Marilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary manager and award-winning producer. Among her credits as film producer are “Real Women Have Curves” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; “A Certain Desire,” starring Sam Waterston; and “Echoes,” which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival. In addition to producing a variety of programming for the cable/ pay TV market. In live theater, Marilyn co-produced the West Coast premiere of the musical “God Bless You Mr. Rosewater” by Ashman and Menken (the writers of “Enchanted” and “Tangled”). She also co-produced the award-winning play “To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday,” which was made into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Gallagher. Her clients have appeared in shows such as Star Trek, Fringe, Pretty Little Liars, How to get Away with Murder, 90210, Revenge, Hart of Dixie, NCIS:LA, True Blood, Dexter, Chuck, Castle, and Criminal Minds. Marilyn herself has been in development on pilots for Showtime and ABC Family. In addition to Marilyn’s film/TV credits, she has sold (first time) novels “Chasing the Jaguar” toHarperCollins, “Hungry Woman in Paris” to Grand Central Publishing, and the “Ave Maria Bed & Breakfast” to Hachette Publishing, and the “Last Ride of Caleb O’Toole” to Source Books Her Lifetime movie “The Choking Game” based on the YA book by Diana Lopez aired in summer 2014. She is also featured in the book “Write Now!” from Penguin/Tarcher. She is the co-author of a relationship-based, screenwriting guide called “Dating Your Character,” about an organic approach to character creation for Stairway Press’s Summer 2016 catalog.
Marilyn is teaching Dating Your Character.
Laura is teaching Un-branding Yourself: Revealing the True You to the Book Community
Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC, based in Brooklyn, New York. Her agency has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature. Writer’s Digest magazine named Serendipity Literary Agency as one of the top 25 literary agencies in 2004. Prior to opening her own agency, Ms. Brooks held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons (where she was not only the youngest but also the first African-American editor in their college division) and McGraw-Hill. She is the author of Essences Magazine’s quick pick children’s book,Never Finished! Never Done! (Scholastic) and WRITING GREAT BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS (Source Books) and is a well-received blogger for the Huffington Post. Brooks is also on the faculty of the Harvard University publishing program. She has been highlighted in several national and international magazines and periodicals, including Forbes, Media Bistro, Writers and Poets, Essence Magazine; Writers Digest Magazine, The Writer, and Sister2Sister magazine. She is also the expert agent called upon for the Michael Baisden Radio Show.
She was named 2010 Woman of the Year by The National Association of Professional Women. A New York Urban League Rising Star Award winner and a 2004 finalist for the StevieTM Award for Women Entrepreneurs, Regina Brooks is featured in books such asThe Guide to Literary Agents and the NAACP nominated Down to Business 10 steps for Women Entrepreneurs. She is also listed in International Who’s Who under the categories of Professional Management, Technology, Entrepreneurs, and Engineering.
She is a regular speaker at writer’s conferences and is interested in the areas of non-fiction and literary/commercial fiction for adults, young adults and children. She is drawn to subjects like science, politics, psychology and self-help, pop culture, health, women’s issues, parenting, cooking, design crafts, alternative spirituality, business, technology, and always interested in new and emerging writers.
Kat Brzozowski is an Editor at Swoon Reads/Feiwel & Friends. She acquires YA for Feiwel & Friends and edits crowdsourced YA manuscripts for Swoon Reads. Previously, she was an Editor at Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin’s Press. She has worked on a wide range of young adult fiction, including new Fear Street books in R.L. Stine’s best‐selling series, which has sold over eighty million copies worldwide; Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, The Weight of Feathers, In Real Life, and Firsts. Kat is looking to acquire young adult fiction across a wide range of genres, especially contemporary, realistic YA with a strong hook; dark, contemporary fiction (not too issues-y), mysteries, suspense, and thrillers; and sci-fi that’s mostly rooted in this world. She is especially interested in YA with crossover appeal. When she’s reading YA, she looks for a strong sense of voice, multi-dimensional characters, and realistic dialogue.
Kat is taking 10-minute meetings and doing query and manuscript critiques. Schedule a session with her here.
Linda Camacho joined Prospect Agency in 2015 after a decade in publishing. After graduating from Cornell University, Linda interned at Simon & Schuster and Writers House literary agency, and worked at Penguin and Random House before making the leap to agenting. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has broad reading tastes. She’s seeking graphic narratives, MG, YA, and adult fiction across all genres (particularly romance/women’s fiction and upmarket), along with select picture book writer-illustrators. Diversity of all types welcome (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.)!
Linda is teaching Writing a Manuscript That Gets and Keeps Everyone’s Attention. She is also taking 10-minute live meetings. Members can schedule one here.
Leila Campoli is an agent at Stonesong. represents prescriptive and narrative nonfiction projects in business, science, technology, history, current events, and self-improvement. Her ideal author has a strong platform, groundbreaking ideas, and unique style. She’s particularly interested in books that offer a window into remarkable lives and little known operations. Some of her previous titles include: David Hoffeld’s The Science of Selling (Tarcher/Perigee), Elaine Pofeldt’s The Million-Dollar One-Person Business (Ten Speed), Claudia Chan’s Rise and Lift (Da Capo), and Stan Beecham’s Elite Minds (McGraw Hill).
Alicia Clancy is an Assistant Editor at St. Martin’s Press, where she works on a range of projects from young adult fiction to women’s fiction to photo books about raccoons! She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in English Literature, and moved immediately to NYC to pursue a career in publishing. After interning at FinePrint Literary Management, she joined Palgrave Macmillan in Sales before finally finding her home in Editorial at St. Martin’s Press. Alicia is looking for young adult fiction across all genres (excluding paranormal), as well as upmarket and commercial women’s fiction, literary fiction, speculative fiction, mystery/thrillers, high fantasy/dystopian sci-fi, and select pop-culture/humor nonfiction projects. The most important elements of any novel to her, regardless of genre, are a strong voice and beautiful writing. She has a soft spot for books featuring diversity of all varieties, and an even softer spot for books set in the South. She lives in Hoboken, NJ with her husband and her cattle dog puppy, Whiskey. She is also the author of an illustrated gift book titled, BE MY GALENTINE: Celebrating Badass Female Friendship.
Alicia is taking ten-minute e-meetings through our Ten Minutes With An Expert program.
Jalissa Corrie is a Marketing & Publicity Assistant at Lee & Low Books. A former editorial intern at Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, Jalissa loves to edit, critique, and talk all things publishing as well as write YA science fiction.
When she isn’t reading or writing, you can find her at writing workshops and publishing events across NYC, playing in her kinky, coily fro while perusing the shelves and listening to metalcore.
You can find her on Twitter @jmarcellecorrie
Jalissa is teaching Working With Marketing, Before And After The Book Deal.
Jaime Coyne, Assistant Editor, St. Martin’s Press. Jaime began her career in Marketing at Macmillan in 2012. After two and a half years, she transitioned to her dream job in the Editorial department of St. Martin’s Press. Jaime is interested in a wide range of fiction and narrative nonfiction, both adult and YA. While she is looking for both literary and upmarket fiction, she is not the best fit for hard genre fiction. Narrative nonfiction interests include memoir, biography, humor, and investigative journalism on cultural and sociological topics. She edited the upcoming humorous illustrated guide The Big Redhead Book and a yet-to-be-announced celebrity music memoir. @ScribblingCynic
John M. Cusick is an agent with Folio Jr. / Folio Literary Management, representing picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels. He is also the author of GIRL PARTS and CHERRY MONEY BABY (Candlewick Press), as well as a regular speaker at writers conferences. His client list of bestsellers and award winners include Hannah Moskowitz (A HISTORY OF GLITTER AND BLOOD, Chronicle Books), Christian Heidicker (CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE, Simon & Schuster), and Courtney Alameda (SHUTTER, Feiwel & Friends). You can find him online at www.JohnMCusick.com and on twitter, @johnmcusick.
