September 20 & 21, 2013
Rebecca Rasmussen, Keynote
and is the author of the novels
The Bird Sisters (Crown Publishers, 2011) which was
selected for the Target Emerging Authors Program, Ladies’
Home Journal Book Club and won an Outstanding
Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association.
Rebecca is looking forward to touring again second novel,
Partway, is published. Rebecca’s short stories
have appeared in Triquarterly and Mid-American
and she was a finalist in Narrative Magazine’s “30
Below Contest” for writers under the age of thirty and the
Glimmer Train’s Literary Magazine’s “Family Matters
Contest.” Rebecca also teaches writing courses at UCLA.
Web Designer, WordPress Expert & Educator
Pre-Conference Intensive Workshop: Linda Lee, Founder of
Askmepc-Webdesign and Blogger at
www.smartwomenstupidcompters.com will guide your author
blog-building from concept to user-friendly creation,
platform development and sustainability.
Friedlander, closing session creator
of the annual eBook Cover Design Awards and will offer his
thoughts on the best and the worst book covers and what
sells. The award-winning book designer is the author of
A Self-Publisher's Companion: Expert Advice for Authors
2013 Success Story -
After years of following his dream to write a screenplay
Hollywood wanted to produce, Dave Congalton’s screenplay
Authors Anonymous is scheduled to be released this fall.
Shot in August, 2012, the film is directed by Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman
and stars Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Teri Polo and Dennis
Farina. His second screenplay, Seven Sisters, is scheduled
to be filmed September, 2013 in Los Angeles and on location
in San Luis Obispo. Dave Congalton has been the #1 talk show
host on the Central Coast since his popular radio show
debuted in January 1992. The former college instructor is a
freelance writer and an award-winning author, including the
recent co-written guide, The Talk Radio Guest Book: How to
be the Perfect Radio Guest.
Featuring Sessions by:
Andrea Brown is President of
30-year strong Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Nina Emir, How to Blog A Book:
How to Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a
Time (Writer's Digest Books), and will coach you to join
Team: Writing for Change.
word-plays in Sin and Syntax: How to Craft
Wickedly Effective Prose and Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch.
Mara Purl's Milford-Have Series
combines romance & intrigue serial-style & she's also an
Audio Books Specialist.
Douglas Goetch, New York City Poet
& Short Fiction Writer, is guest professor at many colleges.
Shannon Messenger blogs as a
and writes blockbuster Teen Fantasy Fiction.
Shelly Lowenkopf wrote the book on
writing and instructs Nor, Flash, & Literary Short Fiction.
Katya Cengal a traveling
journalist, is an author of Nonfiction & Freelance Magazine
Steve Mettee, is a Publisher,
Author of Nonfiction, Asset Editor & Creator of the Metaphor
Charles Harper Webb writes and
instructs Poetry in California.
Toni Lopopolo, former Executive
Editor at Macmillan and St. Martin's Press, is a Literary
Jessica Bennett & Leslie Ramey,
www.compusionreads.com edit & marker Self-Publishing
PG&E Teen Writers Program awards Middle & High School
students 2 exclusively designed sessions and 2 more picks in
preferred genres. Scholarships available.
ALL NEW! Chevron Teachers' Writing Program inspires
expertise among Middle & High School educators with CEU's
and Scholarship available.
The Lillian Dean Writing Competition is a First Page
Competition in Fiction, Nonfiction/Memoir, Children/Young
Adult and Poetry in addition to the best of Query Letter
ALL NEW! Sign up to meet fac-to-face with one of six
Freelance Editors to give your feedback on your 10-Page
Manuscript Critique or First Page Grabbers.
ALL NEW! Sign up to meet face-to-face with one of six
Literary Agents to pitch your passion.