With the stage presence of a performer, the brains of a lawyer, and the heart of a teacher of the deaf ~ all wrapped up into one to deliver a productive, purposeful, and passionate presentation!

Professional Speaker

Lisa has years of experience as a professional speaker, webinar host, and podcast guest.

She has had the pleasure of serving as the Webinar Program Leader and Host for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) since spring 2019. Serving in this role keeps her finger on the pulse of the writing community, and affords her a front-row seat to the changes and trends of the publishing industry.

She often speaks for writer groups and organizations, working closely with agents, editors, book coaches, authors, and other experts in the publishing industry.

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If you’re looking for a speaker for your writer conference, podcast, book club, or any other writing- or reading-related event, contact Lisa to discuss.

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Speaking Topics:

  • The 6 Pillars of Center Stage Success for Writers: A Holistic Approach to a Successful Writing Career

  • The Brand Called You: Personal & Professional Branding for Writers

  • Show Me the Money: Making Sense of the Financial Side of Writing

  • Writer as Entrepreneur: Making Sense of the Business Side of Writing

  • Ready, Set, Launch! Developing a Successful Book Launch Plan

  • Building Your Author Platform: Embracing the Marketing Side of Writing

  • The 4 Cs of Social Media: Creating a Successful Online Presence

  • The Power of the Author Newsletter: Building Your Mailing List to Stay Connected to Readers

  • Productivity for Writers: Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Success

  • Don’t Be a See-Saw: Strategies for Achieving Life-Work-Writing Balance

  • Developing a Growth Mindset as a Writer: Overcoming Internal & External Blocks to Success

  • Successful Collaboration: Working with Your Publishing Team

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

The Growth Mindset, Instructor, University of California at Davis, online on-demand course available to the public, www.Coursera.org/learn/growth-mindset

Women's Fiction Writers Association

The Power of the Author Newsletter: Building Your Mailing List to Stay Connected to Readers, Webinar Presenter, Women’s Fiction Writers Organization – September 16, 2021, www.womensfictionwriters.org (members only)

Past Speaking Engagements

WFWA

A Conversation with Literary Agent Nikki Terpilowski for Women’s Fiction Day, June 2021, IG-WFWA

webinar

The Brand Called You: Personal & Professional Branding for Authors, Webinar Presenter, Jericho Writers Summer Festival of Writing – June 2021, JerichoWriters.com (members only)

Clubhouse Book Talk

Clubhouse Book Talk: Writers & Productivity During the Pandemic
Hosted by literary agent Carly Watters, April 2021

The Brand Called You: Personal & Professional Branding for Authors, Webinar Presenter, Women’s Fiction Writers Organization – January 2021, Womensfictionwriters.org (members only)

Lisa

Understanding Diversity: Avoiding Harmful Depictions in Your Writing, Webinar Host & Presenter, Women’s Fiction Writers Organization – October 2020, Webinar replay (available to public)