What To Do When You Sit Down To Pitch Your Novel In-Person

After attending conferences around North America for the past 6 years I’ve seen an array of pitching techniques. Some good. Some…not so good. I get it. It’s not easy to pitch your book (your creative project that’s been on your mind for months if not years) to someone sitting in front of you, especially when theContinue reading “What To Do When You Sit Down To Pitch Your Novel In-Person”

THE STONE THROWER and The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD) – May 6-8

I can’t tell you how proud I am of the founder of The FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity). A client and friend, she’s a huge writing talent and activist in the publishing community. She has big news! Jael Richardson has launched a new book today: The African-American football player Chuck Ealey grew up in aContinue reading “THE STONE THROWER and The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD) – May 6-8”

Why the chances of you meeting your future agent at a conference are slim–but you should try anyway

As you know agents get hundreds of queries per month, thousands per year and out of those thousands we maybe sign a couple. Now drill down to things at a conference level and think about the sample size: agents perhaps get 30 pitches at a busy weekend conference and do we sign many writers? Unfortunately,Continue reading “Why the chances of you meeting your future agent at a conference are slim–but you should try anyway”

2014 Writers’ Conferences: Join me!

Here’s where I’ll be next spring: Las Vegas Writers’ Conference, April 2014 Ontario Writers’ Conference, May 2014 SCBWI San Francisco Bay, May 2014 CanWrite in Orillia, June 2014 I’ll be doing intensive, 3-hour workshops at Las Vegas, SCBWI San Francisco Bay and CanWrite. Join me!