There is nothing I love more than talking story with a roomful of writers (but don't tell my husband I said that). I talk at writing conferences, schools and universities across the country. I'd love to see you at one of my upcoming events!



  • California Dreamin' Conference for Writers - Brea, CA - March 25, 2017
  • California Writers Club of Long Beach - Long Beach, CA - March 11, 2017
  • SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Day, Los Angeles, CA,  February 25, 2017
  • School of Visual Arts, New York, NY November, 2016
  • Penn State Berks—Schools of Journalism and Creative Writing, March 2013, February, 2014, November 2016
  • Penguin Random House - November, 2016
  • Writers Unboxed Unconference, Salem, MA, November 2014 and 2016
  • Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA, September, 2016
  • Story Expo, Los Angeles, September, 2016
  • School of Visual Arts, MFA Program in Visual Narrative, June, 2016
  • SCBWI Wild, Wild Midwest Conference, Naperville, IL, April 29-May 1, 2016
  • Ventura County Writers' Club - Thousand Oaks, CA, April, 2016
  • Romance Writers of America San Diego - San Diego, CA, September 2015
  • Writer’s Digest Conference, New York, August, 2014
  • Romance Writers of America Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, July 2014
  • California Writers Club, Los Angeles, CA June 2014
  • Sherwood Oaks Film School, Los Angeles, CA, June 2014
  • PEN, two-day workshop, Los Angeles, CA,  April/May 2014
  • Women's National Book Association, LA Chapter and the LA Writers' Conference, May 2014
  •  Furman University, TEDx “Story: the Thread of our Humanity”; Talk: Wired for Story, March 22, 2014
  • The Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tampa, FL, February, 2014
  • The Palm Springs Writer’s Guild, Palm Springs, CA, 2012 and February, 2014
  • Novelists Inc. Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC<  November, 2013
  • The Writer’s Digest Conference, West, Los Angeles, CA, September, 2013
  • The Alaska Writer’s Guild Conference, keynote speaker, Anchorage, AK, September, 2013
  • The Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society Conference, North Hollywood, CA, June, 2012 and June, 2013
  • PEN Emerging Voices, April 2013
  • Aquarium of the Pacific - Aquatic Academy Spring 2013 series, Long Beach, CA, April, 2013
  • Aquarium of the Pacific, public lecture on The Power of Story, Long Beach, CA, November, 2012
  • NOAA’s Science on a Sphere Workshop, “Science and Storytelling,” keynote speaker, Long Beach, CA, November 2012
  • FRANK: Conference on Public Interest Communication, University of Florida, Gainesville, keynote speaker, September 2012
  • Powell's, Portland, OR, August, 2012
  • The Willamette Writer’s Conference, Willamette, OR, August, 2012
  • Vroman's Bookstore, July 2012