12:00 pm12:00

The Council of State Governments

  • Des Moines Marriott

Speech and book signing at the annual meeting of nonpartisan, regional association of state legislators representing 11 Midwestern states and 4 Canadian provinces.

This event is not open to the public.


6:30 pm18:30

Denise Kiernan In Conversation With Author Dan Zak

  • Kramerbooks

Join Denise and author Dan Zak for an engaging discussion on the occasion of the paperback release of Zak's nonfiction book, Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age.

Both authors will be signing books following the event.

For more information about events at Kramerbooks, visit their website.


Sep 23

South Dakota Festival of Books

  • Deadwood and Rapid City, SD United States

Multi-day event in Deadwood and Rapid City, SD, with authors, mass signings, writing workshops, receptions and more. Denise will be hosting a workshop as well as discussing and signing The Last Castle and The Girls of Atomic City. Workshop details coming soon.

More information about the festival is available at their website.

Oct 1

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

  • Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Join Denise for a lively discussion of her new book, The Last Castle, as well as her NYT bestseller, The Girls of Atomic City.  Events, socials and signings throughout the weekend.

For more information about attending, visit their website.

10:15 am10:15

Fargo Town Hall

  • Fargo Holiday Inn

Lecture, luncheon and book signing.

For more information about the Fargo Town Hall Speaker Series, visit http://www.fargotownhall.org.

This is a ticketed event. 

7:00 pm19:00

The Writing Show presented by Hub City

  • Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters

Join Denise and her husband in an intimate discussion about the writing life in "Writers at Work: Behind the Scenes with Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese." 

Book signing to follow, and books will be available for purchase.

This event is open to the public.

For more information, visit The Writing Show


7:00 pm19:00

An Evening With Denise Kiernan

  • Lorenzo Center, Macomb Community College

Part of the college's 2016 series, "The 1940s: Through the War and Beyond."

Presentation, Q&A and book signing.

7:00 pm19:00

In Conversation With...Erik Larson

  • UNC-Asheville

Join me for a discussion with #1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson at the UNC-Asheville Humanities Lecture Hall.

Book signing to follow.

Tickets available through Malaprop's.

11:15 am11:15

Create History: Write Your Own Story

  • New Hope Center

2016 Oak Ridge Women's Workshop

The day's workshops are presented by the U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Women's Program and Federally Employed Women.

Presentation, Q&A, Luncheon and Book Signing to follow.

11:00 am11:00

Dallas, TX

  • Dallas, TX


Presentation and book signing with luncheon to follow.


7:00 pm19:00

Best American Mystery Stories with Joe D'Agnese

  • Malaprop's Bookstore Cafe

Join me for a very special evening at Malaprop's Bookstore Cafe in Asheville, NC. I will be interviewing my husband, author Joseph D'Agnese, to celebrate the inclusion of one of his short stories in the anthology The Best American Mystery Stories 2015. Joe's story, "Harm and Hammer," was chosen by bestselling author James Patterson for inclusion in this prestigious collection.

It promises to be a fun, informative evening, with good conversation and champagne and cake to boot.

Visit the Malaprop's website for more information.

6:00 pm18:00

American Museum of Science and Energy panel discussion

  • American Museum of Science and Energy

Join me at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, TN, as I moderate a panel of female cubicle operators who worked in the Y-12 plant during World War II's Manhattan Project. A rare opportunity to meet women who lived and worked on this top secret project.

Book signing will follow the panel discussion.

Sponsored by:

AMSE Foundation

Oak Ridge Historic Preservation Association

The DoubleTree by Hilton in Oak ridge

6:00 pm18:00

Oak Ridge and the Development of the Atomic Bomb

  • Van Meter Auditorium, Western Kentucky University

Join me for a special edition of my Manhattan Project presentation at Western Kentucky University honoring the very special Ed Westcott, official photographer for the War Department in Oak Ridge during World War II.

6:00 PM: Reception

7:30 PM: Presentation

8:30 PM Book Signing


6:00 pm18:00

Truman Library: 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII

  • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

6:00-6:30         Pre-event reception                                                     

6:30-7:45         Introduction and presentation, followed by Q&A      

Book signing to follow.     

Event is open to public.     

6:00 pm18:00

Truman Forum: 70th Anniversary of End of WWII

  • Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch

6:00-6:30         Pre-event reception                                                    

6:30-7:45         Introduction and presentation followed by Q&A  

Book signing to follow.

Event is open to public.