I am a regular instructor for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival in Iowa City, and I have been a guest author at over a dozen universities or colleges, including:

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa

Central College, Pella, Iowa

Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa

I have also been a guest author at libraries, churches, and book clubs in Moline IL, Mason City IA, Topeka KS, Manhattan KS, Denver CO, Chicago IL, Kansas City KS, and Marshalltown IA. And I have presented at conferences all over the U.S., including Grand Rapids MI, Vancouver BC, Minneapolis MN, and San Antonio TX. 

If you would like me to consider a guest-author visit related to the new book, Climbing Lessons, please contact my publicist Rebecca Schriner. Or if you would like to contact me directly about a visit or conference presentation, please email. See link below.


Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm—Innovative Partnerships: The Advantages of Publishing with Small Presses.  AWP Conference, San Antonio, Texas. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3 pm—Prairiewood Retreat Center, Manhattan, Kansas. Changed to a Facebook Live event due to Coronavirus.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10 am—Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Topeka, Kansas. Postponed due to Coronavirus.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7 pm—Waldorf University Library, Room 201.  Changed to a Facebook Live event due to Coronavirus.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm— Park Fleur Condos, Des Moines, Iowa. Postponed due to Coronavirus.

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1 pm—Beaverdale Books, Des Moines, Iowa. Postponed due to Covid.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:30 am—Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.  Postponed due to Covid.

Monday, June 15, 2020 at 7 pm—Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, Iowa. Postponed due to Covid.