Author Events

**I had to put events on hold this past year due to a busy teaching schedule, but I hope to have some events within the next year. Keep checking!**

I love to do both virtual and in-person events. I offer a variety of presentations, including reading from Best Friends Playbook, question and answer sessions, and various writing workshops. Feel free to request something other than what I offer here.

I hope to see you at an event soon!

Best Friends Playbook Author Visit and Book Signing
Get to know author A.W. Downer in a short session followed by book signing. Mrs. Downer will introduce herself, share her inspiration, read a chapter from Best Friends Playbook, and answer questions.

Creating Dynamic Characters,
1 hour

In this workshop, we’ll use a character questionnaire to get to know our characters. Once we know our characters better, we’ll be able to answer the most important question: what does our character want the most?

Story Workshop, 1 hour
Learn about the seven basic parts of most stories. Using examples, we’ll see how these parts work together. Then, participants will use the seven parts to create their own stories. We’ll also learn how conflict drives stories.

Story Workshop, 1/2 day
Incorporating the elements of shorter workshops, participants will create a character, describe a setting, and invent a plot. Then, as time allows, participants will begin writing their stories. Sharing within small groups is encouraged.


I hope to add some events in the next few months. Keep checking back.


SHINE Homeschool Group
July 23, 2022, 11am-2pm
Book Signing/Author Visit
Garden Ridge, TX

Basics of Storytelling Writing Workshops
June 14, 2022

Longview, TX

Called to Teach Homeschool Convention
June 2-4, 2022
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX

Ask about author events today


About Me

I have always loved writing stories, but I was surprised as an adult to learn I love teaching as well. I hold a B.A. in Digital Writing and an M.F.A in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Fantasy has always been my first love in literature. Superheroes and science fiction also hold a special place in my heart. My favorite audience is middle grade readers, but I enjoy young adult fiction as well.


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