Angela and I have learned much along our writing journeys—information about the craft of writing, the publishing industry, social networking, marketing, and many other topics.

We enjoy teaching both online and in person, so if you are looking for a conference or workshop presenter or wish to arrange a personal online webinar for your group or organization, please contact us at here.

Our current schedule is below, and our Speaker’s Brochure is available on request.

Events (2017)

wwcWhen Words Collide (Calgary Alberta, August 11-13th)

Speaker and Panelist: Angela Ackerman

Workshop details TBA


cruising-writers 7-Day Western Carribean Writers Retreat (September 10-17th, Texas port)

Speaker: Angela Ackerman

Workshop details: Mastering Your Setting To Create Knockout Fiction

Cruise the high seas, find inspiration for your latest novel or project, and benefit from week long access to bestselling authors, agents, and editors. Attendees will have supported write-ins, workshops, one-on-one information sessions and pitching opportunities. I hope you can make it!


Surrey International Writers’ Conference (October 19-22, 2017, Surrey, BC, Canada)

Speaker: Angela Ackerman

Workshop details:  TBA



Write Canada Online (October 21, 2017, Everywhere)

Speaker: Becca Puglisi

Workshop Details: Using Character Emotion to WOW Readers

All successful novels, no matter what genre, have one thing in common: emotion. It lies at the core of every character’s decision, action, and word, all of which drive the story. Yet authors consistently struggle with how to convey character emotion effectively. Melodrama, clichéd writing, and too much telling create a disconnect between the reader and the characters on the page.

Using Character Emotion to Wow Readers will show writers how to draw readers in by creating a reader-character connection based on the techniques offered in The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression.




Past Events


Speaker and Panelist: Angela Ackerman


OldWebBanner-resized-image-1000x222CARWA Spring Workshop 2016, Calgary

Speakers: Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi


RWA get freshRWA Get Fresh Conference 2015, Australia

International Speaker: Angela Ackerman


Florida SCBWI Winter Conference 2013

Speaker: BeccaPuglisi












16 Responses to WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

  1. Sarina Rose says:

    I just love your books. I have several and they have been most helpful for me as I am a new writer.
    I am a graduate of the College of St Elizabeth and an alumna name Pat Puglisi is also a writer. I was wondering if you are related.

    • Hi, Sarina! Thank you for the kind words, and welcome to the writing journey!. The road is long and winding, but with the kind and generous help of the other writers you’ll meet along the way, I know you’ll find it rewarding :). I don’t know a Pat Puglisi, but I guess we must be related at some level ;).

  2. Katie says:

    When the updates to the Nonverbal Communication webinar are complete, I am interested in attending/purchasing. Could you please include me in your list of interested parties?


    P.S. – I love what you ladies have done with this site and the books. They are enormously helpful in writing, brainstorming, and in motivating me to get back to the keyboard to write some. Thank you for sharing all of your hard work with us.

    • Hi, Katie! I’m so excited to hear that you’ll be joining us for the next nonverbal communication seminar. We’ll definitely add you to the list and let you know when we do that one again. So glad to have you here!

  3. Rose Ortiz says:

    I am interested in finding out about the cost of putting on either an in-person or webinar of Using Nonverbal Communication to Wow Readers. We are the Tucson chapter of RWA and I am exploring options for 2015 presentations. Our meetings typically take place the 4th Saturday of the month and the presentation portion of the meetings are usually 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon. Another alternative is to have a special event where you could have 2 1/2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the possibilities for a presentation.
    Rose Ortiz

  4. Leta McCurry says:

    I am also interested. Please keep me in the loop. Thanks.

  5. nawal sharma says:

    i am looking forward for listening to the webinar of Using Non Verbal Communication to Wow Readers and also to pay fees if so. Will you please tell e how will i be able to do so.

    • Hi there! Thanks so much for your interest in our Using Nonverbal Communication to Wow Readers webinar. We’re in the process of updating it so it’s not available for purchase just yet. I’ll keep your information on file; when the course is offered again, I’ll shoot you an email.

  6. Jenny says:

    I am interested in listening to the webinar of Using Non Verbal Communication to Wow Readers. Can you tell me how I access/purchase this?
    Thank you.

  7. Meggie Smith says:

    I am interested in finding out specific details about this course such as fees and schedules as I do not see them posted here.

    • Hi Meggie,

      Becca and I are still working out dates for our webinars this year, but I’ll contact you as soon as we know. I have also added details for WANACON, an online conference in February where you can find us. I hope this helps and thanks so much for your interest!

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