An Invitation to Writers and Authors: Every Stage of the Journey

For anyone and everyone willing to trek out to North-Central New Jersey for a ‘magical day’:

Liberty States Fiction Writers present the 2011 Create Something Magical Conference!

When: March 19, 2011

Where: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey, 515 Route 1 South & Gill Lane, Iselin, New Jersey 08830

Phone: 732-634-3600 Fax: 732-634-0258


Keynote Speaker Mary Janice Davidson, New York Times and USA Today best-selling and prolific writer who is published primarily in paranormal romance but also fantasy and non-fiction.

Plus an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops to help hone and polish your writing:

Cathy Maxwell:  Voice–

Your Writing Personality?

Jonathan Maberry:  Going Pro: Becoming a Professional Writer

Mary Burton:  Writing Mysteries

Virginia Kantra: Dialogue

Angela James: Managing Your Author Brand

Sarah Wendell: Blogging

Debra Mullins: Creating Complicated Characters

Judi McCoy: Five Must Do Steps to Self Editing

Treva Harte & Diane Whiteside: NY Publishers vs. ePublishers: What Do They Want

Lisa Verge Higgins: It’s All About Emotional Intimacy: Working With Point of View

Judi Fennell: Novel in a Nutshell

Stephanie Julian:    Over the Plate Pitches

Melinda Leigh & KM Fawcett: Martial Arts & Writing Action

Tracey Lyons: Gone Fishing: How to Catch an Agent

Jenni Holbrook: Writing Synopsis

Keri Mikulski, Alison Formento, and Jennifer Hubbard: Writing Children’s Books and YA Novels

Our conference will offer a new feature this year, video pitches with Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency has graciously agreed to take appointments via webcam.

Other agents also attending:

Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency

Marisa Corvisiero, L. Perkins Agency

Lois Winston,  Ashley Grayson Agency

Mary Sue Seymour., The Seymour Agency

Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates

Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

*****Editors who are attending to hear pitches from Conference Attendees:****

Wendy Lee, Avon/Harpercollins

Angela James, Carina Press

Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing

Renee Rocco, Lyrical Press

Heather Osborn, Samhain Publishing

Raelene Gorlinsky, Ellora’s Cave Publishing

Treva Harte, Loose-Id

Stephanie Murray, Crescent Moon Press

Marlene Castricato, Crescent Moon Press

Kathy Cottrell, The Wild Rose Press

Holly Schmidt, Ravenous Romance

Karen Syed, Echelon Press

Editors from    Harlequin Enterprises, namely:

Elizabeth Mazer, Assistant Editor, Love Inspired/Silhouette

Stacy Boyd, Senior Editor, Desire

Keyren Gerlach, Associate Editor, Romantic Suspense

Susan Litman, Editor, Special Edition

Shana Smith, Assistant Editor, Desire/Romantic Suspense

Also included in the conference are gift basket giveaways, lunch, a networking reception, and a multi-author book signing. The book signing is open to the public.

****Registration ends March 1.****

Registration:  Liberty States Fiction Writers Members $110, Non-Members $130, Conference with Membership or renewal $145

Please visit Liberty States Fiction Writers for more details and to register online!

The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.

FYI from Joanna: This class-act conference really is a great day: fun, exciting, informative and a great opportunity to network and hob-knob with other folks who ‘get’ what we writer-people are all about!

Have a great day, everyone! Thanks!


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