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For talks, book clubs, writing panels or media interviews, please email

Some examples of my talks:


  • The seven essentials of a killer nonfiction book
  • Working the writer’s platform: Thinking outside the box
  • Shaking off the curse of writers block
  • The strategic writer: Develop your career, maintain your sanity
  • Eight hard and fast truths about editing
  • Want to sell books? Connecting authentically with readers
  • What agents want
  • Thinking beyond an MFA: Finding your community
  • Moms who write


The Muse and The Marketplace panel, 2013


  • The perils of perfectionism
  • The six secrets your children don’t tell you
  • Top ten self-care tips from the trenches 
  • Does birth order really impact parenting?
  • The toll of our busier-than-ever culture (and what to do about it)
  • What middleborns can teach us about being better parents
  • The guilt-ridden parent: Why feeling guilty is unproductive
  • Taking time outs–when your schedule won’t permit it
  • Why being selfish can make you a better parent

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