Farishta Books Talks and Presentations

PAST EVENTS 2015

April 10

Union Co Library Indian Trail, NC

 

PAST EVENTS 2014

December 2014

U.S. Consulate, Tijuana, Mexico

 

June 20, 2014

Keynote Speaker, World Refugee Day, La Jolla, California

 

June 8, 2014

Keynote Speaker, Girl Scouts of San Diego Gold Award Ceremony

 

June 8, 2014

Book Club Discussion, Carmel Valley, California

 

March 1, 2014
Keynote Speaker, 5th Annual Common Ground International Book Fest & Business Expo

Shepherd University, Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia

 

March 5, 2014

Presentation for Women’s History Month at Cal State San Marcos

 

March 21  
2014 Keynote Speaker: San Diego Women's week


April 20, 2014

Book club borrego springs

 

PAST EVENTS 2013

 

August 19, 2013

--Skype book group discussion San Francisco, Ca.

 

October 10, 2013

--Book Club Discussion, Escondido, California

November 9-16, 2013

--Sharjah International Book Fair, United Arab Emirates

 

March 9, 2013

--Authors on the Move, Sacramento Library Assn. Sacramento, Calif

March 23, 2013
--Book club presentation, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

 

February 7, 2013
--Book presentation, Kings Park Library, Fairfax, Virginia

 

February 11, 2013
--Book presentation, The Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C. (members only) (note this is a corrected date)
--Book Club discussion, Arlington, Virginia

 

February 12, 2013
--Book Club discussion, Bethesda, Maryland

 

 

PAST EVENTS 2012

May 23, 2012 

--Book club discussion, Arlington, Virginia

 

May 24, 2012

--Book Presentation, Executive Women's Group, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

--Book Presentation, Girl Scouts of America, DC Chapter, 100th anniversary program, Washington, D.C.


June 13, 2012

--Book club discussion, Fairfield, Virginia

 

 June 20, 2012

--Book discussion, Pikes Peak library, Colorado Springs. Colorado (Via Skype video)

 

June 28, 2012 

--Book club discussion, Arlington, Virginia

 

February 10, 2012

--NORML Women's Aiiance fundraiser, Washington, D.C.

 

July 16, 2012
--Book Club discussion, Arlington, Virginia

 

August 21, 2012
--Book presentation Arlington County Central Library, Arlington, Virginia

 

August 22
--Book Discussion, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, Arlington, Va.

 

September 30, 2012

--Book Club discussion, Reston, Virginia

 

October 10, 2012
--Book presentation, Georgetown Senior Center, St. John's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

 

October 11, 2012
--Book presentation, Ralph J. Bunche Library, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

 

October 16, 2012
--Book presentation via Skype Waterloo, Indiana Public Library

 

October 23, 2012
--Book presentation, The Avid Reader Book store, Sacramento, California

 

December 1, 2012
--Book Club discussion, Alexandria, Virginia

 

January 14, 2012

--Book club discussion, AAUW chapter, Iowa  (via phone)


January 19, 2012 

--Book club discussion, Dallas, Texas (via Skype video from Mumbai, India)

 

February 8, 2012

--Book club discussion, Arlington, Virginia


March 11, 2012 

--Book club discussion, Washington, D.C.


 March 18, 2012

--Book presentation, University of New Mexico DC Chapter, Fort Meyer, Virginia


March 19, 2012 

--Book presentation, New York Public Library’s Author@The Library series


March 21, 2012 

--Book presentation, Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired, Washington DC


April 1, 2012 

--Book presentation, Bethesda Writers Center, Bethesda, Maryland


 April 13, 2012

--Book club discussion, Arlington, Virginia


April 23, 2012 

--Book club discussion, San Francisco, California.

 

 

PAST EVENTS 2011

July 12, 2011

--Book presentation, Girl Scout Council, Washington DC


August 3, 2011 

--Book club discussion, Carlsbad, California.  

 

August 17, 2011

--Book presentation, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, Arlington, Virginia


 September 27, 2011

--Book presentation, American Foreign Service Association, Washington Dc

--Book club discussion, Arlington, Virginia


September 28, 2011 

--Book club discussion, Winchester, Virginia


 October 11, 2011

--Book club discussion, Arlington, Virginia


 October 19, 2011

--Book club discussion, Sacramento, California


 October 26, 2011

--Book club discussion, Clipped Wings (retired flight attendants) Mercer Island, Washington


October 27, 2011 

--Book club discussion, Mercer Island, Washington


November 14, 2011 

--Book presentation, Quantico Marine Corps Base Library, Quantico, Virginia


 December 7, 2011

--Book club discussion, San Diego, California (via phone)

In The Media

Girl Scouts: Ten Cool Women


Huffington Post Five Recommended books on Afghanistan


STAR-TIDES Interview with Solar Cookers International’s Pat McArdle


Ladybud Interview with Grand Prize Novelist


Emerald Planet Paving the Way to 2050


The Writers Center Success Stories


American Diplomacy Diplomats Who are Authors


Authorlink Patricia McArdle Discovers the Meaning of ‘Angel'


Pam Atherton Lifestyles Solar Cooking with Pat McArdle


Girl Scout Blog Patricia McArdle Cites Girl Scout Experience


Movieballa.com Foreign Service Assn. Schedules Patricia McArdle for Shepherdstown.


Solar Household Energy Solar Cooking Expo at Northern Virginia Mosque

 

Publishers Weekly Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award Gives Hope to New Authors

 

The Solar Cooker Review (Editor)

 

The Washington Post My Letter to Nora Ephron

 

Department of Defense, STAR-TIDES: Integrated and Solar Cooking

 

Voice of America: Afghan Women Urdu Service

 

San Diego Book Awards: Winner 2012, Farishta


The Washington Post  In Baghdad, Sad Songs And a Discouraging Sign


The Washington Post-- Security through Solar   


The Washington Post  The Fountain of Youth, Found  


The Foreign Service Journal --  "The Roads Are Closing" a short story  


The Splendid Table Patricia McArdle Talks about Solar Cookers 


Prime Time Radio  “Farishta” -- a compelling story

 

Reuters  "Solar Ovens, Renewable Energy Offer Hope for Afghanistan"

 

Bookpage  "Life in a War Zone Leads to Fiction"

 

The Kojo Naamdi Show  Farishta - An American Diplomat in Afghanistan

 

The Bob Edwards Show Interview with Patricia McArdle

 

The Takeaway, WNYC Radio: Finding Fiction from the Grim Realities of War: Patricia McArdle's 'Farishta'

 

The New York Times, op-ed 6/20/2011: Afghanistan’s Last Locavores

 

The Voice of America: U.S. Woman's Afghan Experience Inspires Novel

 

Stephanie Foster.com: Patricia McArdle’s Amazing Career

 

NPR Weekend Edition: “Farishta”, Afghan fiction from the Foreign Service

 

Linus Blanket-Out of Twenty:  Patricia McArdle’s “Farishta”

 

GoSol: Meet the Solar Lady

 

Oceanside Author Gets Girl Scout ‘Cool' Award

 

Facebook:  Farishta

 

CBS Radio, Dan Raviv:  Interview about Farishta, Afghanistan and Solar Cooking

 

 

2010 DC Environmental Film Festival  Patricia McArdle discusses the need for research on solar cookers

 

Voice of America TV  Afghan Land, People And Future

 

Voice of America TV Urdu Service Renewable Energy For Afghanistan

 

Thunderbird School of Global Management   Alumni Impact - Afghan Saga

 

University of New Mexico  Alumni Stories

 

Monday Developments Magazine   Fueling the Future  (11/10  p.16)