Public Speaking

Kristin Oakley's headshotIf you’re looking for a writing workshop or lively discussion, contact me. I enjoy speaking to:

  • Writers’ organizations and offering workshops on all aspects of writing from crafting first words to publication;
  • Book clubs to discuss Carpe Diem, Illinois, God on Mayhem Street, The Devil Particle Series, and my writing process;
  • Homeschoolers, unschoolers, teachers, educators, parents, students, or anyone else interested in exploring unschooling and alternative forms of education. 




My bio:

Kristin A. Oakley is the author of two award-winning suspense thrillers, Carpe Diem, Illinois and God on Mayhem Street. She teaches writing workshops, has critiqued manuscripts through the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, and has helped writers hone their agent pitches at the Division’s Writers’ Institute. As a Chicago Writers Association board member, she was the managing editor of The Write City Magazine and The Write City Review and is now co-chairing CWA’s educational programming. Kristin’s young adult thriller, The Devil Particle, will be released on June 6th, 2023. Additionally, Kristin reviews books and writes about being a novelist in her bi-monthly newsletter available at


The Devil Particle Media Kit is available upon request.