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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

MARCH 10
Michigan Women Writers Panel
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a fun panel discussion with several Michigan women authors. Meet, greet, have books signed, and more.
6:00pm @ Grand Ledge Public Library
131 E Jefferson St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

MARCH 12
Classroom Visit – WRT 308: Editing and Publishing
@ Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
I’ll be a guest speaker at author/professor Caitlin Horrocks’ Editing and Publishing class at GVSU, chatting with students about the realities of working in the publishing industry.

MARCH 24
Talk + Booksigning
Come support a brand new independent bookstore in Lower Michigan!
6:30pm @ 2 Dandelions Book Shop
209 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116

APRIL 4
A Rally of Writers
I’ll be leading my popular workshop Revise Like a Pro: Self-Editing Techniques to Bring Your Writing to the Next Level, as well as a First Page Roundtable discussion where attendees can read their first page aloud and get tips for making it catch an agent or editor’s attention. See the Rally website for more speakers.
9:00am – 4:00pm @ Lansing Community College Conference Center, West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive, Delta Township, Lansing, MI 48917

APRIL 21
Talk + Booksigning
Join me Up North in Charlevoix as part of their Spring Author Series.
6:30pm @ Charlevoix Public Library
220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI 49720

APRIL 30 – MAY 3
Just Write Retreat – Flat Rock, NC
I’ll be attending WFWA’s first Just Write retreat in North Carolina.
A long weekend just for writing! Can’t wait!

JUNE 21
Keynote Address – Peninsula Writers Retreat
I’ll be giving the keynote address at the Peninsula Writers Summer Retreat on beautiful Glen Lake near the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
5:00pm @ Villa Glen Cottages
4516 Villa Glen Drive, Maple City, MI 49664

JULY 11
Talk + Booksigning
Join me in Royal Oak as I participate in their Summer 2020 exploration of storytelling.
1:00pm @ Royal Oak Public Library
222 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

SEPTEMBER 15
Talk + Booksigning
Join me just south of the Michigan-Indiana border for a talk about how books form us into the people we are now.
6:30pm @ Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County
322 South Wayne St, Angola, IN 46703

SEPTEMBER 22 – SEPTEMBER 27
WFWA Writers Retreat West – Albuquerque, NM
I’ll once again be directing WFWA’s sixth writing retreat at the delightful Hotel Albuquerque, my home away from home. This year we welcome literary agent and author Donald Maass as our featured speaker.

 

PAST EVENTS

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