I always enjoy speaking to groups at schools, libraries, civic organizations, or conferences. Scroll down for a sample of my programs topics. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a partial list of previous speaking engagements. If you’d like to schedule an author visit, please email me at or contact me through the form on this website. I promise to reply promptly!

I will be attending these events in the coming months:

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Session Topics

I enjoy presenting book talks about Weepers and the background for this story. I also frequently present sessions on writing topics such as:

  • From First Draft to a Publishing Contract
  • Self-Editing
  • Mistakes were Made on the Way to Publishing
  • Writing Openings and Endings
  • Publishing Later in Life
  • The Importance of Truth in Fiction

Additionally, my professional presentations based on my career in criminal justice cover leadership topics as well as specific criminal justice issues like:

  • Policing
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Poverty
  • Justice
  • The War on Crime and Drugs

And more . . . please ask if there’s a topic you’d like covered.

To check for availability, please contact me at with the date/ time of your event and proposed topic.

Previous Events

Writers’ Institute
Write by the Lake
Book Clubs


Rotary Clubs
Veterans’ Organizations

American Bar Assoc.
State & County Bar Assoc.
National Legal Conferences
Academy of Police Science
UW-Law School
UW-Sociology Dep’t
Marquette University
Justice without Borders
WI Builders Assoc.
Wisconsin Forward
Women & Law