Joanna Penn writes non-fiction for authors and is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author as J.F. Penn. She’s also an award-winning podcaster, creative entrepreneur, and international professional speaker.
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Joanna offers keynotes, talks, and workshops in person, as well as different options for Zoom events and online conferences. Topics include:
- AI for Authors and the Future of Publishing
- The Creator Economy for Authors
- How to Make a Living with Your Writing with Multiple Streams of Income
- Writing the Shadow: Turn Your Inner Darkness Into Words
- Podcasting and Audiobooks for Income, Brand Building and Book Marketing
“Joanna Penn is the Energizer Bunny of writing, publishing and book marketing.” – Michelle Beck, Orbis Marketing
“The participants absolutely loved your presentation, and you've managed to change many minds! I've heard numerous authors discussing trying out AI platforms when they had previously sworn off them. And for those who were afraid of losing their creativity, you helped them realize that they would, in fact, become more creative. You are contributing to a shift in perspectives within the author community, and that is immensely valuable. Thank you very much.” Jupiter Phaeton, Independent Authors Conference, Paris, October 2023
“Best presentation I have ever attended!“
Rob Nesbitt after The Creator Economy, June 2022
“Fabulous content, dynamic entertaining speaker. Joanna absolutely delivered far more than expected!” – Lisa Murray, Revive Coaching
“We invited Joanna to be a speaker at The London Book Fair's 2022 Writers' Summit, and she was a breath of fresh air. We're not exaggerating when we say she was one of the highlights of the day. She brought her future-facing, professional expertise to the panel and made an incredible impact on the audience. All writers should have a chance to learn from Joanna.” Parul and Matt, London Writers Salon
“Joanna Penn rocked the room as usual! Great content, upbeat and energetic delivery and all the tips and tricks you need to get started straight away.” – Rachel Fairweather, JingMassage.com
“Joanna's personality is electric, her humour really shines through. Her knowledge is extensive. I have come away feeling motivated, inspired and confident. Tonight was invaluable, I feel really grateful and positive. Thank you.” – Louisa Schwarz
“I had a blast with Joanna and Orna learning about self-publishing…If you are looking to be educated, supported, inspired, and make other writer and indie publishing friends there is no better place to start with than Joanna Penn and Orna Ross.” – Jennifer Gillham
“Joanna, is a key figure in self-publishing…a go-to writer among the entrepreneurati” – Porter Anderson, journalist and publishing commentator, Ether for Authors on Publishing Perspectives
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Colorado Springs, USA. Feb 2023. Superstars Writing Conference, on Writing Setting and Sense of Place, AI for authors panel, Multiple streams of income for authors and more.
Seville, Spain. April 2023. 20 Books Seville. The Creator Economy.
Paris, France. October 2023. LA CONFÉRENCE DES AUTEURS INDÉPENDANTS. AI for Authors
Las Vegas, USA, Nov 2023. 20 Books Vegas. Panels on Kickstarter, AI, travel memoir, and high-powered authors.
Online, 5 Dec 2022 — The future of publishing: How AI, web 3 and other emerging technologies will impact publishers, IPNE (Online)
London. UK. Nov 2022. NFT.London on NFTs For Books: How Scarce Original Digital Assets Can Help Creators Make More Money
London, UK. June 2022. Self-Publishing Show Live.
Online, June 2022. NFTs for Authors and Product Creators, for Unemployable
Bath, UK. June 2022. The Creator Economy for Authors. Full day workshop.
London, UK. April 2022. London Book Fair. Panels on the Creator Economy and Pathways to Publishing
Online. 29 March 2022. All About Blockchain. Blockchain and NFTs for Authors: Creativity, Collaboration, Community, and Cash
Online. 2 Feb 2022. Keynote at The History Quill, Historical Fiction Writers Conference. How technology will change the future for authors, including AI for writing, audio and translation.
LONDON, UK. March 9, 2020. Self Publishing Formula Live. Multiple streams of income.
LONDON, UK. March 11, 2020. London Book Fair. Panelist on The Power of Indie Publishing.
NASHVILLE, USA. May 16-17, 2020. The Career Author Summit. Audio for Authors: Audiobooks, Podcasting and Voice Technologies. [Online due to the pandemic]
Multiple online speaking events over Zoom due to the pandemic.
Joanna took a year off speaking to focus on writing projects.
Speaking Appearances 2018
FLORIDA, USA. Sept 25-29, 2018. NINC (Novelists INC)
PHILADELPHIA, USA. Nov, 2018. BookBaby Indie Author Conference
Speaking Appearances 2017
LONDON, UK: 14-16 Mar, 2017. London Book Fair. Various panels and events. ALLi panel
HAWKESBURY UPTON, UK: Sat 22 April, 2017. Panels on creativity at Hawkesbury Upton Literary festival
LONDON, UK: 6 May, 2017. How to Make a Living (and a Life) with your Writing. Full day seminar with Orna Ross.
BRISTOL, UK: 19 – 20 May, 2017. CrimeFest. Self-publishing session and panel on research in thrillers
LONDON, UK:. 19 June, 2017. Byte the Book panel on the author as publisher
CUMBERNAULD, SCOTLAND: 23-24 September, 2017. Society of Authors, Scotland Conference. Breakout session and Keynote.
LINCOLN CITY, OREGON, USA: 21 – 28 Oct, 2017. Business Masterclass with Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
LONDON. UK. 11 – 12 November, 2017. Youpreneur Summit.
Click here to view previous international speaking engagements 2009 – 2016, including The Guardian Masterclasses, London Book Fair, and FutureBook, the largest publishing conference in Europe.
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Please contact me: joanna@TheCreativePenn.com with your specific requirements as I would love to help with your next speaking event.