falls February 24 on your calendar:) Excited to have you speak to my group.



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