February 4th – March 3rd, 2019  Month long, in-depth, Online Class on Scene & Sequel


Where: Margie Lawson Writing Academy https://www.margielawson.com/product/feb-2019-scene-and-sequel/

★ Do you hope your next book will be optioned for film or TV?
★ Does your book pack a satisfying emotional punch?
★ Want to eliminate sagging middles?
★ Is your plot dilly-dallying on an escalator? Or strapped onto a Godzilla roller coaster that has your readers flying through the pages?

Scene & Sequel will juice-up your plot engine and kick your readers’ emotions into high gear. work one on one with me to learn how to use this super-powered plotting tool. I’ll give you personal feedback, cheat sheets, and examples to help you power-up your current manuscript.

Febuary 21st, 2019  Critique Groups – Pods of Destruction or Allies for Success

Where: Carrollton League of WritersMarshall’s BBQ, 1855 E Rosemeade Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007 http://www.marshallsbarbq.com/   Note: Event is free to attend. Purchase of a meal is encouraged. For more info visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203435037007283/ 

Learn How to Build a Healthy Supportive Critique Group.

  • 5 Major problems to watch out for.
  • How Critique Partners Can Help Each Other Become Superstars
  • Kathleen’s 8 Point Criticism Guidelines
  • Proper Critique Speak. Examples of how to deliver Critique:

March 16th, 2019  Getting Emotions Write – a game-changing, hands-on writers’ workshop.


WhereNTRWANorth Texas Romance Writers Association 10:45 to 12:30 P.M. La Hacienda Ranch
5251 Hwy 121, Grapevine/Colleyville, Texas

All DFW writers welcome! Please come prepared to participate. I’m presenting my favorite workshop and I’ll be sharing powerful writing tools that will transform ho-hum writing into hot-selling dynamite –get the Emotional Code. Catapult your writing to a new high by learning how to write emotion effectively.


April 6th, 2019  Getting Emotions Write – Power Up Character Emotions!


Where: NETWO Annual Spring Conference – North East Texas Writers‘ Organization at North East Texas Community College, Mt Pleasant TX

If you live in North East Texas, don’t miss this is a game-changing workshop!  I’ll be sharing powerful writing tools that will transform ho-hum writing into hot-selling dynamite — get the Emotional Code. Catapult your writing to a new high by learning how to write emotion with an unforgettable punch.



Past Events:

October 21, 2018     Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy

WhereHyatt Regency Hotel, 701 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX (just north of Dallas)
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Featuring New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard. Proceeds to benefit the Richardson Adult Literacy Center www.ralc.org   Tickets must be purchased in advance at: http://bunsandroses.org

September 22nd, 2018  Dallas Area Romance Authors


Where: 9:30 A.M. at Collin County Courtyard Campus, Room 329 4800 Preston Park Blvd. Plano TX

If you’re a writer in the Dallas area don’t miss this one. I will be teaching SCENE & SEQUEL for Dallas Area Romance Authors. Visitors welcome! I’m excited! This is an amazing tool. You’re going to love it.

September 11th, 2018     DFW Writers Emotion workshop


Where: 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. at the Cedar Hill Library

This is a game-changing, hands-on writers’ workshop.
All DFW writers welcome! Please come prepared to participate. I’m presenting my favorite workshop and I’ll be sharing some powerful writing tools that can transform ho-hum writing into hot-selling dynamite –get the Emotional Code. Catapult your writing to a new high by learning how to write emotion effectively.

April 13 – 15, 2018

Canadian River Valley Writer’s Workshop

Sponsored by the Canadian Arts Alliance and Texas High Plains Writers

Where:  312 Main Street, Canadian, TX 79014

I’ll be there hanging out with writers and presenting two workshops:

Getting Emotions Write & The Secret Life of Pantsers, Magic Tricks and Delightful Games to Make a Pantser’s Life Easier. For more info: Canadian Arts Alliance

Kathleen Baldwin workshop




March 29, 2018

Where: Weatherford Public Library Event to be held in beautiful Chandor Gardens.

Thursday, March 29th, 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This event is free and no purchase is necessary to attend.

