2013 PNWA Conference: I’ll be there… will you?

If you’re thinking about attending the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference (July 25th-28th, SeaTac Hilton, Seatac, WA), but haven’t made up your mind yet, I hope this helps you decide to come. I’ll be doing my first ever panel at the conference, along with Sally Harding, Rachel Letofsky and Kat Richardson. The session runs from 4:00 to 5:30 PM on Saturday. I consider it a “planning for success” panel. You’ve got the chops for writing, and have your manuscript tuned, now what?

‘FROM APPRENTICE TO MASTER’
Presented by Sally Harding (The Cooke Agency/Master), Rachel Letofsky (The Cooke Agency/Apprentice), Kat Richardson (Author/Master), and Joe Beernink (Author/Apprentice)

This panel will focus on the journey to being successfully published and the steps you can expect along the way. Two authors and two agents bring their old-hand experience (Kat and Sally) and fresh eyes (Joe and Rachel) to help you navigate the terrain of the publishing world. The key lies in understanding how the publishing side of the business thinks about your work. What’s the best way to craft a pitch letter? How should I approach an agent? I’ve got an agent, now what? My agent got me a contract with a publishing house, what’s next? My agent didn’t get me a contract, what now? Bring all the “questions-you-have-always-had-but-never-wanted-to-ask”, broaden your understanding of the publishing world, and begin your transformation from apprentice to master!

I’ll also be acting as Moderator on a couple of other sessions during the conference:

  • CREATING A CAREER IN THE FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION GENRES
    • Presented by Philip Athans
  • WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING YOUR FIRST BOOK
    • Presented by Gordon Warnock, Julie Matysik, and Tanya Chernov

I’m looking forward to the conference, and to the boost it always brings to my writing. Hope to see you there!

2 Comments on “2013 PNWA Conference: I’ll be there… will you?

  1. Will you be visiting Vancouver BC, Canada?
    I was diagnosed with MS then 2 months later the MS Clinic thinks I may have GBS. I have been wanting to write a book….

    Been doing some good healing.

    Thanks for your inspiration

    I found you by accident when I googled eye twitching and GBS…of course, there is no accident!

    Jackie

    • Hi Jackie,

      I don’t have any immediate pans to be in BC, but I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll have a book tour in 2014 that will take me up your way. We’ll see.

      I’ve definitely been getting better this month, but there are still days where I really feel it. I hope you can get some treatment that helps you sooner, rather than later. You mat want to look into vision therapy. That really helped me (and I need to get back to doing it on a routine basis).

      Good luck!

      Joe

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