Invite Rachel to Speak

I enjoy talking to students about my novels, from middle school through grad school. I also give speeches and readings, participate in convention panels and book festivals. Venues where I’ve spoken or read recently, or am scheduled to appear in 2019, include:

  • Harvard Book Store
  • Macalester College (with Kate Bornstein)
  • Decatur Book Festival
  • Boston Book Festival
  • Twin Cities Book Festival
  • Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival
  • ClexaCon
  • Golden Crown Literary Society
  • The Loft Literary Center

My novels have been taught at:

  • Harvard University
  • Ohio State University, Mansfield
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin Waukesha
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Arcadia University
  • Vancouver Island University
  • George Mason University
  • Mississippi University for Women

For more praise for my novels, click here.

Speaking sample

Here is a five-minute clip from a fifty-minute speech on sex and gender that I delivered to the Golden Crown Literary Society in July 2018:

You can click here to download a PDF of all the slides.

If you want to see me reading from one of my novels please click over to my Just Girls virtual reading.

Speaker Evaluation & Comments

I also present and train as a marketing consultant. I’ve spoken at local and national marketing conferences. Because I don’t hand out audience evaluations at my author events, below you’ll find comments from my marketing presentations.

  • “Rachel was very engaging and fun. She offered many helpful tips and clearly enjoys the subject.”
  • “Good conversational tone. Solid examples. Good content and recommendations.”
  • “Great presentation, very organized and simplified to understand for a beginner.”
  • “Great content. Rachel is a wonderful presenter.”
  • “Personable and engaging”
  • “Very good, enthusiastic, well-spoken”
  • “Obviously very experienced & knowledgeable in the topic. Great at explaining the topic. Pointed out opportunities. Very good! Thank you!”

As an author, I routinely speak to university, high school and middle school classes — in person and remotely via Skype. If you’d like to talk to me about speaking at your event, you can find my contact info here.