Appearances & Guest Posts

Upcoming Appearances:


Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem Podcast
A new episode is posted every Wednesday on all the popular podcast hosts, like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Alexa, I Heart Radio, and many more.


January 14-16, 2022

Handling Rejection, Friday, 5 PM
Writing/Artist Career Milestones, Saturday, 11 AM
Short Story Writing, Saturday, 3 PM
Have You Watched...?, Sunday, 12 PM

Pikes Peak Writers
Horror Panel, online
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
6:15 to 8:15 PM
$20 fee

Sisters in Crime
February 12, 2022
Short Story Workshop, chapter meeting
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Lone Tree Public Library, Douglas County 

Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Pikes Peak Writers
April 29 to 30, 2022
The Business of Short Stories
Business Tips for Professional Writers
Scents & Sensibility: Using the Senses to Improve Your Writing
Horror Writer's Toolbox
The Suspense is Killing Me

More TBA soon.

Previously Recorded Podcast Interviews:

October 27, 2021: Living the Dream with Curveball. S7, E20. 

July 25, 2020: Episode 184. Featuring a reading of my story Dearest. Also accompanied by an interview: Chilling Chat Episode 184: Shannon Lawrence

March 10, 2020: Functional Nerds. Episode 437.

November 20, 2018: Writer Nation. Episode 7.

July 20, 2018: Episode 157. Featuring a partial reading of my story The Blue Mist. Also accompanied by an interiew: Chilling Chat Episode 157: Shannon Lawrence

May 28, 2017: Rocky Mountain Writer. Episode 86.

May 16, 2017: Functional Nerds. Episode 319.

June 21, 2016: Beyond the Trope. Episode 106.

August 4, 2016: AmyBeth Inverness. (Not a podcast, just a short, single question interview.

Readings Available to View Online:

Stories Live! Beyond your Philosophy theme, featuring readings by Julia Allen, Steve Anderson, Bess Vanrenen Maher, and Shannon Lawrence.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
7 PM to 10 PM

Stories Live! Incorporated theme, featuring readings by Shannon Lawrence, Jeff Wood, Deb Courtney, Bowen Gillings, Matt Bille, & Robert Crownover.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
7PM to 10 PM

Stories Live! Gifts theme, featuring readings by Thomas Kichi, Sara Beets, Sue Fine, Shannon Lawrence, and Richard Friesen.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
7 PM to 10 PM

Stories Live! Ghostly Campfire theme, featuring readings by Stephen Graham Jones, Shannon Lawrence, Jeamus Wilkes, and a musical performance by The Dollhouse Thieves. 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
7PM to 10 PM

Past Appearances:


October 1-3, 2021

Revisiting Childhood Favorites, Friday, October 1, 5 PM
SF&F Tropes We Want to Disappear, Saturday, October 2, 12 PM
The Art of Short Story Writing, Saturday, October 2, 2 PM
Group Reading: Utopian Futures, Saturday, October 2, 6 PM


MileHiCon Virtual Conference
Friday, October 23: 11:30 AM - Alternate Food Sources (moderating)
Friday, October 23: 12:00 PM - YA for Everyone Reading
Saturday, October 24: 2:30 PM - Publishing Platforms (moderating)

The Suspense is Killing Me: Using Horror Tropes Across Genres
Pikes Peak Writers Write Brain
Tuesday, October 20
6:15 to 8:15 PM
Free, online

Library 21 c
12 to 5 PM

Denver Horror Collective
Dark Wisdom: DHC's monthly webinar series
What Lies Beneath: Redefining Horror
Monday, May 18
6:30 to 8:30 PM MT

Defending the Pen (Interview by Yolanda Renee)

Monday, April 20

WIHM 2020 Bloody Valentine

February 14, 6:30 to 10 PM
Cottonwood Center for the Arts (427 E. Colorado Ave.)

Women in horror will be reading, with one room dedicated to short fiction and another dedicated to poetry/educational programming. We have tons of giveaways and a cash bar!

COSine 2020

January 17-19
Hotel Elegante - Colorado Springs

Saturday 10 AM - Slasher vs. Creature Feature: What Scares us Now?

