Thank you for your interest in having or hearing me speak. Due to a full project schedule, I've cleared my 2022 speaking schedule after the free workshop on June 23rd.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m. MST Library! at Collister, Catalpa Room
Learn what a scene is and how to improve the pace of your story by stacking scenes for maximum effect.
BONUS: It'll help you follow the show, don't tell recommendation.
All customized to appeal to your audience and meet your event goals.
I am also available as a panelist, podcast guest, and one-on-one consultant for conference attendees.
Idaho Editors and Writers Association: Working with Clients Who Aspire to Be Traditionally Published (June 8, 2022)
Idaho Writers Conference (presenter and faculty, May 20 & 21, 2022)
NFAA Podcast Guest: Tips for Writing a Compelling Memoir (February 23, 2022; listen here)
Idaho Editors and Writers Association: Publishing Trends Panel Discussion, I covered traditional publishing topics (February 9, 2022)
Nonfiction Writers Fall Conference (Virtual): Ask-a-Pro (November 4th & 5th, 2021)
How to Avoid the Top 5 Novel-Writing Mistakes (June 8, 2021; Idaho Writers Guild Writers Corner virtual event)
Idaho Writers Guild Literary Lunch: Book Publishing Panel (May 18, 2021; virtual)
Nonfiction Writers Conference, Ask-a-Pro (May 5-7, 2021)
Writing and Book Awards: The Why, Which, and When to Help You Sell More Books (January, 2021; virtual)
Nonfiction Writers Conference (virtual): Ask-a-Pro (November 2020)
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, February 2020)
A Professional Approach to Writing and Editing Commercial Memoir (Idaho Editors and Writers Association, February 2020)
Writing a Legacy Memoir: Finding the Story in Your History (Hillcrest Library Boise, Idaho October 2019)
Micro Blogging for Authors: Develop Your Brand and Sell More Books (Library! at Collister Boise, Idaho October 2019 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 August 2019, Sold out & rated 9.67/10)
The Approachable Vegan: Bringing People to the Table and Keeping Them There (Boise Self-Help Group August 2019)
The Persuasive Vegan: How to Talk Your Walk without Trampling Others (Whole Food, Plant-Based 4 Life Support Group, Boise August 2019)
Play to Win: How to Make Your Life Imitate Your Art & Be the Hero of Your Own Journey (The Aware Athlete Show August 2019)
Memoir Writing 101: Finding the Story in Your Story (Eagle Public Library January 2019)
Setting the Record Straight: How Traditional Publishing Really Works and Why You Need to Understand It (Meridian Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association January 2019)
NFAA Teleseminar Greatest Hits Replay: Cristen Iris – Secrets to Writing Authoritative and Compelling Nonfiction
Author Panel Q&A (Library! at Collister December 2018)
Genre Specialization: The Key to Editorial Excellence (Idaho Editors and Writers Association November 2018)
Secrets to Writing Authoritative and Compelling Nonfiction (Nonfiction Authors Association Teleseminar October 2018)
Anthropology at Work: Education to Employment, College to Career (Boise State University Anthropology Department seniors 2018)
Working with a Developmental Editor (Library! Boise 2018)
Idaho Writers' Corner Author and Editor Panel (Library! at Collister Boise 2017)
The Power of Precise Language: Choosing Words for Impact and Effectiveness (Idaho Editors and Writers Association 2017)
The Wind Up, the Pitch, and the Swing (Idaho Writers Guild 2017)
Point of View & Perspective (Library! at Collister 2017)
It's All About Pacing (Library! at Collister 2017)
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)