Adventures in the real world

Past Events

Publishing Workshops

Gateway Con, St. Louis, MO, 2018: Publishing Paths 101: Traditional, Indie, and Hybrid

Missouri Romance Writers Association, 2018: Book Description Blast

St. Louis Publishers Association, 2018: Book Description Blast

St. Louis Writers Guild, 2018: Novel Revision 101: DIY and Collaborative Editing

Houston Writers’ Guild’s Annual Conference, 2014: Novel Revision 101; contest judge; consultations

Editing Workshops

Gateway Con, St. Louis, MO, 2018: Exposition Exposed

ShowMe Writers Master Class, 2017: Exposition Exposed & Prioritizing POV

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, 2017: Circumstance & Desire – Matthew Arkin

West Coast Writers’ Conferences, 2012-2017: various workshops

Pierre Laclede Honors College at University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2016: POV in Fiction

Sherman Oaks Nanos, Los Angeles, 2014: Four workshops: POV; Exposition; Verb Tense; Mood, Tone, & Tension

Writing Workshops

Creating a Sustainable Writing Practice, 2012-2013

Young Writers of Studio City: Kids’ NaNoWriMo, 2013-2014

Panels

Gateway Con, St. Louis, MO, 2018: First Page Read

West Coast Writers’ Conference, 2012-2015, 2017

Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference, 2014, 2015, 2017

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, Los Angeles, June 2017

Genre-LA Writers’ Conference, 2013-2015

Chapman University’s Pub(lishing) Crawl, Orange County, 2013: Careers for creative writing students

Mentorships

Missouri Writers Guild Conference, 2018: Novel Development Room, Pitch Prep

Hannibal Writers Guild, 2018: Roundtable: How to cultivate a great critique group

ShowMe Writers Masterclass, 2017

West Coast Writers’ Conferences, 2012-2015, 2017

Genre-LA Writers’ Conference, Los Angeles, 2013-2015

Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference, Los Angeles, 2014-2015

Explorations

BookExpo America, 2016 (Chicago), 2018 (NYC)

Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference (LA), 2014-2015

Indie Author Day for Library Journal’s SELF-e (LA), 2015

West Coast Writers Conferences, 2012-2017

Genre-LA Writers’ Conferences, 2013-2014

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 2009-2015

Los Angeles Public Library’s Indie Author Day, 2015

UCLA Extension Writers’ Faire, 2009-2014

Writer’s Digest Conference West, 2012-2013

Organizations

Editorial Freelancers Association

Greater Los Angeles Writers Society

Missouri Writers Guild

Reedsy (my portfolio lives here)

St. Louis Publishers Association

St. Louis Writers’ Guild

Meghan Pinson at the Houston Writers Guild's Annual Conference

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