Monthly Archives: August 2011

Adventures in Self-Publishing

I’ve finally dipped my toe into the self-publishing waters with a paranormal romance titled UNFORGETTABLE. UNFORGETTABLE was originally published in 1999 by Berkley/Jove for their Haunting Hearts line. Long before paranormal story lines became so mainstream, Berkley’s Haunting Hearts line … Continue reading

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#LA11SCBWI – The Wisdom of Agents – Panel Discussion

My final agent-related #LA11SCBWI post is a report from the agent panel that featured Tracey Adams of Adams Literary, Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary, Marcia Wernick of Wernick & Pratt Agency, Tina Wexler of ICM, and moderator Brenda Bowen … Continue reading

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#LA11SCBWI – The PJ Party

Ever wonder just what happens at the Saturday night PJ party at SCBWI’s LA conference? Do you assume that we introverted writers/illustrators can’t cut loose and be wild and crazy? Au contraire, and I have proof:

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#LA11SCBWI – The Art of the Deal (Agent/Editor Workshop)

Next up in my #LA11SCBWI wrap-up is The Art of the Deal, a fascinating workshop about how a book is acquired, presented by Brenda Bowen (agent with Sanford J Greenburger Associates, on the right) and Alessandra Balzer (VP & co-publisher … Continue reading

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#LA11SCBWI – The Wisdom of Agents – Brenda Bowen

I’m home from SCBWI LA and am playing catch-up with my notes. I’m planning several more conference posts, today’s featuring Brenda Bowen, and I’ll continue to post until they’re all up, including the keynotes I attended. I’ll also post the … Continue reading

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#LA11SCBWI – Day 2 Judy Blume!

The bad news is that John Green had to have emergency gall bladder surgery and couldn’t be here for his workshop. The good news is we got Judy Blume instead. The surprise interview with Judy Blume was so fabulous, it … Continue reading

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#LA11SCBWI – Day 1

To start with, that’s a heck of a ballroom, isn’t it? And that image only captures half of it. Hard not to feel intimidated. After registering and scrambling around for something for breakfast (the Starbucks line was monumentally long), I … Continue reading

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