• 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!).
  • Story Ideas – How to find the best fruit in your family tree.


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.

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.

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.



Poised and ready to go!


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.

Feb. 5-6 – IF:Gathering – Hendersonville, NC – Book sale and signing.


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.

October 18 – Book signing at Mainline Books in Elkins, WV, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 16 – Fish Hawk Acres–Rock Cave, WV, 5:30 p.m. Chef Dale Hawkins will prepare a dinner from his farm and I’ll share about how growing up on a farm less than 10 miles away inspired my writing.

September 21 – Book signing at Barnes and Noble–Town Square at Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC, from 2-4 p.m.

August 12, 2014 – Christian Devotions Speak Up! – Live radio interview at 6 p.m. Click on link to listen.

August 3, 2014 – Miracle in a Dry Season Book Launch Party – Riceville Valley Community Church in Asheville, NC – 5-7 p.m.

July 20, 2014 – Brevard Davidson-River Presbyterian Church – Brevard, NC – Filling the pulpit 10 a.m.

June 23, 2014 – International Christian Retail Show – Atlanta, GA – Book Signing 1 p.m.

May 31, 2014 – Your Daily Poem 5th Anniversary Celebration – Carl Sandburg Historic Site in Flat Rock, NC – Workshop 10:15-11:15 a.m.

April 26, 2014 – Friends of the Library – Writer’s Workshop in Conway, SC

4 thoughts on “Events/Speaking

  1. Cathy

    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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