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April 2019

5 Week Class: Write It Short (Start Date)

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Want to write but think you don't have time? In this course, participants will explore a sampler of short forms: flash fiction, short stories, poetry, personal essays and nonfiction articles. They will focus on how to be pithy and how to introduce all the needed story elements in a limited space - and get ideas on where/how to sell the finished projects. They will build a small body of short work throughout the course, and will have the opportunity to…

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5 Week Class: Are You Ready to Publish? (Start Date)

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Whether you are looking for a traditional publisher, or are planning to self-publish your manuscript, you need to have a top-notch manuscript and either submission or advertising materials. In this class, participants will do some hands-on editing, create a query and synopsis, build a couple of versions of your biography and learn strategies for planning your author platform.

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5 Week Class: Novel Writing: Level 3 (Start Date)

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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$179

Are you ready to take your novel writing skills to the next level? In this course, participants will learn how to handle four different types of scenes: action scenes, relationship scenes, humorous scenes and "twister" scenes. We will cap the course with a session on how to properly construct a scene. Participants will have the oppotunity to have samples of their work critiqued each week. Prerequisites are either: Novel Writing: Level 1 Beginner's Fiction, or Some experience with basic fiction writing…

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Signing at Barnes and Noble Creekwalk in Plano

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
B&N Plano — Creekwalk Village, 801 W 15th St, Ste E
Plano, TX 75075 United States
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I will have choc-tastic surprises in store at my signing at the B&N in Plano. Let me know you're coming on the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/259283634998279/

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May 2019

Saturday Night Write: Designing a Mystery Plot / Subplot

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events. Many types of stories can benefit from a mystery subplot.  Understanding the key elements of how…

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June 2019

Saturday Night Write: Seeding in Literary Elements to Make Your Story Feel Complete

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Saturday Night Write meets on the third Saturday of each month to provide instruction and encouragement to writers in the community surrounding UT Arlington (and anyone else who wants to drive out to meet up with us).  Our discussion leader presents a structured topic and background research to spark interactive participation, focusing on various aspects of craft.  Everyone is welcome to join us for these FREE events. The little details are what can help your writing feel more like one coherent piece than…

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DFW Writer’s Conference

June 22 - June 23
Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Dr.
Hurst,, TX 76054 United States
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I will be on programming this year at the DFW Writer's Conference.  For more information, and to check out my schedule when it is listed visit the Conference site at: https://dfwcon.org/

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Teen Writing Class (1 Week)

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Class runs June 24 - 28 from 1-4 PM. Sign up on the Writing Workshops Dallas Web Site. This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 8-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate was named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career…

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July 2019

Convergence

July 5 - July 7
Hyatt Regency Downtown Mineappolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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I will be on programming at Convergence.  Check their web site for more details.    

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Pure Chocolate Reading/Signing

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mager’s and Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis, TX United States
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I will be reading from Pure Chocolate and signing copies at Mager's and Quinn in Minneapolis on July 8.  You know I'll have some actual chocolate for you guys too!!!

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