I love all the conferences and conventions that I attend throughout the year (because why else would I spend the money on them), but my absolute favorite is In Your Write Mind. This writing workshop is hosted by the alumni of my creative writing graduate program, and is basically an excuse for us to go … Continue reading Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2022
One of the main reasons that the last 2 years have been pretty brutal on my mental health is that I haven't been able to visit one of the places that truly refreshes me as both a writer and a person. In Your Write Mind is an annual writing workshop hosted by alumni of the … Continue reading In Your Write Mind 2022 Schedule
Awesome things I did this past month: Doubled my word count from March.Read a ton of ARCs (advance reader copies) by some of my favorite authors.Got together with my best friends. Squad, assemble! All in all, a pretty successful 30 days! I don't expect to double my word count again for May, but I'll be … Continue reading April Wrap-Up & May Goals
I'll admit it -- I'm not cut out for the virtual convention life. I had a conversation with a friend earlier this week and brought up how late I was in writing this con report, and she pointed out that my experience with this year's In Your Write Mind 2021 was even more skewed than … Continue reading Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2021
For the second summer in a row, I am sadly missing my pilgrimage to Seton Hill University, where I got my MA in Writing Popular Fiction, to connect with old friends and new for the In Your Write Mind workshop. This year, luckily, I will get a taste of the fun by participating in the … Continue reading In Your Write Mind 2021 Schedule!
Last weekend, I spent four wonderful days at one of my favorite places on Earth. In Your Write Mind is a writing workshop hosted by alumni of the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction graduate program, of which I am part. It's the time of year when I recharge my writing batteries by surrounding myself … Continue reading Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2019
I had another wonderful retreat at Hogwarts Seton Hill University this past weekend, where I originally received my Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction. The alumni of this program wanted an excuse to keep coming back every year, so In Your Write Mind was developed. It's open to former students and the general public alike, … Continue reading Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2018
This weekend, I'll be returning to Hogwarts Seton Hill University for the annual writers retreat hosted by the Writing Popular Fiction graduate program alumni, of which I am one. Mostly, we just wanted an excuse to come back to our favorite place in the world and meet up with our tribe. But because everyone should … Continue reading In Your Write Mind 2018 Schedule
Last night, I got home from one of my favorite trips every year. In Your Write Mind is a writer's workshop/conference hosted by Seton Hill University, as an offshoot of their Writing Popular Fiction graduate program. (Basically, the graduates wanted an excuse to come back every year, so we created one.) The workshop is open … Continue reading Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2017
I have my panel schedules for my next two events, Balticon and In Your Write Mind! You can check out the details here, along with my full schedule of upcoming events. Come see me geek out about world-building, female characters, and genre blending. Or pick my brain about writing groups, editing issues, and life as … Continue reading Updated schedule of events!
Life's been pretty crazy lately, so it was as if a great weight lifted from my shoulders as I drove up the hill for Seton Hill University's In Your Write Mind 2016 this year. It was a short weekend, Friday to Sunday, and I feel like I packed a lot into it! Friday Arrived on … Continue reading Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2016
Now that I've been home a week and have pretended to catch up on sleep, I figured I should recap my experiences at Seton Hill University's In Your Write Mind for 2015. I had a great time catching up with old friends, meeting new ones (both current students and new workshop attendees), and just generally … Continue reading In Your Write Mind 2015 recap
The official book launch of STEEL VICTORY at Seton Hill University's In Your Write Mind retreat was amazing. The mass book signing on Friday night is always a great event for authors and readers to interact. One of the measures of an in-person book sale event is not necessarily how many books you sell, but … Continue reading Successful book launch!