I am a professional speaker on the topics of writing, crowd sourcing and self-publishing and travel throughout the year to various conferences to share my knowledge. If there are other topics which are interesting such as Japanese Anime Horror, DNA History or Women in Science, I’ll pitch in as I have a strong interest in Asian culture and work in the healthcare industry.
No online events at the moment
Upcoming In Person Events
June 20, 2018 “New Directions in Canadian Short Fiction” at University of Toronto, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., in Room 205 of the Bissell Building. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association, Iguana Books, Editors Toronto, and the Creative Writing Program at the School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto.
The event “New Directions in Canadian Short Fiction,” will feature anthology submissions chosen by editors, speeches by established, award-winning short fiction author Jessica Westhead and one or two editors of short fiction who can speak about selecting and editing short fiction for Canadian journals and/or book publishers.
September/October 2018 LiterASIAN Toronto (date tentative)
Past Events & Speaking Topics
Toronto Public Library Seminar on Self-Publishing in Canada (Toronto, Canada)
LiterAsian (Vancouver, Canada)
- Take Control of Your Writing and Self Publish in Canada!
Ad Astra (Toronto, Canada)
- The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome
- Advantages and Disadvantages in the Self-Publishing Game
- Creating Authentic Settings in Urban Fantasy
- The Chuck Tingle Effect: Earning Respect as a Self-Published Author
- Crowdfunding Strategies
- Ex Machina: The Greatest Scientific Event in the History of Man
- What Can Your DNA Tell You?
DetCon1 (Detroit, USA)
- Econ 101 of Self-Publishing
- Women in Science and STEM
- Crowdfunding: A New Path To Possibility
- Fat, Fandom and Physiology
Anime North (Toronto, Canada)
- How To Get Published
- Japanese Kyonshî
- Self-publishing & Marketing
- Getting Published: Self or Traditional?
- Horror Anime
- World and Characters Building
- How to Impress or Annoy Editors
- Colours in Japanese Animation and Manga
- Ghost In The Shell Controversy
- Crowd Funding Your Dream!
- Women in Fiction
- The Business of Writing
Unplugged Expo (Toronto, Canada)
- On Writing
- Crowdsourcing How to Get it Right!
Forest City Comic Con (London, Ontario)
- Crowdfunding: A New Path For Creations
SFContario6 (Toronto, Canada)
- QUILTBAG in the Media
- Self Publishing in Canada
Undead Sorceress Book Launch (Toronto, Canada)
Visionary Women’s Fiction Book Launch with Zainab Amadahy (Toronto, Canada)