Melissa Edwards joined Stonesong as a literary agent in August 2016. Previously, she was a literary agent at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency, where she managed the foreign rights for a 40-year backlist. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt Law School, Melissa began her career as a litigation attorney before transitioning into publishing. She is a tireless advocate for her clients and a constant partner during the publication process and beyond. Melissa represents authors of children’s fiction, adult commercial fiction, and select pop-culture nonfiction. She is looking for warm and timeless middle grade fiction and accessible young adult fiction. For adults, she is looking for fast-paced thrillers and smart women’s fiction. She can be found on Twitter @MelissaLaurenE.
Julie Falatko writes about misunderstood characters trying to find their place in the world. She is the author of Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book), illustrated by Tim Miller (Viking, 2016); the upcoming Snappsy the Alligator and his Best Friend Forever (Probably) (Viking, 2017); The Society of Underrepresented Animals, illustrated by Charles Santoso (Viking, 2018); The Great Indoors, illustrated by Ruth Chan (Disney-Hyperion, 2019) and Help Wanted: One Rooster (Viking, 2019).
Julie lives in Maine with her husband, four children, and two dogs, where she maintains a Little Free Library in front of her house. You can visit her website at www.juliefalatko.com.
Erica Finkel, Abrams Books, hails from Maryland and studied English Literature at Tufts University in Boston. After graduation, she taught English in a teeny town in France, then returned to Boston to earn an MA in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. She moved to New York to take a job at Abrams Books in 2010 and has been there ever since. She now works on a variety of children’s books from picture books to young adult novels. Some of her favorites include In My Heart (a USA Today bestseller), Fraidyzoo (an ALA Notable Book), the Camp Rolling Hills series, and The Movie Version. She loves character- and relationship-driven stories, with a vivid atmosphere and strong sense of place. Erica lives in Brooklyn, New York. When not working, you might find her in a yoga class or singing in the Brooklynite choir.
Ali Fisher is an editor in the children’s and young adult division of Tor/Forge Books. She’s been with Tor since September 2013. In the two years preceding her move to Tor, Ali marketed Macmillan’s adult trade list to librarians. Ali spent her formative years traveling from Seattle to Sevenwaters to Middle-earth and back. Her current literary expeditions depart from Brooklyn.
Stephanie Fretwell-Hill started her publishing career in 2004 at Walker Books Ltd. in London, where she sold foreign language rights. Working in a design-led company with legendary artists such as Helen Oxenbury and Lucy Cousins sparked her love of illustration, while her sales role gave her an international perspective on children’s publishing. In 2011, Stephanie moved back home to the United States, where she joined Peachtree Publishers as an editor. During her four years there, she acquired fiction and non fiction picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles. Her acquisitions received such honors as YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year, Parents’ Choice Awards, and numerous starred reviews from major trade magazines. As the newest agent to join Red Fox Literary, Stephanie represents both authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, middle grade, and young adult. She will consider stories in any genre, but looks for a strong voice, rich and multi-layered plots, and stylish, classic, or quirky illustrations. Most of all, she loves anything that really makes her laugh.
Jilly Gagnon is currently based in Chicago, but is originally from Minnesota, a fact she’ll likely inform you of within minutes of meeting you. In the past, Jilly has written humor, news, essays, and op-ed pieces for Newsweek, Elle, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Onion, The Toast, and Boston’s alt-weekly, The Dig, among others. She writes both comedy and young adult fiction. Jilly loves terrible TV and excellent Manhattans. She often carries on far-too-involved conversations with her cats. Jilly is teaching Finding the Funny in your Manuscript.
Stacey Graham is an associate agent with Red Sofa Literary as well as an author, freelance editor, ghostwriter, and screenwriter. She’s wrangled humor writers as an editor on her site An Army of Ermas and loves smart and funny authors with an eye for the absurd. At Red Sofa, Stacey is looking for quirky nonfiction for adults and kids, plus anything on the spooky side including Gothic literature for adults and creepy middle-grade.
