OCLS Writers Conference @ Online Event
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day

The Orange County Library System Writers Conference is an online event that is free to the public. You don’t even need to be a library cardholder to register! Authors and publishing professionals will teach workshops on both craft and business topics. I will be teaching Editing Narrative Nonfiction on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. (Eastern time).

Realm Makers Winter Retreat 2024 @ Sandy Cove Ministries
Feb 15 – Feb 19 all-day

This retreat features teaching by three great authors: Janeen Ippolito, Seth Ring, and Morgan Busse. You can sign up to attend in person in Maryland, or buy the virtual conference to get session replays with live Q&A by the instructors in the first week of March.

The Well Conference for Creatives @ Fair Haven Church
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

This is a multifaceted conference with sessions for writers, speakers, artists, actors, and filmmakers, as well as self care, publishing, and marketing sessions.

Realm Makers 2024 @ Sheraton Westport Chalet
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day

Realm Makers is the only conference for Christians who write speculative fiction.

Which isn’t to say that it’s only for people writing Christian speculative fiction. Realm Makers is a faith-friendly home for anyone writing science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, cyberpunk, or any of the other -punks, whether for the general market or for the Christian submarket. Our goal is to provide top-notch instruction and a supportive community regardless of whether you’re seeking traditional publication or publishing as an indie author.

I’m pleased to be on staff again for 2024, and I hope to see you there!