Upcoming Appearances & Workshops


OCC/RWA
Meetings held the second Saturday of the month
Check http://www.occrwa.org for upcoming speakers
I'm there most months.


May 16-20, 2018
RT Convention -- Reno

May 31-June 3, 2018
Space Coast Book Lovers
http://www.spacecoastbooklovers.com

September 7-September 8, 2018
Show Me Your Books KC
Kansas City, MO

September 2018
Writing a Short Story for Anthology Call-Out
FF&P
Beginning writers are often told to: “Write the story you want to read, not what someone else might want to see.” This class, instead, deals with catering a short story specifically to a publisher’s request for submissions. Regularly, editors and publishers list upcoming anthologies and the types of stories they’re looking to include. 

The course will explore current call-outs, and students will be encouraged to write specifically for one anthology and to submit the work at the end of the course. Basic crafting of a short story, such as development, characterization, plot structure & dialogue also will be covered. Since most short stories fall within 2,500 to 5,000 words, we’ll also look at ways to making word choice count and address the editing process.

End Goal: Come prepared to write! Student should write at least one new story during the course and actually send it out for submission. We want to see some publication success with this course.

October 13, 2018
OCC/RWA Birthday Bash

~~2019 ~~

February 21-February 24, 2019
Wild Wicked Weekend
San Antonio, Texas

March 29-March 30, 2019
Signing with the Spirits
Eureka Springs, AR

April 5-April 7, 2019
California Dreamin’ Writer’s Conference
Brea, Calif.