January 23 – February 27: For those of you who’ve been wanting to take my course on Crafting Compelling Emotion, but haven’t been able to attend, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be partnering with The Writing Barn in Austin, TX this winter to offer the six week course online. Click here to register!

February 8-9: I’ll be presenting at this year’s CCIRA conference. See you there!

March 17: I’m participating in the first-ever Denver Children’s Festival of Stories. Check the website for lots of cool offerings.

April 15-17: I’m headed to Ohio for a series of school visits. I’d love to speak to your students as well! To arrange a visit, contact

June 8-10: I’m thrilled to be hosting a writing retreat this summer at a gorgeous spot on the Oregon coast. Join me for the Windrush Writer’s Retreat!