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Welcome Want to schedule me for a presentation, workshop, panel or school visit? Maybe a virtual classroom visit via Facetime or Skype? Contact me at kbshaw [@] cox [dot] net. Scroll to the bottom of the events list to see presentation titles and descriptions


Sun. Jan 21, 2018 — Society of Southwestern Authors

I'll be giving my World Building — It's in Every Book presentation from 1:00 - 2:00pm at the Hotel Tucson City Center.


Tues. Feb 6, 2018 — Parchment & Prose Writers Group

I'll be conducting my Styling Your Manuscript workshop from 6:00 - 7:30pm at the Ironwood Library located at 4333 E. Chandler Blvd, Ahwatukee. Bring your laptops and a copy of your manuscript.


Tues. Feb 20, 2018 — New Library-Accessible Editions

TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS: I'm happy to announce the publication of new paperback editions of From the Shadows and Neworld Papers. Neworld Papers will combine "The Historian's Tale" and "The Warriors' Tale" into a single, 538 page edition and will be availble as a hardcover book as well.


List of Presentations / Workshops

World Building — It’s in Every Book 

(1 hr or longer presentation or workshop)

World building isn’t just a requirement of science fiction and fantasy. From mystery to romance to memoir, your characters live in a time and place specific to them. The presentation covers the three types of world building as well the raw materials and tools of world building. A must for anyone who writes stories.

Styling Your Manuscript

(1 hr or longer hands-on workshop)

Because different editors and publishers have different manuscript preferences, it’s important to learn how to use use your word processor’s formatting styles. In this digital age, it’s also important to break the habits you developed when learning to type. So, bring your laptop and a copy of your manuscript, and let's get styling.

So, You’ve Finished Your Book… Now What?

(1 hr presentation)

Writing your book is just the beginning of your work. Agents, and publishers,  and platforms… Oh, my!  So, You’ve Finished Your Book… Now What? is an overview of the myriad tasks and decisions that lie ahead.  Whether you’ve finished your book or are still working on it, this is a discussion you shouldn’t miss.

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