Zibby runs a series of “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books” author events in NY and LA. Authors have included Dani Shapiro and Piper Weiss, Marisa Bardach Ramel & Camille Pagan, Lea Carpenter and Kathy Wang, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, John Kenney and Helen Ellis, Beth Ricanati, Sarah McColl and Claire Bidwell Smith, and, soon, Gretchen Rubin and Ingrid Fetell Lee.

She also interviews authors by request at their bookstore launch events, including Jamie Brenner at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side and (upcoming) Nicola Harrison, Barnes & Noble Tribeca. Please contact Zibby directly if you would like her to interview an author for a publicity event.

Zibby recently interviewed Laurie Gelman at a friend’s in Scarsdale and offered it via Instagram LIVE. Please contact Zibby if you would like her to bring an author and record a live podcast at your book club or other event!

Check out her YouTube channel, her Vimeo channel, and some videos below, plus two produced baking shows.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, May 29th: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm: Book Fair; Conversation with Gretchen Rubin and Ingrid Fetell Lee

Wednesday, June 5th, 6:00 pm: Launch event with Nicola Harrison, author of MONTAUK, at Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren Street.

Monday, July 22nd, time TBD: Interview with Courtney Maum, author of COSTALEGRE at Berry & Co Bookstore in Sag Harbor.

Friday, August 9th, time TBD: Interview with Dani Shapiro at BookHampton, East Hampton.

Saturday, August 10th, time TBD: Sponsor of Author’s Night benefitting the East Hampton Library.

Watch this 1-minute clip of a Valentine’s breakfast event with authors Helen Ellis, SOUTHERN LADY CODE and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, and bestselling author, John Kenney, LOVE POEMS (FOR MARRIED PEOPLE), TALK TO ME and TRUTH IN ADVERTISING.

Zibby hosted an author event with authors, Lea Carpenter, RED WHITE BLUE, and Kathy Wang, FAMILY TRUST. Here's a peek!

Elisa Strauss, master cake-maker and author of CONFETTI CAKES and CONFETTI CAKES FOR KIDS, teaches Zibby how to decorate cupcakes in this filmed segment, following by a live podcast interview. (December 2018)

Podcast guest, Georgia Clark, invited Zibby to speak at her monthly, multigenerational storytelling event, “Generation Women,” at Caveat in downtown Manhattan. The theme was “Naught or Nice… or Nasty.” Zibby read a piece about a cancer scare she had, with a resulting hysterectomy, and how even though her body was naughty last holiday season, she still chose to be nice by giving back to others. Watch it below! (December 12, 2018)

Zibby hosted a holiday book fair, collaborating with her podcast sponsor, BookHampton, to sell many books she has discussed on the podcast. 30 (thirty!!) authors from the podcast attended. In addition to hosting holiday shopping, Zibby moderated a conversation with bestselling author, Dani Shapiro, and author, Piper Weiss, about memoir, writing and more. Dani read from her upcoming book, INHERITANCE. (November 20, 2018)

Trying to reduce stress? Juggling too much?! Watch Zibby’s first live action podcast with Dr. Beth Ricanati, author of BRAIDED: A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND CHALLAHS. Beth shares her clinical and medical tips while teaching beginners like Zibby how to make challah, an activity she finds as beneficial for health as almost anything the doctor could order. (Produced by Morning Moon Productions. Filmed by Box Party Films.)

Zibby asked author, Ingrid Fetell Lee, to find the joyful elements in her daughter’s room based on the themes in her book, JOYFUL: THE SURPRISING POWER OF ORDINARY THINGS TO CREATE EXTRAORDINARY HAPPINESS. Check it out!

Zibby read an essay about her 94-year-old grandmother for the Miss Manhattan Literary Series on Native New Yorkers as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Zibby moderated a conversation with author, Piper Weiss, about her amazing memoir,  YOU ALL GROW UP AND LEAVE ME,  at BookHampton. Listen in! (July 5th, 2018)

"Where do YOU listen to podcasts?" Here are a few suggestions from fans of where and when to listen to "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books."


Everyone keeps (shamefully) asking, "How do I even listen to a podcast?" Here's a step-by-step instructional video. Now go listen to "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books!"

This is the presentation Zibby gave to Lower School students called, "Finding My Voice as a Writer,” which indirectly launched her podcast.

Here's a quick intro speech for the New York Public Library Lunch which Zibby co-chaired in 2018 and 2017. She will co-chair again in 2019.

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Instagram: @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks and @zibbyowens.

Facebook: @byzibbyowens and @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks.