Speaking

“Janeen helped me better understand what kind of writer I am. She was clear, organized, and presented with enthusiasm.”

Michelle Huey, Author & Speaker

Level up your next event with my signature insight, hope, and practical takeaways

Previous experience includes: Writing Success XXVI, Realm Makers conference, Realm Makers Book Backpack Series, SoCal Christian Writers conference, The Write Stuff writers conference, Story Embers Authentic Character Summit, Mt. Zion Writers conference, Nebraska Writers Guild, SpecFic New Zealand, St. David’s Christian Writers Conference, and more

I’m an engaging public speaker and classroom teacher with 14+ years of experience and a heart for encouraging authors to reach their success sustainably – and have fun along the way!

Current Schedule:

Realm Makers Winter Retreat 2024 – Faculty Speaker on Next Level Marketing
Lasers, Dragons, and Keyboards Podcast – March 16, 2024 (watch episode here)
Local Author Fair – Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library, Selinsgrove PA – April 6, 2024 9 am-5 pm (speaking at 1 pm)
-Hip Gypsy Emporium – Book Signing with Laura L. Zimmerman – June 22, 2024
Realm Makers Makers 2024 – Mentor, Paid Critiques, and Panelist
Arts & Curiosities Festival – Sunbury, PA – September 14, 2024
Books, Books, Books Author Event – Lancaster, PA – September 21, 2024, 12 pm-5 pm (reader group here)

I’m available for conferences and conventions, online events, writing group visits over Zoom, school visits, specialty workshops and panelist features.

Contact me to get me on your schedule for 2024 or beyond.

What You Get:

  • 14 years of public speaking/teaching experience, including at Realm Makers 2018 & 2023, Writing Success Conference XVI, The Write Stuff Writers Conference, and SoCal Christian Writers Conference
  • Specialty in simplifying complex topics for immediate results
  • Customization of material to your conference’s needs
  • Step by step guidance through chosen topic
  • Professional PowerPoint presentations (as necessary)
  • Action items and challenges to elevate and encourage conferees
  • Insightful commentary on the latest events in the publishing industry
  • Availability to coach conference goers one-on-one after the talk

“Janeen gave a comprehensive sweep of the publishing universe that was just the right depth for the time allowed. I recommend her to writing and publishing classes, and writers conferences.”

Dan Williams, Geneva College Professor


Signature Talks

  • The Ten-Year Overnight Success: How to Run Your Author Race Well
  • Creativity, Commerce, & Calling: Finding Your Place and Claiming Your Joy in Book Publishing
  • Marketing and Mental Health – How to Sell Your Book and Keep Your Soul


Other Popular Topics

  • Irresistible World Building For Unforgettable Stories (based on my bestselling book series)
  • Fundamentals of Fiction/Fiction Book Camp
  • How to Write Effective Romantic Subplots
  • 7 Steps to Self-Editing for Confidence, Sales, and Marketing Success
  • Tweets, Blogs, and Book Signings: Making Marketing Work For You
  • How to Package Your Book to Sell at First Sight
  • Traditional, Indie, and Hybrid Publishing: Which Is Right For You?
  • Streamline Your Social Media for Success
  • Author Taglines, Book Book Blurbs, and Excerpts that Attract Readers
  • Marvelous and Effective Genre Mash-Ups

I can also turn any video or podcast episode into a workshop, and I’m happy to come up with unique topics and angles to suit your needs.

Contact me to book for your event!

“During a SoCal mentoring session in 2019, you helped me figure out my book’s genre and what to focus on in my synopsis, query, and pitch. I ended up with a contract and a published book! Thank you!”

Nancy Brashear, Published Author