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I became a teacher to support my writing dream. To my surprise I felt as impassioned in front of an audience as I did in the creative isolation of writing books. The energy of the classroom, and later of public forums with audiences that have exceeded a thousand members, encouraged me to expand my mission to empower and inspire and entertain others as both an author and a speaker.

The diverse genres in which I write have made me keynote speaker in many contexts:

Churches and Spiritual Conferences

My inclusive and expansive spiritual messages encourage congregates and spiritual leaders to explore and accelerate their progress along their unique, personal journey of enlightenment.

Schools, Colleges, and School Districts

I support my bold encouragement for students to pursue the life they dream with pragmatic, research-based strategies for setting goals and sustaining motivation until they reach desired outcomes.

Education and Character Education Forums

My trademark S.U.C.C.E.S.S. traits research reveals how districts, campuses, and individual teachers can combine character education and academic curriculum using award-winning children’s and YA literature.

Writing and Publishing Conferences

Decades of first-hand experience as an author, publisher and editor for individuals, publishing houses and university presses uniquely position me to share rich, career-expanding insights about most any aspect of writing and publishing.

Keynote Speaker - Roger Leslie

Business Meetings and Social Galas

A brain filled with backlot stories and literally tens of thousands of precise facts about actors and the Academy Awards enables me to customize fun and lively keynotes for any company, organization, or group.

To discuss how I might inspire, empower, and entertain at an event you’re planning, contact me.