June 1-2, 2020 nErDcampKS 2020 and nErDcampKS Kids in Hesston, KS
May 20, 2020 Battle of the Books presenter at Texas Christian University
April 29, 2020 “The Power of Metaphor” 3:00pm Hurst Senior Center, TX.
COVID CANCELLATION April 4, 2020 Librarypalooza, Frisco, TX.
COVID CANCELLATION March 25, 2020 Texas Library Association conference, Houston, TX;
COVID CANCELLATION March 20-22, 2020 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane, LA.
March 9 school visit via Skype, Portland, Oregon
February 29, 2020 Marine Creek Writing Conference, Keynote speaker, Tarrant Count College’s NW Campus; free and open to the public
February 28, 2020 school visits in Austin, TX
February 20, 2020 Carrollton Writers Group presentation, TX.
February 12, 2020 LitTalk 6:00-7:00pm at Interabang Books — on panel “Exploring Identity in Fiction” https://writingworkshopsdallas.com/littalk-at-interabang-books
January 31, 2020 World Read-Aloud Day at North Richland Middle School and North Ridge Middle School, TX
January 25, 2020 Teen Bookfest by the Bay, Corpus Christi, TX.
January 11. 2020 SCBWI North Texas Pot-luck Panel, Bedford, TX.
December 9, 2019 School Visit: Harwood Junior High, Bedford, TX
December 7, 2019 Barnes and Noble in Hurst, TX; book signing 1:00pm
December 2, 2019 Bedford Public Library, TX; “Agents, Editors, and Publishers, Oh My! How to Get Your Book Published,” 6:30-8:00pm
November 21-24, 2019 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), Baltimore, MD.; two panels including “Imagination and Inquiry: Celebrating and Honoring International Stories for Children and Adolescents”
November 13, 2019 Coffeehouse Conversations on NE Campus of Tarrant County College — featured author; 11:00-12:20 and 6:30-8:00pm.
November 9, 2019 POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 29, 2020 — Marine Creek Writing Conference, Keynote speaker, TCC’s NW Campus.
October 28, 2019 Turner High School Literary Night 6:00-8:00pm, Carrollton, TX.
October 26, 2019 SCBWI Author Panel, 1-4pm , Fort Worth, TX.
October 19, 2019 TweensReads, Houston, TX.
October 16, 2019 Tarrant County College, Hurst TX “Am I Too American For My Parents?” panel for Hispanic Heritage Month; 11:00-12:20 in NSTU’s Center Corner
October 12, 2019 Barnes and Noble, 1:00-3:00pm, Southlake, TX (for everyone!)
October 11, 2019 Southlake Public Library 11:00-Noon (kids’ event)
September 15, 2019 Texas Bookseller’s Association, Masonic Temple 1100 Henderson, Fort Worth, TX
September 12, 2019 Follett Open House 2:30-6:00pm (signing 4:00-5:30) 2430 E. Arbrook Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, TX.
Saturday, August 24, 2019 4-6pm at Monkey and Dog Books, Fort Worth, TX. The book launch, part 2 of THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY! Everyone welcome!
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:00pm at Interabang Books, Dallas, TX. The book launch, part 1 of THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY! 20 min. of discussion, 20 min. of Q&A, then book signing. Everyone welcome!
August 19, 2019 Writers Guild of Texas “Wielding Metaphor in Poetry and Prose,” Richardson, TX. https://www.wgtonline.org/events/august-2019
July 20, 2019 North Texas Romance Writers of America “The Heroine’s Journey”; 11:00am, Colleyville, TX.
June 22-24, 2019 ALA (American Library Association), Washington, DC.; signing at Chronicle Books’s table 11-noon on Sunday 6/23
June 8, 2019 SCBWI North Texas, Bedford, TX First Impressions Critique Day, PALS critiquer
May 17, 2019 Career Day, Stemmons Elementary, Dallas, TX.
April 27, 2019: SCBWI Ft. Worth Meet-up 1-4pm “Finding Your Voice: Exercises, examples, and discussion about character voices, your author’s voice, and how revision creates voice! 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ft Worth, TX
April 16-18, 2019: TLA (Texas Library Assoc. Annual Conference), Children’s Round Table Panel: Family Dynamics in Children’s Literature (4/17 2:45-3:45pm), book signing (4/17 9:00-10:00am); Austin, TX
April 9, 2019 Dallas Area Writers Group, 7:30pm, presenting “The Magic of Voice.”
March 23, 2019: “Write Your Heroine’s Storyline Now!” at 11:30 and “Life After Your First Edit Letter” at 2:30pm, with Urania Fung, at WORDFest, a free writers’ conference-type event on Tarrant County College’s NE Campus, Hurst, TX. 9:00-4:00pm
March 16, 2019: The Write Stuff group, “Industrial-grade Editing, Revising, and Critiquing” from myself and author Urania Fung, 10:30-12:30, Hawkes Downtown Public Library, Arlington, TX.
February 1, 2019: World Read-aloud Day, reader at North Richland Middle School, North Richland Hills, TX.
November 3, 2018: Marine Creek Writing Conference at NW campus of Tarrant County College, presenter of “Behind the Scenes: First Novel Journey from Agent to Bookshelf”
March 24, 2018: WORDFest at Tarrant County College’s NE Campus; presenter of “How I Got an Agent,” panelist on “Writing Other Identities,” panelist on “Writing Sustainably: Achieving a Life-Writing Balance”
February 8-10, 2018: Lonestar.ink Writers Conference at Dallas Central Library; presenter of “The Feminine Hero’s Journey: The Other Archetypal Story Structure”
November 4, 2017: Tarrant County College’s NW Campus’s Marine Creek Writing Conference
10:45-11:45 “Heroine’s Journey: The Other Archetypal Narrative Structure
1:00-2:00 “How I Got an Agent and Why I’m Glad I Did!”
October 21, 2017: Arts Goggle street festival on south side of Ft. Worth; on Magnolia between Adams St. and Washington Ave. Reading at 3:00pm in Leaves Bookstore tent. https://www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle-2017
October 14, 2017: Fort Worth BookFest; exhibitor
September 16, 2017: North Texas Romance Writers of America in Colleyville, TX; presenter of “Finding Your Voice”
August 8, 2017: Fort Worth Boys and Girls Club Career Day; panelist
April 8, 2017: WORDFest in Hurst, TX; presenter of “Finding Your Voice”
April 22, 2016: Harmony Science Academy, Euless TX, Poetry Night, featured speaker
April 13, 2016: Dallas Book Festival; panelist with fellow Her Texas authors, reader
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