I attended the 2018 Writers Digest Conference in New York City this last weekend. I have been to this event several times, and each time I have learned more about writing and publishing. This time was no exception.
First, I want to say thank you to my wonderful in-laws, with whom I stayed during the event on Staten Island. They are lovely, sweet, and caring people, and I am very thankful to them for their hospitality.
The event went from Friday to Sunday, and each day I attended many events–this year I focused on learning as much as I can about marketing.
I also attended the pitch slam session, which is, essentially, speed dating with literary agents! During this event, writers get 3 minutes to deliver their pitch for their books, so it is suggested that we divide the time in half–90 seconds for the pitch and 90 seconds for feedback. It went well, and I have several agents interested in my YA novel. I will send out the materials to these agents next week–as soon as my work for teaching the second summer session at the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College is over.
I also met and networked with other writers. I suggest to all writers to attend writers conferences if you are able to do it.
Plus, I had the added pleasure of riding the Staten Island Ferry two times each day!
Please follow the following links to find my novel:
The book trailer:
My radio interview: