Upcoming Speaking Engagement

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in My Blog | 0 comments

Solve the mystery of writing mysteries!

Are you trying to decode how to write the perfect mystery? Join me and I’ll explain:

— The outline of a mystery
— Why outlines are crucial
— Characters needed and their motivations
— How to plant clues so the reader doesn’t feel cheated
— Research needed to write a mystery
— Different types of mysteries/ mystery vs suspense vs thriller

Find out more here–>

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Speaking Engagements

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in My Blog | 0 comments

Speaking Engagements

I am speaking this Saturday at a writer’s conference.  Oct 18th.

Guests can still get in at last months’ prices by going to the club rate here:
Or they can still get the 2-for-1 rate here:
Additionally, as faculty you are each entitled to a free guest. Please supply their names to us by end of day Monday. If they are a writer, we would also appreciate their contact information.
Additionally, we would like you to offer a free scholarship or two to deserving clients, who should attend this conference, but just can’t afford anything. Seriously. Simply award them the prize on your behalf and have them fill out the form here, listing you as sponsor:
These are not to be given out lightly, but we appreciate your appearance and have found that if you can award a scholarship to a worthy writer, the feeling is priceless.
I understand there’s a promo give-a-way
We plan to give away a number of books, bags, pens and other goodies. If you would like to contribute anything from one free or discounted service, to a free trip to Hawaii (hey, it could happen) please let us know. We will provide attendees with raffle tickets and have random drawings before each of the keynote addresses. Email me with anything you can supply (1-150)
If you have a single-sheet you want in the swag bag, you must bring it to the campus for our stuffing party, either Thursday at 4:00pm or Friday at 12:00 noon. No, we don’t stuff for you, sorry.
Where do we park if we are an exhibitor loading in?
There is limited parking directly behind Campus Center where you can quickly unload, then park in the lots on Oxnard Street. There is a new multi-story parking lot diagonally behind Campus Center which we hope will be open by the conference and available for our use. We will keep you posted.
Where does Faculty check in?

When you enter the campus center (south entrance) bypass the first desk (Attendee Registration) and go to the second desk (Faculty Registration) which will have your credentials, schedule, etc.

Is there free wi-fi?
Yes, we will have a sign in the GREEN ROOM with the username and password.
More to come…

Also November 12, I will be speaking at U C Riverside. Contact Susan St. Peters at for more info.

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Get your book or script critiqued for free

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in My Blog | 0 comments

Special offer for readers of the book…
Get your first ten pages of your book or script critiqued for free!
Email for more information.

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Speaking Engagment

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in My Blog | 0 comments

June 27-29, 2014Don’t miss more than 60 hours of workshops, panels, seminars, workshops, panels, pitch sessions and more, featuring almost 50 industry experts, veteran educators, publishing professionals, agents, publishers and best-selling authors,  One-on-One ProCritiques™, plus 2 Major Keynote Addresses – all in 1 Great Weekend! Learn from best-selling authors and industry experts in dozens of genres for literary and screenplays. Plus this is your opportunity to pitch 10 agents and publishers during a FREE pitch session each day! Meet the people who can help you reach your goal of publication!  No matter what you are writing, you can’t afford to miss this important conference!

The conference and options are writer-friendly priced with Early Bird Discounts still available, plus daily Keynote Speaker LunchesProCritiques™ of your work with editors,  opportunities to pitch literary agents and publishers, and our Renegade Screenplay Sessions! The best pricing will end before you know it, so register now at http://www.wcwriters.com/


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Speaking Engagement

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in My Blog | 0 comments

June 20-22 — Unlike similar conferences for writers held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Pacific’s Conference is quite AFFORDABLE! The full conference including the Keynote Speaker & Dinner is only $270/person, or without dinner, just: $240/person. Couples Full Conference with Dinner is $320/together (or $290 without dinner). Another option is single day attendance for only $140/person.

Visit www.pacific.edu/cpce or call (209)946-2424 to register.

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