Keynotes, Conferences, Workshops, and Manuscript Critiques

Keynotes? Conferences? Library and bookstore events?

Sure! Michelle speaks to both children and adults about the writing process, Dottie Kamenshek and the AAGPBL, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood who was the first woman to solo hike the Appalachian Trail, the life and art of Charley Harper, rural living, raising readers, and about her 1894 schoolhouse restoration project. Fees vary depending upon location and type of group. Email Michelle using the CONTACT tab above to discuss fees and availability.

Previous keynotes and conferences include:

SCBWI Central and Southern Ohio

Westshore ILA Annual Meeting

East Central Indiana Reading Council

Cleveland State University Literacy Conference

Northern Ohio SCBWI Fall Conference

Wisconsin SCBWI Fall Conference

Lorain County Educational Service Center Professional Development Day

Mercer County Educational Server Center Professional Development Day (rescheduled)

Assistance League of Cincinnati Books and Brunch

Mazza Museum Summer Conference

Central/Southern Ohio SCBWI

Ohio and Michigan Farm Bureau Conventions

Illinois Ag in the Classroom and Illinois State Farm Bureau Convention


I hear Michelle teaches workshops for other writers.

Absolutely.  She periodically holds the following workshops:

Writing Children’s Books: Where Do I Begin – one day workshop

Picture Book Revision Retreats – Weekend intensive revision

Upcoming Workshops/Meetings:   There are no workshops currently scheduled. Check back here or email Michelle to be put on a list to be notified when a new workshop is planned.


Is Michelle for hire for manuscript critiques?

Yes. Michelle has recently expanded her editorial services. CLICK HERE for all the details.