The Author Encounter is proud to present An E&A Experience. A panel discussion that is the second session of Author March Forward. Authors March Forward is part of the Professional Development series offer each quarter from The Author Encounter.
The panel will have a conversation about various publishing topics such as what goes into deciding to offer representation, the decision to send a rejection, the types of things looked for in query letters and sample pages, and other like topics. Our plan is to have it take place in Zoom and livestream it on YouTube.
The Panel will consist of two editors Stacy Juba, Deb Ewing and Two agent Hannah VanVels and Ann Rose.
Stacy Juba published her first novel at age eighteen, and over the years has written sweet and sassy chick lit novels, mysteries about determined women sleuths, and entertaining books for young adults and children. She has had novels ranked as #5 and #11 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also a freelance developmental editor, online writing instructor, and an award-winning journalist who has published more than 3,000 articles in newspapers and magazines. She is the founder of Shortcuts for Writers, and her goal is to take the writing and editing tips she learned in the trenches and simplify them for her clients and students. Her signature course, Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan to Making Your Novels Publishable, empowers fiction writers to think like an editor so they can save time and money. She also runs the Shortcuts for Writers: Editing Made Simple group on Facebook. Visit her website to sign up for her free course Line Editing Made Simple – 5 Days to More Polished Pages. http://www.shortcutsforwriters.com
Debora Ewing is a writer, artist, and poet; she’s blog editor for Igneus Press and recently joined the review/creative team for Consilience Journal, a literary publication focusing on the confluence of science and art. Her work is published in a wide range of venues, from “Plainsongs” by Hastings College Press to literary magazines globally: Dodging the Rain, Beyond Words, Shot Glass Journal, and Jerry Jazz Musician, among others. deb’s art is featured at the 2020 Renaissance show at 2424 Studios in Philadelphia until May 31, 2021.
Follow deb at @debsvalidation on Twitter and Instagram. Her blog, #uncoffeed… can be found at debnation.com.
Hannah VanVels is an editor, writer, and literary agent. Her life is consumed by all things books, and when she’s not working on books, she can usually be found curled up with a good book and a good cup of coffee. She earned her BA at the University of Michigan and holds MA degrees from Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago. Hannah has worked various bookish jobs including a stint as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble, a freelance editor for scholarly and academic essays and journals, and most recently as the acquiring editor at a young adult imprint with HarperCollins Publishing.For information about Hannah VanVels check out her website https://hannahvanvels.com/
Ann Rose is one of Prospect Agency’s newest agents, but she isn’t new to publishing. Over the last few years she has been exploring this field by working and mentoring with literary agents in various capacities. Everything she has experienced from editorial work to the magic of finding the perfect match between author and editor has hardened her resolve to join this wonderful profession. Now she’s thrilled to be building her own list and is actively seeking clients ready to grow amazing careers with her. Ann’s perfect manuscript is a character driven story that isn’t afraid to push boundaries. She loves an unlikable character — even though she is incredibly likable herself!