Erik Hane is an agent at Red Sofa Literary, as well as a freelance editor and writer based in Minneapolis. Since graduating from Knox College and the Denver Publishing Institute in 2012, he has worked as an assistant editor at Oxford University Press and then as an acquiring editor at The Overlook Press. This experience at both academic and commercial publishing houses means he’s performed editorial work on everything from serious scientific nonfiction to literary novels. He is the co-host of the Print Run, a literary podcast, and he maintains a weekly blog for Rain Taxi Review of Books.
Hannah Haney is a contributor to Writer’s Digest Online and the Managing Editor for Relief Journal. She has been published with Writer’s Digest and The Cincinnati Enquirer. She is passionate about the power of literature and writing and the way they can communicate truth about the human condition. In her free time, she reads good books, eats good food, and writes bad poetry. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Literature and Cultural Studies at The University of Cincinnati. You can see her site here.
Lane Heymont has been a lover of literature since childhood, and at the prodding of his mentor Nicole Resciniti, he decided to pursue his passion as a literary agent. He went on to help found The Tobias Literary Agency. He strives to bring incredible and thought-provoking books to the masses, culminating in reaching the Top Ten on Publishers Marketplace for agents in the romance genre. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, business and literature, Lane continued his education in Creative Writing and English at Harvard. Lane represents a broad range of commercial fiction including romance and all its sub-genres, fantasy, science fiction, nonfiction, and true crime. Lane is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Association of Authors’ Representatives. He believes what John Gregory Dunne said: “Writing is manual labor of the mind.”
Lane is teaching How to Edit a Bestselling (Romance) Novel and has an upcoming class on science fiction (details coming soon!). He is taking ten-minute meetings and critiques. Members can schedule one with him here.
Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom is the founder of BreakTogether. Elizabeth has twenty years of experience designing and implementing health and wellness programs for local, large and national employers. She was most recently VP, Health and Wellness at TD Bank, leading employee health and engagement improvement strategies in the US. Previously she provided oversight for customized service models and client relationships with Anthem National Accounts and Anthem Maine. She founded BreakTogether to reintroduce mindful breaks into the work day for individuals and companies of all sizes, building on over one hundred years of data research and outcomes. This research has been repeated in recent years for knowledge based and creative workers with the same results: breaks improve both health and productivity.
Elizabeth is teaching The Art of the Break for Writers and Artists.
Julie True Kingsley is the co-founder of The Manuscript Academy. She has over twenty years of experience in education teaching everything from preschool to grad school. She currently teaches New Media & Writing for Media at a small local college. She is the co- founder and SCBWI’s Writing Retreat on Squam, and a past facilitator of SCBWI’s fabulous Whispering Pines Retreat. She lives in Maine with her husband, two children, and a moody rescue dog. You can find her on Twitter @juliekingsley.
Penny Moore has always had a love of books, especially young adult and middle grade. While completing degrees in Linguistics and Japanese Language & Literature at the University of Georgia, she spent time studying comparative literature at top universities in Japan and South Korea. She then worked as a middle school TESOL teacher, which is where she solidified her passion for publishing and kids lit in particular. Penny joined Empire in 2016 as an agent after working at FinePrint Literary and while she’s interested in all genres, she’s specifically seeking inventive works featuring breakout voices and compelling plot lines.
Monica Odom joined Bradford Literary Agency in 2015. Prior to joining Team Bradford, she worked for five years managing finance, subrights and social media at Liza Dawson Associates, and became an associate agent there in 2013. Monica earned her Masters in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University in 2014, and has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University.@ModoModom
Monica is on the PubTalkTV Q&A Panel.
Alyssa Jennette joined Stonesong Literary in June 2015 after interning at Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration. As a result, she has unique insight and expertise when it comes to design-heavy or illustrated works. Alyssa is a very editorial agent; she finds a lot of joy in shaping stories alongside the author and delights in building long-term partnerships.
Alyssa represents children’s and adult fiction and picture books, and has dabbled in humor and pop culture nonfiction. She is especially drawn to diverse voices, ensemble casts, and thorough world-building, plus any book with a format that is specific to the story and gives it its own context.
