My next novel, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, hits bookstores on September 8. Preorder today!          

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NEWSWEEK'S PIECE ON THE MOTH, INCLUDING A QUOTE BY ME AND MENTION OF SPEAK UP:

Have We Got a Story For You: 18 Years of Storytelling at The Moth

ALL OF MY STORYTELLING SEGMENTS ON THE GIST IN ONE CONVENIENT SOUNDCLOUD FEED:

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Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization founded and produced by me and my wife, Elysha Dicks. We produce storytelling shows in Hartford at Real Art Ways and throughout the region at a number of partnered venues. We also teach storytelling to people from all walks of life. 

I deliver keynote addresses, commencement speeches, and inspirational talks. I conduct author visits to schools and universities and host storytelling events. I tell personal stories. I speak on the topics of education, writing, storytelling, personal productivity, and achieving one's goals.  

I help people set and achieve goals by working closely with them to design action plans, develop strategies to boost productivity and efficiency, and change habits detrimental to their success, all in the pursuit of helping people realize their dreams.