Speaking Engagements


I’m available to speak and teach at writing conferences and retreats,
as both an author and an agent, in person or online.



I love giving keynote addresses at writing conferences, moderating panels or being a panelist. I’ve critiqued hundreds of queries,
first pages, and full manuscripts. I’ve been to conferences all across North America as faculty.
Invite me!

Workshop Topics


Some examples of breakouts and workshops I’ve taught…


A Deeper Look at Character: Listening for Voice
Anatomy of a Successful Query Letter
From Query to Book Sale: What Exactly Happens?
Pitch Perfect: In the Elevator with an Agent
The Agent-Author Relationship: What to Look for & Expect


If you’re interested in me speaking on another topic, just ask.



I’m available to teach college level courses in creative writing and contemporary children’s literature, as well as topics in publishing.
I have an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from The New School, in New York City.