I’ve been an associate faculty member at the University of Alaska at Anchorage’s Low-Residency MFA Program since 2010, so spend a couple of weeks every July in Anchorage as part of the annual residency and then mentor a few students throughout the year. To find out more about the program, click here. You can also email me if you’d like to know more about it! Just fill out the contact form.

I also lead private workshops in State College, Pennsylvania, based on workshops I took for several years with author Jennifer Belle in New York. These workshops kept me accountable and helped me through my first two books. In six-week sessions, a small group meets meet once a week for three hours, each person bringing in up to seven pages to read aloud to the group and getting instant, detailed feedback from me and the rest of the group. Occasionally I hold a free workshop, like one I did on query letter writing this past December.

Upcoming Workshop Information:

February 18 until March 25, most likely a Tuesday morning session, and one on Wednesday afternoons, at Webster’s Bookstore Café in downtown State College. The cost is $300. If you’d like more information, please fill out the contact form.

Also, this February, I’m teaching an online course for Pennwriters called Fantastical Exercises to Strengthen Your Fiction (whether or not you write fantasy!).

The cost is $89 if you’re a member of Pennwriters, and $99 if you’re not. Click here to register.

I will soon begin teaching online workshops. Email me (again using the contact form link above!) if you think you might be interested. Or just email me to say hello, profess your eternal love, and/or tell me a juicy and jaw-droppingly scandalous secret.