- Membership Chair of Women's National Book Association-Charlotte, Ongoing, second Monday of the month at 7 pm.
- SCBWI Carolinas Conference, September 28-30, 2013
- World Book Night Giver, April 23, 2013 - THE LIGHTNING THIEF
- Two Editors and a Comma, The Secrets to Good Dialogue, April 20, 2013
- Your Best Book YA & MG Workshop, October 20-26, 2012
- SCBWI Carolinas Conference, September 28-30, 2012
- Volunteer Media Center Aide for Marvin Ridge High School, 2011- 2012.
- World Book Night Giver, April 23, 2012 - ENDER'S GAME
- WNBA-Charlotte Event Coordinator, International Ideas: April 9, 2012 at International House
- SCBWI Carolinas Master Class on Plot with Cheryl Klein, April 21, 2012 Asheville, NC
- SCBWI Winter Conference, NY, Jan 27-29, 2012
- SCBWI Carolinas Conference: September 23-25, 2011
- North Carolina Writers' Network NCWN Conference: November 2010
- Volunteer Media Center Aide for Rea View Elementary School, 2008-2011
BURNT AMBER was a second round selection for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, 2013.
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I've also tried a few Writer's Digest live webinars. I highly recommend them.
- Middle Grade and Young Adult Craft Intensive: Telling Kidlit Stories in Today's Market with Mary Kole, September 15th, 2011. Her critique was insightful, and my next revision will concentrate on more good interiority.
- How to Write and Sell SF/Fantasy with Kristen Nelson, which really helped my query. I got a partial request from Sara Megibow. Unfortunately, I needed to work on my craft/plot some more. Revision!