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Speaker Info

I Can Be Your Next Speaker or Workshop Leader


I love to speak to groups of kids, teachers, readers, writers, women, men, aliens, dogs–okay, so any group!

I have spoken in a lot of different places. Here are some:

  • Wentzville School District
  • Lindbergh School District
  • Missouri Writers Guild
  • St. Louis Writers Guild
  • Lions Club
  • Methodist women’s circle group
  • Eureka Middle School
  • All Right Now conference
  • Show Me Writers Masterclass
  • St. Charles Adult Education program
  • Saturday Writers
  • Rolla, MO Library
  • Francis Howell School District
  • Rockwood School District

Here are some of the topics:

  • The 5-step Writing Process
  • Writing a Novel
  • Finding Time to Write
  • Following Your Dreams
  • The 6 Traits of Writing
  • Writing Historical Fiction
  • Writing for Kids
  • How to Get Published (queries, finding an agent, submitting, self-publishing)
  • Writing Dialogue
  • What It’s Like to Be a Writer/Published Author
  • Finding Ideas and Turning Them Into Written Work
  • Freelance Writing: Where to Get Published and Make Money
  • Blogging, Websites, and Social Media
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Children's Writing
  • Red Ribbon Week

These are not the only topics I can speak on. My background is 20 years of teaching–full and part time–in public and private schools in elementary classrooms; online writing instruction for adults; and community education for adults. I also worked from home as a freelance writer and published children’s author–I’ve been a stringer for a newspaper and wrote a book review column for the same newspaper for years. I have also written standardized testing items to the Common Core Standards. I’ve written for countless blogs and magazines as well as being the managing editor for entire issues of WOW! Women On Writing ezine. 

I have appeared at writing conferences for WOW! to take queries and talk about writing for magazines and entering fiction and essay contests. 

To hire me as a speaker, please email me at margolynndill (at) gmail.com. I am happy to provide references for any type of speaking I have done.


30-min Skype presentation: $75

1-hr Skype presentation: $125

Writer’s conferences vary from $100 to $300 and up, depending on the type of workshop or keynote, the size of the group, and the number of breakouts.

School visits vary from $200 to $600 and up, depending on the length of the day, the number of classrooms to visit, the size of the school, and the requirements of the author visit.

*I am willing to negotiate on rates. I do pro bono workshops and lectures from time to time. If you have a need for a speaker and you don’t have much of a budget for one, please email me and we can talk.

If you have a need for something that is not listed here, please email me margolynndill (at) gmail (dot) com!


Margo and I were in the same Writer’s Club. She was an asset in many ways, her input in articles and teleclasses was informative and inspiring. “Top 10 Fiction Mistakes and How to Fix Them” teleclass was helpful to me and I have uploaded it to my MP3 player. ~Marlene Hibbard

Margo is a fun, informative, and professional presenter. I recommend her. ~Candace Carrabus Rice
Margo can handle simultaneous tasks and never loses her cool. Her presentations are always informative yet easy to comprehend. Just being around her is a joy. I highly recommend Margo. ~Becky Povich