Presentations, Workshops, Classes and an Annual Retreat

Connect with Lori at these events

October 29, 2011

2011 Emerald City (Romance) Writer's Conference Book Fair, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA. Open to the public.

October 2-3, 2011

At the 2011 Bookfest Northwest in Kirkland, WA, Lori is on a panel discussing "Polishing Your Book--Editing, Proofreading, Indexing." Check out the dozens of author presentations and writing workshops scheduled for the weekend at

March 5, 2011

Vancouver (British Columbia) Public Library's workshop on writing and publishing. More details on the event and Lori's role(s) will be available in late 2010.

October 7-9, 2010

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's Fall Trade Show in Portland, Oregon. PNBA and the publisher Book Publishers Network featured four books Lori edited: The Inventor's Fortune—Up for Grabs, by Suzanne Beyer and John Pfarr; Jesus: Man, Not Myth, by Peter D. Snow; Life Through the Rearview Mirror, by Ed Lincoln (creator of Seattle's iconic pink toe truck); and Secrets of Self-Starters: 48 Amazing Stories to Ignite the Self-Starter in YOU! by Dr. Julie Miller.

October 2, 2010

Emerald City Writers' Conference (ECWC), hosted by the Greater Seattle Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA).

April 8, 2010

Lori was a featured speaker on the topic "You're Farther Along With Your Book Than You Think You Are!" at Julian Michael's monthly Kreate Event in Bellevue, Washington.

April 10, 2010

Lori was a co-presenter at the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Romance Writers of America®'s spring workshop, where she and two other editors from The Wild Rose Press took pitches, met individually with authors, and presented information on such topics as:

  • How to wow an editor and secure a contract
  • Top 10 mistakes authors make—and how to avoid them
  • Benefits of working with an e-publisher
  • Hot ideas for book sales and marketing!
  • How to write a successful query letter

10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., near Victoria and Sydney, B.C., Canada

April 17, 2010

Lori is attending the annual writers' conference, hosted by Field's End: A Writer's Community, at the beautiful Kiana Lodge on the shores of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Click here to connect with Lori ahead of time.

Monthly classes

Write, Publish and Market Your Book!

How to do it from start to finish.

Write a book, workbook, ebook, series of articles—it's easier than you think.

  • Discover the three secrets to writing a successful book
  • Keep your momentum going
  • Maximize book sales—and sales of your products and services
  • See examples and get tips, hints and a list of proven resources

Receive individual attention and get the answers you need to feel confident, inspired and eager to work on your project. Classes are appropriate for both non-fiction and fiction authors.

Contact Lori for more  information on these classes:

Get started and get ready for success!

Manuscript magic: how-to info and tips on organizing your content

Editing and polishing: get ready for the next step

Self-publishing: pro's and con's, costs and credibility

Traditional publishing: pro's and con's, agents, insider tips

Cover design & interior layout: build your brand, sell more books

Book promotion and sales: best practices, new ideas, resources

Click to read more details about the content of these classes, which has also been presented as an annual retreat.

Need a speaker?

Lori is available to speak on topics her clients and workshop attendees value most, including:


  • Bump up your “street cred” by writing on your area of expertise 
  • Starting your non-fiction book; you’re farther along than you think!
  • 4 BIG reasons why a business professional should write a book (or workbook or resource guide)
  • Why your book is judged by its cover and interior layout – what to do about it and when
  • 10 tips to convert your fiction story concept into a living, breathing, viable manuscript
  • 5 things every fiction manuscript should have
  • Why the heck does my fictional character need to go on a “journey”?
  • Romance is alive and well in online and traditional bookstores


  • Defining and identifying that slippery beast: a publisher
  • Choosing a publishing process to meet your (almost!) every need
  • Self-publishing vs. submitting to a publishing house: the pro’s and con’s of each
  • Pitches, queries, synopses and proposals – not as scary as you think!
  • E-publishing: what it is, where it’s going, how you can benefit
  • Book publishing jargon demystified!
  • Book budgets for non-brainiacs
  • How to get your romance published at a smaller house – and why you’d want to


  • Increase sales by promoting and selling your book before you write “The End”
  • What to do now to increase sales later
  • How to have successful book-signing events
  • How to get independent booksellers to fall in love with – and sell – your book
  • Online marketing and social networking: God’s gift to book promotion, or a necessary evil? Or both?
  • Why you should – or shouldn’t – have a presence at the popular book promo sites
  • Book launch tips, hints and stories from the trenches