SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCE APPEARANCES
Hey there–and thanks for visiting. As a creative person I wear many sparkly hats, from playwright, composer and performer to writer/blogger/author/journalist.
Amy Shojai Upcoming Appearances
Amy Shojai Recent Appearances
NEXT STEPS RADIO with Jenny Milchman–TINSEL & THRILLERS!
Wednesday night, December 14th, 10:00 Eastern Time, Four authors, Four Times the Thrills! Learn more here!
AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING at Bristol Public Library, 505 W Vistula St., Bristol, Indiana (574-848-7458). Monday December 19, 2016 from 3-4:00 pm.
I shared my writer’s journey, nonfiction & fiction, including ways to stay motivated. We had a blast! I love talking with readers and other writers. Copies of my thrillers and latest nonfiction books were available for paw-tographs, too.
BOOK SIGNING at Panera Bread, 4040 US 75 North, Sherman, Texas (903-893-5252). Saturday December 10, 2016 from 9-11:00 a.m.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1-3, 2016 (Texas Thespian Festival). SHOJAI & STEELE PLAYS will attend and present workshops at the TEXAS THESPIAN FESTIVAL to the 7100 attending student actors.
Sessions include: DAREDEVIL ACTING, SING BAD TO SELL YOUR SONG, TALK “DIRTY” TO ME, LICENSE TO BE OBNOXIOUS and many more. Check out our offerings here.
September 13, 2016, Hotel Indigo, Lower East Side, New York City.
Hosted by Merck Animal Health, a gathering of cat bloggers (invitation only).
DRAMA-MOMMA TO DOTING DAD. What types of Cat Parents are you and your readers? Every cat is the same—aloof, stand offish, can’t be trained….WE KNOW that’s false! Cats are like furry snowflakes, each with a different look and purr-sonality. So are owners. And while we all share a passion for cats—and so do our readers—understanding the kinds of cat parents who read our blogs can help us serve them better, and in turn, their cats. This fun power point includes a Q & A discussion of what’s “normal” for you and for your readers.
This year the CWA Annual Conference partnered with the BlogPaws Conference outside Phoenix from June 23-25, 2016 to bring the best writing and publishing information to the world of pet writing and blogging. We’re offering sessions from Smashwords, from NYT bestselling author Gwen Cooper, from Dr. Marty Becker and many others covering publishing, writing, marketing and blogging. As the CWA Conference Chair, I’ll be “herding cats” and speakers, attending the Awards Banquet (I have TWO books nominated!) and also signing my CAT FACTS and DOG FACTS titles (maybe others…) at the speaker book signing. Stop by and say howdy! I’ll be the one wearing the rhinestone BLING, BITCHES & BLOOD pin!
Book Signing & Panel at THRILLERFEST, July 5-9, 2016 Grand Hyatt, NYC!
This is THE event for Thriller authors, readers, and anyone who loves books. I was the PANEL MASTER for a Saturday morning session titled DRUGS, BOMBS OR WEAPON DETECTION? K-9 Dogs In Thriller Novels. Joining me were D.D. Ayres, Veronica Forand, Cat Warren, Special Agent Ryan Christie and his K9 partner Ace. I got to sign my newest pet-centric thrillers HIDE AND SEEK and SHOW AND TELL later that day in the mass signing.
BOOK AMY FOR YOUR EVENT OR CONFERENCE!
- See Amy’s Writer-ly & Pet-Centric Talks Information Here
- See Amy’s Actor Reels/Resume Here
- See Amy’s Original Play Information & Workshops Here
I’m also happy to craft a talk for your specific event. You can contact me by email amy @ shojai.com (no spaces). Most of my in-person and webinar presentations include fun power point talks complete with SQUEEE! cute pet pictures.
You can also review my ASK AMY video series that covers all the funny, puzzling, frustrating and bizarre things our cats and dogs do–with tips how to solve your pet peeves. Here’s a sampling of some questions:
Animal Planet asked for my expertise for Dogs 101 and Cats 101. I was interviewed about 14 dog breeds and a dozen cat breeds. Of course, the fur-kids get all the really kewl close-ups! That’s me, with a lovely MinPin helper during the taping. These shows continue to air in reruns so you’ll be able to catch the full episodes by dialing up the TV shows. A sampling of some of the episodes are below:
TWICE MONTHLY KXII “Pet Talk” TELEVISION SEGMENTS Winner of the Cat Writers’ Association “MUSE MEDALLION” Award
Since January 2001, I’ve co-hosted the KXII-TV “Pet Talk” segment on the CBS morning news program, and in 2010 that moved to the noon time frame. I provide the topic and commentary in answer to the interviewer’s questions.
Pet Talk airs the first and third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. If you are in the viewing area (North Texas and Southern Oklahoma) and would like a particular topic addressed, please send me a note.
View other KXII Pet Talk segments featuring Amy by visiting her YouTube channel.
PET PEEVES RADIO PODCASTS
PET PEEVES debuted in 2008, and since that time Amy recorded 82 shows. Pet Peeves won multiple Cat Writers’ Assn. “Muse Medallion” and Dog Writer’s Association of America “Maxwell Medallion” and special awards.
PET PEEVES covers what makes pet lovers snarl and growl, wag and purr, or bare their teeth, bringing together top animal experts to discuss, explain–and sometimes argue about–common and not-so-common pet peeves!
I dare you to listen–prepare to be challenged, entertained, and potentially PEEVED…but never, ever bored!
Archived shows remain available for your podcast listening enjoyment here. You can scroll through the listings and click on the topics that make you purr, howl, or sit up and beg.