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The passion that characterizes my writing overflows into my speaking. I teach often at writers conferences across the country. I’ve also had the privilege to share at banquets, conferences, meetings, retreats, and other events. I’ve addressed students, homeschool parents, Mothers of Preschoolers, senior adults, and almost anyone else who will listen.

I especially enjoy the relationships that speaking brings. As a writer and editor, I spend plenty of time alone at my computer. But my constant prayer is that God will use my work to touch others’ lives.  Speaking allows me to connect with my audience and find out what drives, concerns, and empowers them. This helps keep my writing real and my prayers honest.

See below for a few of Marti’s speaking topics. Please contact me to receive detailed descriptions and more information.

READ (speaking related to book projects):

  • Book Study, I Would Die for You by Brent and Deanna Higgins
  • Hugs and Kisses: The Difference a Grandparent Makes (based on Rite of Passage Parenting by Walker Moore)
  • Equipping Kids for Life (based on Rite of Passage Parenting by Walker Moore)
  • Sister Act: Mary, Martha, and the Orphan Heart (based on an upcoming book with Walker Moore)

WRITE (speaking related to writing and editing)

  • The Accidental Ghostwriter:  Lessons in Writing from the Heart
  • Book Doctor: Take Your Nonfiction from Good to Great (workshop or continuing clinic for nonfiction manuscripts or book proposals)
  • Creative Nonfiction: Innovative Techniques that Add Power to Prose (workshop or continuing clinic)
  • I Want to Write for Teens: Do’s and Don’ts for the YA Market
  • I Want to Write for Teens: Do’s and Don’ts for the YA Market
  • Master the Memoir (workshop or continuing clinic)
  • Putting It Into Words: Telling Your Missions Story
  • Real Life, Real Writer: The Elusive Work-Life Balance
  • Rhino Skin: Why You Need it and How to Get It
  • WannaBe Published: Start Strong, Write Well (workshop or continuing clinic)

PRAY (speaking related to my passion for prayer)

  • Dangerous: Prayers You Don’t Want to Pray
  • James 5:16—True Confession, Real Prayer
  • Like a Mustard Seed: Little Prayers, Big Results
  • Listen to the Whispers
  • Powerful Prayer for Missions and More
  • Prayerwalking: Effective Prayer on the Go

AT HOME (speaking related to homemaking, homeschooling, and more)

  • Homeschooling FAQs: Answers from a Mom Like You
  • I’ve Got Issues! Help for the Hurting Homeschooler
  • Mega-Cooking:  Healthy Meals that Maximize Time and Money
  • Secret Mother-Daughter Power
  • Stones of Remembrance: Hallmarks of Our Homeschool Life