Author Visits

I’d love to meet you!

Everyone knows I love to travel! What could be better than traveling to meet readers? I’d love the opportunity to meet you and talk to you about my books and about writing. Hear my story, ask questions, and let’s share our love of reading with others.

Book Club Chats

Has your book club read one of my books? If so, I’d love to meet your members and chat about my books. I’ll give a 20-30 talk about my books, my writing process, and how I got started, then I’ll answer any questions your group has. Afterward, I’m happy to sign purchased books and sell additional copies of all of my titles.

The only fee would be my traveling and accommodation expenses, but I do ask that I be allowed to sign and sell my books. Traveling fees may be waived if I’m given the opportunity to hold a signing and/or talk at a local bookstore or two.

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School Group Talks

As a former teacher and librarian, I love visiting schools. I have talked to several different grade levels on various topics. Here are a few of the topics I’ve talked to the students about:
– How to come up with a story and turn it into a book
– How to write a fairy tale – what elements must be included in your story
– The writing process inside and out
– The Maryland Blue Crab

There is no fee for school talks in the Mid-Atlantic area. A form would be sent to parents before the talk encouraging them to purchase one or more of my children’s books. I’m happy to talk to teachers and librarians outside of my local area to see if we can work out a visit!

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Keynote Address

Are you looking for something different for your organization’s next conference or dinner? Let me share my story with your group. I promise to inspire them with how I made my dreams come true. My talk can be as short as five minutes or as long as thirty. I’ve talked to political groups, religious organizations, and breakfast clubs. No group is too big or too small.

The only fee would be my traveling and accommodation expenses, but I do ask that I be allowed to sign and sell my books throughout the course of the event.

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Women’s Retreats

While reading is my hobby, and writing is my career, learning about and sharing my Catholic faith is my passion. I’d love to share my passion with you and your parish. This is why I developed my first retreat, Finding Your Path Through Women of the Old Testament. I will work with your parish to provide a day of retreat and reflection for women of all ages. I suggest a light breakfast and a tasty lunch be provided by your parish while I take care of the rest. The day will include Bible readings, short talks about the readings, and time for reflection and small-group discussion.

My fee for the retreat is simply the cost of travel and accommodations, but I do ask that I be allowed to sign and sell my books – uplifting, faith-based novels, children’s books, and meditations for women.

If you are interested in having me visit your parish, or for more information, please email me. And remember…

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