Weatherford Public Library presents 7 DFW area romance authors for this event at the beautiful Chandor Gardens. Where better to celebrate romance! New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde will be our speaker for the evening. You will then have the chance to talk with the authors and get your books signed. Books will be for sale for all authors, or you are welcome to bring books from your own collection. Featuring: Kathleen Baldwin, Kellie Coates Gilbert, Patience Griffin, Lorraine Heath, Roni Loren, Becky Wade, and Lori Wilde

March 24, 2018

WORDfest 2.0

TCC Northeast Campus 828 West Harwood Road, Hurst, TX, 76054  (map)


I’ll be hosting two breakout roundtable discussions for writers.  What is WORDfest? Last year, this big-tent ‘all-you-can-meet’ literary event brought over 20 North Texas writers organizations and more than 300 writers together at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus for a day of unforgettable creative connection.
Whether you’re a beginning writer trying to find your way to ‘The End’ or a ten-book veteran ready to kick-start the next stage of your career, WORDfest is a place to share your expertise, get help, and discover the community you need to take your work to the next level. Come on March 24th for a fun informative gathering of writers.

February 8, 9, 10, 2018 

Lonestar.Ink Writing Conference

Where: Dallas Central Library

Workshops for writers of all levels., focused on both the craft and the business of writing. Top-notch instructors, authors and editors from across the publishing world. First chapter contests, keynote speakers, panels, and dozens of classroom break-out sessions to choose from. I’ll also be facilitating at the boot camp 2/9

I’ll be teaching my workshops Getting Emotions Write and Secret Life of Pantsers–Magic Tricks and Delightful Games, also attending boot camp to offer helpful critiques.

November 12th,2017   Interabang Books, Dallas TX, 5 pm – 7pm

Join us for a lively discussion! Two bestselling authors discuss several writing processes. Audience will join in our discussion aimed at helping you find the process that helps you to write at your optimal speed. (Can anyone say NaNoWriMo)

I’ll be co-hosting with Patience Griffin, a bestselling author of women’s fiction. The first book in her Kilts and Quilts series, To Scotland with Love, received a Publishers Weekly starred reviewed, won the New England Readers’ Choice award, and a Golden Quill for best first book. It was also was a double finalist for the coveted RITA® award. Griffin loves to write about home, heart, and community.

November 13th, 2017 9:40 EST 

I’ll be chatting with the TC Roberson HS Girl Up Club in North Carolina. If you’re at TCRHS stop in and join our discussion. We’ll be be talking about ways women have influenced change throughout history.

​​​​​​​​​​​​October 28, 2017, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Oklahoma Teen Book Con    WHERE: at the Temple of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Guthrie, 900 E Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044
WHO:  Oklahoma Teen Book Con started when some awesome librarians looked at each other and realized that it was high time Oklahoma teens had their very own book convention.  Fun meeting Oklahoma readerd! And the venue was amazing.  There’s a fabulous Harry Potter-like library!



Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The 12th annual Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy,  A Charity Benefit for the Richardson Adult Literacy Center, dozens of authors, scrumptious tea and cakes, tons of Fun! Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas.


The tea was lovely! I sat with some amazing librarians.

YA Scavenger Hunt October 3 – 8, 2017

YA Book Scavenger Hunt  A blog hop Scavenger hunt! Win books! Easy to play. You can start here on my blog or head directly over to the YASH website. There you’ll find a list of all the authors participating as well as an answer sheet you can print off to gather the info you’re hunting.
PS: I’m on the Green Team

Where: online, get started at the YASH Sign-up page  Sign up and join the hunt.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​July 22, 2017


Fun hands on writers’ workshop. All DFW writers welcome! Come prepared to participate. I’m presenting my favorite workshop for DARA – Dallas Area Romance Authors at Collin College Courtyard Campus NEXT Sat July 22nd 9:30 a.m. 4800 Preston Park Blvd. Rm 422 Plano, TX. I’ll be to sharing a game-changing writing tool, The Emotional Code. Learning this one will catapult your writing to a new high.  Writers’ Workshop

For more info: https://www.rwa.org/dara No cost for DARA members and only $10 for visitors. This is my very favorite workshop to present. We’ll have prizes for participation and my emotional code tool is a ‘must have’.


September 1 – 2, 2017

BookNet Fest  A new book festival started by booktubers Samantha (Thoughts on Tomes) and Marines (My Name is Marines).  BookNet Fest

WHERE: Orlando, FL (Land of Harry Potter World)

May 22 – June 4, 2017

Lot’s of great insider info and giveaways celebrating the launch of Refuge for Masterminds. Check it out at:

Jean BookNerd Official Refuge for Mastermind Blog Tour

Visit JeanBooknerd.com and dash around on this fabulous tour. Join us for excerpts, character casting, a vlog, enter the giveaway, and tons of other fun treats.

