I am an idea amalgamator, a storyteller, a message deliverer, a hope infuser, a motivation catalyzer.

I speak at conferences, universities, writing workshops, storytelling gatherings, retreats, and charity events. I speak on the radio, in webinars, and on online platforms.

I speak to healthcare providers and students, to patients, to writers, to those in need of hope, and to those who hope to make the world a better place.

If you’d like me to speak at your event, you can reach me at {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements


I’ll keep you posted.



Previous Speaking Engagements

March 29 & 30, 2022, Presenter, Dr. Kristine Ervin’s Creative Writing classes (via Zoom), West Chester University. Topic: “Evidence, in Track Changes.”

September 10, 2015, Presenter, Dr. Heidi Hutner’s Environmental Literature class (via Skype), Stony Brook University. Topic: “Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America.”

April 28, 2015, Presenter, Webinar, Shepell Employee Assistance Program. Topic: Helping Our Clients Answer the Call to Adventure: A Therapist’s Guide to the Hero’s Journey.

Oct. 17, 2014, Workshop Facilitator, Annual Conference, Maine Mental Health Counselors Association. Topic: Writing for Personal Transformation.

October 17, 2013, Co-Presenter with Susan Fekety, RN, MSN, CNM, Healthy Living Health Care, Maine. Topic: Breast Health for the 21st Century.

September 19, 2013, Interviewee, Big Talk, WMPG, Maine. Topic: “Exposed: The Mammogram Myth and the Pinkwashing of America.”

August 5, 2013, Reader, Word Portland. Topic: “The Butterfly Effect.”

July 16, 2013, Presenter, Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, University of Southern Maine. Topic: Writing the Body

April 4, 2013, Co-Presenter, University of New England 11th Annual Interprofessional Spring Symposium: “The Science of Pain and the Art of Healing.” Topic: What Can Health Professionals Learn from Patient Narratives? A Humanistic Approach to Health Care.

October 13, 2012, Speaker, Annual Conference, Maine Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Topic: Acceptance Speech: Maine Social Worker of the Year Award.

February 19, 2012, Teller, Slant storytelling night, hosted by The Telling Room and Space Gallery, Maine. Topic: “The Butterfly Effect.”

August 17, 2011, Presenter, The Writer’s Conference at Ocean Park, Maine. Topic: Writing for Personal Transformation.

March 9, 2011, Panelist, University of New England. Topic: Storytelling and Narrative Medicine.

February 8, 2011, Reader, KGB Bar Reading Series Hosted by Creative Nonfiction, New York City. Topic: “The Butterfly Effect.”

April 22, 2010, Interviewee, Big Talk, WMPG, Maine. Topic: “The Butterfly Effect.”

June 18, 2006, Panelist, Fourth International Conference on Charlotte Perkins Gilman, University of New England. Topic: “There are things in that wallpaper that nobody knows but me”: An Alternative Reading of Neurasthenia.