March Giveaway for Writers!

In celebration of my upcoming author readings and writing workshops, I'm offering the following giveaway for writers. I hope you win!

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8-Author SMOL Fair Reading

6 p.m. EST (3 p.m. PST/5 p.m. CST) Thurs, March 4, 2021


I'll join 7 other Vine Leaves Press authors during this hour-long Zoom reading be reading that's part of the SMOL Fair celebrating the best from indie presses. Sign up via our Facebook events page to get a reminder!


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Dime Grinds: 3-Author Meet, Greet and Read!

2 - 4 p.m. PST (4 p.m. CST/5 p.m. EST) Sun., March 7, 2021

Henderson Writers Group

I'll be reading from Winter Light and answering questions as part of this monthly Zoom series hosted by the Henderson Writers Group, an amazing organization of enthusiastic writers based in Las Vegas, NV. I'll have 30 minutes to talk with you about the circuitous journey of my book. Two other authors will share their experiences as well. I hope you'll join us!

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Las Vegas Writers Conference

April 8 - 10, 2021

Henderson Writers Group

The Henderson Writers Group in Las Vegas, NV, will again be hosting this impressive virtual conference featuring many talented writers and experts who will impart their wisdom with the goal of helping other authors reach their writing goals. I count myself as lucky to be among those who will be speaking. My workshops will include Flaming Good Dialogue: How to Create Unforgettable Characters Through Exchanges That Singe and  The Little Red Riding Hood Dilemma: What Kind of Publisher to Aim for, Big, Medium/Small, Self. Register now!

The Road to Flaming Great Dialogue Starts With Growing Great Characters!

March 20, 2021

North Texas Romance Writers of America

I feel very lucky to be invited to teach this 2-hour Zoom workshop! Here's the description:


There’s no way your character can authentically voice a fabulous comeback, desperate plea or brilliant courtroom argument until you know exactly how s/he operates! Through discussion and writing exercises in which you’ll actively work on your own characters and scenes, Martha Engber, author of GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS FROM THE GROUND UP will first explain how to grow your characters, whether for a memoir, novel, screenplay or other project. Then she’ll teach you the secret to fantastic dialogue that leads to exciting, unforgettable scenes where your characters truly speak for themselves!

To schedule a workshop or seminar please contact Martha: