Speaking & Workshops

The first business of a story is to be a good story. –C.S. Lewis (letter to Cynthia Donnelly, August 14, 1954).

I love talking about books and writing almost as much as I enjoy actually reading and writing If you’re looking for an author to speak to your school/classroom, church, or writing group, contact me at treestreetkidsbooks@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

More coming soon! I’m available for virtual workshops and school visits.

May 5, 2021–Southwest Chicago Christian, Fun Ways to Research

Past Events for Teen Writers

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February 27, 2020—Bridge Teen Center, Beginning Writing: Creating Great Stories

July 11, 2019—Bridge Teen Center, Advanced Writing: 5 Tips to Improve Your Fiction Writing

February 21, 2019—Bridge Teen Center, Advanced Writing: How to write like your favorite YA author

June 28, 2018—Bridge Teen Center, Advanced Writing: Character Development

Past Events for Adult Writers/Editors

October 27, 2020–Tuesday Teaching training, hope*writers with Emily P. Freeman

September 2020–ECPA PubU Online, Publishing in a Time of Crisis, Curator, Editorial Track

August 1, 2020–Fiction Writing Workshop, Writing with Grace with author Ann Swindell

March 19-22, 2020—Refine {the retreat} CANCELLED due to COVID

November 5-6, 2019—ECPA PubU, editorial track

September 26-28, 2019—Maranatha Christian Writers Conference

February 9, 2019—Guest Interview, Writing with Grace book proposal workshop 

September 15, 2018—The Perennial Gen: co-host, Growing Sage, Wheaton, IL

June 23, 2018—Writing with Grace Retreat: panelist, pitch sessions

April 18, 2018—Festival of Faith and Writing: panelist, Wisdom in the Shadows: Bringing Seasoned Women’s Voices to Light with Jennifer Grant, Kathy Khang, Michelle Van Loon