Event Availability

In addition to readings, book signings, and the usual assortment of convention panel topics, I'm available to speak on subjects such as urban fantasy, horror, collaborative fiction, and genre poetry.

"I was particularly taken with Lucy A. Snyder at the Dark Fantasy panel; her crisp command of the subject made for an excellent discussion."
— C.P.D. Harris on Gen Con 2013

If you'd like to invite me to be a speaker, workshop instructor, or program participant at your event, please contact me.

Upcoming Events

Chattel House Books featured guest at AnimeKon Expo in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Aug. 15-16, 2015.

Author speaker at Sisters in Crime at 12:30-2:30pm in Columbus, OH on Aug. 22, 2015.

Author speaker at the Pickerington Library Book Club at 7-8pm in Pickerington, OH on Oct. 17, 2015.

Writing workshop instructor ("The Plot Thickens", "Selling Your Fiction") and panelist at StokerCon in Las Vegas, NV on May 12-16, 2016.

Past Events

Workshop instructor ("Publishing Popular Fiction") at the Goddard College MFA Residency in Plainfield, VT on July 1, 2015.

Seminar leader ("Blog Like A Pro: Tips For Everyone") at the Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference in Columbus, OH on June 5, 2015.

Panelist at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH on June 3-7, 2015.
Panels: "Networking", "More Than Black Hats: Creating a Villain", "The Short Story and You", "Flora and Fauna", "Creating a Steampunk Setting", "Flash Fiction"

Author speaker ("Character Development and Riveting Descriptions") at Writers' Ink at the Upper Arlington Public Library in Columbus, OH on May 17, 2015.

Panelist at World Horror 2015 in Atlanta, GA on May 7-10, 2015.
Panels: "Degrees of Dread: Horror Goes to College", "Stabbing Through the Glass Ceiling: Advice for Women Writers Starting Out", "Terrifying Tropes: Urban Fantasy"

GoH at Mo*Con X in Indianapolis, IN on May 1-3, 2015.
Panel: "Women Destroy Mo*Con"

Participating author at the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, OH on April 25, 2015.
Panels: "In Brief: Essays, Poems, and Short Stories" and "Publishing: Everything You Wanted to Know"

Workshop leader for i4 Workshops: Spring into Creative Writing! at the International Institute for Innovative Instruction in Columbus, OH Feb 20-April 10, 2015.

Afternoon of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror at the Bexley Library in Bexley, OH on Feb. 7, 2015.

Participant at the RDSP Writing Retreat in Logan, OH on Dec. 5-7, 2014.

Panelist at Context 27 in Worthington, OH on Sept. 26-28, 2014.
Workshop: "Writing Urban Fantasy and Supernatural Horror". Panels: "MFA Programs", "Skewering the Trope: 'Tough Women' in Literature", "Crowdfunding"

Confluence 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA on July 25-27, 2014.
Panels: "Happiness in Horror", "The Games We Play", "SF as Games; Games as SF", "Collaboration", "Writing and the Day Job", "Truly Creative: Financial Realities of the Writing Life", "The Amazon’s Right Breast: Women in Combat"

DetCon1 in Detroit, MI on July 17-20, 2014.
Panels: Author reading, "Zombie Culture", "Doctor Who", "Iron Author Detroit!"

Goddard College MFA Residency in Plainfield, VT on June 25 - July 4, 2014.

Marcon 49 in Columbus, OH on May 9-11, 2014.
Workshop: "Writing Horror". Panel: "Publishing Mishaps"

2014 Ohioana Library Book Festival in Columbus, OH on May 10, 2014.
Panels: "Fiction: Short Stories", "From Another Realm: Paranormal, Science Fiction & Fantasy II"

GoH at Mo*Con 9 in Indianapolis, IN on May 2-4, 2014.

Legendary ConFusion in Detroit, MI on January 17-19, 2014.
Author Reading (with Ferrett Steinmetz). Panels: "Missed Trends in Urban Fantasy", "If I Knew Then What I Know Now", "Hybrid Publishing", "How do I find the right fit when looking for an Agent?"

Seton Hill MFA Residency in Greensburg, PA on January 11-15, 2014.

Signing at Main Street Books in Mansfield, OH from 1pm-4pm on December 7, 2013.

Reading at Wright State University in Dayton, OH at 4:00pm on October 23, 2013.

Context 26 in Columbus, OH on September 27-29, 2013.

Panelist at Gen Con Indy 2013 in Indianapolis, IN on Aug. 15-18, 2013.
Panels: "Horror", "Urban Fantasy", "Dark Fantasy"

Special Guest at the PMP Writers Retreat in Yellow Springs, OH on Aug. 10, 2013.

