• Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    U.S. Air Force Academy's Women's Forum
    7 p.m.- 9 p.m. in Fairchild Hall
    Hosted by U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent, Lt Gen Michelle Johnson
    U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

  • Thursday-Friday; February 26-27, 2015
    2015 National Character and Leadership Symposium
    Guest Speaker
    United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Fort Meade Officer Spouses Club's Scholarship Awards Dinner
    Guest Speaker
    6 p.m., Fort Meade Conference Center
    Fort Meade, Maryland

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    "Women Writing About War with Judy Woodruff"
    Panel discussion led by Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour
    Hosted by NVLSP
    Offices of WilmerHale, 1875 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC

  • Thursday-Friday; June 11-12, 2015
    Joint Women's Leadership Symposium 2015
    Keynote Speaker
    Hosted by The Sea Service Leadership Association
    Wyndham San Diego Bayside
    San Diego, California


  • Thursday, March 6, 2014
    Howard County Book Connection and Howard Community College
    Guest speaker
    12:30-2 p.m. at Duncan Hall, Howard Community College
    Columbia, Maryland

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Joint Services Luncheon hosted by the Fort Eustis Spouses Club
    Guest speaker
    10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Eustis Club
    Fort Eustis, Virginia

  • Saturday, March 29, 2014
    Celebrating Women of Courage, Character and Commitment
    31st Fighter Wing Women's History Month Committee Presents:
    An Evening of Elegance & Art featuring guest speaker Tanya Biank, 2014 CSAF Reading List Author
    Silent Auction and Book Signing to support Sarah's Inn, a domestic violence shelter in Oak Park, Chicago
    7 p.m.-11 p.m.
    La Bella Vista Club
    Aviano Air Base, Italy

  • Thursday, April 22, 2014
    Howard County Library System, Miller Branch
    7-9 p.m. Guest speaker
    A Howard County Book Connection event, sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.
    Ellicott City, Maryland

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Army and Navy Club Book Forum
    Guest speaker
    7 p.m. at The Army and Navy Club
    Farragut Square, 901 17th St., N.W.
    Washington, D.C.

  • Friday, December 5, 2014
    704th Military Intelligence Brigade Holiday Ball
    Guest speaker
    BWI Westin
    Linthicum Heights, Maryland


  • Saturday, October 12, 2013
    Keynote speaker for "The Woman in Me, the Women in my Life" fundraising gala for Sparrow's Nest, a women's domestic violence shelter.
    FBooksigning to follow; 100 percent profits go to Sparrow's Nest
    8a.m.-1 p.m. at The Pinnacle
    Toledo, Ohio

  • Saturday, October 19, 2013
    Military Spouse Career Summit—Art Exhibition and Reception
    National Military Spouse Network
    4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mary C. Gates Learning Center
    Alexandria, Virginia

  • Thursday, April 4, 2013
    St. Leo University’s Military Speakers Series, 1 p.m.
    Fort Eustis, Virginia

  • Monday, April 8, 2013
    Guest speaker VFW Post 4639,
    Williamsburg, Virginia

  • Thursday, May 9, 2013
    Guest Speaker & booksigning, 6 p.m.
    Barr Memorial Library
    "Author At Your Library Series"
    Fort Knox, KY

  • Sunday-Monday, June 2-3, 2013
    Give an Hour Connected: "A Celebration of Service"
    Moderator for panel discussion: "Women in Today’s Military: Critical Issues Affecting Female Service Members and Their Families"
    Columbia University
    New York City, NY


  • Friday, May 18, 2012
    State College, Pa.
    Penn State Outreach Conference


  • Saturday, January 29, 2011
    Jepson Center for the Arts
    South Magazine Anniversary Party
    Savannah, Ga

  • Friday, February 18, 2011
    Guest Speaker for the Sentinel Sweeties Gala
    4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion
    Club Stewart, Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Sunday, April 10, 2011
    "Tell Me a Story"
    Guest Reader--"Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot"
    Sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition and Child, Youth & School Services
    3-4 p.m., Club Stewart, Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Saturday, April 30, 2011
    Army Wives Wrap Party
    Charleston Rifle Club
    Charleston, SC

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    Guest Speaker for 1st Battalion, 64th Armor's FRG
    10 a.m. Brigade Conference Room
    Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Guest Speaker, 6th Grade Graduation
    Diamond Elementary School
    Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Guest Speaker, 1st Battalion 9th Field Artillery's FRG
    6:30 p.m., Battalion Conference Room
    Fort Stewart, Ga.


