You’ll often find me speak­ing to a group of chil­dren’s book writ­ers or mys­tery writ­ers. Two of my pas­sions! Please con­tact me by email for more infor­ma­tion about speak­ing to your orga­ni­za­tion, work­shop, con­fer­ence, or fes­ti­val virtually.

Places I’m Going

At this time, all my speak­ing engage­ments are vir­tu­al presentations.

Places I’ve Been

Sep 27–29, 2019

Fri­day through Sun­day
SCBWI Car­oli­nas Fall Con­fer­ence
Crown Plaza Hotel
Char­lotte, North Carolina

Keynote pre­sen­ter and work­shop on Writ­ing the Mid­dle Grade Mystery

May 12, 2019

Sun­day, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
“Mys­te­ri­ous Min­neso­ta” at Word­play
Tar­get Stage
Min­neapo­lis, Minnesota

Min­neso­ta-nice meets mur­der and crime as award-win­ning authors Allen EskensDavid House­wright, Mindy Mejia, and I reveal the influ­ence of the Land of 10,000 Lakes on our writ­ing (hint: lots of places to put a body.) Mod­er­at­ed by Mys­tery Writ­ers of Amer­i­ca Mid­west Chap­ter pres­i­dent Heather E. Ash.

Feb 4, 2019

Mon­day, 7:00 pm
“Jump Start Your Pic­ture Book“
Twin Cities Pic­ture Book Salon
Open Book
Min­neapo­lis, Minnesota

If you’re a chil­dren’s book author or author-soon-to-be, join us for an evening of live­ly discussion!

Feb 2, 2019

Sat­ur­day, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Books for Break­fast
Rush Creek Golf Club
Maple Grove, Minnesota

Edu­ca­tors, librar­i­ans, and the Min­neso­ta chil­dren’s book com­mu­ni­ty gath­er togeth­er to cel­e­brate with 5x5 Book­talk­ers and 27 chil­dren’s book authors!

Mar 25, 2018

Sun­day, 3:00 pm
Mala­prop’s Book­store
Asheville, NC

Book launch for A Side of Sabotage

Mar 14–16, 2018

Wednes­day through Fri­day
South Car­oli­na Asso­ci­a­tion
of School Librar­i­ans

Con­fer­ence Book Fes­ti­val
Greenville, SC

Mar 8–10, 2018

Thurs­day through Sat­ur­day
South­east­ern YA Book Fes­ti­val 
Murfrees­boro, TN

Mar 17, 2017

Fri­day, 7:00 pm
Mala­props Book­store 
Asheville, NC

Mar 11, 2017

Sat­ur­day, 1:00 pm
Spell­bound Chil­dren’s Book­store 
640 Mer­ri­mon Avenue, Suite 204
Asheville, NC

Vam­pires on the Run book sign­ing event

Jun 25, 2016

Amer­i­can Library Asso­ci­a­tion
Annu­al Con­fer­ence

Orlan­do, FL

The May­pop Kid­nap­ping book sign­ing event

Mar 12, 2016

Wednes­day, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
Bilt­more Park
Asheville, NC

The May­pop Kid­nap­ping book sign­ing event

Mar 1, 2016

Pub­li­ca­tion date for The May­pop Kid­nap­ping, 
my first book

Wordplay 2019

On stage at 2019 Word­play in Min­neapo­lis with Allen Eskens, David House­wright, Mindy Mejia, and Heather E. Ash, all of us mem­bers of Mys­tery Writ­ers of Amer­i­ca Mid­west Chapter

Signing books at Malice Domestic

Sign­ing books at Mal­ice Domes­tic with authors Cindy Callaghan (Just Add Mag­ic) and Anne Mur­phy (Win­ter­house)

Twin Cities Picture Book Salon

Speak­ing about pic­ture books at the Twin Cities Pic­ture Book Salon, Feb­ru­ary 2019

Books for Breakfast 2019

I’m pic­tured here with 27 authors at Books for Break­fast 2019. You’ll spot me in the back row with all the oth­er tall people.

Cyn­thia sup­ports equi­ty and inclu­siv­i­ty in the world of books and beyond. She is not avail­able for any book events that dis­crim­i­nate against mar­gin­al­ized or under­rep­re­sent­ed peo­ple, either on the page or off.