From book talks and signings to writing conferences and workshops to book clubs and retreats, here are just some of the places you can find me throughout the year. If you see me anywhere, I hope you’ll introduce yourself! I love meeting readers and writers, talking about books, and sharing whatever wisdom I can to help aspiring writers along the way. Check back every so often as new events are added. Email me at to set up your event.




Publishing 101 Workshop – St. Clair County Library System – Port Huron, MI
6:30pm-8:00pm EST – Aspiring authors! Join me at the Dodge Auditorium in Port Huron for a thorough overview of the traditional publishing process and a survey of self-publishing options. We’ll talk pros and cons, how to avoid problems and pitfalls, and how to get your writing into the best shape possible before querying agents or hiring editors to save you time, money, and wasted effort. Anyone who is thinking of pursuing publication of their work would benefit from this workshop! Plus, you know, Port Huron in the summer. Ahhhh…

JULY 15-16
Columbus Book Festival – Columbus, OH 
A two-day event featuring 200+ national and local authors, dozens of exhibitors, an entertainment lineup and more at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s historic Main Library, Kaufman Plaza, and Topiary Park in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Besides signing books and chatting with readers, I’ll be on a panel with authors Sara Brunsvold and Jessica Strawser. Check out the festival information here and the list of participating authors here. You won’t want to miss this massive event!

WFWA 10th Anniversary Conference – Chicago, IL 
I’ll be in the Windy City as a panelist at the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s Conference where we’ll be celebrating a decade of encouraging and equipping writers of Women’s Fiction. Kathleen Basi, Sharon Peterson, and I will be presenting and answering your questions on the topic of Finding Your Audience When You Write in the Cracks.