I love to share my heart & experience with groups, large and small! I’ve spoken in front of church congregations, CRU regional gatherings, MOPS groups, Parenting groups, Moms groups, Hearts at Home, Women’s Bible Study groups, Moms of Teens groups, Singles groups, FCA, Churches, Writers Conferences, Libraries, Historical societies, etc. . . . I speak on: ** Parenting/Family Life/Motherhood . . . ** The Creative Life/Faith & Culture & Art/Getting work out there ** Freelance Writing / Memoir Writing / Creative non-fiction ** Living a Life of Adventure/Daring to Dream/Risk ** General topics around Living a Life of Faith in the Real World of Culture
UPCOMING SPEAKING EVENTS:
** Musing, Memories, Memoir—Reasons and Ways to Write Our Lives – Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Salem, Oregon, February, 23, 2019
My Parenting Topics include: Deliberate Parenting, No Formula Parenting, Luke 2:52 Parenting, Adventure of Parenting, Adventure with kids, Raising Kids with Lifelong Faith, Motherhood, Faith and Doubt, Real-life Motherhood, Slow parenting, Raising Twins, Technology and kids, Raising kids who Think, Parenting philosophy, Serving with Kids, Being an Outsider, the Dinner Hour, Raising kids who genuinely love God, Kids and Entitlement.
My Faith/Culture/Art talk titles include: The Intersection of Faith/Culture/Art ; Finding the Creative Muse; Being a writer mom
My Writing Event/Conference topics include: Freelance writing, Memoir writing, Creative non-fiction.
My General Topics include: Living the questions, Adventure is not just for kids or guys, Dreaming Big.
Some sample Talk titles I have given: — “Getting Beyond My Corner of the Room.” — “Adventures with kids- Getting beyond, Is It Safe?” — “Mom Guilt – When to listen and when to let go.” — “Deliberate Parenting – Don’t leave it to Sunday School and Youth Group leaders to teach your kids spiritually” — “We are our Children’s Living Textbook-Ways to write it well” — “The Extraordinary Ordinary- Finding beauty in the clutter” — “Recognizing and Disengaging in Power Struggles with Your Kids” — “It’s called the off Button- When electronics take over your kid’s – and your — life” — “Etiquette – Helping kids mind their P’s and Q’s” — “Creating Family traditions beyond just the holidays.” — “Africa Came to Me- Living your Dreams or re-inventing them” — “Mom’s Marathon-length goals- It’s good for kids to see moms live life.” — “Real-Life Motherhood – My home is not a museum and other non-Martha Stewart facts of parenting.” — “Did the devil make your hands hurt? And other questions kids ask.” — “The Dinner Hour and other traditions that keep them coming home.” — “A little help from my friends-Starting young to guide your children toward positive friendships” I am open to what your group needs.
Recent Past Speaking Engagements/Appearances/Book Signings ~ Mom2Mom – Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 – Salem First Baptist Church ** Rose City Forum – KKPZ – 1330 AM Radio -“Raising a Wild Child” – April 14, 2015 ** Faith & Culture Writers Conference- April 10-11, 2015, Director FAITH & CULTURE WRITERS CONFERENCE April 10-11, 2015 (** Due to my accident Jan. 9, 2015 I had to cancel speaking at Women of Influence Conference, Jan. 23-24, 2015. ) ** Costco Book Signing– Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 – Wilsonville COSTCO, 1-3 pm ** Rose City Forum – KKPZ – 1330 AM Radio – Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 KKPZ Radio (December 16, 2014 I Tunes – Rose City Forum) ** CRU Vision Dinner- Saturday Nov. 1, 2014. Portland State University. CRU ** “Writing Your Life” Memoir Class, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, West Linn Public Library. ** Prison Essay Writing Event- Oregon State Pen – MC – Thursday, August 28, 2015. ** Willamette Writers Summer Conference– August 1-3, 2014, Portland Oregon. Literary Coordinator, Pitch with the Pros. Willamette Writers Summer 2014 Conference ** Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference, August 4-7, 2014 OCW Summer 2014 Mentor ** Faith & Culture Writers Conference- March 7-8, 2014 George Fox University, Newberg FAITH & CULTURE WRITERS CONFERENCE **”Entitlement and Kids” MOMSNext Group – Friday, Feb. 28, 2104, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Beaverton, Oregon. MOPS- Next of Beaverton, Oregon
*George Fox University, Friday Nov. 15, 2013. Talk: “Feature Writing” – For Melanie Mock’s Feature writing course George Fox University
**Huffington Post Live Segment “Parents Are Raising an Entitled Generation” Huffington Post Live Segment “Raising Entitled Kids”- Monday Oct. 14, 2013 ** Boones Ferry Community Church, Speaking at Youth Group, Talk title: “Alien” Sunday Sept. 22, 2013 BOONES FERRY COMMUNITY CHURCH “Huffington Post Live Segment” ” Victoria Secret Targeting Tweens,” Huffington Post Tweens – Victoria Secret Targeting Younger Market–Whose to blame? 3-27-13 Recent Coaching/Editing/Teaching load: ** Athey Creek Middle School, West Linn, Oregon. Sixth grade language Arts /social studies teacher. April – June 2014 ** Multnomah University, MUSE student publication, Faculty Advisor, 2011-2013. http://www.multnomah.edu/ ** Multnomah University, “Student Publication workshop,” “Article Writing,” “Newspaper Workshop” OTHER PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: ** Writers Connection, Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin, Oregon, Thursday Sept. 19, 7 pm Writers Connection Sept. 19 ** Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Jantzen Beach Red Lion, Portland, OR August 2013Workshop Panel Tuesday August 13: “Working with—and Perhaps Even for—Your Local News Media and Beyond” – Tuesday August 13 Workshop- Media Panel ** Willamette Writers Summer Conference, Sheraton Portland Airport, August 1-4, 2013 (Literary Coordinator, Pitch With The Pro’s Class, Literary Agent Moderator, Workshop on Advanced Freelance Writing in Workshop-Sunday August 4) http://www.willamettewriters.com/wwc/3/inf-00.php ** Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Multnomah University, Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, 2013 Conference Founding Director and Breakout Session speaker – Topic: “Freelance Writing in a Digital World: Paying and Platform Building Markets online and in print” Faith & Culture Writers Conference 2013 ** BLOG-TALK Radio, Monday, April 1, 2013 – Being interviewed about the April 5-6, 2013 Faith & Culture Writers Conference BLOG-TALK RADIO Show- Link- Monday April 1, 2013 ** AM Northwest Channel 2 ~ 1190 KEX radio with Paul Linnman ~ Television on the Woman to Woman show. ** “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write”– Portland chapter of the Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries (PNACL) meeting, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 PNACL ** Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem Oregon. Moderator for Annual Essay Competition. Sept. 20, 2012. ** Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference -“Writing as Ministry: Writing Faith Stories for Secular as Well as Christian Publications—” Wednesday, August 15, 2o12, 2 – 3 p.m., Salem Oregon Oregon Christian Writers Workshop Descriptions ** Willamette Writers Conference — “Faith / Spiritual/ Religion Writing, ” Sunday, August 5th, at 8:30 a.m., Portland Oregon WILLAMETTE WRITERS CONFERENCE 2012 ** “Writing Your Life” – Oasis class- Tuesdays in July 2012 Rolling Hills Community Church Writing Your Life- Oasis 4 week class-Rolling Hills Community Church ** West Linn Old Time Fair, Willamette Park in West Linn, Book signing at Centennial Booth. July 20 and July 21. ** Rosemont Ridge Middle School ~ Career Day- Friday April 20, 2012 “Journalism and Freelance Writing / Professor at university” ** Writers Connection ~ Thursday April 19, 2012 – Rolling Hills Community Church ** Rolling Hills Community Church, Moms of Teens Group ~Topic: “Deliberate Parenting” Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 ** John 17:23 Network- Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, Remembering Rob Ingram ** Costco Book Signing, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. From 1- 3 p.m., Wilsonville Oregon ** Television interview about the release of my new book WriterMom Tales – Saturday, July 23, 2011 http://womantowomanshow.org/
** Costco Book Signing–Wilsonville Oregon Costco, Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 1- 3 p.m ** Hearts at Home — Rolling Hills Community Church. Talk title: “Adventure with Kids: Getting Beyond, Is It Safe?” Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 9:30 a.m. http://rollinghills.org/hearts-at-home ** The John 17:23 Network, May 15, 2011, 6 p.m. http://consumingjesus.org/2011/02/01/the-john-1723-network/ ** Faith & Culture Writers Conference-Taking our writing to the streets, the coffee shops, and yes, the church,” Founding Conference Director, Saturday, April 2, 2011, Western Seminary; And Workshop leader: “Freelance Writing: Getting Published, Impacting Culture, and Building Your Platform” ** Moms Club, Montavilla Baptist Church, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, 9 a.m. Talk title: “Recognizing and Disengaging in Power Struggles” ** Rolling Hills Community Church, “Bringing the Trinity Down to Earth,” – Ignite Group, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, 11 a.m. www.rollinghills.org ** Rolling Hills Community Church, Talk: “Living your story” – Ignite Group, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. www.rollinghills.org ** “Writing as Ministry” –Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Multnomah University, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, www.oregonchristianwriters ** Eastminster Presbyterian Church, “A Tale of Three Women – Creating Dialogue while Living the Questions for Such a Time as This,” Sunday, September 26, 2010, Main service, 10 a.m., www.EastminsterPDX.org ** Rolling Hills Community Church, “Bringing the Trinity Down to Earth,” – Ignite Group, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, 11 a.m. www.rollinghills.org ** Village Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 20, 2010, “For Such a Time as This,” Women’s Summer Book Club, http://www.vbconline.org/vbc/vbc_home ** Oregon Christian Writers, “Beginning/Intermediate Non-Fiction Critique- COACH,” Summer Coaching Conference, Canby, Oregon, August, 2010. www.oregonchristianwriters ** “Milwaukie Authors’ Quarterly”, Ledding Library, Thursday January 20, 2011, 6: 30 p.m., The Ledding Library’s Pond House, Milwaukie, Oregon http://www.milwaukie.lib.or.us/ ** Book Signing, Wilsonville Costco, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. ** Willamette Writers Authors’ Faire, Old Church, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, 6:30 p.m. **Blog Talk Radio- Monday, March 14, 3 p.m.- I will be interviewed by Maxine Marsolini about the vision behind, and the details of, Portland’s First Faith & Culture Writers Conference on the “We Love God-Talk Radio-Sisters on Assignment” Blog Radio Show- http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wlgt/2011/03/14/todays-topic-faith-culture-writers-conference ** West Linn Rotary Club, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. West Linn Lutheran Church, “West Linn History,” http://www.clubrunner.ca/CPrg/Home/Speakers.asp?cid=2806 ** Rolling Hills Community Church, Talk: “Living your story” – Ignite Group, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. www.rollinghills.org ** West Linn High School Class of 1959, June 21, 2010. ** West Linn Riverview Lions Club, March 4, 2010, Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn. http://lionwap.org/eclub/sites/WestLinnRiverview/?PHPSESSID=5f13057f529da161203ee9938807fda8 ** Gladstone Historical Society, April 12, 2010. http://www.gladstonehistoricalsociety.org/calendar.html ** Rosemont Ridge Middle School, Dec. 15, 2009, Language Arts Classes. ** “Willamette Writers Conference, Penning Regional-Local-Niche-How-to-and Series Books” ~ August 7, 2009, Portland Oregon. www.willamettewriters.com Past University Courses taught: ** Multnomah University, “Persuasion,” Com 402, Department of Communication Studies, Spring Semester 2011 http://www.multnomah.edu/ ** Multnomah University, “Media Analysis” and “Intro to Communication Theory,” Department of Communication Studies, Fall Semester 2010 ** Multnomah University, Spring Semester 2010, American Literature, Degree Completion Program, February – March, 2010 http://www.multnomah.edu/ ** George Fox University,“Public Relations” course for Communications Arts Department, Spring Semester 2008, Newberg Oregon. www.georgefox.edu I enjoy speaking to writing, faith, parenting, church, civic, and other groups about a variety of topics, including writing, parenting as adventure, living deliberately, changing your world, being an outsider, intentional parenting, traditions, and the value of writing. Email me at email@example.com for questions, dates, or use the Contact tab on this website. I have been a guest on TV, Radio, and Websites. I have spoken at youth groups, mom’s groups, singles groups, Bible study groups, schools, libraries, and writers conferences. Past speaking engagements/classes/readings/signings: ** “Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference, “WritingMoms~The fine art of fusing motherhood and writing for a living” ~ ~July 29, 2009. Canby Oregon. http://www.canbyherald.com/news/asset/photo/55464 ** “Clackamas County Historical Society, “About Writing Images of America: WEST LINN” June 18, 2009, Oregon City Oregon ** Oregon Christian Writers Winter Conference, “25 tips for Freelance Writing” – , Salem Oregon, February 2009, www.oregonchristianwriters.org “The Art Of Memoir Writing” ~ Willamette Writers Conference, 2008, Portland Sheraton Hotel, Portland Oregon. www.willamettewriters.com “The ABC’s of column writing” ~ Willamette Writers Conference, 2008, Portland Sheraton Hotel, Portland Oregon. www.willamettewriters.com “Creating family traditions – Hearts at Home – Rolling Hills Community Church – Dec. 2008 www.rollinghills.org ** Family Matters segment- KATU-AM Northwest, Dec. 2007 http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/19023704.html *** JOURNALISM 101 – Portland State University, January 20, 2007, 10:00 am—1:00 pm- Link to register at http://www.english.pdx.edu/cew/workshops.html#5 *** MEMOIR WRITING Portland State University, March 20, 2007, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm. http://www.english.pdx.edu/cew/workshops_archives.html#8