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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!

  • SCBWI CENTRAL-COASTAL CALIFORNIA - ANNUAL WRITERS RETREAT - Santa Barbara, CA - February 16, 2019

  • WisRWA 2019 WRITE TOUCH CONFERENCE - Milwaukee, WI - April 5-7, 2019

  • AUSTIN ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA - All Day Workshop - Austin, TX- March 23, 2019

  • UCLAx - Wired for Story: Five Steps to Creating an Irresistible Novel - Los Angeles, CA - August 3-4, 2019

  • VALLEY FORGE ROMANCE WRITERS - All Day Workshop - Valley Forge, PA - October 5, 2019


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)

  • University of California, Irvine - Why the Brain Loves Story - Irvine, CA - November 13, 2018

  • Public Relations Society of America Austin Chapter Masters Class Luncheon - Austin Texas - August 22, 2018

  • School of Visual Arts MFA in Visual Narrative, faculty - New York, NY - June-July 2018

  • Washington Romance Writers - June 9-10 - Bethesda, MD - June 9-10, 2018

  • UCLAx - Wired for Story: Five Steps to Creating an Irresistible Novel - Los Angeles, CA - April 7-8, 2018

  • 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