2020 Cancelled book festivals

Sadly, I am among the many authors whose appearance at the L.A. Times Festival of Books (April) and the High Desert Book Festival (September) will not happen. We have all been impacted by the cancellation of these festivals this year due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC. I am sorry for the loss of life, the economic challenges and what this pandemic has done to our world emotionally, physically and financially. This too shall pass.

Staged Reading: Just a Note, July 15, 2017

davida note cover


“Just a Note” is my new play, a first experience for me in writing a play. We had a staged reading on July 15, 2017 at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA.



From Left to write below, author and actors: Leslie Gilliam, playwright Davida Siwisa James, Casey Graf and Jana Savage.

bridges with actors