  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    Hinesville, Ga.
    Gum Branch Baptist Church
    Guest speaker for MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) at 9:30 a.m.

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    Fort Stewart, Ga.
    Diamond Elementary School
    Guest speaker, 3-7 CAV FRG meeting at 6 p.m.

  • Friday, January 15, 2010
    Richmond Hill, Ga.
    Richmond Hill Book Club, at 11 a.m.

  • Saturday, January 16, 2010
    Fort Stewart, Ga.
    Guest speaker for the City of Hinesville’s Annual Banquet for Service Awards
    Club Stewart

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2010
    Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Ga.
    Hunter Club
    Booksigning to follow
    Guest speaker, Hunter Spouses' Club, at 11 a.m.

  • Saturday, March 27, 2010
    Auburn, NY
    Guest speaker for Seymour Library
    Westminster Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m.
    Book signing to follow

  • Friday, April 9, 2010
    Fort Irwin, Calif.
    Guest speaker for MWR Reception and Spouse Club Conference

  • Friday, April 16, 2010
    U.S. Military Academy at West Point
    Guest speaker for cadets enrolled in the "Marriage & the Family" courses at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.
    Lunch with cadets at Cadet Mess Hall
    Guest speaker; presentation on Army Wives at Thayer Hall at 12:50 p.m. Open to the public. Books signing to follow.

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    Savannah, Ga.
    South Magazine Cover Party, 6-8 p.m. First City Club on Johnson Square

  • Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Fort Belvoir, Va.
    Army Wives Preview Screening with Dr. Jill Biden, hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey; 5:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, August 8, 2010
    Charleston, SC
    Tanya makes cameo appearance on Army Wives 10 p.m. EST on Lifetime

  • Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    Fort Stewart, Ga.
    Guest speaker & book signing for 703rd BSB Coffee Group; 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 23, 2010
    Fort Stewart, Ga.
    Book signing at Shop of the Marne; 6-8 p.m.

  • Thursday-Friday, October 7-8, 2010
    State College, Pa.
    Penn State Outreach Appreciation Dinner and Conference

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    Fort Knox, Ky.
    Guest Speaker for the Fort Knox Spouses’ and Community Club’s “Christmas Tea” luncheon, 11 a.m., Leaders’ Club


  • Friday, January 16, 2009
    Hollywood, California
    Raleigh Studios Hollywood

  • Friday, January 23, 2009; 5:30 p.m.
    Club Hood, Fort Hood, Texas
    Guest Speaker for Denim & Diamonds Ball, 4th Infantry Division

  • Thursday, March 5, 2009
    Birmingham International Center, Birmingham, Alabama
    Workshop Panelist for International Women’s Day program

  • Thursday, April 9, 2009; 11:30 a.m.
    Fort Stewart, Georgia
    Guest Speaker, Fort Stewart Officers’ Spouses Club, Luncheon at Club Stewart

  • Thursday, May 7, 2009
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    Keynote Speaker, 2009 Heroes at Home Military Spouse Awards
    5th Annual Awards Luncheon
    Vista Point Conference Center on Naval Station Norfolk

  • Thursday, May 14, 2009
    USNI/AFCEA Joint Warfighting Conference 2009
    Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    1:45 pm-3 pm Panelist, Military Spouse Symposium, Military Officer Association of America
    Book-signing 10 a.m. hosted by Naval Institute Press Booth #1413

  • Thursday, August 20, 2009
    Fort Stewart, Ga.
    Fort Stewart’s Book Club
    7 p.m. Hays Library
    Call 912-767-4840 for tickets. Seating is limited.

  • Friday, August 21, 2009
    Fort Stewart, Ga.
    Shop of the Marne
    Open House and booksigning 5-9 p.m.
    Proceeds to benefit OSC scholarships.
    For info call 912-767-9268

  • Friday, August 28, 2009
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
    Writers Symposium and book-signing, Fourth Friday
    The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

  • Monday, September 21, 2009
    Penn State; State College, Pa.
    2009 Alumni Society Award Winners Luncheon
    11:45 a.m. Founders’ Lounge; Bryce Jordan Center

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2009
    Fort Polk, Women’s Conference
    Guest Speaker
    Directorate of Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation
    Fort Polk, La.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Wine & cheese booksigning at 5 p.m. Pritzker Military Library
    Guest speaker at Pritzker Military Library 6 p.m. to appear on Chicago PBS station WYCC Channel 20. Seating is limited.

