I very much enjoy speaking and teaching and consider those activities to be as much a part of my ministry as writing. I have fifteen years teaching experience at the collegiate level, and I have been teaching and speaking to small groups for the last ten years. Below are possible topics, speaking endorsements, and contact information. I speak to library conferences, writing groups, reading groups, quilt guilds, and women’s ministry groups, among others.
- Smart Marketing: How to Reach Your Readers in a Christian Market
- Weaving Faith Into Your Writing
- Adding Mystery to Your Writing
- How to Find a Literary Agent
- How to Promote Your Book
- How to Publish Your Book
- Agents, Editors and You
- Building a Vibrant Reading Community
- Hosting Successful Author Events
Below are a few endorsements from recent speaking events. I would be happy to provide references upon request.
The guests truly enjoyed speaking with you and our staff just loves you! ~Hannah Walsh, Das Dutchman Essenhaus
I thoroughly enjoyed your session and keynote speech! ~Susan Mills, Indiana, District 3 Conference
You charmed, amused, educated, and totally entertained everyone today. THANK YOU! You are a terrific speaker and have a fabulous way of connecting with your audience. ~Erika De La Fere, Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild
As you quietly talked about the Amish culture that you have absorbed by immersing and ingratiating you and your family in the Amish communities, you kept the packed room of Friends spellbound. You whetted our curiosity of a simpler lifestyle reminiscent of our grandparents. ~Patricia Ebert, Friends of the Library, Duncanville, TX
Vannetta is one of our group’s favorite repeat speakers! She offers unique and helpful tips while clearly explaining how to apply them to your work, and it’s easy to tell that she truly enjoys helping other writers. ~Becky Dean, ACFW Central Texas Chapter
Thank you for the wonderful program you presented to the Brownwood Quilters Guild. You were so informative and entertaining at the same time. I think our ladies really enjoyed your presentation. ~Joy, Brownwood Quilters Guild
I so appreciated her knowledge sand way of sharing it. I have a much better understanding of what to expect, how to respond, and how better to pray. ~Beth (ACFW course–Agents, Editors & You)
Very warm, thorough, helpful. She made even the “lurkers” (I was one) feel welcome and her lessons were interesting to read and informative. ~E. Baker (ACFW course–Agents, Editors & You)
Vannetta did a great job responding to individual comments and questions. I also appreciated her clear outline. ~Leslie (ACFW course–Agents, Editors & You)
This ranks as the best course yet. Vannetta seemed like the most approachable instructor to date. I would not hesitate to walk right up to her at conference and continue this dialogue like we were old acquaintances. Attentive and caring, she has the ability to teach by example and knows when to make hard suggestions and when to commiserate. ~Cindy (ACFW course–Agents, Editors & You)
The lessons were very informative and the instructor’s style was friendly and professional. ~Marcia (ACFW course–Agents, Editors & You)
Schedule an Event
For further information or to schedule an appearance, contact my assistant — kristykreymer (at) gmail (dot) com. Or you may contact me directly through the Connect/Contact button at the top of the page.