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For Writers & Adult Groups

Do you need a speaker for your service organization, book club, writing group, social club or Church?

Contact my office at 806.655.4046

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Program Topics

Writing Your Family History

Providing a Valuable Legacy for Future Generations. YOU can do this, even if you’ve never written anything in your life. I’ll give you tips and tricks and options for self-publishing.

History of Oil Exploration in the Texas Panhandle

The History of Energy in the Texas Panhandle based upon extensive research for my award winning nonfiction book OIL PEOPLE.

Topics of Interest to Writing Groups:

Finding Sparks; Where Do Writers Look for Story Ideas
Critique Groups: How and Why They Work
Story Craft 101 for Newbie Writers: Back to Basics
The Road to Publication; Which Path Should You Take

Blogging every Monday:

Follow me along with my critique group every week on our blog  Wordsmith Six for articles about story craft and publishing.
Mondays: Natalie Bright writes children’s literature, stories set in the west, inspirational fiction, freelance.
Tuesdays: Rory C. Keel writes Biblical fiction, historical, short stories, creative nonfiction, devotionals.
Wednesdays: Cait Collins writes women’s fiction, plays, screenplays, short stories.
Thursdays: Adam Huddleston writes fantasy and science fiction.
Freaky Fridays: Nandy Ekle writes women’s fiction, short stories, mysteries, horror novels.
Joe Nichols former rodeo cowboy, freelance writer, western novelist (A Pinch of Rodeo)

Keynote Luncheon Speaker. ADDC Region V Conference, Farmington, New Mexico


For Writers

Add these to your story craft Reference Shelf

  • Writing from the Soul by Jerry B. Jenkins
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Take Joy by Jane Yolen
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
  • Writing Realistic Dialogue & Flash Fiction by Harvey Stanbrough
  • Punc-tu-a-tion for Writers by Harvey Stanbrough

While in Liberal speaking at Seward Co. Community College, we visited Dorothy’s House & the Historical Society.