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

Jul 8, 2023

Sat­ur­day, 2:00 pm CT
Pan­el Dis­cus­sion
The Think­ing Spot Sci­ence Book­store
3311 Co. Rd. 101, Suite 4 
Wayza­ta, Min­neso­ta 55391

Join us for a fas­ci­nat­ing pan­el dis­cus­sion as William Ander­son (A.W. Pow­ers), Julie Holmes, Mary Seifert and I dis­cuss how we employ a vari­ety of sci­ences to come up with solutions.

A Sis­ters in Crime Author Pan­el on the Sci­ence in Mys­tery writing.

Aug 5, 2023

Sat­ur­day, 11:00 am PT
Break­out Ses­sion
SCBWI Sum­mer Vir­tu­al Conference

“Writ­ing ‘Hot Top­ic’ Non-Fiction.”

Places I’ve Been

May 19, 2023

Fri­day, 6:00 pm CT
Book Launch Event
The Amer­i­can Swedish Insti­tute
2600 Park Avenue
Min­neapo­lis, Min­neso­ta 55407

The Bones of Bir­ka: Unrav­el­ing the Mys­tery of a female Viking War­rior. Meet the lead archae­ol­o­gists on this extra­or­di­nary DNA research.

May 13, 2023

Sat­ur­day, 1:00 pm CT
Book­talk and Sign­ing
Barnes & Noble Gal­le­ria
3230 Gal­le­ria
Edi­na, Min­neso­ta 55435

May 6, 2023

Sat­ur­day, 2:00 pm
Book Launch Par­ty
Red Bal­loon Book­shop
891 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Min­neso­ta 55105

Join us to hear about my new nov­el, The Unof­fi­cial Lola Bay Fun Club! Meet some of my kid-lit beta read­ers and find out what it’s like to be a beta reader.

Apr 19, 2023

Wednes­day, 7:00 pm ET
Ver­mont Col­lege of Fine Arts
Book Birth­day Zoom for
The Unof­fi­cial Lola Bay Fan Club

It’s free, but you must reg­is­ter.

April 18, 2023

Pub­li­ca­tion Date

The Bones of Bir­ka:
Unrav­el­ing the Mys­tery of a female Viking Warrior

April 18, 2023

Pub­li­ca­tion Date

Mar 16, 2023

Thurs­day, 6:30 to 8:30 pm CT
Min­neso­ta 4‑H Cre­ative Writ­ing Project
Via Zoom, talk with 4‑H mem­bers through­out Min­neso­ta about my expe­ri­ences as an author.

Mar 15, 2023

Wednes­day, 7:00 pm ET
Ver­mont Col­lege of Fine Arts
Book Birth­day Zoom for
The Bones of Bir­ka:
Unrav­el­ing the Mys­tery of a Female Viking Warrior

It’s free, but you must reg­is­ter.

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.