Speaking Engagements


Joanne speaks on a variety of writing-related topics in short formats as well as full day workshops. View the list of prior engagements and speaking experience and contact Joanne if you are interested in scheduling an event. Topics may be negotiated, but previous workshops include:

  • Tending the Writer’s Emotional Health
  • The Submission School
  • Countdown to Liftoff: Launching Your Career (full day workshop)
  • Miniseries: Maximum Payback
  • Self Promotion for the Romance Writer
  • Honing Your Synopsis Skills
  • Learning the Tropes
  • Lessons of Series Romance
  • Writer vs. Revisions (Available as an online workshop)
  • Writing as a Career (for high school students)
  • Writing the Popular Fiction Novel (for college age-students)

Joanne also frequently speaks with her critique partner Catherine Mann and their joint workshops include:

  • Decoding Series: Finding Your Home in Category Romance
  • Bad Boys of Category
  • Bigger, Badder Bad Boys
  • No Dumping Allowed: Creating Opening Pages that Sparkle
  • Productive Partnerships: Maximizing The Critique Relationship
  • Author/Agent Career Building