One of the best parts of being an agent is sharing with other writers about their craft or providing opportunities for success.

If you’re interested in me giving a webinar or presenting at your conference or writing event, please contact me through the form below.

Upcoming Events:

March 8-12, 2023 – Futurescapes 9th Annual Writers’ Workshop

September 21-23, 2023 – American Night Writers Conference


Past Events:

February 4, 2023 – Futurescapes Workshop on Voice

March 4-6, 2022 – 7th Annual Futurescapes Writers’ Workshop The workshop will be virtual.

April 29 – May 1, 2022 – Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Annual Conference (pitches, critiques, workshops)

October 2021 through January2022: SCBWI San Diego Mentorships

October 2-3, 2021 – Oklahoma SCBWI Fall Conference (critiques off-site)

May 14-15, 2021 – Writing Day Workshop San Diego (pitches)

July 2020 – CYA All-Stars Writers & Illustrators Conference   (online conference with critiques, panel, workshops)

March 28th – Kansas City Writing Day Workshop

Feb 22 – SCBWI One Day Event in St. Louis

January 24-26 – ALA Conference in Philadelphia

October 25, 2019 – Oklahoma Writing Day Workshop (pitches & presenting)

September 27-28 – Storymakers & Indie Author Hub (workshop and taking pitches)

August 22-25, 2019 – Killer Nashville (critiquing queries and pages, taking pitches, and doing round tables)
Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller or any genre splice of those.
Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult pitches are welcome to pitch me.

April 6, 2019 – KS/MO SCBWI Graphic Novel Day

March 30, 2019 – Kansas City Writing Workshop (presenting & taking pitches)

SCBWI Nebraska Intensive (on the river): Pitches and Queries: the Hook, Line, and Sinker for Catching Requests

April 14, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Mahoney Lodge, Mahoney State Park

Selling your story to an agent or editor requires grabbing their attention in a matter of seconds. Join Heather … to learn how to write strong pitches and queries that will grab a reader’s attention and get them wanting more.

This is an in-person, hands-on workshop, so bring a pitch and query to work with during the event, along with writing materials and/or a laptop, so you can take notes and rework your query during the event.

Attendees can also sign up for pitch and query critiques from Heather. These can be submitted after the workshop; Heather will respond within three weeks.

More details here…

SCBWI KS/MO Agent Day 

04/07/2018 | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm | Friendship Brewing Company

SCBWI KS/MO Middle of the Map Conference: Social Media and Pitch Contests

Does Twitter make you jitter? Come learn how to use social media as a tool to get your manuscript noticed by agents, editors, and publishers with Heather Cashman’s workshop on social media and pitch contests. She’s the Managing Director of Pitch Wars, Pitch Madness, and the Twitter phenomenon, #PitMad. Many authors have been discovered using these pitch contests, and you could be the next one!

SCBWI Nebraska Webinar: Throwing Out the First Pitch!

In this webinar, Heather will help you understand how to use the Twitter contest #PitMad to pitch to agents, editors, and publishers. Use Pitch Madness to polish your query and first chapter. Enter Pitch Wars to win a chance to have your entire manuscript polished, your query perfected, and have them showcased in front of the publishing industry’s top agents. If there’s time at the end, we’ll discuss how to craft a pitch and even do some live pitch critiques!

SCBWI Wichita Shoptalk: Pitches, Queries, and #PitchWars, Oh, My!

The art of finding an agent or editor.

SCBWI San Diego:  Using Online Pitching to Get an Editor or Agent

Sharing the ins and outs of online pitching and how to make it work for you.

A Pitch Wars Webinar: The First 10 Pages Intensive with Heather Cashman

Join us for a two-part intensive workshop focused on the first ten pages of your MS.

The first ten pages are the window into the world of your novel. If readers (and agents and editors) take a peek inside and don’t see all the elements of a compelling vacation spot, they’ll find another destination.

Heather Cashman will break down those first ten pages and examine the components necessary to not only make readers finish those ten pages but be excited to reach THE END. (Not suitable for picture books.) Be ready to analyze, break-down, and rebuild your words. Heather is also hoping to do some live edits on willing participants.

Contact (but please do not query) Me Here 🙂