The Author as Speaker

Colorado native, Chris Richards, has been writing as long as she can remember and is eagerly waiting publication of her first novel, tentatively titled Shattered Trust.

As the Lifestyle Editor for the Sterling Journal Advocate newspaper, she was the liaison between schools and organizations and the paper. Being a teacher, leader, and event organizer for churches, swim teams, gymnastic teams, marching bands and women’s organizations were communication lessons under fire. More than thirty years teaching Christian education for all ages and nineteen years as a 4-H leader honed her speaking skills, teaching her to adapt her presentation to different audiences. Her writing includes novels, articles, manuals, Bible studies and journaling.

Chris is currently combining her loves of writing and of teaching to encourage young people to write. Passing the Quill guides aspiring authors as they commit thoughts to paper for themselves, their families, their friends, and the public. She is an active member of Toastmasters International, Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Christian Writers Guild. Chris and her husband of forty years, Roy, live in Castle Rock, CO and enjoy spending time with their family, including three grandsons and one granddaughter.

Speaking topics

  • Writing 101: The world of writing lives in the universe of imagination and the door is not marked For Adults Only. This presentation encourages youth to write their stories.
  • Why Writing 101: Does a young person drive you crazy with all the stories they tell? Do you wonder how to channel the imagination of your young storyteller? This presentation helps parents and teachers encourage writing and explain its benefits.
  • God’s role in My Writing: My personal testimony of God teaching me to write.
  • Letters to God: Journaling can be an important part of a relationship with God. Participants will learn techniques to communicate with God as He leads us and record results.
  • To check out new presentations, go to Chris’ webpage.

Presentation length can be adjusted from brief messages to workshops and weekend retreats.