If you are a kidlit author, I have exciting news to share with you today. A bunch of talented writers have joined together and arranged to have a free (yes, I said free) writers conference online. Who are these brilliant writers? They are Elana Johnson, Casey McCormick, Shannon Messenger, Jamie Harrington and Lisa and Laura Roeker along with their web designer Jennifer Stayrook. These lovely ladies developed WriteonCon. It is their way of paying it forward. They recognized how difficult it is for many writers to attend conferences because of finances, family obligations and career demands, so they teamed up to bring a conference to us.
When? August 10-12th (Registration begins July 1rst).
Who will be there? An impressive list of industry professionals such as:
Michelle Andelman ( A literary agent for Lynn C. Franklin Associates).
Josh Berk(Author of The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin and fellow Pennsylvanian).
Catherine Drayton (a well sought after literary agent for Inkwell Management).
Daniel Ehrenhaft (author of more than a dozen books for children and young adults and editor for Harper Collins).
Lindsay Eland (author of the well-talked about Scones and Sensibility).
Author P.J. Hoover.
Mandy Hubbard (Author of Prada and Prejudice and literary agent for D4EO).
Mary Kole ( Literary agent at Andrea Brown Literary).
Author Lyndsey Leavitt.
Steven Malk (Literary agent for Writers House).
Mark McVeigh (founder of The McVeigh agency).
Author Jodi Meadows.
Kathleen Ortiz (Associate Agent and Foreign Rights Manager at Lowenstein Associates).
Anica Rissi (Executive Editor at Simon Pulse).
Joanna Stampfel-Volpe (Full time agent for the Nancy Coffey Literary and Media Representation).
Suzie Townsend (Literary agent for Fine Print Literary Management).
Daisy Whitney (Media business extraordinaire).
Lisa Schroeder (Author).
This is an event you cannot miss. Further details can be found at WriteonCon.
I love to watch people pay it forward. Together, we can help each other become the best we can be.
Who are you looking forward to meeting?