Saturday 3 PM - Mind Exercises to Release the Creativity Genie

Saturday 5 PM - Mass Autographing

Sunday 11 AM - Short Story Writing


MileHiCon 2019

October 18-20
Hyatt Regency Tech Center Hotel

My Schedule:
Friday - 9:00 PM - Group Reading & Discussion: After Dark
Saturday - 3:00 PM - The Reading Game
Saturday - 4:00 PM - Mass Autographing
Sunday - 3:00 PM - Wry Characters We Love Panel

The Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Reading Series

Saturday, November 9
BookBar - Denver
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

I'll be reading my story, Tailgating, from Issue  2 of Amazing Monster Tales!

Enchanted Realms Author Signing Event
Saturday, July 27th, 2019
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Enchanted Realms Bookstore

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

May 3-5, 2019
Colorado Springs Marriott

I'll be on a short story panel for the first session Saturday morning, and signing books at 9:40 in the bookstore. My books will be available in the bookstore all weekend.

I'll be a showcase authors at Mountain of Authors again this year!

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11AM to 5PM
Library 21c

National Tell-A-Fairytale Reading

February 26, 2019, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
BookBar: 4280 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
In honor of National Tell-A-Fairytale Day, eight writers will be reading fairytale selections. For adults!

I'll be reading The Black Undeath, and will have copies of Blue Sludge Blues, Once Upon a Scream, and Necro-Om-Nom-Nom-Icon for sale.


Books & Brews Book Signing
Wednesday, December 12
6-8 PM
Peak to Peak Tap & Brew, 16701 E Iliff Ave., Aurora, CO 80013

Friday, October 19 - 4PM Group Reading and Discussion: My First Sale
Friday, October 19 - 8PM Horror of Technology
Saturday, October 20 - 10AM Better the Second Time Around
Saturday, October 20 - Mass Autographing

I'll also be attending the Writer's Night Mixer at the Root 25 Taphouse & Kitchen at the Hyatt, which is open to anyone who wants to come, whether you're attending the Con or not.

Click HERE for information on the mixer. 

Thursday, September 27
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Peak to Peak Tap and Brew
9735 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010

Beers and Fears will be a multi-publisher signing event, and Warrior Muse Press will be there selling books (that's me)!

Denver Comic Con
Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17
Colorado Convention Center

  • 80’s Resurgence in Books and Movies — Friday (6/15/18) from 11:00am - in Keystone City - Mile High Ballroom DCCP4
  • Letters Written from Hell - The Horror Writing Process — Friday (6/15/18) from 1:30pm - in Room 405
  • How to Write Diversity — Friday (6/15/18) from 2:30pm - in Room 405
  • Favorite Horror Tropes — Friday (6/15/18) from 4:00pm - in Coast City - Mile High Ballroom DCCP4
  • Creating Believable Monsters — Saturday (6/16/18) from 12:30pm - in Room 405
  • Why You Should Have Villains of All Stripes — Saturday (6/16/18) from 4:30pm - in Room 405
  • Not Just Novels - Writing Different Lengths — Saturday (6/16/18) from 5:30pm - in Room 405
  • First Steps in Self-Publishing — Sunday (6/17/18) from 10:30am - in Room 405
  • Black Mirror and the Evils of Technology — Sunday (6/17/18) from 4:30pm - in Room 605

PPLD Mountain of Authors
Saturday, May 5

(Note: I will be signing books, but am not a panelist or speaker. Copies of my collection and several anthologies will be available for purchase.)

Doors Open at 11 am
Keynote speaker is Kevin J. Anderson
Panels throughout the day (theme: writing for children), with a signing and reception from 4 PM to 5 PM

Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations Happy Hour Celebration
Date: Thursday, March 22
5-9 PM
3.14 Sweet & Savory, 5152 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs
Event Page (open to the public)

Join me for drinks starting during happy hour! There will be books available for sale and to be signed, but this is intended to be a celebration of the book release, so come to chat and drink.

NecroOmNomNom-Icon Release Party
Saturday, April 7
1-4 PM
Stir Coffee & Cocktails

Join us for the release of a unique anthology -- The Necro-Om-Nom-Nom-Icon. A very fun collection, Lovecraftian in style, in which each entry is paired with a recipe. Edited by Colorado Springs resident Jason Dias, and with contributions from some of the most exciting writers to work in horror today. Join us for readings and food and drink and get your copy signed!

Writing is Art First Friday Launch
Friday, March 2
5-8 PM
Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Writing is Art First Friday Gala Opening! Come experience art inspired by art. Short stories and poetry paired with the visual art that inspired area authors. Refreshments.

Pikes Peak Writers Write Brain

January 16 - 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Library 21C

Deconstructing the Horror Genre - Everyone has their own definition of horror, but it's often oversimplified. The genre extends beyond jump scares and slashers. We'll break horror down to its base elements to learn how to build a solid horror story.

