Workshops, Talks, and Conferences, 2016:
Targeting Genre for Big Sales: New! Online course to help novelists understand how to target genre and see success! Click HERE for more information.
March 12: Mt. Diablo CWC, Fraedo’s Restaurant at 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. 3-hour workshop on The Fatal Flaws of Novel Construction. For more info, click HERE.
April 23: Redwood Writers, Santa Rosa, CA. Talk on The Four Corner Pillars of Novel Construction. For more info on attending, contact Redwood Writers here.
June 13-18: The One Year Novel Adventure Conference, Olathe, KS. Workshops on editing and novel craft (www.OneYearNovel.com).
Sept. 14-18th and Oct. 19-23: South Lake Tahoe Writers’ Retreat! An intimate cushy vacation retreat for writers. Second annual event, limited space. Contact me to learn of space availability. Flyer with info HERE.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Central Coast Writers’ Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA. Teaching workshops on self-editing and The 4 Essential Pillars of Novel Structure. Also doing one-on-one critiques and author panels. Hosted by Cuesta College.
New Releases (print and electronic formats), 2015:
March: The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction Workbook (print only)
May: Wild Secret, Wild Longing (under pen name Charlene Whitman)
August: Say What? Second Edition
Workshops, Talks, and Conferences, 2015:
June: The One Year Novel Adventure Conference, Olathe, KS. Workshops on scene structure and building fantasy worlds, one-on-one conferences with attendees (www.OYAN.com)
August 18-23: Hosting writing retreat at South Lake Tahoe
October 17: 9:00 a.m.-noon – teaching Shoot Your Novel at Inspire Writers, Oasis Christian Mission Center, 10265 Old Placerville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827.
November 14: at Michael Hauge’s all-day workshop in Las Vegas, NV.
New Releases (print and electronic formats), 2014:
February: Say What? The Fiction Writer’s Handy Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage
March: The Sands of Ethryn (book six in The Gates of Heaven fantasy series/Living Ink Publishers)
June: Writing the Heart of Your Story: The Secret to Crafting an Unforgettable Novel
October: Shoot Your Novel: Cinematic Technique to Supercharge Your Writing
December: Colorado Hope (under pen name Charlene Whitman, book 2 in The Front Range series, historical Western romance)
Workshops, Talks, and Conferences, 2014:
January 25: ACFW Writers of the West, Phoenix, AZ: Teaching workshop “Sizzling Scenes” at ACFW monthly featured speaker meeting
March 5-9: On staff at Wordcrafters Conference in Eugene, OR.
June 8: Redwood Writers, CWC in Santa Rosa, CA: Teaching workshop “Sizzling Scenes”
September 20-21: Central Coast Writers’ Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA: One-on-one critiques and giving the talk “There Be Dragons: Building a Believable Fantasy World”
November 8: Mt. Diablo CA Writers’ Club (CWC) in Mt. Diablo, CA: Teaching workshop “Sizzling Scenes.” At Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant at 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. The program is from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
November 15: ACFW, SF Bay Area Chapter, Palo Alto, CA. Teaching workshop “Sizzling Scenes.” Palo Alto Church of Christ, 3373 Middlefield, Palo Alto, CA, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pre-registration required. Last day to register: Nov. 1, 2014