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Events & Workshops

  • SCBWI YA Novelist Connect
    Sat, Aug 24
    Arvada Library - Jefferson County Public
    Workshop: Improv for Writers
  • Summer Camp: INSIDE OUT: Jump Into Your Story
    Mon, Aug 12
    Lighthouse Writers Inc
    In this playful summer camp, you’ll get to experience what it’s like to BE your character, SEE the world through their eyes, and FEEL what it’s like to be inside someone else's brain.
  • Workshop: INSIDE OUT: Jump Into Your Characters (for grades 3-5)
    Sat, Apr 20
    Lighthouse Writers Inc
    With the help of some fun theater games, in this workshop you’ll get to experience what it’s like to BE that character, SEE the world through their eyes, and FEEL what’s it’s like to be inside someone else’s brain. Join us for an afternoon of exploring characters from the inside out.
  • SCBWI Letters & Lines Conference 2018
    Sat, Sep 22
    I'll be presenting two sessions: CIRCLE OF FRIENDS IN MG/YA WRITING and IMPROV FOR WRITERS!
  • Writing Summer Camp for Teens: Improv for Writers
    Mon, Jul 09
    Lighthouse Writers Inc
    Using the tools of improv, this fun and interactive workshop will get you out of your head and into your body. You'll leave with more confidence and new skills to help you cut through blocks both social and literary, with fresh perspective on your writing, too.
  • Workshop: Circle of Friends in YA/MG Writing
    Thu, Jun 14
    Lighthouse Writers Inc
    Through examples, discussion, and writing exercises, you’ll define and refine your supporting cast with compelling choices that will powerfully reveal your protagonist and help you create a memorable and kickass character arc.
  • Workshop: Voice and Immediacy in YA
    Wed, Jun 13
    Lighthouse Writers Inc
    In this class, we’ll discuss what makes YA exciting and timeless, examine some of the best YA voices today, and explore exercises that will tap you into the brains and hearts of teens to create voices and stories that will resonate with readers young and old(ish).
  • Colorado Book Awards - YA Finalists Reading at BookBar!
    Sun, Apr 22
    BookBar is hosting the Colorado Book Awards! Come April 22nd from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to hear from the finalists in Juvenile Literature and Young Adult Literature! They'll have sangria drink specials just for attendees!

3/9 -Shine Summit for Girls - Women in Publishing Panel
11:45am-12:20pm @ Denver First Church

SHINE is a day of inspiration and motivation for middle and high school girls. I'll be on a panel along with a few other female authors of young adult books. The conference is all day, starting at 8am, and the publishing panel starts at 11:45am.
Have a tween or teen who might be interested?: GET TICKETS HERE!

2/10 -Love Your Local Author - 1-3pm @ Estes Valley LIbrary

I'm excited to participate in the Love Your Local Author Festival with ten other Colorado authors. "The Estes Valley Library celebrates the work of authors throughout the Estes Valley on Saturday, February 10, 1-3PM at the library. 

12/8 - Author Panel - 6pm @BookBar

Three authors of contemporary young adult books will answer questions and sign books. With Sara Jade Alan, Lisa Brown Roberts, and Cindi Madsen.

11/17 - Teen Comedy Contest for a Cause!

The event was a great success with over 50 performers, 100+ audience members, and over $650 raised to benefit the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Read the article about the night HERE. 

10/1 - Book Launch Party - 6pm @BookBar 

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for my book launch party! It was such a fun night.

Check out the photos from the event HERE!

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