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Workshops

Upcoming: A Writer's Guide to Harry Potter, the revised edition, for the creative writing program at Central Carolina Community College from July 14 - August 4.
  1. A Writer's Guide to Harry Potter (previously, Writing with Magic (for Muggles))
    •  Savvy Authors, March 2015
    • Potter Watch 2013, a Harry Potter fan conference hosted by UNC-Charlotte, April 2013
    • Ascendio 2012, an international Harry Potter fan and writer symposium, Orlando FL, July 2012
    • LeakyCon, an international Harry Potter fan conference, Orlando FL, July 2011
    • Savvy Authors, August 2010 and again November 2011
    • Carolinas Writer Conference, Wadesboro, NC, April 2010
    • Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter of RWA, online, February 2010
    • Lowcountry RWA online, May 2009
    • Woods Charter Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC, January 2009
    • Sectus, an Unofficial Harry Potter Conference, in London, UK, July 20, 2007
    • with agent Pam Ahearn for Nicholls State University Jubilee Jambalaya, Houma, LA, April 2007
    • online for HCRW, March 2007
    • with agent Pamela Ahearn at RWA National Conference in Atlanta, GA, July 2006
    • The Witching Hour, an Unofficial Harry Potter Conference, in Salem, MA, October 2005
    • Spellbound, Chicago IL, a cross-organizational Half-Blood Prince release party, July 2005
    • Romance Writers Association National Conference, Dallas, TX, July 2004


  2. Seeking Egyptian Myths in Harry Potter and
    Geomancy and Alchemy in Harry Potter (fan-based workshops)
    • Sectus, an Unofficial Harry Potter Conference, in London, UK, July 20, 2007
    • BarnesandNoble.com Book Club guest expert, July 2007
    • The Witching Hour, an Unofficial Harry Potter Conference, in Salem, MA, October 2005
    • paper presented at Accio 2005, University of Reading, UK, July 2005


  3. Conflicts of Myth: Using Classical Myth to Strengthen Your Contemporary Novel
  4. Secrets of Editing: Tips and Tools for Revising Your Novel
    • Woods Charter Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC, January 2009
    • Nicholls State University Jubilee Jambalaya, Houma, LA, April 2007