Speaking Appearances

Nicole is an accomplished speaker, having presented at international, national and regional writing conferences ­- including the Historical Novel Society North American Conference, Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Missouri Writer’s Guild Conference and Chanticleer Author’s Conference – both on panels and teaching solo. She’s also spoken to groups ranging from academics to writers and high school students on topics from historical women to all elements of writing fiction and non-fiction and the business of self-publishing. Nicole is also a Self-E Ambassador, approved to speak about this Library Journal program for self-published authors.

October 29, 2019 – Nicole spoke about marketing for authors and how to hit the USA Today bestseller list to Saturday Writers, chapter of the Missouri Writer’s Guild.

June 22, 2019 – Historical Novel Society Conference

  • Nicole co-presented DYNAMIC DUOS: Husbands and Wives Who Worked Together During the Women’s Suffrage Movement with Hope C. Tarr
  • Nicole spoke on the panel THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’: Historical Fiction Joins the Protest March

June 21, 2019 – Historical Novel Society Conference – Nicole spoke on the panel GASLAMPS, GHOSTS, AND TROPES: Writing the Neo-Gothic Novel.

June 17, 2019 – Nicole spoke at the Seventh Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University on the evolution of the character of Guinevere throughout literary history.

May 25, 2019 – Nicole spoke to the Saturday Writers chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild on creating compelling subplots.

April 20, 2019 – Nicole appeared on a panel at the Missouri Romance Writers of America chapter meeting on Taking Full Advantage of your IP Rights: Audio, Translation & Movie Rights.

March 4, 2019 – Nicole spoke at the Eureka branch of the St. Louis County library on Victoria Woodhull.

July 18, 2018 – Nicole spoke to the Old Trails/Beacon Log Cabin Historical Society about Victoria Woodhull.

June 16, 2018 – Gateway Con – Nicole taught a workshop on Branding for Authors and appeared on two panels: Women as Authors and Characters and Writing Romance in the Age of #MeToo.

June 15, 2018 – Nicole taught at master class on Marketing Plans for Authors at Gateway Con.

January 22, 2018 – Prairie Commons Library – Nicole presented on Victoria Woodhull.

December 12, 2017 – Webinar with Library Journal, Amplifying Community Engagement, Nicole was one of two author guest speakers.

August 26, 2017 – Nicole presented to Saturday Writers, a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild, on writing historical fiction.

August 17, 2017  – Nichole spoke to the Oak Bend Library Writer’s Group about traditional and self publishing and what to expect with each publishing option.

June 24, 2017 – Historical Novel Society Conference – Nicole spoke on the panel Putting the Her in History and led a koffee klatch discussion on being an indie author.

June 23, 2017 –  Historical Novel Society Conference – Nicole spoke on the panel From Bustles to Suffragettes: Writing Victorian Era & Gilded Age Fiction.

June 17, 2017 – GatewayCon – Nicole spoke on two panels: From Hobby to Habitual Writers (on what differentiates a professional writer from someone who writes as a hobby) and Getting the Research Right with Historical Fiction.

May 6, 2017 – Missouri Writers Guild Annual Conference – Nicole gave two presentations: writing historical fiction and how to turn cliches upside down when writing romance

April 1, 2017 – Chanticleer Author’s Conference – Nicole presented on How to Work with a Publicity Company

March 31, 2017 – Chanticleer Author’s Conference – Nicole presented on How to Use Pinterest to Develop Your Story and Career

March 18, 2017 – St. Louis County Library – Oak Bend Branch – Nicole presented on how the character of Guinevere evolved in Arthurian legend from Celtic times to now

January 21, 2017, Missouri Romance Writers Association (MORWA) monthly chapter meeting, Nicole presented on how to write a strong first chapter, first page and first sentence

November 12, 2016 – St. Louis County Library – Oak Bend Branch – Nicole presented on Victoria Woodhull

October 15, 2016 – Missouri Romance Writers Association (MORWA) monthly chapter meeting – Nicole presented on working with a publicity company

October 8, 2016 – Nicole was on two panels for Indie Author Day, one at the St. Louis County Library (Thornhill Branch) and one at the St. Louis City Library (Central Branch)

October 1, 2016, St. Louis Writers’ Guild – Nicole presented on writing historical fiction

September 22-23, 2016, Penned Con, St. Louis Missouri. (attended and signed books)

September 10-11, 2016, Living History Weekend, St. Louis, Missouri. Nicole campaigned for Victoria Woodhull in a re-enactment of the election of 1872 and did a Q&A with the audience.

August 20, 2016 – Yosemite Romance Writers, (a chapter of the Romance Writers of America) Fresno, California – Nicole presented via Skype on self-editing

August 6, 2016 – Writers in the Park, St. Louis, Missouri (attended and signed books)

July 23, 2016 – Celebration of Women Expo, Chesterfield, Missouri (attended and signed books)

June 25, 2016 – Saturday Writers (a chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild) monthly meeting – Nicole presented on writing setting and description

May 20-21, 2016 – RWA River North’s Spring Fling, Chicago, Illinois (attended and signed books)

April 29 – May 1, 2016 – Chanticleer Authors Conference, Bellingham, Washington – Nicole was on a panel about historical fiction and signed books

April 16, 2016 – Missouri Romance Writers (MORWA) monthly chapter meeting – Nicole presented on self-publishing resources for writers.

November 21, 2015 – Missouri Romance Writers (MORWA) monthly chapter meeting – Nicole presented on writing setting and description.

February 26, 2015 – All Write Festival, Webster Groves High School – Nicole spoke about her writing process and the craft of historical fiction.

October 11, 2014 – Lit in the Lou Literary Festival – Nicole spoke on a panel about place and character in historical fiction.

August 24, 2013 –  Writers in the Park – Nicole presented a workshop on her experiences acquiring and working an agent.

August 13, 2013 – St. Louis Writer’s Guild Author Series Interview