If you're interested in contacting me about workshops, school visits, or any other kind of appearance, I'd love to hear from you. Just use my contact form, and I'll get right back to you. 

Adult Writing Workshops

I love teaching practical, informative, hands-on writing workshops for adults and teens. 

A few past workshops:

  • “It's the Little Things: Settings That Come Alive” (Writer's League of Texas)
  • Armadillocon 2015 Day-Long Writers' Workshop (panels and individual critiques)
  • “He Said, She Said: Dialogue Is All About Conflict” (Writer's League of Texas)

 

 

 

School Visits

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 I teach workshops for children from grades 4 through high school. My workshops include Your Own Ghost Story, Writing You Can Taste, Making Stories, and Revising's the Fun Part--but I'm always interested hearing what I can teach that would strengthen what your students are currently studying. 

Some of my past school visits around the state of Texas:

  • Harwell Middle School 
  • Longoria Middle School 
  • Manzano Middle School
  • Vela Middle School 
  • Baranoff Elementary 
  • Alton Elementary 
  • St Gabriel’s School
  • Girls’ School of Austin 
  • Khabele School

Panels, Readings, Appearances

That's me in the back with Greg Leitich, Bethany Hegedus, and Lisa McMann after "The World Turned Upside Down" panel at the Texas Book Festival.

That's me in the back with Greg Leitich, Bethany Hegedus, and Lisa McMann after "The World Turned Upside Down" panel at the Texas Book Festival.

  • Armadillocon 2015
  • 2015 Writer’s League of Texas Agents and Editors Conference
  • 2015 Irving Library "Behind the Hero" teens panel
  • 2014 McAllen Book Festival
  • 2014 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators panel: "Writing Process" 
  • Writers League of Texas Third Thursday panel: "Emotional Research: Getting into the Mindset for Your Book"
  • Comicpalooza 2013 
  • Southern Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show
  • 2012 Texas Book Festival