Over the past quarter-century I’ve spoken to numerous elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as at professional conferences. I have experience both speaking about books and writing to large groups and running smaller writing workshops for groups of all ages. As the Pima County Public Library’s first writer-in-residence, I’ve also provided one-on-one mentoring and critiquing.

Contact me for speaking rates, topics, and availability.

Places I’ve spoken include:

  • Pima County Public Library Writer-in-Residence Program
  • The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • World Fantasy Convention
  • Tucson Book Festival
  • Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival
  • Montgomery County Book Festival
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Arizona Library Association Conference
  • Phoenix Comicon
  • Kindling Words East
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Nebraska and Arizona chapters
  • Brandeis Book and Author Event
  • Pima Writers Workshop
  • TusCon Science Fiction Convention Author Guest of Honor
  • Society of Southwest Authors Conference
  • Young at Heart Book Club
  • Sirens Conference on Women in Fantasy Literature
  • Libraries such as the Pima Public Library, Chandler Public Library, Cochise County Library, Prescott Public Library, Douglas Public Library, Oro Valley Public Library, and Eureka Main Library
  • Schools such as Peoria Elementary, Southside Community School, Twin Peaks Elementary, McKinleyville Middle School, Paulo Freire Middle School, Arcata High, McKinleyville High School Tanque Verde High, and University High
  • Bookstores such as Powell’s Books, Changing Hands, Mysterious Galaxy, Antigone Books, Mostly Books, Poisoned Pen, the Bookworm, Flights of Fantasy, and Barnes and Noble