Events

Need a speaker, panelist, or workshop presentation for your conference or classroom? Nic can do that. Or catch up with Nichole at an event near you. Nic often appears on panels and at signings where she loves to meet readers and fellow writers, and talk about the mystery genre.

 Invite Nichole to Your Next Event

Invite Nichole to Your Next Event

Invite Nichole to Speak at Your Event

Nichole is available for a variety of reader-, writer-, high school or university student events. A seasoned adjunct professor who's taught genre writing and other topics, Nichole offers a variety of programs, including:

  • The History of Mystery

  • Three Elements that Make a Mystery

  • The MacGuffin & Other Classic Film Devices: Adding Suspense to Your Writing

  • Keep Those Words Coming: Tactics for Keeping up Your Word Count

  • Speeches and Keynote Addresses

  • Panel Discussions

  • Additional topics of your choice

 Ohio library council convention & expo 2018

Ohio library council convention & expo 2018

OLC Convention & Expo 2018

"Hidden Books: An Author's Perspective on Connecting Our Communities & E-Books" on Thursday, October 4 with Q&A to follow. Nic presents one thriller writer's perspective on digital-original publishing, e-book discoverability, fostering reader engagement with digital titles in popular genres, and shaping readers advisory content to connect our communities with more e-books than ever.

 Popular Culture Association/American culture association joint conference

Popular Culture Association/American culture association joint conference

PCA/ACA Conference 2018

"Meet Mystery Writers of America: Writing from Experience and Imagination Panel" on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:30AM. Nic teams up with more MWA mystery writers to talk about what's fact, what's fiction, and where it leads when writing.

 Bouchercon 2017, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Bouchercon 2017, Toronto, Ontario Canada

 magna cum murder 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

magna cum murder 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Magna cum Murder 2018

“Power, Corruption, and Greed: Big Stakes and Even Bigger Consequences” Panel, Friday, October 19 at 3PM. Nichole moderates as authors Annette Dashofy, John Gilstrap, Larry D. Sweazy, and Reavis Z. Wortham describe crafting storylines with consequences.

“Something to Prove: Women in a Man’s World” Panel, Saturday, October 20 at 9AM. Nic and her colleagues discuss the roles and ramifications of casting women and men characters in their novels.

 Magna cum Murder 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Magna cum Murder 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Magna cum Murder 2017

"That's Just Not On! Panel" on Friday, October 20 at 3PM with signing to follow. Nic and her fellow panelists will discuss fair play for characters and readers.

"Rollercoaster Rides Panel" on Saturday, October 21 at 9AM with signing to follow. Check out the chat about thrills, spills, and chills in the authors' fiction.

Bouchercon 2017

"What's in a Genre? Panel" on Thursday, October 12 at 4PM with signing to follow. Panelists will discuss the hallmarks of Genre Fiction and more.