News and Events
I'm so busy writing books lately I have trouble fitting travel into my schedule. Even so, I have a couple of upcoing events about which I'm super excited. If you find yourself in the area, please stop by and say hello!
February 15-17 - Life, the Universe, and Everything, Provo, Utah
One of my favorite genres to read is science fiction and fantasy. Even though I don't typially write that style of book, I love to hang out with like-minded fantasy fans, so I jumped at the chance to participate in this sf/f convention! I'll appear on 6 panels over the 3-day weekend. Check out the searchable schedule online for a list of my panels. If you miss the panels, look for me at the Westercon 72 table, where I'll be talking to folks about a super-fun fan convention to be held in Layton, UT in 2019.
June 21 - 23, 2018 - Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
One of my favorite local Christian writers' conferences! I'm excited to have been invited to return this year to teach three workshops - writing romance, writing mysteries, and writing humor. I love every one of those, and especially when I get to do them all in one book. :-)
And Speaking of Science Fiction/Fantasy
I recently was awarded the honor of hosting the World Fantasy Convention in Salt Lake City in 2020! This is a professional literary convention focusing on fantasy and horror. No costumes. No gaming. Just serious-minded professionals and lovers of fantasy who get together once a year in a different city around the world. As a result of this honor, my co-chairperson, Dee Ann Larsen, and I were welcomed to the WFC Board of Directors. Running a large convention is something brand new to me. I'm delving deeply into my corporate management roots, and loving every minute of it! I'll keep you updated on progress here. In the meantime, if you're a fantasy fan, put this convention on your calendar for October 29 - November 1, 2020.