  • Friday, October 23, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Palmer House Hilton, 6 p.m.
    Biennial International Conference of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Banquet

  • Saturday, October 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Union League Club of Chicago at 11 a.m.
    Tawani Foundation Honoree Luncheon: A Salute to Dr. Gerhard Weinberg: 2009 Recipient Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

  • Thursday, November 5, 2009
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Guest speaker and booksigning for the Fort Bragg Area Officers Spouses Club
    “Cakes for a Cure” at 6 p.m. McKellars Lodge

  • Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Savannah, Ga.
    St. James Book Club at 12:30 p.m.

  • Friday, December 4, 2009
    Fort Stewart, Ga.
    Booksigning at Shop of the Marne
    4-7 p.m. Sales benefit Ft. Stewart OSC's scholarships and welfare projects.

  • Friday & Saturday, December 11-12, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
    Guest speaker
    Annual Training Conference
    U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion


  • Tuesday, March 4, 2008; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Fort Meade, Maryland
    Guest speaker for the Retired Officers’ Wives Club of Fort Meade

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
    Fort Sam Houston, Texas
    Guest speaker for the Joint Military Spouses Luncheon

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2008
    Fort Meade, Maryland
    Fort Meade Coffee group

  • April 14-16, 2008
    Charleston, South Carolina
    MOAA Spouse Council

  • May 6, 2008 at 8 a.m.
    The White House
    Military Spouse Appreciation with President Bush

  • May 6, 2008 from noon - 2 p.m.
    Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington DC
    Military Spouse of the Year Luncheon

  • Thursday, May 8, 2008; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Fort Hood, Texas
    Guest speaker for the Fort Hood Officers' Wives Club

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1 p.m.
    Richmond, Va
    Guest speaker, Virginia Department of Health Professions

  • Thursday, May 22, 2008
    Capitol Hill
    Gold Star Wives Awards Ceremony

  • Monday, May 26, 2008
    Archbold, Ohio
    Memorial Day speaker for American Legion Post 311

  • Sunday, June 8, 2008
    Bonefish Grill, Alexandria, Va
    Army Wives Season 2 Premiere Party
    Book proceeds to benefit TAPS

  • Thursday, June19, 2008
    Virginia Beach Convention Center, Va
    Panelist for the MOAA Military Spouse Symposium with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the U.S. Naval Institute Transformation Warfare 2008 Conference.

  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
    Red Carpet "Army Wives" Screening, Booksigning & Reception

  • Friday, July 25, 2008 at 6 p.m.
    Fort Eustis Club, Virginia
    Guest speaker for the Deployed Spouses and Families Dinner with Booksigning to follow. For reservations, call the Fort Eustis Club 757-878-5700.

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2008
    Panama City Beach, FL
    Guest speaker for senior spouses at the TRADOC Senior Leader Conference

  • Saturday, November 15, 2008
    Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
    Guest speaker, Chicago Recruiting Battalion Spouse Luncheon


  • Friday & Saturday, April 20-21, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Much Ado About Books—Jacksonville, Florida’s Premier Book Festival

  • Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, Pensylvania
    Guest speaker for the Penn State Forum Speaker Series. For tickets and information, call 814-865-7590.

  • Saturday, June 16 at 3 p.m.
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Booksigning at Barnes & Noble; Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria, Virginia. 22305

  • Saturday, August 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, California
    Tanya is the guest speaker for Lifetime TV’s Five Star Army Wives Experience. Exclusive screening and cocktail reception for the season finale of “Army Wives.” Meet and greet with the author.

  • Wednesday, Aug.29, 2007
    Santa Barbara, California
    Guest speaker for the Channel City Club at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2007
    Washington D.C.
    Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Convention, Washington D.C. Operation Homefront party. Meet Tanya and Lifetime’s Army Wives’ “Roxy” Sally Pressman

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2007
    Herndon, Virginia
    Book Club Army Wives discussion

  • Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Annual Conference for Military Officers Association of America