A kick-in-the-creative pants, delivered in person.

I’m an introvert who has learned to love a crowd. I speak regularly to groups, especially writers and small business owners, about how to shape the story they yearn to tell.

Everything I do is crafted with the intention of saving dreamers time and heartache so they can focus on achieving their goals. I take this very seriously. I don’t like to waste peoples time and I am categorically bad at small talk and filler.

Talks I am already out in the world giving:

  • Memoir Structure
  • Blogging like a Boss
  • Introduction to Travel Writing
  • How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal
  • How to Crowd-fund a Book
  • Feature writing

Settings where I give talks:

  • The Willamette Writers Conference
  • The Terroir Creative Writing Festival
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Small festivals and writing workshops
  • Small business groups
  • Colleges and universities (Linfield College, the University of Oregon, The University of Iowa)
  • Creativity workshops

Custom talks:

  • I am delighted to draw from my experience to speak to your group about other subjects. If you have something in mind, please contact me here.