10:00 am10:00

CONTRITION Book Talk for the League of Women Voters

  • Saint Anthony's Hospital Conference Center

Join me for lunch and a book talk at this fundraiser for the League of Women Voters. I'll be sharing about my writing and research process for CONTRITION, answering questions and signing books for this great cause.

Nov 6

Book Signings at Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show

  • Denver Merchandise Mart

Join me and several of my fellow local authors at  Colorado Authors' League Book Booth this weekend, where we'll chat with readers and sign copies of our books for holiday gifts. Signed copies of CONTRITION will be available for sale all weekend, and I'll be there to personalize copies at the following times: 

Saturday, November 5th from 9 am - 12 pm

Sunday, November 6th from 12 pm - 1:30 pm

 More information about the show and discount admission coupons are available here

8:30 am08:30

PEO's Chapter FP Books & Brunch: Guest Author

  • Arvada Center

Join me and three other authors TBD as we share our writing and publishing stories at this brunch benefitting women's education. A book signing will follow.

P.E.O (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is an international organization whose primary objective is to provide scholarships, loans and grants to women working to achieve their educational goals. 

Tickets and details will be forthcoming.

12:00 pm12:00

PEO's Boulder Chapter Books and Tea: Guest Author

  • Boulder, CO

Join me and fellow authors Cynthia Swanson and Gerald Blaine as we share our writing and publishing stories, followed by a Q&A and tea.  Books will be available for purchase and author signing. Proceeds will benefit women's education.

P.E.O (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is an international organization whose primary objective is to provide scholarships, loans and grants to women working to achieve their educational goals. 

Time and Location TBD

7:00 pm19:00

Book Talk at Cameron United Methodist Church

  • 1600 South Pearl Street (Iowa & Pearl) Denver, CO, 80210 United States

CONTRITION is Cameron United's Book Club book for August.  I'll be sharing my inspiration, writing process, publication journey and the status of CONTRITION's film adaptation, followed by a Q & A and book signing.

Open to the public


2:00 pm14:00

Barnes & Noble Hosts CAL Award Winners

  • Barns and Noble

Join me and my fellow CAL Award Winners for readings at the Colorado Authors’ League Day program at Barnes & Noble, 960 S. Colorado Blvd., on Sunday, June 26, continuing CAL’s 85th Year celebration. Each author will discuss her or his book during a 30-minute session and answer questions. Books will be available for purchase throughout the day, and authors will sign copies as requested. The program begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. I'll be there from 2 pm on and will do a reading at 3:30 pm. Here’s the complete schedule of winning authors):

11:00 Claudia McAdam (Children’s Books) The Mermaid’s Gift
11:30 Beverly Jones (Young Adult Books) War Bonds: Remembering One Small Town in America During World War II
Noon Heather Hansen (General Non-Fiction) Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bear: 100 Years of the National Park Service
12:30 Sharon Cairns Mann (Short Fiction) Tesserae: A Mosaic of Story
1:00 Margaret Coel (Lifetime Achievement) Wind River Mystery Series
1:30 Carolyn Campbell (Creative Non-Fiction) Flying With El Condor
2:00 Andrea Jones (Blogs) Between Urban and Wild
2:30 Patricia Raybon (Essays) After Charleston
3:00 Bruce Most (Genre Fiction) Murder on the Tracks
3:30 Maura Weiler (Mainstream Fiction) Contrition

2:00 pm14:00

Craft Seminar: Adapting Fiction for Film

  • Lighthouse Writers Workshop: Lit Fest

Been thinking about expanding your short story or whittling your 400-page novel into a 118-page screenplay but don’t know where to start? Fear not! With a little flexibility, adapting fiction to film is easier and more fun than you think. I'll be teaching this seminar to help you get started. We’ll discuss what Hollywood is looking for and whether or not your material might be a good fit, then build your adaptation tool kit. And of course we’ll leave time to pen your Oscar acceptance speech.

Details here

12:30 pm12:30

Hollywood Know-how: Networking in the Film Industry Without Living in New York or L.A

  • Lighthouse Writers Workshop: Lit Fest

So you’ve finished your screenplay or your fiction would make a great movie – now what? Query letters are one way to go, but in Hollywood it’s all who you know. I will join book and film agents on this panel to share tips on how to build your film industry network without living in Los Angeles or New York and create a concrete plan for finding your dream film agent or producer. 

A Lighthouse Writers Workshop Lit Fest Brown Bag

Details on Lit Fest here

4:00 pm16:00

Colorado Writing School: Author Round Table

  • Office Evolution

Join authors Erika Krouse, Rebecca Snow and me as we talk about all aspects of writing including crafting, publishing and marketing. We'll share what we’ve learned and offer advice to aspiring writers. The discussion will be facilitated by Rachel Weaver with Q&A and book signing to follow. 

$15 at the door. More details are available here

6:00 pm18:00

Curious Theatre's Girls' Night Out: Guest Author

  • Curious Theatre Company

Join me for a fun and flirty Girls Night Out! This annual fundraiser is a Curious Theatre favorite. We'll unwind with some cocktails, dinner and fun before enjoying a performance of Sex with Strangers. This year, they’ve taken on a literary theme that will include a Q&A with me and other authors TBD.

