Book Marjetta as a Presenter!

Over the past eight years, Marjetta has critiqued my writing as well as many writers I know. Her insightful feedback is consistently spot on as she points out both strengths and weaknesses in our manuscripts. Not only does Marjetta identify an area in need of improvement, she offers solutions to fix it. Marjetta’s expertise makes her able to take a good manuscript and make it a great one. I highly recommend her services.

Debbie Reed Fischerauthor of This Is Not the Abby Show

Marjetta has a winning format for the workshops that includes “what’s working” as well as “suggestions for improvement.” She writes comments on our manuscripts during the workshop and takes notes of the other workshop members comments so that we have them to consider during our revision process.

Sara Lee

As an English professor for nearly twenty years, I can attest that Marjetta’s skills are strong and her methods are solid. When you get a critique from Marjetta, you’re not just getting some random person’s opinion. She has an ideal combination of training in literature, training in creative writing, and firsthand experience as a published writer. Plus, working with her is just easy and fun! The question isn’t ‘why should I work with Marjetta?’ but rather, why wouldn’t you?

T.S. Frever

Marjetta hosts creative and lively writing workshops‹no two the same–that always leave me inspired and energized; and she has personally helped me see my way out of more than one writer’s black hole. As a fiction writer herself, she continuously pushes herself with new techniques and pedagogies, and she¹s incredibly generous in sharing her time and expertise. I recommend her as a teacher and mentor most highly.

Gail Shepherd


School Visits:


Talking to students about writing and books is always a pleasure for me. I am available for classroom visits, school presentations, writing workshops, or Skype visits. I also do teacher training in effective and inspirational writing instruction. Prices vary depending on the time commitment, so contact me and we can work out what would be the best visit option for your school.





As a panelist, lecturer, or workshop leader, I can talk about young adult literature, writing craft, the writer’s journey, and publishing. I am also available for critique faculty.

Florida Center for the Literary Arts

Florida Center for the Literary Arts

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Teen Book Con (The Greater Houston Teen Book Convention)

The Greater Houston Teen Book Convention


Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

2009, 2011, 2014

Nova Southeastern University Writing Workshop

Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library Teen Authors Series

2013 and 2016

Coral Spring Literary Arts Festival

Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library Teen Authors Series


Gay and Lesbian Literary and Arts festival

Gay and Lesbian Literary Arts Festival


Spalding University MFA

Guest Lecturer at Spalding University M.F.A. in Writing

2012 and 2016