Earthy not edgy, turning words into adventures, smiles and warm hearts.

Workshops and Presentations

Nancy Oswald's workshops can be tailored for various group sizes and needs.  She also does Skype School Visits and has teacher's guides available for selected books. 

Event Speaking


Throughout the years, Nancy has been a guest speaker for service groups, local history groups, libraries, and other educational organizations. She loves sharing the history behind her stories and about the people that lived in Colorado's past. One favorite topic is sharing about the Jewish Colony of Cotopaxi in the early 1880's, but she also has books set in Cripple Creek, and in Eastern Colorado where she researched the events leading up to and surrounding the Sand Creek Massacre.  In addition to this, Nancy enjoys speaking about writing and her own path to publication. 

School Visits


Nancy’s writing workshops cover all aspects of writing and the writing process. Depending on the ages, grade levels, and student and teacher learning goals, workshop can be tailored to meet class needs.
Another exciting part of her school visits is connecting students to the past using her historical fiction books. She uses old photographs and artifacts to help participants learn about the history of Colorado and the in-depth research needed when writing historical fiction novels.

Teacher's guide available for the Ruby and Maude Adventures!


The type of event or program, traveling distance, and length of the activity are some of the factors that affect Nancy’s rates. Contact her for more information.

Service Groups

Nancy will often wave the speaking fee if she is given a chance to sell her books at the event. Some of the topics that she loves to talk about are: 

  • Jewish Colony of Cotopaxi
  • 1896 Cripple Creek
  • Sand Creek Massacre
  • Writing

Schools and Other Academic Groups


Nancy is a retired teacher, and she loves interacting with students. She also enjoys finding ways to excite both adults and children about writing during her workshops and presentations.

Most schools work with their parent-teacher groups or other community groups to sponsor an author visit. For your convenience, get in touch with her so she’ll understand your needs and best meet them.

One of the ways to reduce the cost of a school visit is by pre-selling author copies. To learn additional details, reach out to her.

Skype Visits

 Get in touch with Nancy to ask her about Skype presentations. You may also reach out to Filter Press, LLC  to purchase books.  Ask about school discounts on multiple book copies for classroom use.