The Power of Stories, the Magic of Creativity

Upcoming Events

MARCH 28-31, 2019

LEFT COAST CRIME 2019: Whale of a Crime

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

LEFT COAST CRIME, an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, for mystery fans, is always great fun. Panels, interviews, workshops, social events, and great conversation.

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10:30 am - 12 noon

Corte Madera Library

707 Meadowsweet Drive, Corte Madera, CA

"Crime and Puzzlement: Exploring the World of Mystery
and Suspense Fiction
with the Sisters in Crime"

I'll join authors ANA MANWARING, CJ VERBURG and moderator MYRA JOLIVET to talk about the pleasures and challenges of writing mysteries and introduce our books.

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9:40 am - 4:15 pm


Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard, Reno, NV

"How to Create a Compelling Plot"
I'll share tips and techniques for crafting a plot that will keep readers turning the pages.

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Looking for a Speaker?

If you'd like to have a great speaker for a group or instructor for a writing class or workshop, please contact me.

I enjoy speaking to library audiences, writers groups and community organizations, and sharing my enthusiasm for writing with participants.

I have talks and workshops ready to deliver, or I can develop one to suit your interests and needs.

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A Sampling of Student Comments

"A wonderful class! It was so well organized, focused, and inspirational."

"You are a wonderful and inspiring teacher, thank you. I have been looking for a way to finally begin writing, and you gave me the tools and the courage to do it."

"[Margaret] was very insightful, committed and knowledgeable. The class was a
sheer delight."

"I wanted you to know that Peggy was *outstanding* today, first giving a short story class all morning, then as luncheon speaker . . . 
She was so well prepared, amusing, informative, inspiring . . . the buzz was terrific!"