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Bookings for Public Speaking


I have presented to all age groups in every setting imaginable from 100 sixth-graders sitting on the floor circled around me to formal professional conferences. The topics offered vary as much as those assembled and can be massaged to suit every audience. I enjoy working every moment in these diverse gatherings. I also present and do readings at book clubs, libraries, bookstores and other venues around the country.


  • Women Prisoners and their Children
  • Prisons are a Big Business
  • Children of the Incarcerated: the forgotten element of prison sentences
  • Prisons and Prisoners: who really goes to prison and why
  • Prison Programs that Work
  • The Truth about the Death Penalty
  • Women Working in Corrections: Past, Present and Future
  • A Woman’s Journey: memoir readings and discoveries
  • Women Who Love Men Who Kill


  • Translating Personal Experiences into a Best Seller: hands-on memoir writing workshop
  • Journal Writing
  • Voyages of Discovery: a positive look at who you are and what and where you want to be
  • You Never Lose Until You Quit Trying: Learn to stop self-sabotage and succeed


Criminal Justice Agencies:

  • American Correctional Association’s National Conferences
  • National Conference on the Juvenile Female Felon, Washington, D.C.
  • Women Working in Criminal Justice (Michigan, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee, Illinois, Maryland)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Corrections Conference
  • Massachusetts Sheriff’s Association
  • Health Care in Correctional Institutions Seminar
    Correctional Educational Association’s National Conference
  • Association on Programs for Female Offenders
  • Oklahoma State Bar Association Auxiliary
  • Denier Youth Center, Durango, Colorado
  • Montezuma County, Colorado, Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Colorado Community Corrections
  • Public Safety Awards Ceremony, Durango, Colorado

Educational Facilities/Agencies:

  • Durango High School, Colorado
  • Michigan State University Graduate and Undergraduate Schools of Criminal Justice
  • Harvard Graduate School of Architecture
  • Lansing Community College, Michigan
  • Washtenaw Community College, Michigan
  • Ludington Community College, Michigan
  • Escalante Middle School, Colorado, Women in Leadership Program, Colorado
  • Ignacio High School, Colorado, Women in Leadership Program, Colorado
  • Fort Lewis College, Colorado, Undergraduate School (publishing, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, women’s studies
  • Crow Canyon Archeology Center’s Distinguished Speakers Program, Colorado
  • Fort Lewis College, Colorado Professional Associates’ Life-long Learning Program
  • San Juan College, Farmington, NM
  • Telluride Schools, Colorado
  • Mountain School, Telluride

Other Agencies:

  • Women’s Resource Center’s Ready-set-go program, Durango, Colorado
  • Women’s Resource Center’s Evening Out, Durango, Colorado
  • Women Resource Center’s Girl Talk, Durango, Colorad
  • Womenfest, Michigan and Colorado
  • Ti-County Head Start Training Workshop
  • Leadership Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Cromaine Library, Hartland, Michigan
  • Durango Public Library, Colorado
  • Valencia Library, California
  • Hamburg Township Library, Hamburg, Michigan
  • Bulverede, Texas Library
  • Bulverede, Texas Business Women's Association
  • Durango, Colorado, Rotary Club
  • Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Rotary Club
  • Bayfield, Colorado, Rotary Club
  • Durango, Colorado, Kiwanis
  • American Association of University Women: Oklahoma, Michigan and Colorado
  • La Plata County, Colorado, Business Women’s Association
  • InkSlingers Writers’ Group, Colorado
  • Detroit Women Writers Annual Conference, Oakland University, Michigan
  • Trois Riviere Fiction Writers
  • Encore, Dallas, Texas
  • Universal Unitarian Church, La Plata County, Colorado
  • Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse, New York
  • Telluride Writers Group
  • Ludington, Michigan Red Hats

If you would like to see a list of upcoming events please go to my events page. If you would like to inquire about bookings for meetings and workshops please click here to contact me.

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