Zibby moderates author conversations and has filmed several live podcasts in LA and NY (produced by Morning Moon Productions), offering authors a visual way to show off their craft. Check out her YouTube channel and live performances below. She also enjoys speaking on topics including parenthood, friendship, books, aging, grief, second marriages and more.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, April 19th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch & Conversation with authors Claire Bidwell Smith, THE RULES OF INHERITANCE and Sarah McColl, JOY ENOUGH, in LA.

Wednesday, April 24th, 1: 00 pm - 3:30 pm: Live podcast with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, author of BOLD & BRAVE and Presidential Candidate.

Tuesday, May 7th, 9:30 am - 11:00 am: Pre-Mother’s Day Breakfast & Conversation with Marisa Ramel, author of THE GOODBYE DIARIES: A MOTHER-DAUGHTER MEMOIR and Camille Pagan, author of I’M FINE AND NEITHER ARE YOU, in NYC.

Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00 pm: Launch event with Jamie Brenner, author of DRAWING HOME, at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side, 150 East 86th Street.

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

Here’s a 30-second clip about “Moms Don’t Have Time to Raise Books” to raise awareness for the 2019 Webby Awards nomination for Best Podcast: Arts & Culture.

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.

“The Highlights” is Zibby’s new 1-min weekly video about the coolest things that have happened in the book world that week. It’s called “The Highlights” because, come on, everyone has time to read when getting her/his highlights done.

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.

Please follow Zibby on social media:

Instagram: @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks and @zibbyowens.

Facebook: @byzibbyowens and @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks.