Mid America Nazarene University Library, Art as Story, Fall 2019

Gathering of Artists, Creativity, September 2019

InterUrban ArtHouse, Coffee Talk, Women's Art, March 2019

New Mark Middles School 7th Grade Creative Writing, Spring 2019

Artist’s Speak: Jurors Talk. Paper Birch Landing, Kansas City, MO. March 2016

STEAM, not STEM, Co-presenter, MCPL Children’s Librarians. Leawood, KS. 2016

Arts Integration, Co-Presenter, Young Audiences, KC, MO, 2015

From Where We Write: writer’s self-awareness through dreamwork. Annual Conference, International Association for the Study of Dreams. Virginia Beach, VA. 2015

A Writer’s Critique Group: Workshop Method, SCBWI KS & MO, Midtown, KC. 2016

From Fact to Nonfiction, Bell Prairie Elementary, SAGE 4th Grade, Kansas City, MO. 2014

Society of Young Inklings, online mentoring. San Francisco, CA. 2014

Conflict in Fiction & Poet’s Voice, SOYI, published article, San Francisco, CA. 2014
Women’s Creativity, Panel Discussion, Park University AAUW, Parkville, MO. 2012
Children’s Book Writing & Illustrating, Northland Art League, Kansas City, MO  2011
Poetry Workshop, Northland Cathedral Writers Club Members, Kansas City, MO. 2012


Jr. High School Student

Thank you so much for all your time and care taken with C . . . . You've inspired her!


Dir of Communications

Thank you for your excellent work on the poster project... it is thought-provoking, attention-getting, appropriate to the theme, and contemporary. I love to see it hanging up around campus (and I've heard great comments from others)! . . . . Thanks for your wonderful contribution to this event.


Jan jensen Artists

Working with you has been just a delight! I like the way you think!


Author/ Editor

In writers group the other night, I got to share what you taught me about . . . filtering the story through unnecessary language, creating distance between the reader and the experience . . . . no one could tell him exactly what he did to keep us at arm's length. I got to share with them what you taught me, and a lightbulb when off in many peoples' heads.



I reworked this poem with your suggestions in mind.  The poem seemed to work better ....  made me feel more powerful.  

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