I teach creatives how to value failure, enjoy the journey, and know when they've arrived.
The Success Perspective Keynote
Stop fearing failure and start eliminating the things that don't work so you can get better at the things that do
Most creatives think that failing makes them a failure. Through stories of epic failures, including one or two of my own, I introduce a life-altering perspective and teach audiences to recognize the incredible benefits that can come from failure.
Attendees will leave not only entertained, but equipped to persevere and enjoy the journey.
Practical Adulting for Artists Keynote
How to pursue a career in the arts while feeding yourself
Most artistic young adults don't know how to actually pursue a profitable career in the arts that they will still love by the time they get it. I provide little-known strategies and insights to guide teens and college students in their search for their ideal creative career and lifestyle so that they can stop freaking out, avoid resigning themselves to a life they don't actually want, and pursue a fulfilling artistic career that will also pay the bills.
Publishing Options Workshop
The dirty secrets of three types of publishing
Most new writers don't know which kind of publishing to pursue. I can debunk the myths surrounding each publishing option, unpack the pros and cons, and provide action steps to get writers on track to the publishing strategy they choose. With this valuable information and clear direction, writers will finally be free and equipped to pursue their dream of publication.
The Gwythienian was published in November of 2017, and its sequel, The Crivabanian, just hit the shelves on November 12th two years later.
I've written four other novels that are in various stages of revisions, and my first non-fiction is in the works as well.