May 22 – June 3, 2017

More excerpts, insider scoops, reviews, and giveaway at  Book Unleashed Tour 

AND –  Top 5 Things To Do When Captured By Enemy Spies by Kathleen Baldwin, Plus Giveaway  at:

May 23, 2017


The big day!
Refuge for Masterminds, hits the shelves of your local bookstore!


Where can you get this book? CLICK HERE



June 24-25, 2017

American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago!   

YA Author Coffee Klatch on Sunday from 8:30 am to 10 am on Sunday, June 2
PopTop Stage Sunday, June. 25th, 2017 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm, signing books afterward.

Subverting Gender Stereotypes in YA Romance
Join Tor Teen authors Kathleen Baldwin and Jessica Pennington, along with Julie Halpern from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for a lively discussion on how they challenge gender stereotypes and romance tropes in their YA fiction.  Moderated by senior editor Susan Chang.

April 29, 2017

Dallas Book Festival

This is a fun Book Festival, with lots of great authors. We’ll be at the beautiful Dallas Library. I’ll be participating on a 1panel in the Evans Studio 10:00 to 10:50 am YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fandemonium and later signing copies of The Stranje House series. Come say hello!

Where: the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas, TX

April 4-9th

YASH Scavenger Hunt–your chance to win tons of cool YA reads. Tons of fun and inside scoops on your favorite YA Authors.
Where: online, starting at the YASH Sign-up page  Details:  sign up to join the hunt. Info Here

April 20 – 21, 2017
Texas Library Association


I’ll be at HBG Convention Center, San Antonio, TX. Come say hello! Because A School for Unusual Girls was chosen as a Spirit of Texas book, I’ll be participating on a couple panels and signing copies of Exile for Dreamers. Come say hello!

Where: San Antonio, TX

March 4th, 2017, Irving Convention Center

North Texas Teen Book Festival!!!   You do not want to miss this, y’all!  North Texas Teen Book Festival is soooo much fun! 81 amazing authors are going to be there, and there’ll be panels and a giant booksigning . . .


February 4, 2017, Saturday, 10am-1pm, Mt. Enterprise Library

FREE and open to the Public! As part of the Texas Writes Program, Kathleen will be speaking at the Mt. Enterprise Library, 201 NW 2nd Street, Mt. Enterprise, TX 75681. Discussing Your Unique Voice: Bringing Who You Are to the Story.
Bring an authentic voice to your writing. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, a strong distinctive voice is your most marketable commodity. Kathleen will talk about  what voice is, how to enhance yours, and ways to power up the characters in your stories using the same techniques. Bring a pencil and paper, and explore your unique voice through some fun exercises.

February 26, 2017, Sunday 2pm

writing-down-the-emotionsMeet the Sisters in Crime chapter of North TX, and I’ll be presenting a workshop on How to Write Powerful Emotions. Come prepared to participate.

November 15th, Tuesday  7 pm

writing-down-the-emotionsAustin TX, speaking at  , the Austin Chapter of RWA, 7 – 9 pm discussing Writing Powerful Emotions.


October 22nd, Saturday  2 pm  11th Annual Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy

buns-and-roses-smallWhere: Renaissance Hotel, 900 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75082
Details:  Guests support literacy while enjoying tea at tables hosted by some of the hottest romance authors from around the country.

A booksigning in conjunction with Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy open to the public will be held at: Barnes & Noble, Firewheel October 23rd, Sunday  3PM – 6PM

October 4th – 9th   SemiAnnual Online YASH YA Scavenger Hunt! 

Where: online starting at the YASH Sign-up page  Details:  sign up to join the hunt. Info Here

July 28th, Thursday  2PM – 9PM, UNRAVELED YA Author Teen Exclusive Party & Panel

Where: South Irving Public Library, 601 Schulze Drive, Irving, TX 75060  Details:  Unravel the mystery of YA lit with two author events featuring Kathleen Baldwin and other authors who will participate in the book signing, panel discussion, Q&A, and teen party with other YA authors.
2-3:30PM: YA Author Exclusive Party for Teens in grades 6-12   Info Here

7-9:00PM: YA Author moderated discussion panel, Q&A, & author signing for all YA fans  Info Here

July 14th, Thursday 3:15PM, Romance Writers of America (RWA) 36th Annual Conference 

Where: San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Details:  Kathleen Baldwin will be presenting her workshop: Secret Life of Pantsers, Magic Tricks, and Delightful Games. 

