Cristen speaking at writers event
Cristen speaking at editors event
Cristen teaching memoir workshop
Cristen speaking at Idaho Writers Guild literary luncheon

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2024 topics

  • The 7 Core Nonfiction Author Competencies: What It Takes to Write, Publish, and Market Commercially Viable Books without Burning Out
  • Is It Writer's Block? Is It Burnout? Or Is It Something Else?
  • How to Write a Commercially Viable Academic-Trade Crossover by Understanding the Reader's Journey
  • Nonfiction Author Platform Building & Awareness Campaign Basics

past events


Coeur de Bois | What "Show, Don't Tell" Means, What It Looks Like, and Why It Matters

Nonfiction Writers Conference (virtual): Ask-a-Pro

Idaho Writers Conference: The Lifelong Author | You've Been Booked as a Presenter (Podcast Guest, Panelist, Workshop Leader, etc.)--Now, What Will You Say?


HEARTtalk with Dr Charles Lee: Cristen Iris I The CRAFT of Writing Memoir I HEARTtalk Podcast

HEARTtalk with Dr. Charles Lee: The Ethos in Writing Memoir

JourneySixty6, the Writing Podcast: How to Move Your Story Forward with Scenes

Idaho Writers Conference

Journey Sixty6, the Writing Podcast: How to Write a Memorable Memoir: Structuring and Building Unforgettable Scenes


Writers Corner Workshop: How to Write in Scenes for Memoir and Novel Writers

Idaho Editors and Writers Association: Working with Clients Who Aspire to Be Traditionally Published

Gurmeet Judge Leadership and Communication Videocast: Why Should Business Leaders Write a Book? – Cristen Iris

Idaho Writers Conference (presenter and faculty)

NFAA Podcast Guest: Tips for Writing a Compelling Memoir (listen here)

Idaho Editors and Writers Association: Publishing Trends Panel Discussion, I covered traditional publishing topics


Nonfiction Writers Fall Conference (virtual): Ask-a-Pro

How to Avoid the Top 5 Novel-Writing Mistakes (Idaho Writers Guild Writers Corner virtual event)

Idaho Writers Guild Literary Lunch (virtual) | Book Publishing Panel

Nonfiction Writers Conference (virtual) | Ask-a-Pro 

Writing and Book Awards (virtual) | The Why, Which, and When to Help You Sell More Books


Nonfiction Writers Conference (virtual) | Ask-a-Pro 

Rediscovered Books Ask an Editor Live Facebook Event | 500+ views; click here for on-demand video access

Be So Good They Can't Ignore You: How to Develop Your Craft and Create a Brand that Opens Doors (Writers Corner, Library! at Collister)

A Professional Approach to Writing and Editing Commercial Memoir (Idaho Editors and Writers Association)


Writing a Legacy Memoir: Finding the Story in Your History (Hillcrest Library Boise, Idaho)

Micro Blogging for Authors: Develop Your Brand and Sell More Books (Library! at Collister Boise, Idaho, Rated 9.5 out of 10 by attendees)

Your Vision, Your Voice: How to Think like and Work with a Developmental Editor (Idaho Writers Guild Literary Luncheon, Sold out & rated 9.67/10)

The Approachable Vegan: Bringing People to the Table and Keeping Them There (Boise Self-Help Group)

The Persuasive Vegan: How to Talk Your Walk without Trampling Others (Whole Food, Plant-Based 4 Life Support Group, Boise)

Play to Win: How to Make Your Life Imitate Your Art & Be the Hero of Your Own Journey (The Aware Athlete Show)

Memoir Writing 101: Finding the Story in Your Story (Eagle Public Library)

Setting the Record Straight: How Traditional Publishing Really Works and Why You Need to Understand It (Meridian Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association)

NFAA Teleseminar Greatest Hits Replay: Cristen Iris – Secrets to Writing Authoritative and Compelling Nonfiction


Author Panel Q&A (Library! at Collister)

Genre Specialization: The Key to Editorial Excellence (Idaho Editors and Writers Association)

Secrets to Writing Authoritative and Compelling Nonfiction (Nonfiction Authors Association Teleseminar)

Anthropology at Work: Education to Employment, College to Career (Boise State University Anthropology Department seniors)

So Called Podcast Interview: Cristen Iris, Professional Writer, Developmental Editor, Book Collaborator, and Ghostwriter

Working with a Developmental Editor (Library! Boise)


Idaho Writers' Corner Author and Editor Panel (Library! at Collister Boise)

The Power of Precise Language: Choosing Words for Impact and Effectiveness (Idaho Editors and Writers Association)

The Wind Up, the Pitch, and the Swing (Idaho Writers Guild)

Point of View & Perspective (Library! at Collister)

It's All About Pacing (Library! at Collister)


Evolutionary Medicine and the Heterozygous Advantage | Idaho Health and Welfare Spring 2014 Epidemiology Conference co-presented with medical anthropologist and epidemiologist Dr. Robert Graff

The Importance of Balancing Fixed and Variable | Smart Women, Smart Money (~2009)