Facebook Event Page



Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Tech Center

Various panels

RMFW Colorado Gold Conference

Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10, 2017
Location: Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

Author Signing and Book Sale - Friday, September 8 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, September 9 - 4:30 PM to 5:20 PM - Aspen Room - The Long and Short of Short Stories - Writing short stories is a fantastic (and fun) way to hone your craft. In this workshop, we’ll explore short stories from conception to publication. What qualifies as a short story? How do you submit? And where? We’ll discuss all this and more.

Sunday, September 10 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM - Aspen Room - Scents & Sensibility: Using the Senses to Improve Your Writing - To fully engage readers in your story, they have to be able to imagine the setting and identify with the experience. Using the senses in descriptions and scene creation can enliven your writing and provide a fuller experience for the reader.

Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group

Saturday, August 12 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - FREE
Location: Fire Station 14, Dublin and Academy

Flexing Your Short Story Muscles - Short stories are regaining popularity, with new markets regularly opening up. Want to try your hand at them? We'll discuss how short stories vary from novels in terms of plot, characters, and other story dynamics, plus how to get your foot in the door by submitting and marketing your short works. There's no better time than now to find out what the fuss is all about and to get involved.

Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America

Thursday, July 13, time: 6:30 PM
Location: Will be held in a member's home, so address is to be sent upon RSVP.

Brief, But Deadly - All about the benefits of writing short—writing short stories to drum up readers for your novels, writing short fiction for the sake of the story, awards, and visibility.

Panelists: Cathy Dilts, RT Lawton, Shannon Lawrence, Steve Pease

Denver Comic Con

Date: June 30 to July 2 (my specific dates: TBA)
Location: Colorado Convention Center

Best Plot Twists Ever - Friday, June 30; 3:30 PM

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - FREE
Location: Sam Gary Library, Denver

Deconstructing the Horror Genre - Everyone has their own definition of horror, but it's often oversimplified. The genre extends beyond jump scares and slashers. We'll break horror down to its base elements to learn how to build a solid horror story.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - FREE

Location: Library 21c

I will be signing copies of Once Upon a Scream, The Deep Dark Woods, and Through Clouded Eyes: A Zombie's Point of View. Copies will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting PPLD.

This event also features two panels and a keynote speaker: Mark Lee Gardner. I am NOT a speaker, just signing, but this is a great FREE event.

April 28 to 30, 2017

Location: Colorado Springs Marriott

Schedule to come.

Submitting Short Stories - A ton of information is available online to help you query novels, but what if you're trying to submit short stories? We'll go over formatting, finding open markets, cover letters, and what happens after.

Short Stories: Good for the Novelist, Good for the Career, Good for the Soul - A panel with Sam Knight and Stant Litore - Short stories are often an overlooked gateway to many advantageous things in a writer's career. We will offer up some really good reasons to consider publishing a few: making new connections, learning new genres, experimenting with (and improving) writing styles, and more!


Friday, October 28, 2016 - MileHiCon - Horror on the Menu: Different Flavors for Different Tastes - 9:00 PM - From psychological chiller to special effects splatter punk there are many types and flavors of horror. Our panelists explore the varied menu.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - MileHiCon - SF/F Outside the West - 12 PM - A discussion of science fiction and fantasy outside of Western (US and European) cultural tropes and tones—including works by and similar to those of recent Hugo Award winners Cixin Liu and N.K. Jemisin.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - MileHiCon - Reimagining History With the Living Dead - 7 PM - Just add zombies—how would history change with the living dead walking among us?

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - MileHiCon - Supernatural Fan Forum (I'll be hosting/moderating) - 3 PM - A discussion of all things Winchester… and Cass and Crowley, too, of course.

Local Author Meet & Greet and Book Signing

October 8, 2016 - 11 AM to 2 PM, Cottonwood Center for the Arts - Book signing in an art gallery - Presented by Jmars Ink and Courtney Literary in conjunction with Indie Author Day.

Denver Comic Con - See Official Schedule for More Information.

June 18, 2016 - Denver Comic Con - Signing in Booth PP15 - 11:45 AM to 1:50 PM

June 18, 2016 - Denver Comic Con - Monsters, Not Just for Horror Anymore - Room 502/503 - 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM - Monsters come in all guises these days.
Horror elements have begun to trickle through the rest of speculative fiction. Sometimes vampires glitter. Sometimes werewolves are debonair and charming. We'll discuss how various, once terrifying beasts are now appearing in urban fantasy, paranormal romance, comedy, and yes, horror. 