July 13th, Wednesday 5:30PM, Romance Writers of America (RWA) 36th Annual Conference

Where: San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Details:  Kathleen Baldwin will be book signing with other authors at the ‘Readers for Life’ Literacy Autographing. 

June 25-26, Saturday & Sunday at ALA Annual Conference

Where: Orlando FL, Orange County Convention Center 11:00 am – Signing copies of A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS and a few copies of EXILE FOR DREAMERS in the TorForge Booth #2114, 3:00 pm – Librarian Roundtable Speed Dating, 9:00 am –  Coffee Klatch Sunday Morning, Details:  Kathleen Baldwin will be signing and meeting Librarians.

June 12th, Sunday   3PM, Barnes & Noble Book Signing

Where: Barnes & Noble Bookstore 7700 West Northwest Hwy. #300, Dallas, TX 75225 Details:  Kathleen Baldwin will sign & discuss Exile for Dreamers.

June 12th, Sunday 12 noon, Barnes & Noble Book Signing

Where: Barnes & Noble Bookstore – Arlington at the Parks 3881 South Cooper Street, Suite 2027, Arlington, TX 76015 Details:  Kathleen Baldwin will sign & discuss Exile for Dreamers.

June 11th, Saturday 1PM, Mad Hatter Author Tea & Summer Author Book Signing

Where: Rita & Truett Smith Public Library 300 Country Club Rd #300, Wylie, TX 75098 Details: Tea starts at 1PM & requires registration and book signing to follow (2:30PM & open to the public).

June 10th, Friday 6:30PM, Murder By The Book

Where: Murder By The Book Store 2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005 Details: Kathleen Baldwin will sign & discuss EXILE FOR DREAMERS.

May 24th, Tuesday 10:00PM Blog Tour

EXILE FOR DREAMERS Releases to bookstores everywhere! Check in your local store for a copy.

April 30th, Saturday 10:30AM-11:30AM Dallas Book Festival 

Dallas Public Library,  J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Branch, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201 moderating a YA Author Panel with Jeramey Kraatz, Laurent Linn, Jenny Martin, & Samantha Mabry.

March 1, Tuesday 7 pm, Half Price Books Flagship store

5803 E Northwest Highway, Dallas TX  I’ll be signing with two other YA authors: Veronica Rossi (Riders) and Susan Dennard (TruthWitch) 

February 27th, Saturday all day event, Montgomery County Book Festival

Where: Houston. I will be speaking on panels and signing with the fabulous Veronica Rossi and Susan Dennard. 

 November 22 – 24, 2015NCTE: National Council of English Teachers and ALAN: Assembly on Literature for Adolescents

Panel at 8:30 on Bending Genres and signing books afterward.

November 15, 2015 Mckinney Girl Scout Cadettes – discussing Book Artists.

November 13, 2015 Heritage High School Book Club

November 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. As part of the Texas Writes program I’ll be speaking on Writing Down the Emotions at Hughes Springs Library, Hughes Springs TX 

October 4, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. I’ll be at the 10th annual Buns & Roses Romance Charity Tea for Literacy. It  will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas.

June 27th 2015 I’ll be signing in San Francisco at ALA. Come by the Tor booth at 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm and later I’ll be participating in the AAP’s Children’s & Teen Author Speed Dating event at 3 – 4 pm

May 23 2015 Signing at Katy Budget Books in Houston. We’ll be having tea! 

May 12 – 17 RT Reader Convention – signing in YA Alley

April 15 – 16, 2015:  the Texas Tea on April 15th and the Texas Teens 4 Libraries (TT4L) luncheon with teens on April 16th

March, 2015: I’ll be teaching an in depth class on Scene & Sequel for the incomparable Margie Lawson’s Writer’s Academy.

February 12, 2015: blogging at GetLostInAStory.blogspot.com

February 2, 2015: speaking at: Ousley Junior High 


May 5th, 2014 I’ll be interviewed at http://www.timelessquills.com/ Drop by and say hi – you might win a free eBook.

March 29th, 2014 Join me and two other fabulous authors, Elizabeth Essex and Patience Griffin, as we present a super informative half day workshop on Writing Emotion to Writers’ Guild of Texas at the Richardson Civic Center from 9 – 1.  

February 12, 2014 Come chat with me at GetLostInAStory.blogspot.com You might win a copy of Lady Fiasco if you fess up about your favorite villain.