Details and tickets here

7:00 pm19:00

Chautauqua Author Talk: Turning Books into Movies

  • Chautauqua Community House

As a screenwriter and former Director of Development at Blue Tulip Productions at 20th Century Fox, I'm always asking myself the question: “Would this novel or short story make a good film?” Drawing examples from major studio movies I helped develop, I will discuss what makes a piece of literature cinematic, why some adaptations work and others don’t, and how the process is currently unfolding for Contrition.




4:00 pm16:00

Indies First Honorary Bookseller at The Tattered Cover

  • The Tattered Cover - LODO

Indies First is a national campaign of activities and events in support and celebration of independent bookstores, first envisioned by author Sherman Alexie in 2013. This year's campaign kicks off locally on Small Business Saturday, November 28th, with me and several other authors serving  as Tattered Cover honorary booksellers throughout the day. I'll be at TC's historic LODO location from 4-6 to help sell books, share recommendations, and sign stock. Come on by and  get a jump on your holiday gift shopping.

A complete listing of authors at all Tattered Cover locations is TBD

10:00 am10:00

RMFW Bookfair & Author Signing at B&N

  • Barnes & Noble

I will be joining six of my fellow Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers to sign books and visit with customers at the Barnes & Noble on Colorado Boulevard in Denver. Signed books make great holiday gifts and your purchases will help support writer scholarships to RMFW's annual conference.

For more information, click here

2:30 pm14:30

Hollywood Know-How Workshop at Castle Rock Writers Conference

  • PACE Events Center

So you’ve finished your screenplay or your novel would make a great movie – now what? Query letters are one way to go, but in Hollywood it’s all who you know. I'll share  tips on how to build your film industry network without living in Los Angeles or New York. Objective: Create a concrete plan for finding your dream film agent or producer.

2015 Castle Rock Writers Conference

9:00 am09:00

Opening Keynote at the Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

  • Mount Vernon Country Club


Award-winning authors and appreciative readers will gather at the first annual Rocky Mountain Literary Festival to celebrate the shared passion of the writing and the reading of books. In an intimate setting in the Foothills just west of Denver, a group of specially selected authors will share their journey with book lovers.

Featured Authors:

Maura Weiler 9:15 - 10:00

Francine Matthews 10:20 - 11:05

Thomas Hornbein and Mark Stevens 11:30 - 12:15

Jeffrey Miller 1:30-2:15

4:30 pm16:30

PAL 1st Sale Panel at RMFW's Colorado Gold Conference

  • The Westin Westminster

Panelist: PAL (Published Authors League) First Sale
Recipient: The PEN Award

Several of my fellow local debut novelists and I will discuss our publication journeys on the Published Authors League First Sale Panel at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers  Colorado Gold Conference, where hundreds of writers from all over the US and beyond gather for a full weekend of writerly camaraderie, exciting programming, and opportunities to pitch projects to the industry’s top agents and editors.

6:30 pm18:30

Hometown CONTRITION Reading at the Trumbull Library

  • Trumbull Library

I'm so excited to return to the library I spent many hours in as a kid cramming for their summer reading programs! It's such fun to be able to offer a little summer reading of my own at this CONTRITION reading, Q&A and signing event. Books will be available for sale. Two-tissue alert: I may get a little sappy if any of my former teachers show up!

Trumbull Library Events

12:30 pm12:30

Lit Fest Panel: First-Time Authors Tell All

  • Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop

A panel of authors whose first books have recently (or will recently) hit the shelves to hear how they envisioned their projects, how the developed and completed them, and finally how they negotiated the business of publishing them.

Maura Weiler - Contrition
Tiffany Tyson - Three Rivers
Rebecca Snow - Glassmusic
Cynthia Swanson  - The Bookseller

Lighthouse Writers Workshop 2015 Lit Fest


7:00 pm19:00

Reading and Launch Party

  • Tattered Cover on Colfax

All are welcome for my reading, signing, and Q & A event from 7-8 pm at The Tattered Cover on Colfax, followed by a launch party down the street at Lighthouse Writers Workshop (1515 Race Street , Denver (map)) from 8-10 pm. Come imbibe and enjoy the vibe at this historic Victorian, where exciting literary events happen daily. Free parking is available at Lighthouse and in the lot directly across the street. Free and open to the public. 

6:00 pm18:00

The Story of a Book, 6.0

  • Lighthouse Writers Workshop

A celebration of several Lighthouse members and faculty and their forthcoming books. We will hear the ins and outs of the process they enjoyed (or endured) in getting their manuscripts from crazy first idea and into actual print. Each panelist will read a short passage from his or her book and tell the story of how it all came about, followed by a Q&A session, some modest celebrating, and book signing.

Maura Weiler, Contrition
Cynthia Swanson, The Bookseller
Rebecca Snow, Glassmusic
Tiffany Tyson, Three Rivers

2:00 pm14:00

Douglas County Libraries Local Author Showcase

  • Douglas County Libraries- Parker Branch

Come join us enjoy light refreshments as you listen to local authors talk about their books! The authors presenting include: Maura Weiler, Shawn McGuire, Jayme H. Mansfield, Becky Clark, Corinne O'Flynn and Lisa Brown Roberts. Registration is required.

The authors will each have five minutes to discuss their work; a book sale and signing will follow.

Feb 21

The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination

  • The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies

Contrition on display

The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination is a national gathering of leading writers, critics, scholars, editors, and journalists—young and old, Catholic and non-Catholic. A dynamic, serious but never pious conversation about the relationship between faith and literature in contemporary American culture.