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She was so engaging and I found myself thinking several times that she is someone I would be friends with IRL because she made me laugh. Kudos.

Keep her coming back, PLEASE!

- attendee feedback from the League of Utah Writers Quills Conference 2020


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for kids!

these presentations are 30-60 minutes and designed for kids,

but they can be altered to fit any audience!

all writing is
good writing

What ways can writing fiction help you with writing for school, for work, and beyond? Um IN EVERY WAY! Learn about how your brain can't tell the difference between dragons and dissertations!

find your voice

For serious authors working on the intangible and sought-after voice! What is voice, and how do we develop one? (Hint: lots of practice!)

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turning history
into fantasy

Have you ever heard that there are two sides to every story? Well, that's not true. There are, in fact, THREE sides to every story! Learn about the three sides of history, and how to use this triangle of facts and fancy to write stellar historical fiction and fantasy!

how to plot a story
(without totally losing it)

Do you want to write a story, but then you look at the GIGANTIC task of plotting out that whole thing, and you say, "Never mind!" Well, fear no more! Learn how plotting can be fun!

the complete beginner's
guide to magic

What's the most fun part of writing a fantasy book? Why, the magic, of course! Come learn about the different types of magic in your favorite fantasy stories, and all the things you need to think about when you're getting ready to make your own!

wild card q & a

Ask me whatever burning questions you can come up with!

need help paying for visits?

Meeting an author can be an amazing experience for kids of all reading levels! Check out the links below for author visit resources!

if you're still having issues finding available funds, contact me and we can work something out!

for adults!

presentations are a minimum of one hour, and courses are multiple days or weeks.

These are designed for adults and/or intermediate or advanced authors!

This presentation was very informative. [...] it was definitely a new way to look at creating characters.

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quills conference 2020

I can't wait to use what I have learned on my characters.

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spring conference 2020

world building


"Boiling Water Technique"


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plotting & outlining


"7 Point Plot System"


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character therapy


"Character Therapy"


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If you have any questions, email me at

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and we'll work out the perfect presentation for your needs!

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