Need a Speaker?

I'm past-president of Springfield Writers' Guild, Missouri, and an instructor on how to write your memoir or life story. I'm available as a guest speaker or workshop presenter to writers' groups, community organizations, and professional groups.

Topics I speak on
  • 12 Tips for Writing Your Memoir or Life Story
  • How to Get Paid Writing Memoirs
  • Great Beginnings: Start Your Book with a Bang
  • So, You Have to Make a Speech: Lessons from White Rabbit
Contact me if there is another writing topic that interests your group.

Some groups I've spoken to
  • Campbell United Methodist Church
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Garrison Chapter
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Matilda Polk Campbell Chapter
  • Joplin Writers’ Guild
  • Kimberling Area Library
  • LIFT (Learning Is Fun Together)
  • Macedonia Baptist Church
  • Men’s Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, First and Calvary Presbyterian Church
  • Military Officers Association of America, Ozark Empire Chapter
  • Missouri Humanities Council, Veterans Writing Workshop
  • Missouri State University, Social Services Class
  • Ozarks Genealogical Society
  • Ozarks Romance Authors 
  • Springfield Library Station, The Big Read
  • Springfield Vet Center
  • Springfield Writers' Guild
  • Writers Hall of Fame Conference

About me
  • Personal historian and writing coach focusing on inspirational topics.
  • Author or editor of four nonfiction books.
  • Author of a series of adult Sunday school lessons.
  • Articles published in Congregations, Horizons, Your Community Hospice, Neighbor News, Ozarks Mountaineer, Rural Missouri, and others.
  • More than twenty-five years of experience as a radio and television news reporter, author, freelance writer, and workshop presenter to national and local organizations.

      Professional organizations
  • Springfield Writers’ Guild
  • Missouri Center for the Book, Speakers' Bureau
  • Greene County Historical Society
  • Christian County Historical Society 
  • Ozarks Genealogical Society
  • Ozarks Writers and Illustrators for Children

Contact Me
I would love to hear from you. Contact me for available dates.