Workshops

Would you like me to come speak to your chapter? Your writing group? Your editor and art director about your cover art? I can’t promise any success with that last one, but I am an experienced workshop presenter. I come armed with entertainment and slides if need be, and I can speak on a variety of topics.

For workshops, I’m available for full and half-day presentations, and here are a sampling of potential speaking topics.

Digital Promotion for Authors

Do you have to digitally promote your book, and isn’t it expensive? Yes, you do, and no, it’s not. Digital promotion is essential in the current literary marketplace, and the manner in which you choose to promote yourself and your book can make a world of difference. In this workshop, which can be full or half-day depending on the group’s needs, I discuss the essentials of digital marketing, and the things you do not have to have, no matter what anyone tells you. In a full-day workshop, by the end of my presentation, authors will have a structure for a marketing plan in hand, ready to rock and digitally roll out.

Romance Reviews: How to Get Reviewed, and How to Put a Review in Your Rearview Mirror

Any press is good press, right? When someone slaps your book silly, it’s not always a good time. As someone who has both dished it out on several occasions and taken it when my own books came out in  2009 and 2011, let me tell you: reviews can be tricky, but they are absolutely essential. I will reveal the basics of how to approach different review websites that specialize in romance – and how to react to reviews you receive. I’ll discuss good reviews and how to truly savor them, and bad reviews and how to make lemonade out of them.

I’m also available to moderate panels and can customize workshops and presentations to suit your needs. Please email me for details and to inquire about speaking fees.

Behold, The Bitches...

Movie Review: The Book of Life

by SB Sarah Grade: B+ Title: The Book of Life Author: Gutierrez Publication Info: 2014 ISBN: Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tale Romance Carrie and I both saw The Book of Life his past weekend, and we both had a LOT to say about it, so behold: joint review. Jo...

Posted on Saturday, 10.25.14

Book Review:  First Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn

by CarrieS Grade: B- Title: First Daughter Author: Quinn Publication Info: Susan Kaye Quinn 2014 ISBN: B00NGWRJS0 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy I liked the first book in Susan Kaye Quinn’s Dharian Affairs trilogy so much that I immediately binge rea...

Posted on Friday, 10.24.14

Check It Out!

I was a guest on The Gayle King show on October 10, talking about Everything I Know About Love, I Learned from Romance Novels. Here’s a 1:10 clip from the show where I highlight the top two lessons learned from reading romance novels. I received a TON of compliments about my necklace and my shoes […]

Appearances

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Check out my calendar of scheduled appearances. I'd love to meet you - I love meeting romance readers!