B.J. Taylor travels across the country to teach, encourage, motivate, and inspire. Her speaking engagements encompass small and large groups, but she also loves interacting one-on-one with a personal appointment time. B.J. truly enjoys helping others reach their individual goals and hopes you will share with her when you have achieved an important pinnacle in your writing career. 


February 5, 2020

Sun City Palm Desert Writers Circle at 2:00 p.m. at the Sunset View Clubhouse Canyon Room, Palm Desert, California. I’ll be speaking on Writing True Stories. Join us!

March 28, 2020

Join us at the “ELEVATE” Christian Writers Conference on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the event center at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. I’ll be teaching a class on “Writing for Guideposts” along with a second class on “Writing Personal Experience Short Stories that Sell.” Their website is gorgeous!

May 13–16, 2020

The Colorado Christian Writers Conference is held just 90 minutes northwest of Denver, Colorado. The lodging and conference are held at the YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center, which is surrounded on three sides by the Rocky Mountain National Park. You will receive a full plate of workshops, continuing sessions, learning labs, panels, night owls, and more with the ability to learn from authors, editors, and agents. B.J. will be conducting six continuing sessions on “Personal Experience Story Writing,” an opportunity for you to fully immerse in the comprehensive and thorough details. B.J. will also do paid critiques and serve as the representative for the following family of magazines: Guideposts, Angels on Earth, Mysterious Ways, and All Creatures.



The Big Picture: Get Published by Dreaming Big but Starting Small

What I Learned From My Rescue Dog

Writers Groups: How to Make Them Work for You

Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way (Often the Best Way)

Novel Writing: How to Write Through Life

Pursuing Your Passion (whatever it is!)

Writing for Guideposts magazine (and the related family of magazines)

Getting Published in Chicken Soup for the Soul

Writing Personal Experience Stories that Sell


“Fantastic. Shared her expertise and ideas so generously.”

“Transparent, professional, engaged everyone in class.”

“Encouraging, upbeat, practical.”

“Most valuable part of the conference.”

“Loved how she gave us a formula for writing short stories and examples of how to write.”

“Excellent presenter with lots of practical tips. Very willing to help. Very generous.”

“Organized, concise, stayed on track. Focused and well prepared.”

“Outstanding, priceless, and a wealth of information.”

“Learned to write compelling creative nonfiction. Challenged me to write with verve.”

“Wonderful! Great handouts and information.”

“Discovered many ideas I could write about and how to make my writing better.”


Pacesetter Award Winner

Guideposts Writers Workshop Winner (invited as one of 15 participants out of thousands of entrants)

Assignment Writer for Guideposts family of magazines

Judge for Chicken Soup for the Soul’s 10th Anniversary Contest

Graduated from California State University’s Long Beach program with a Professional Writers Certificate