Speaking

I regularly speak at events and lead workshops for a wide range of audiences and writers at all stages, both online and in person. It’s just another way to help you grow in your faith and find hope in the middle of life’s joys and sorrows. Check out the schedule below and plan to join me! Or if you’d like to invite me to speak at your event, check out my speaking topics and fill out the form below.

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  • Upcoming events

    • Arts in the Park Fair (Part III of Writing in Place through the IAC's Arts in the Parks Grant) WHEN: June 10 2017 at WHERE: @ McCormick's Creek State Park DETAILS: More information »

    • Write Your Story (Children ages 8-12) WHEN: August 12 2017 at 09:00 WHERE: @ Frankfort Community Public Library DETAILS:

    • Writing Life Stories: From Idea to First Draft WHEN: September 09 2017 at 13:00 WHERE: @ Frankfort Community Public Library DETAILS:

    • Writing as a Spiritual Discipline WHEN: September 23 2017 at 09:00 WHERE: @ Ellie's Retreat Center, Frankfort, Indiana DETAILS:

    • Plotting and Outlining Your Novel WHEN: September 30 2017 at 09:00 WHERE: @ Peru Public Library, Peru, Indiana DETAILS:

    • Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need - Part 1 WHEN: October 07 2017 at WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch DETAILS:

    • Journaling Workshop WHEN: October 07 2017 at 10:00 WHERE: @ Retreat in the Country, Frankfort, Indiana DETAILS: More information »

    • Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need - Part 2 WHEN: October 14 2017 at WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch DETAILS:

    • Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need - Part 3 WHEN: October 21 2017 at WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch DETAILS:

    • Writing Workshop: The Work of a Writer: From Idea to Publication, Helping You with Tools You Need - Part 4 WHEN: October 28 2017 at WHERE: @ Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch DETAILS:

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    Past Events


Here are a few topics I regularly write and speak on. I also love to ask questions and learn new things, so if you think I’d be a great speaker at your event but don’t see your topic below, let’s talk!

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    • Bible studies
    • Hope in the Midst of Suffering
    • Maintaining Faith through Life’s Changes
    • Spiritual Friendship
    • The Role of Food in Faith
    • Asking Questions for Spiritual Growth
    • Long-term Singleness
    • Dating as a Cancer Survivor
    • Late in Life Marriages
    • Step Families
    • Writing as a Gift
    • Nurturing the Writer’s Soul
    • Writing as a Spiritual Discipline

As you can see from my schedule, I also regularly teach writing workshops and classes. Visit me at Frankfort Writers Center to learn more about my work with writers.

Are you planning a women’s event and looking for a speaker who can connect with women right where they are in the trenches of life? I’d love to talk with you more about speaking at your event. First, here are a few details you might be wondering about.

Types of Events

I speak at all kinds of events: conferences, retreats, support groups, Bible studies, ministry leader events, women’s teas, mother/daughter banquets, (step) parenting programs, and more!

Topics

Check out the tab above for a whole list of topics I regularly think, write, and speak on. But that’s just a start … have a theme for your event? Let’s talk.

Fees

I am wiling to negotiate a speaking fee based on the size and budget of the event along with any necessary travel expenses.

Books

I would love to bring books to sell at your event and would be glad to sign them for your participants.

Contact Me

Still interested? Just fill out the form below to get the ball rolling. You can also download my speaker brochure for a few more details.