Developmental Editor & Website Designer


Oktoberfest Conference

21 Oct 2023

Roundhouse Conference Center, San Ramon CA

Come say hello! As co-regional advisor, I'm one of the volunteers running the conference. I'd love to chat with you in-person. You can catch me between panels!

All Things Book Marketing Podcast

25 Oct 2022

Interview — Who is your book for and how can you dive into your niche and find your reader soulmate? Colleen Riordan provides descriptive examples of how authors can target their ideal audience, collaborate with comparative authors, and connect with readers on a deeper level for long-term relationships.

Listen to "Dive Into Your Reader Niche with Book Marketing Coach Colleen Riordan" on Spreaker.

Brand Your Author Website Workshop

16 Jan 2022


Does your New Year's Resolutions include buffing up your author career? If so, kick off your January with me! I'm hosting a workshop to help you learn website branding and how to use it to set yourself apart and sell books. BONUS: Sign up now to snag one of 10 free 1-on-1 30-min coaching calls! We’ll meet together in a video chat to discuss your website and author goals.

Register: $10

Author Website Revamp

21 Sep 2021


Free 3-Day Mini Course — With 1 brief lesson each day, you'll quickly whip your website into a professional work of art! I'll send them straight to your inbox. Here's the breakdown:
📘 Day 1 — The Top 5 Pages Your Author Website Needs
📘 Day 2 — How to Create an Interesting Author Bio
📘 Day 3 — How to Write a Book Blurb that Sells

UntitledTown Book Festival

27 Apr 2019

Rise & Grind —Flex Room (Third Floor, Brown County Library Central Branch) 515 Pine St floor 3, Green Bay, WI 54301, USA

Book Marketing 101 — Are you a writer who dreams of quitting their day job to write full time? To be successful, authors have to be their own business. Join Colleen Riordan in this workshop for writers to learn how to discover their readers, build a fanbase, effectively manage their author platform, and create a book marketing plan.

Berkeley Writers Workshop

17 Nov 2018

Berkeley Writers

Book Marketing Basics — Join the Berkeley Writers for a dynamic "Book Marketing Basics Workshop" that will demystify the art of promoting your literary work. In this interactive session, you'll learn essential marketing techniques and strategies tailored to authors, helping you connect with your readers.

Women with Words Workshop

07 Oct 2018

Women with Words Garden Cottage, Berkeley CA

How to Attract and Woo Your Future Readers — Elevate your book marketing game over tea at this Women with Words workshop. You'll uncover the secrets of promoting your novel or picture book effectively. Learn proven strategies to connect with your target audience, from building a compelling author platform to mastering the art of social media engagement. This engaging session will equip you with the tools and techniques to captivate your potential readers and drive your book's success to new heights. Don't miss this opportunity to refine your marketing skills and transform your writing into a reader's delight.

SCBWI Wisconsin Workshop

23 Jun 2016

Hosted by the SCBWI Wisconsin chapter. Explore the dynamic world of Scrivener, a versatile software designed to empower writers by streamlining the creative process. Learn how to unlock its wealth of features, from organizing your manuscript to enhancing your writing workflow, as you embark on a journey to maximize your writing potential.

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