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...

Agent Carter Episode 8: Valediction

Previously: Everything. Back to the radio show!  3 out of 4 Hollywood stars recommend Diamond soap.  Be a Diamond girl! Captain America has saved an infantry, but his plane is going down over the Sea of Japan. Betty Carver confesses her love, “face w...

Posted by Redheadedgirl on Thursday, 3.05.15

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black, is a fantasy YA with romance elements. I’m a huge Holly Black fan – she’s been a major force in urban fantasy and her books are always gorgeous to read. This book had some problems, and the romance is p...

Posted by Carrie S on Thursday, 3.05.15

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!