Have a Fun & Creative Speaker For Your Next Event!

What Do You Look For In a Speaker?

Maria Pease, creative speaker and author of Malicious Intent & Malicious Secrets, the Temecula Valley based Sam Parker Mystery series, is now available to speak at your next event.

Malicious Intent

A Sam Parker Mystery

Malicious Secrets

A Sam Parker Mystery

Maria will tailor talks to your individual group and enjoys an environment where the audience can ask the questions that they are curious about.

Known for her humor, accessibility, and down to earth style, Maria is the perfect choice to speak at your next event.



  • Schools
  • College Classes
  • Meeting Groups
  • Writing/Reading Groups
  • Libraries
  • Conferences
  • Additional Events

Speaking Subjects

  • The Writing Life
  • The Creative Process

  • Publishing Options
  • Staying Motivated
  • Encouragement 
  • A Combination of Subjects
  • Question & Answer Sessions

You Can Have a Creative Speaker at Your Next Event

 I prefer to book engagements 6 to 8 weeks in advance to allow those who would like to purchase a book for signing enough time to do so.


I do not bring books for purchase to the event but will provide ordering information, author bios and speaking information at the time of booking.


Call Maria at  951-347-3715  or email her at maria@mariapease.com to schedule her to speak at your event or for additional information.


The Benefits of Having a Guest Speaker

There are many benefits of having a guest speaker. The fresh ideas, engaging style and the power to illustrate key points are just a few. Having a creative speaker is also:

  • A great way to provide information to your group in a new and fun way. 
  • Break up the monotony of the regular routine.
  • Engage the audience and teach new ideas.
  • Adds to and supports subjects they want to know more about.
  • Gives the audience the opportunity to learn from someone who has personal experience.
  • Allows for question & answer sessions and encourages participation.
  • It's fun!

How To Prepare For a Guest Speaker

In order to be sure the visit is beneficial, planning is vital. Here are some tips to consider when planning to have a guest speaker at your next event.

  • Clearly identify your objectives in inviting the guest speaker such as what you want the focus of the visit to be.
  • Obtain additional information and/or biographical sketch in advance to prepare an appropriate and hopefully, an enthusiastic introduction. 
  • Plan for the guest speaker at least 2 months in advance. This is most important for authors so the audience can purchase books for author signing if they are interested in doing so.
  • Discuss with the speaker, well in advance, exactly what you would like addressed in the presentation and your time parameters.
  • Clarify the speaker's thoughts on accepting questions.
  • Confirm by telephone or email the guest speaker's presentation several days in advance.

The most important aspect of hosting a guest speaker is to


Provide the speaker as many details as possible in terms of the chosen subject of the presentation and format of the presentation (interactive, informative), the time frame available, introductions, the audience interests and experience and the expected attendance.

Then Enjoy!

Choosing a creative speaker who is knowledgeable and fun will ensure that your event will be a great success!

Call Maria at  951-347-3715  or email her at maria@mariapease.com to schedule her to speak at your event or for additional information.

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"A cardinal rule of writing to follow is, never write your own back cover copy. Why? You’re too close to the work and can’t be objective. Enter Maria Pease.

I contracted her services to write the back cover copy for my upcoming novel, Crossing Lives. The only caveat was, my manuscript was nowhere near finished.  Despite this obstacle, Maria took on the project.

Most copywriters won’t touch this type of project unless you can furnish them with a copy of the entire work to be summarized.

In a span of three weeks, with just a few chapters and handful of character sketches to go by, she was able to craft a masterful blurb that captured the essence of the story I’m trying to tell.

Maria communicated with me on consistent basis and took a personal interest in my project. This was a pleasant surprise. Most “work for hire” is cold, aloof, and distant.

I highly recommend Maria Pease for all your copywriting needs."  

Matt Leatherwood, Jr. Author, Train To Baghdad   http://youtu.be/4ENnNDy-Thc

“Thank you very much for the job well done! I hope we will have an opportunity to work together again in the future."

Timo Kestrel - Website Owner, UK

"I needed a website for my new practice and I had no time or skills to do it myself. Thank goodness I met Maria through a business associate.

She had my site up and running in no time. She even gave me some suggestions on how to make some affiliate income along with the service I provide.

If you need a writer who listens to what you want and gives great ideas on how to improve it, call Maria. You won't be disappointed."

Sandee West - Marriage & Family Therapist

"Maria has developed a business brochure and numerous newsletters and has been able to interpret the information I give her into professional writing pieces that communicate to my clients the value of my product.

Maria’s professional knowledge has played a large part in portraying my company in a professional light.

Maria Pease has been a pleasure to work with and I feel she would be an asset to any company in need of a commercial writer."

Lisa Beach -The Box Wrap Company

"I needed to update most of our marketing and sales materials including a brochure, a couple of sales letters, tips sheets and some in-house communications. Maria took care of it all and did a beautiful job on all of it. If you are looking for a capable, and enjoyable copywriter to work with, you can stop looking, Maria  is your girl."

Wayne Francis - Window and door installation services

"My advice is to hire Maria Pease to write for you. She is full of great ideas and will execute them beautifully. I have worked with her many times on several different types of projects from articles to websites and more and she never disappoints. She is truly a delight to work with. If you need a writer, look no further than Maria."

Ken Sellic - Business Owner

"I hired Maria Pease to help me promote my business and have been extremely pleased with her performance. She has developed all of my marketing materials to date including brochures, postcards, and promotional flyers.

Maria is a pleasure to work with, always energetic and enthusiastic about the task at hand. She continues to come up with fresh, new, innovative ideas to help move my business forward. She is dedicated to providing a superior product and has continued to exceed all of my expectations. It has been refreshing to me, as a small business owner, to be able to rely on an outside consultant to be professional, reliable, and self motivated."

Andrea Tomes - New Image Fitness