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Upcoming Events

There is nothing I love more than talking story with a roomful of writers (but don't tell my husband I said that).  I'd love to see you at one of my upcoming events!


none of the above in your neck of the woods?

You can always check out my online courses at Lynda.com and Creativelive.com!


PAST APPEARANCES (PARTIAL LIST)

  • Cruising Writers 7 Day Western Caribbean Writing Retreat/Cruise - leaves from Galveston, TX - September 10-17, 2017
  • Austin Romance Writers of America  - Austin, TX - September 19, 2017
  • Women's Fiction Writers Association Retreat - Albuquerque, NM - September 20-23, 2017
  • SCBWI Iowa - Storytelling! Unlock Your Superpowers 2017 Fall Conference IOWA - Cedar Rapids, IA - October 13-15, 2017
  • Wake Up and Write RWA - Haverford, PA - October 16-18, 2017
  • Romance Writers of America Annual Conference - Orlando, FL - July 26-29, 2017
  • School of Visual Arts MFA in Visual Narrative - New York, NY - June-July, 2017
  • California Dreamin' Conference for Writers - Brea, CA - March 25, 2017
  • California Writers Club of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA - March 11, 2017
  • SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Day, Los Angeles, CA,  February 25, 2017
  • School of Visual Arts, New York, NY November, 2016
  • Penn State Berks—Schools of Journalism and Creative Writing, March 2013, February, 2014, November 2016
  • Penguin Random House - November, 2016
  • Writers Unboxed Unconference, Salem, MA, November 2014 and 2016
  • Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA, September, 2016
  • Story Expo, Los Angeles, September, 2016
  • School of Visual Arts, MFA Program in Visual Narrative, June, 2016
  • SCBWI Wild, Wild Midwest Conference, Naperville, IL, April 29-May 1, 2016
  • Ventura County Writers' Club - Thousand Oaks, CA, April, 2016
  • Romance Writers of America San Diego - San Diego, CA, September 2015
  • Writer’s Digest Conference, New York, August, 2014
  • Romance Writers of America Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, July 2014
  • California Writers Club, Los Angeles, CA June 2014
  • Sherwood Oaks Film School, Los Angeles, CA, June 2014
  • PEN, two-day workshop, Los Angeles, CA,  April/May 2014
  • Women's National Book Association, LA Chapter and the LA Writers' Conference, May 2014
  •  Furman University, TEDx “Story: the Thread of our Humanity”; Talk: Wired for Story, March 22, 2014
  • The Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tampa, FL, February, 2014
  • The Palm Springs Writer’s Guild, Palm Springs, CA, 2012 and February, 2014
  • Novelists Inc. Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC<  November, 2013
  • The Writer’s Digest Conference, West, Los Angeles, CA, September, 2013
  • The Alaska Writer’s Guild Conference, keynote speaker, Anchorage, AK, September, 2013
  • The Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society Conference, North Hollywood, CA, June, 2012 and June, 2013
  • PEN Emerging Voices, April 2013
  • Aquarium of the Pacific - Aquatic Academy Spring 2013 series, Long Beach, CA, April, 2013
  • Aquarium of the Pacific, public lecture on The Power of Story, Long Beach, CA, November, 2012
  • NOAA’s Science on a Sphere Workshop, “Science and Storytelling,” keynote speaker, Long Beach, CA, November 2012
  • FRANK: Conference on Public Interest Communication, University of Florida, Gainesville, keynote speaker, September 2012
  • Powell's, Portland, OR, August, 2012
  • The Willamette Writer’s Conference, Willamette, OR, August, 2012
  • Vroman's Bookstore, July 2012