Seton Hill MFA Residency in Greensburg, PA on June 28-30, 2013.

Bram Stoker Weekend/World Horror Convention in New Orleans, LA on June 13-16, 2013.

Mo*Con 8 in Indianapolis, IN on May 3-5, 2013.

Marcon 48 in Columbus, OH on March 29-31, 2013.

Guest of Honor at Indiana Horror Writers annual retreat in Indianapolis, IN on Feb. 22-24, 2013.

Signing at Bookmamas in Indianapolis, IN on February 23, 2013.

Seton Hill MFA Residency in Greensburg, PA on Jan. 5-8, 2013.

Special Guest at AnthoCon in Portsmouth, NH on Nov. 9-11, 2012.

World Fantasy 2012 in Toronto, Canada on Nov. 1-4, 2012.

Context 25 in Columbus, OH on September 28-30, 2012.

Gen Con Indy 2012 in Indianapolis, IN on Aug. 16-19, 2012.
Panels: "Writing from Life", "Ghosts, Spirits, and the World Beyond"

Confluence 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA on July 27-29, 2012.

Writing workshop at the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio from 2pm-4pm on May 26th, 2012.

2012 Ohioana Library Book Festival in Columbus, OH on May 12, 2012.

Mo*Con VII in Indianapolis, IN on May 4-6, 2012.

Signing at the Arboretum Barnes & Noble in Austin, TX on April 7th, 2012.

Signing at Hastings Books in San Angelo, TX on April 4, 2012.

Authors' Fair at That Book Place in Madison, Indiana on March 17, 2012 from 10am-5pm.

Signing at Backlist Books in Massillon, Ohio on December 31st, 2011 from 2pm-4pm.

Context 24 in Columbus, OH on August 26-28, 2011.

Signing at the Barnes & Noble at La Cantera in San Antonio, TX on July 17th, 2011.

Mo*Con VI in Indianapolis, IN on May 20-22, 2011.

2011 Ohioana Library Book Festival in Columbus, OH on May 7, 2011.

Signing at Backlist Books in Massillon, Ohio on March 12, 2011 at 1pm.

Take 190 West Festival in Killeen, TX on March 5, 2011.

Apex Day at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY on December 11, 2010, from 2-4pm.

World Fantasy 2010 in Columbus, OH on Oct. 28-31, 2010.

Context 23 in Columbus, OH on August 27-29, 2010.

Talk and Q&A at Central & Southern Ohio Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators at the Upper Arlington Public Library in Columbus, OH on August 18, 2010 at 7:00pm.

Marcon in Columbus, OH on May 28-30, 2010.

Ohioana Book Festival logoFeatured Author at the 2010 Ohioana Library Book Festival in Columbus, OH on May 8, 2010.

Mo*Con V in Indianapolis, IN on April 30 - May 2.

Led session on "Writing Urban Fantasy" at Sinclair Community College's 36th Annual Writers' Workshop in Dayton, OH on Friday, April 16, 2010.

Signing at That Book Place in Madison, Indiana on March 20, 2010 from 1pm-6pm.

Signing at Backlist Books in Massillon, Ohio on March 6, 2010 at 1pm.

Take 190 West Festival in Killeen, TX on Feb. 27, 2010.

Reading/Signing at Borders Books in Indianapolis, IN on Feb. 19, 2010 at 7pm.

IHW Writers' Retreat in Indianapolis, IN on Feb. 19-21, 2010.

Lucy and Gary WCBE Writers' Talk Fundraiser at Kafe Kerouac in Columbus, OH on Nov. 21, 2009.

Writers Workshop of Horror signing in Barboursville, WV on September 5, 2009.

Context 22 in Columbus, OH on August 28-30, 2009.

Stoker Award Weekend in Burbank, CA on June 12-14, 2009.

2009 Ohioana Library Book Festival in Columbus, OH on May 9, 2009.

IHW Writers' Retreat in Indianapolis, IN on Feb. 20-22, 2009.

The It's Alive! 2008 Zombie Fest in Monroeville, PA on October 25-26, 2008.

Context 21 in Columbus, OH on September 26-28, 2008.

CSTW Panel: "The Business/Life of Writing Horror & Dark Fantasy" at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, September 26, 2008.

CSTW panelMo*Con III in Indianapolis, IN on June 13-15, 2008. I was a GoH.

Ohioana Library Book Festival in Columbus, OH on May 10, 2008

Penguicon 6.0 in Troy, MI on April 18-20, 2008. I was a Nifty guest.

World Horror in Salt Lake City, UT on March 27-30, 2008.

Millennicon 22 in Cincinnati, OH on March 14-16, 2008. I was a program participant.