Worded Funny
Fallout Theater
Austin, TX
August 22, 2019, 8pm

A literary comedy show featuring readings of short humor writing by me, as well as writers Wendi Aarons, Owen Egerton, Valerie Nies, Felix Morgan, Erica Lies, Alex Baia, and Shruti Saran. Tickets are $5 on Eventbrite or $7 at the door.

Barnes & Noble
Austin, TX
August 31, 2019, 11am

Stock signing at the Sunset Valley Barnes & Noble.

SCBWI PAL Career Day
Georgetown, TX
August 31, 2019

I’m presenting a breakdown of book publishing contracts as part of a one-day SCBWI conference. Pre-registration for the full day costs $50 for SCBWI members and $75 for non-members.

Writers’ League of Texas
Austin, TX
September 14, 2019, 1:30 – 4:30pm

I’m be teaching a class on what writers need to know about the publishing business, including information on reading contracts, interacting with agents and publicists, understanding advances and rights licenses, and more. Pre-register here.


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