February 8, 2014 I’ll be meeting readers at Romance Comes to Bonham Public Library. For more information and the event article visit North Texas News

February 4, 2014 I’ll be doing an interview at www.rockinbookreviews.com


I just joined

Diary Of A Teenage Fairy Godmother

Chosen by the readers at Fresh Fiction as Fresh Pick of the day. This is a lovely compliment.
Thank you Fresh Fiction,


May 5, 2013 I’ll be at: RomanceBandits.com Visit me in the lair and you might win a copy of Diary of a Teenage Fairy Godmother (comment to enter)

May 1st 2013 I’ll be at: GetLostInAStory.blogspot.com  2 lucky visitors will win a copy of Diary of a Teenage Fairy Godmother (just make a comment to enter)

April 27th 2013 I’ll be at Dallas Area Romance Authors presenting The Secret Life of Pantsers—and Critique Group Challenges

Kathleen Baldwin workshop

Are you a frustrated Pantser (one who writes by the seat of his or her pants) living in a plotter’s world? Where do you fall on the Pantser versus Plotter scale? Take the quiz and find out.


April 5th 2013 New Book Launch Day! Come on over to Honestly YA.com  We’ll be talking about Heartbreak and giving away copies of Diary of a Teenage Fairy Godmother

BASKETBALL Droids by Clarke Baldwin Small

April 2013 One of my sons wrote the book and I’m quite pleased with the story. It takes several unexpected turns. Check it out. See if you like my illustrations.
Description: Chance Bradley is a smart kid who is an inventor and talented at sports. After creating a droid for his science project that can play basketball with him, he thinks his life is perfect. That is until strange things start going on in his neighborhood and his droid may want to take more than just jump shots.

A fun action-adventure science fiction kids book for ages 9-12 and adults. Children’s Chapter Book with 9 Color Illustrations
The Chance Bradley Adventures Series are action-packed stories filled with sports, science fiction, adventure and a hint of fantasy.

Read an excerpt at Amazon


September 11, 2012 I will be presenting The Secret Life of Pantsers—Magic Tricks and Delightful Games  The Austin Romance Writers meet at 7-9 p.m.  at Northwest Recreation Center, located at MoPac and 2222 in North/Central Austin.

Are you a frustrated Pantser (one who writes by the seat of his or her pants) living in a plotter’s world? Where do you fall on the Pantser versus Plotter scale? Take the quiz and find out.

Pantsers leave your struggles behind. Learn why you write the way you write. Plotters and Pantsers alike will benefit from discussing tricks, tools and delightful games that make a writer’s life easier. The creative mind is fabulously brilliant but also temperamental. Learn how to nurture and protect your unique type of creativity and keep your muse happy.

Kathleen Baldwin workshop

Set yourself free by utilizing story analysis tools. Kathleen distills analysis methods such as Swain and Bickham’s Scene and Sequel into easy-to-understand forms. Pantsers take heart! You can have your cake and eat it, too. You can excel at craft and yet still hold onto the wild adventure of “storytelling.”


Event: February 11, 2012  DFW Ready Writers

11:00 am, at La Hacienda Ranch Restaurant, 5250 Hwy. 121 Colleyville, Texas, I will presenting The Secret Life of Pantsers—Magic Tricks and Delightful Games to the DFW Ready Writers_


NewsLady Fiasco sold to a Japanese Manga. A friend of mine in the military found a copy in a bookstore in Japan and brought it home for me. It is one of my prize possessions.
View it on the Japanese version of Amazon.


News: May 2, 2011

Kathleen’s latest manuscript: Stranje House, School for Unusual Girls won the YA division of The Marlene contest. The final judge was Kristin Daly, editor, at HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray.  Many thanks to all the judges of the Washington Romances Writers’ distinguished Marlene contest.

Event: May 20 – 21, 2011  Tucson, Arizona

I’ll be presenting the full length version of The Secret Life of Pantsers workshop at the Saguaro Romance Writers, which includes my Write Fresh Brainstorming Trick, Muse Magic, and lots of other goodies. So if you live in the Tucson area come join us for the fun.

Event: April 1 & 2nd, 2011 Dallas TX

I will be at Dreamin’ in Dallas, working behind the scenes and enjoying Dallas Romance Authors‘ fabulous conference.

Event: July 28 – 31, 2010

I’ll be giving a short version of my Secret Life of Pantsers workshop in Orlando, FL, at RWA National

Event: March 5th and 6th, 2010

I will be giving The Secret Life of Pantsers workshop in Shreveport, Louisiana at the 2010 Written in the Stars Writer’s Conference. Lots of great speakers, editors and agents. If you live nearby don’t miss it!