• Writing
    • The path to publication – It’s different for everyone!
    • Pitches and one-sheets – What’s in your “sales” toolbox?
    • Compass Point Plotting – Plotting for Pantsers
  • Forgiveness – Join me for a lesson in forgiveness drawn from my novels (and more importantly, the Bible!).
  • Place as Character – The setting for my novels–Appalachia–is practically its own character in my stories. Let’s discuss how to make your setting as strong as your story.


February 16-18, 2018 – Asheville Christian Writers Conference – I’ll be teaching at this annual conference held at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC. Lovely setting, lovely people! Click on the link to register today–the event typically sells out.

April 20-21, 2018 – Southern Kentucky Book Fest – I’ll be signing books and might even participate in a panel–more details coming! The event is at the Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road in Bowling Green, KY.





Poised and ready to go!


October 27 – WV Book Festival – Time TBD – Can I even begin to tell you how excited I am to be part of a romance writers panel in my home state?!? Stay tuned for additional details.

September 26 – ACFW North Georgia Chapter, 7-9 p.m. – I’ll be leading a discussion about bringing your setting to life (and making it a character all its own!). For me, Appalachia is practically another character in my novels. We’ll talk about how place can add depth to a story.

May 6 – Giant Book Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – One of the last events at the RT Book Lovers Convention will be a HUGE signing at the Hyatt Regency with 500+ authors including me. Bring your own books to be signed or buy them there.

May 4 – Books! Chocolate! Authors! – I’ll be joining a group of inspirational authors at the RT Book Lovers Convention in Atlanta, Ga. Bethany House is hosting us at the Hyatt Regency from 12:20-1:20 p.m. Stop by for a sweet indulgence and an armload of signed books!

March 25 – Women’s Ministry March Gathering – 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Lake Forest Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. Join us for a lesson in forgiveness drawn from my novels (and more importantly, the Bible!). I’ll present in the morning and afternoon with lunch in between. Contact Kathy at for additional information.

February 17-19 – Asheville Christian Writers Conference – I’ll be teaching two classes at this small conference at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville. A lovely location with lots of lovely people focusing on writing! (And eating–the food is fantastic.)


December 2 – Holly Jolly in downtown Black Mountain, NC. Come enjoy small-town holiday charm. Local authors (including me!) will be selling and signing books at Black Mountain United Methodist Church on Main Street from 5:30-8 p.m.

August 13 – WNC Author Festival from 12-4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at the Asheville Mall, Asheville, NC – The first annual festival will feature a dozen local authors representing genres as varied as art, history, romance, and sports.

August 11 – Book Launch at 6 p.m. at The Thicket Farm, 323 Dillingham Circle, Asheville, NC – Join me for a reading, sale, and signing of the final novel in the Appalachian Blessings series.

May 1 – Barnes & Noble at the Asheville Mall, Asheville, NC – Reading and signing from 1-3 p.m. as part of the Literacy Council of Buncombe County Bookfair.

Feb. 19-21 – Asheville Christian Writers’ Conference – The Cove in Asheville, NC – Three day conference for Christian writers and those who want to be.


Dec. 3 – South Regional Library – Durham, NC – At 6:30 p.m. I’ll be conducting a meet the author event at a LIBRARY. Oh, a childhood dream come true.

Dec. 4 – Page 158 Books – Wake Forest, NC – 6 p.m. talk and book signing. Come join me at this awesome, dog-friendly bookstore!

Sept. 18-20 – SIBA Discovery Show – Raleigh, NC – I joined the ladies of SouthernBelleView sharing our latest books.

June 11 – Fish Hawk Acres – Rock Cave, WV – Book talk, reading, and fabulous food!

May 30 – 3 p.m. Book Talk & Signing – Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

April 24-25 – Blue Ridge Bookfest – Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC.

February 20-22 – Writers Advance Bootcamp – The Cove in Asheville, NC.


4 thoughts on “Events/Speaking

  1. I can’t wait to read this book! (It’s available on ;)) Congrats on being picked up by Bethany House! That’s big time!!

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