"Tex!" I hear you say. "You're so fun and cool and devastatingly hilarious - where can I see you?"
Fret not, friends: I am out to paint my town AND yours. Here's the tour dates so far. (And if you would like me to come raise a ruckus in your neighborhood, check out my class descriptions (PDF file), or contact me at tex at thetexfiles.com so we can talk about it!)
DAWG - Cedar Hill, TX - Jan. 10
presenting "The Seven Deadly First-Page Sins" (with Laura Maisano)
DARA - Plano, TX - Jan 28th
presenting "Prose P90X" (with Laura Maisano)
The Writers Path at SMU - Dallas, TX - Feb. 4th
presenting "The Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue"
ConDFW - Dallas, TX - Feb. 10-12
North Texas Romance Writers - Colleyville, TX - Feb. 20
presenting "The Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue" (Express Edition!)
Benbrook Library - Benbrook, TX - March 21
presenting "The Seven Deadly First-Page Sins"
AggieCon - Bryan, TX - March 24-26
WORDfest - Hurst, TX - April 8th
presenter / chief instigator
Houston Writers Conference - Houston, TX - April 28-30
presenting: "The Comma Sutra"; "The Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue"
DFW Writers Conference - Dallas, TX - May 6-7
presenting: "Auntie M's Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion", "Wait! Before You Hit 'Send'"
Comicpalooza - Houston, TX - May 12-14
Willamette Writers, Salem Chapter - Salem, OR - May 17
presenter, topic TBA
Willamette Writers, Mid-Valley Chapter - Eugene, OR - May 20
presenting: "The Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue"
MisCon - Missoula, MT - May 26-29
Wordcrafters in Eugene - Master Class Retreat - Eugene, OR - June 1-4
Willamette Writers, Portland Chapter - June 6
presenter, topic TBA
Borderlands Books - San Francisco, CA - June 10th
The Last Bookstore - Los Angeles, CA - June 12th-14th-ish
signing - tentative
SoonerCon - Oklahoma City, OK - June 23-25
Sisters in Crime North Dallas - Frisco, TX - July 23
presenting: "The Seven Deadly First-Page Sins"
Willamette Writers Conference - Portland, OR - Aug. 3-6
FenCon - Irving, Texas - Sept 22-24
Wake Up and Write Writers Retreat Workshop - Haverford, PA - Oct. 16-23
World Fantasy Con - San Antonio, TX - Nov. 2-5