Sunday, October 14, 2012

Maryland Writer's Conference this Oct. 21st

This Saturday I'll be speaking at the Maryland Writer's Conference, as a member of Maryland Writer's Association, as an author, Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Book Publishers Association and co-owner of Phenomenal One Press.

I can't wait. The program's wonderful and I'm happy to be a part of it. If you live in MD, DC, VA, PA and want to get ready for NanoWrimo or build your writing career, join me this Saturday at the Maryland Writer's Conference.

  • When

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012
    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone
  • Where

  • University of Baltimore ’s Thumel Business Center
    11 W. Mt. Royal Ave
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201


With the changing horizons in the publishing industry, authors are trying to navigate all the opportunities now available to them. Join the Maryland Writers Association.

Keynote Speaker, MARITA GOLDEN will speak on 'The Changing Tides' and will give a panel on 'How to write a story your reader will never forget'

Also, panels, workshops and more on 'Write to Market' for Poets, Young Adult Fiction Authors, Short Story Authors and Script Writers. Learn how to write a best-seller, how to pitch it, how to market it and how to publish it.

Pitches! Query Letter Review and  Review of the first five pages with verbal pitch of your manuscript by leading Literary Agents and Editors.

SESSIONS & TOPICS: From Books-To Script-To Movie, Speed Writing Workshop, Fiction's Forgotten Discipline, Writing In Response To Current Events, Edit it Write, Writing Sell Worthy Query Letters, Writing for Personal Growth and Publication, Build Your Author Platform, Seducing Agents With Your Synopsis, Writing Romance That Sizzles, Write & Market Memoirs, Fifty Shades of Marketing Poetry, What is a Publisher And Should I Become One, Marketing Short Stories, The Space Between Non-Fiction and Fiction, Children's Writing Past-Present and Future and MUCH MORE!
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LITERARY AGENTS and EDITORS attending. Sign up for your session today!

Roseanne Wells

Roseanne graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with degrees in Literature and Dance. She joined JDLA as an associate agent in 2012. Previously with the Marianne Strong Literary Agency. An avid reader, Roseanne discovered her passion for book publishing during her internship at W. W. Norton, and she approaches agenting as a writer's advocate, editor, and partner. She is also an arts reviewer for and a volunteer for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho, NYC. An avid reader, she discovered her passion for book publishing during her internship at W.W. Norton and hasn’t looked back. Wells is interested in narrative nonfiction, science (popular or trade, not academic), history, true crime, religion, travel, humor, food/cooking, and similar subjects. She is also actively expanding the agency’s fiction list and looks for strong literary fiction, YA, sci-fi, fantasy, and smart detective novels (more Sherlock Holmes than cozy mysteries).

Brittney Ross

Brittney Ross is in editorial at the Hudson Street Press and Viking imprints of Penguin USA . Currently specializing in narrative nonfiction and popular science books, she also has experience on the agency side, working with children’s, YA, women’s and general commercial fiction.

Claudia Gabel

Ms. Gabel is a Senior Editor at Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books, acquiring and developing middle grade and YA fiction in a variety of genres. Her best known titles are the 2010 Stonewall Award-winning novel Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher, and the Scarlett Wakefield mystery novels by Lauren Henderson. She is also the author of the YA series In or Out (Scholastic/Point) and the YA mash-up novel Romeo & Juliet & Vampires (HarperTeen). She lives in New York City.

Jessica Sinsheimer

Now an Associate Agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, she’s developed a reputation for fighting office members to see incoming manuscripts first—and for drinking far too much tea. Her most recent sale is RIPPER, a paranormal/historical YA novel, about a Victorian girl who takes down Jack the Ripper–and its sequel. She is most excited about finding literary, women’s, and Young Adult fiction, and—on the nonfiction side—psychology, parenting, self-help, cookbooks, memoirs, and works that speak to life in the twenty-first century.

Meghan Stevenson

Meghan came to Hudson Street Press/Plume after editing the New York Times bestselling book The Bro Code for Touchstone Fireside. As a self-proclaimed how-to junkie, she loves taking a "master's class" in all things (and categories) prescriptive, but is keenly interested in the areas of pop science and psychology, love/relationships and health/wellness. For narrative nonfiction, she is particularly drawn to unusual hooks, a sense of humor and fresh voices, as well as exposing hidden worlds and funky subcultures. For Hudson Street Press, Meghan has most recently published The Meaning of Matthew by Judy Shepard and is excited about a savvy costcutting guide for Plume: Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half by Christy Pate and Kristin McKee due out in April.

Georgia McBride

Owner of Month9Books, a young adult imprint whose focus is anthologies and original single author titles made up of speculative fiction stories from some of today’s most admired young adult authors. All of our anthologies will have a charitable focus, with proceeds through 5,000 copies sold going to benefit a multiple charities.

We launch in February 2012, and our first anthology releases October 16, 2012. Georgia McBride is the founder and executive editor. TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes is our first release. Anchored around the release of annual anthology will be 5-8 other titles from both debut and established writers. We’d love for you to join us! Please send your resume to info (at) month9books (dot) com.

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