Elana speaks on a variety of topics from outlining novels using Save the Cat to writing killer cover copy, rapid release strategies, self-publishing best practices, tiered launch marketing practices, increasing productivity, and more.

She's been the keynote speaker for many conferences, spoken to teens and librarians, as well as authors and other professionals, around the country since 2009. She's also consulted with large companies such as Hallmark on the marketing side of publishing.

Elana Johnson Headshot Aug 2017

Elana has modest rates, especially if travel, lodging, and food are provided. Please contact her at elanajohnson@gmail.com for more information, to check availability, and to propose a speaking opportunity.


She books fairly early. Her schedule for 2020 includes:

  • Keynote Speaker for the Nebraska Writer's Guild, April 16-18, 2020, Omaha, NE
  • Teacher at Storymakers, May 7 - 9, 2020, Provo, UT
  • Featured Guest at The Writing Wives Retreat, May 14 - 17, 2020, Boston, MA
  • Instructor at Inkers Con, June 5 - 7, 2020, Dallas, TX
  • Keynote Speaker for Indie Bookfest, August 27-30, 2020, Orlando, FL
  • Instructor at Authors at Couer d'Alene, October 22 - 25, 2020, Couer d'Alene, ID
  • Instructor and Panelist at 20Books to 50K, November 9 - 13, 2020, Las Vegas, NV
  • Program Speaker for Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA) RWA Chapter, November 14, 2020, Albuquerque, NM

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