For anyone and everyone willing to trek out to North-Central New Jersey for a ‘magical day’:
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: Voiceâ€“
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: Itâ€™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 Childrenâ€™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, Elloraâ€™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!