June 19, 2016 - Denver Comic Con - Twisted Fairy Tales in Media - Room 502/503 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM - These ain't your mama's fairy tales.
Fairy tales have been rediscovered. These days, they're being expanded on, mixed with different genres, and overall rebooted for the modern age. Books, short stories, movies, and television feature an array of new fairy tales, from the monstrous to the magical. What's being published and why? 

June 19, 2016 - Denver Comic Con - Why We Write Short Fiction - Room 506/507 - 2:15 PM to 3:05 PM - The pros and cons of short fiction. But mainly the pros.

Pikes Peak Writers

April 17, 2016 - Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2016 - To Make a Long Story Short, Writing short stories is a fantastic (and fun) way to hone your craft. In this workshop, we’ll explore short stories from conception to publication. What qualifies as a short story? How do you submit? And where? We’ll discuss all this and more.

April 16, 2016 - Pikes Peak Writers Conference - Book Signing. Signing copies of The Deep Dark Woods.

April 15, 2016 - Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2016 - Building Blocks of Horror, co-presented with DeAnna Knippling, MB Partlow, and Sue Mitchell (the Ladies of Darkness): What is horror, why does it appeal to writers and readers, and where do the boundaries lie?  How much is too much? Attend a panel discussion to get multiple perspectives on horror writing techniques. Learn from four darkly creative souls how atmosphere, gore, suspense, fear and humor work in the horror and related genres, plus how they handle them all.

Pikes Peak Pen Women

February 13, 2016 - Muzzling Your Inner Editor: Getting Words on Paper
Pikes Peak Pen Women


June 16, 2015 - Critique Groups (Panel)
Pikes Peak Writers


February 13, 2013 - Blogging Basics for the Professional Woman
Pikes Peak Pen Women


October 20, 2012 - A Beginner's Guide to Social Media for the Professional Woman
Pikes Peak Pen Women

September 29, 2012 - Making Personal Connections Through Blogging
7th Annual Author Fest of the Rockies

September 29, 2012 - YA: It's Not Just for Kids (Panel)
7th Annual Author Fest of the Rockies

Guest Posts:

April 20, 2020
Horror Writer Shannon Lawrence
Defending the Pen (Interview by Yolanda Renee)

October 10, 2016
But What Are They Eating?
Foodfic: Please Welcome Shannon Lawrence, Author of the Blue Mist

August 4, 2016
AmyBeth Inverness
Interview With Shannon Lawrence

December 4, 2011
Finding Time to Write as a Parent

January 25, 2012
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Don't Forget the Audience you Already Have

February 17, 2012
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Community & the A-to-Z

March 13, 2012
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Don't Get Lost in the Shuffle: Link Tips

June 19, 2012
Writing From the Peak
Pitching Pointers

August 9, 2012
Writing From the Peak
Things to Remember When Writing Post-Apocalyptic (re-print from The Warrior Muse)

October 29, 2012
Potomac Review
NaNoWriMo: Not Just About Getting Published

November 14, 2012
Leave it to Livia
Expanding Your Blogging Network

January 15, 2013
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Blogging Basics: Making Bloggy Friends

January 22, 2013
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Blogging Basics: Blog Hops/Fests & Memes

January 29, 2013
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Blogging Basics: Hyperlink Signature

March 5, 2013
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Blogging Basics: Formulating a Post

May 28, 2013
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Blogging Basics: Guest Posting

June 4, 2013
A-to-Z Challenge Blog
Blogging Basics: Guest Hosting

Featured/Interviewed on Other Blogs/Websites:

July 6, 2012
Randy Lindsay - Author in Training
This Week in the Blogverse - The Warrior Muse

April 7, 2014
Alex J. Cavanaugh
Retro A-to-Z Challenge: F - Foo Fighters 1997

April 8, 2015
Alex J. Cavanaugh
A-to-Z Challenge-G-Cult Classics: Galaxy Quest, Ginger Snaps, Guns N Roses, and More! Plus, the Scavenger Hunt is on.

August 4, 2016
AmyBeth Inverness
Interview with Shannon Lawrence

February 13, 2017
Writing From the Peak
Meet Pikes Peak Writers Member Shannon Lawrence

February 9, 2018
Superficial Gallery
Women in Horror Q&A With Shannon Lawrence

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