7 January 2020. Plymouth Library, Plymouth, MN, 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Backstory and reading from Never Coming Back, followed by audience Q&A. Books will be available for sale.
4 April 2020. Newport Beach, CA. Stop by and see me at Literary Orange 2020, southern California’s wonderful annual literary festival. The Opposite of Fate will be available for sale, and I’d be happy to inscribe it for you.
Tuesday, April 7. BOOK LAUNCH! Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN. The Opposite of Fate, reading and discussion, 7 pm. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 8. SubText Books, St. Paul, MN. St. Paul launch of The Opposite of Fate. Reading and discussion, 7 pm. Free and open to the public.
4 May 2020. Brainerd Public Library, Brainerd, MN. Brown bag lunch discussion of The Opposite of Fate. Free and open to the public.
5 May 2020. Little Falls Public Library, Little Falls, MN. 2 pm-4 pm. I’ll be discussing the backstory and process of writing my new novel The Opposite of Fate, followed by audience Q&A and book sales and signing for anyone interested. Free and open to the public.
6 May 2020. Madison, CT. RJ Julia Booksellers. In conversation about The Opposite of Fate and the writing process. Free and open to the public.
7 May 2020. Belmont, MA. Belmont Books Mother’s Day Reading, 7 pm, 79 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA. In conversation with writer Mimi LeMay to discuss how the relationship with children and mothers inspires books (both fiction and nonfiction), the importance of women’s choices, the tough choices mothers make every day, and what it means to be a mother, followed by a Q&A and signing. Free and open to the public.
14 May 2020. Austin Public Library, Austin, MN, and various other venues throughout the day to discuss Never Coming Back and other books, including The Opposite of Fate.
Are you interested in writing creatively, or are you a writer looking for a kickstart? Sign up for one of my one-day workshops! My specialties include creative writing kickstarts, writing from life, creating character, dialogue that sounds real, point of view and tense, chronology, writing short fiction and memoir, picture books for all ages, books for children, and novel-writing. Teachers, please note: these workshops are eligible for continuing education credits. I regularly update my class offerings, and I’d also be happy design one specifically for your group. If you’re interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haiku for You
Send me a photo, and I will write a haiku just for you. I’ll mail it to you, signed and handwritten on a sheet of cardstock, either centered on the page or at the bottom, your choice. Editions are limited to 1/1. This is a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. All proceeds from Haiku for You are donated to Life and Hope Haiti, a school I help to support.
Manuscript Critique Services
Sometimes, if I have time, I enjoy working one on one with serious writers who are looking for a careful, devoted reading and critique of their manuscripts. Over the years I’ve been a writer and a teacher of writing, I’ve worked in and with many different forms, including novels (adult, young adult and children’s), memoirs, short story collections, essay collections and general nonfiction.
Critique service includes the following for manuscripts between 30,000-60,000 words:
- An initial careful reading.
2. A second careful reading, including line-editing, margin notes and copy-editing throughout.
3. A detailed critique letter, including overall comments and specific suggestions for revision.
4. A one-hour follow-up consultation, either in person, over the phone, via Skype, or via email (your choice), plus follow-up questions.
$3000, payable via Paypal or personal check.
For more information, please email me at email@example.com