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 5×5 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.