With more than a decade of teaching experience under my belt, I love sharing my knowledge of writing and publishing with a wide audience. I am available to teach long-term or short-term courses and workshops, both in person and online. Topics include query letters and submissions, what agents want, successful self-editing tactics, and a variety of subjects related to writing craft. Please email me for more information and my rates. I also have judged writing contests for a variety of organizations over the years and am available in that capacity.


Upcoming Classes

Please check back soon for news and updates.


Upcoming Conferences & Events

WriteOnCon – Online KidLit Conference – February 2-4, 2017
Presenter/guest editor

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Spring Retreat – Colorado Springs, CO – April 7-9, 2017    Workshop presenter/writing mentor

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference – Denver, CO – September 8-10, 2017  Workshop presenter/guest editor


Recent Classes

Strong Start: How to Hook an Agent—Or Any Reader—With Your Opening Pages (8-week online course) – TheNextBigWriter.com


Recent Speaking Engagements & Appearances

Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Bologna, Italy

American Night Writers Association Conference – Phoenix, AZ

AuthorFest of the Rockies – Manitou Springs, CO

Author U Extravaganza – Denver, CO

Douglas County Writers Conference – Castle Rock, CO

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference – Denver, CO

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Spring Retreat – Estes Park, CO

Pikes Peak Writers Conference – Colorado Springs, CO

Tattered Cover Writers Conference – Denver, CO

Atlanta Writers Club Conference – Atlanta, GA

Bayou Writers Conference – Lake Charles, LA

Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Conference – Omaha, NE

Book Expo America – New York, NY & Chicago, IL

RWA National Conference – New York, NY

Utah RWA Conference – Park City, UT

Wyoming Writers, Inc. Conference – Casper, WY