Thought it might be a good time for an update on all of the things I’ve been focused on as of late. Some exciting things going on.
- In January I’ll be attending the Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC. The conference is packed with great workshops, a pitch slam with agents, and lots of opportunities for networking. Speakers include James Scott Bell, Hallie Ephron, Laurie Alberts and many others. (January 21-23, 2011). Don’t miss it. Register before December 1 for early bird rates
- In February I’ll be attending the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference in Washington D.C. On Thurs. Feb 3, 2011 I’ll be part of the panel Things That Go Bump When You Write: Monsters, Myths and the Supernatural in Literary Fiction. Other panelists include B.J. Hollars, Bryan Furuness, Hannah Tinti, Laura van den Berg. The panel is at 10:30 to 11:45. If you’re there come check it out. I’ll be talking about things from my book Monster Spotter’s Guide to North America and also about a book I’m currently editing: Writing the Paranormal Novel by Steven Harper (this is a great book that I think will help anyone who’s interested in writing about monsters, magic, and spooky weirdness)
- A few books I’ve been editing are nearing publication: 90 Days to Your Novel by Sarah Domet is due later this month–it’s a really great day-by-day plan for writing your book in three months. And Sage Cohen‘s The Productive Writer is due in early December–it’s an inspiring guide for writers that helps with everything from organizing your writing life to strategies for building your author platform… great stuff.