Media & Events

Gina L. Mulligan began her writing career over twenty years ago as a freelance journalist for national magazines. Her short stories are in included in the anthologies Tudor Close: A Collection of Mystery Stories and Not Your Mother’s Book . . . on Dogs, and were performed at Stories on Stage Sacramento. She has won awards from the Abilene Writers Guild, San Francisco LitQuake, and the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition. She is the author of the novels REMEMBER THE LADIES and FROM ACROSS THE ROOM, and the non-fiction DEAR FRIEND, Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer. After her own diagnosis, Gina founded Girls Love Mail, a charity that collects handwritten letters of encouragement for women with breast cancer.

Gina has been interviewed for T.V., radio, magazines, newspapers, and blogs. She’s been on live programs and national media such as The Steve Harvey Show, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,,, and Woman’s Day Magazine. Please click here for a full list of media with clips.


As a trainer and speaker since 1997, Gina is available for inspirational and educational speaking engagements and writers conferences. She’s also a listed speaker for the National Women’s History Alliance.

Please contact Gina today to request her for your group or conference.


“Gina is a wonderful woman whose energy, humor, and insight from her talk helped inspire our middle and high school students. She is great at utilizing tidbits of wisdom, coupled with good visuals from her slides, and inserting witty jokes from her amazing life story into her talk. Thank you, Gina!” 
— Josh Biedel, Humanities Teacher, John Adams Academy

“Gina Mulligan gave an inspirational and informative presentation to the Women of B’nai Israel for our annual membership appreciation lunch. Her warm and candid style created a real sense of friendship and sharing. Her presentation was so engaging that the staff who were serving the luncheon, who were participants in the  employment program of the St. John’s Shelter for Women, even asked if they could write letters.”
— Eve Panush Membership Appreciation Lunch Coordinator, Sacramento CA

“Gina’s instruction was very helpful. She provided both information and inspiration.”
— John Blumeyer, Attendee, San Diego State University Writers Conference

Gina Mulligan gave a presentation at the California Assessor’s Association Conference.  She kept the audience engaged with her fun, high energy delivery.  The presentation was informative and useful to the attendees!
— Dale Stroud, Tehama County Assessor

Gina Mulligan was friendly and very accessible. We all loved her enthusiasm and historical tidbits.”
Sandy Parker, 1st Vice Chair Sacramento Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

“Our Gold Country Writers members and guests thoroughly enjoyed Gina L. Mulligan’s ‘Writing Historical Fiction in a Modern World’ presentation! Being the author of two historical novels, not only was Gina well-versed in the topic, but many of her insights applied to other genres as well. Her engaging style interspersed with humor made for a fun and enlightening session.”
Margie Yee Webb, Speaker Coordinator, Gold Country Writers 

  • Sat
    Folsom Public Library
  • Sat
    Washington, D.C.

    Speaking on the Pop-up Stage at the American Library Association's National Conference. The day's keynote is Hoda Kotb!

  • Fri
    11:30 am

    Keynote lunch speaker about Girls Love Mail to the philanthropic group, General Federation of Women's Clubs.

  • Sat
    8:30 amUnitarian Universalist Center San Francisco

    Gina joins the panel Women Writers Changing the World, among other panels and discussions, at this inspiring event. The San Francisco Writing for Change Conference focuses on writing, publishing and motivation from publishing professionals who specialize in the kind of writing that makes a difference. Learn more at

  • Thu
    6:30 pm485 Twelve Bridges Dr, Lincoln, CA 95648

    Join Gina for Lincoln Library's monthly Author Event. She'll be there to discuss her novels, charity, and answer your questions.

  • Tue
    1:00 pm

    Corporate letter writing fun with Wells Fargo employees for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Sat
    10:30 amMechanics’ Institute is at 57 Post Street in San Francisco

    Gina teaches two classes at the historic Mechanics' building in San Francisco.

    10:30a-12:30p: How Mastering the Art of Letter Writing Elevates Your Fiction – Talk & Q&A - From masters storytelling in great books like The Color Purple, Dracula, and Dangerous Liaisons, the epistolary format provides a unique and complex way to develop extraordinary writing skills. In this 2-hour talk, we’ll examine pacing, conflict, setting, and discuss how you can use letters to gain insight into your characters. At the end of this session you will have a solid foundation and leave with a motivational reading list. Attend the afternoon session if you’re ready to workshop one your most critical non-fiction letters, the agent query!

    1:30p - 4:30p: Workshop Your Query Letter to Finally Get an Agent - In this afternoon session, we'll dig deep into your agent query letters, helping you brainstorm your ideas in small group critique sessions along with instructor feedback. You'll perfect your opening, streamline your story description, and be sure your bio information is relevant no matter what your level of experience. Leave the session with a reference list of where to find agents, when best to query, and mistakes to avoid. You spent years on your novel. Don’t let agents pass on your work because of a weak query letter! Be sure to bring your ideas and laptop/notepad and be ready to work!

    Put on by the Women's National Book Association of San Francisco. Find out more.

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