Workshops I teach

  • The Poisoned Pen
  • ‚ÄčDeveloping the Romance
  • A Hard Knock Life: Lessons Learned on the Path to Happily Ever After
  • Building a Writing Schedule - see my sample schedule

Classes I've taken

  • The "W" Plot by Karen Doctor
  • Plotting Bootcamp by Angela Knight
  • Screenwriters Tricks for Authors by Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Show vs Tell by Susan Gee Heino
  • Reinvention and Self-Publishing by Mary Campisi
  • Fast Draft and Revision Hell Boot Camp - Heather Long and Candy Havens
  • The Fire in Fiction - Donald Maass
  • Lessons of Firefly: Learning from the Works of Joss Whedon  - Jacqi Jacoby
  • How to Build Suspense in Any Genre - Ezra Barany
  • Compelling Characters and Scenes - Shirley Jump
  • Confict: How to Build It, Sustain It, Resolve It - Jaye Roycroft
  • Body Language and Dialogue Cues - Margie Lawson
  • Deep Editing Techniques - Margie Lawson
  • Self-Publishing - Elizabeth Knight
  • Amping the Mysteries of Criminal Behavior - Janie Bill 
  • Story Structure Safari - Lisa Miller
  • Immersion Master Class - Margie Lawson

Contests I've entered

  • Chicago's Fire and Ice - Sex and Insensibility - 2nd place
  • NEORWA Cleveland Rocks - Sex and Insensibility - 3rd place
  • Tampa Area Romance Authors - Fallen Stars - 1st place
  • First Coast Romance Writers Beacon Contest - Sex and Insensibility - 1st place w/ full request
  • COFW Ignite the Flame - Saving Sam
  • NWHouson Lone Star - Fallen Stars and Saving Sam (1st place)
  • Heart of Denver Molly - Saving Sam - first place and winner of the Unsinkable Heroine award
  • GRW Maggie's - Fallen Stars - 2nd place
  • Romance the Lakes - Fallen Stars - 3rd place w/ full request
  • Kiss of Death Daphne du Maurier - 1st place Fallen Stars

Conferences and RWA Chapters

  • Central Ohio Fiction Writers
  • Heart of Carolina RWA
  • NEORWA Cleveland Rocks Romance
  • Crossroads RWA Writers' Retreat
  • Indiana RWA 
  • RWA Nationals
  • Connecticut RWA