Speaking

Hope, Humor, and Practical Takeaways

Hey there! I’m a huge fan of helping authors level up their game. Check out this page for how I can show up at your conference, retreat, podcast, program, etc.

Previous experience includes: Writing Success XXVI, Realm Makers conference, SoCal Christian Writers conference, The Write Stuff writers conference, Story Embers Authentic Character Summit, Mt. Zion Writers conference, Nebraska Writers Guild, and eight years as a classroom teacher

Fiction Writing Topics

Book Marketing Topics

  • Quote-Worthy Character Dialogue
  • Collaborating with Other Authors
  • Adding Humor for Page-Turning Reads
  • Effective Romantic Subplots
  • How to Write Romantic Chemistry
  • Self-Editing for Marketing Success
  • Irresistible World Building that Sells
  • Great Chapter Openings and Closings
  • Step-by-Step Deep Third-Person POV
  • How to Get and Evaluate Beta Reader Feedback
  • Reader-Pleasing Storytelling from Your Heart
  • Marketing Copy: Author Taglines, Book Quotes, and Insta-Buy Book Snippets 
  • How to Package Your Book to Sell at First Sight
  • Traditional, Indie, or Hybrid: Which is Right for You?
  • How to Draft an Eye-Catching Book Synopsis
  • Rebranding and Relaunching Your Series
  • Streamline Your Social Media for Success & Ease
  • How to Market Genre Mash-Ups
  • Sales Funnels for Authors
  • Expand Your Reach with Author Networking

Signature Talks

  • You Are Not A Formula: How to Adapt Expert Help While Keeping Your Creative Spark
  • We’re All Mad Here: What Makes You Quirky Makes You Irresistible to ReadersĀ 
  • Own Your Unique Words: How Figuring Out Your Motivation Leads to Success
  • Book Business Without Burnout: Key Ways to Ignite Your Creativity (and Stay Halfway Sane)
  • Marketing Faithfully: How to Market Your Book Without Selling Your Soul

What People Are Saying

"Janeen helped me better understand what kind of writer I am. She was clear, organized, and presented with enthusiasm."
Michelle Huey
Author & Speaker
"Janeen gave a comprehensive sweep of the publishing universe that was just the right depth for the time allowed. I recommend her to writing and publishing classes, and writers conferences."
Dan Williams
Geneva College Professor
"Janeen taught clearly about the order of writing, including all the necessities involved. I appreciated that she used real-life examples of her own successes and failures."
Barb Richards
Author
"Janeen discussed the ins and outs of self-publishing versus small press publishing. She has much wisdom (and funny stories) to share!"
Phoenix Fiction Writers
Indie Book Podcast
"I attended two of your sessions and found them engaging and entertaining. Thanks so much for your talents!"
Sherilyn Faith Schneekluth
Writer
"I'm grateful to you because, during a SoCal mentoring session in 2019, you helped me figure out my book's genre and what to focus on in my synopsis. You encouraged me once again at a session in 2020."
Nancy Brashear
Author

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