Speaker Proposal

Award-winning author Nancy J. Cohen is available to give presentations to community groups, libraries, conferences and chapter meetings. She can offer workshops on writing or a discussion of the writing life in general. She has spoken at libraries, conferences, community groups, university classes, writers’ meetings and cruise ships. Author of thirty published works, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets.

The purpose of her visits is to raise interest in reading, to educate the public and other authors, and to increase awareness of the publishing industry.

Nancy Cohen speaker

Descriptions of Programs

Programs may be customized for the audience and include anecdotes based on the author’s personal experiences. Time for Q&A is allowed.

WORKSHOP TOPICS include, but are not limited to, the following:

For Writers
How to Get Published
Self-Publishing Made Simple
Plotting Made Perfect
Creating Settings that Sizzle
Writing is Revising
Writing the Cozy Mystery
Developing a Mystery Series
How to Turn Your Book into an Audiobook
Book Promotion on a Budget
Get Started Blogging

For Readers
Life of a Published Author
Popularity of Cozy Mysteries

Arrangements For Special Guest Appearances

(1) Fees for In-Person Events – $350 in Florida plus travel expenses if longer than a two-hour drive; Hotel room for overnight stay if requested; Gas allowance. Fees may be discounted or waived under special circumstances. Honorarium is to be paid upon presentation of workshop. In lieu of an honorarium, a case of the author’s books may be purchased in advance at a 20% discount of the book’s retail price plus tax and shipping.

(2) Fee for Online Webinars – $250 for one to two hours in length. $50 per month to keep recorded sessions available online.

(3) A letter of agreement; E-mail is acceptable.

(4) Publicity for the event.

(5) Permission for author to sell her books at the event.

Nancy is also interested in speaking to Book Clubs, either in person or via Zoom or Skype.

Contact the Author: [email protected]


“You are a gifted, informative and organized teacher, freely offering good advice to upcoming writers.” Judy Buckland, former Program Coordinator, Lake County Library System

“Thank you again for stopping by our writers’ group. Your advice definitely helped me to get published!” DiVitto Kelly, Reference Librarian, South Regional/Broward College Library

“You were informative, funny and gracious.” Helena E. Osborne-Ponsi, Retired from Lake County Board of County Commissioners

“How wonderful for us to have Nancy. She was a fountain of information, insight and fun!” Helena Finnegan, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, SW Florida Museum of History

“A witty and dynamic speaker.” Phil Jason, Florida Weekly

“Your class was informative, interesting, and thought provoking. Many of our members commented on how much they enjoyed it.” Alan Egenthal, Coordinator, Academy of Continuing Education, Lore & Eric F. Ross JCC

“Thank you for coming to the Orlando Public Library to discuss writing fiction. The program was exciting and enjoyable. I received many comments from our customers that they enjoyed your program.” Taryn Brown, Community Relations Librarian, Orange County Library System

“Everyone so appreciated your very clever and understandable talk last week!” Doris Lemcke, Treasurer, Southwest Florida Romance Writers

“So many people came up to me after your talk and told me how helpful and wonderful you were! Thank you again for being so generous and for sharing a wealth of info.” Sharon Potts, President, Mystery Writers of America, Florida Chapter