Hazel Mitchell has always loved drawing and still cannot be reliably left alone with a pencil. She has illustrated several books for children including Imani’s Moon, One Word Pearl, Animally and Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? ‘Toby’ is her author-illustrator debut from Candlewick Press. Her work has received several awards and been recognized by Bank Street Books, Learning Magazine, Reading is Fundamental, Foreword Reviews, NYCReads365, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Charlotte/Mecklenburg , Chicago and Maine State libraries among others. Originally from England, where she attended art college and served in the Royal Navy, she now lives in Maine with her poodles Toby and Lucy and a cat called Sleep. She still misses British fish and chips, but is learning to love lobster. See more of her work at www.hazelmitchell.com. Repped by Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown Ltd.
Hazel is teaching From Concept to Picture Book: An illustrator’s Prospective.
Norma Perez-Hernandez is an acquiring editorial assistant at Kensington Publishing Corp. She has worked on a variety of projects, including fiction, romance, mysteries, thrillers, and non-fiction. A New York City native, Norma studied English literature at the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York and is a graduate of the Publishing Certificate Program at City College. She is thrilled to build a list with diverse authors and books.
Norma is on the First Pages Panel: Editors.
Adriann Ranta Zurhellen is an agent at Foundry Literary + Media. She represents New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, journalists, illustrators, and graphic novelists, as well as cultural commentators, stuntwomen, makeup artists, and many other pioneering creative thinkers and leaders in their fields. She is actively seeking projects in all genres and for all age groups, but has a penchant for edgy, dark, unusual voices, unique settings, and everyman stories told with a new spin. She loves gritty, realistic, true-to-life narratives with conflicts based in the real world; women’s fiction and nonfiction; accessible, pop nonfiction in science, history, and craft; and smart, fresh, genre-bending works for children.
Adriann is on the First Pages Panel: Agents.
Quressa Robinson is an Associate Agent with D4EO Literary agency actively building her client list. Formerly she was an acquiring editor for St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers where she edited both fiction and nonfiction. Her acquisitions include CERTAIN DARK THINGS (a Publishers Weekly Fall Announcement Top 10 Pick and October B&N Staff Pick) and THE BEAUTIFUL ONES–both by Locus, World Fantasy, Sunburst, and Aurora Award-nominated author Silvia Moreno-Garcia; SPELLS OF BLOOD AND KIN (which received a starred PW review) by Claire Humphrey; and THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES by Jenny D. Williams. She is an alumnus of the University of California Santa Cruz, Columbia University’s MFA program, and House Slytherin. There is power in the dark side.
Quressa is teaching OwnVoices–How to Write What You Know for a Commercial Audience and Trendsetter not Trendy—How to Find Your Niche and Build a Lasting Career in Romance or Commercial Women’s Fiction. She is also is taking ten-minute meetings and critiques. Members can schedule one with her here.
Cameron Kelly Rosenblum loves words, both reading and writing them. After studying literature at Kenyon College she earned her M.Ed. and has worked with young readers ever since. She resides in southern Maine, where she is a K-4 librarian and book club leader for ‘tweens and teens. An active member of SCBWI, Cameron co-founded writing retreats in Maine and New Hampshire, and most recently co-directed the Whispering Pines 2016 retreat in Rhode Island. She has served on the middle grade fiction panel of judges for the CYBILs Award and as a guest blogger for The Nerdy Book Club website. Cameron tweets @ckellyrose
Cameron is teaching School Visits: How to Meet Young Readers, Build an Audience, and Sell Books.
Saba Sulaiman is an agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services, a boutique agency located in Milford, CT. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA from the University of Chicago, where she studied modern Persian literature. She is looking primarily to build her Middle Grade and Young Adult lists, and is particularly interested in contemporary realistic stories. She’s also open to category romance (all sub-genres except paranormal), literary, upmarket, and commercial fiction, tightly plotted, character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries à la Agatha Christie, and memoir. Being a first generation immigrant who is constantly negotiating her own identity and sense of belonging in a place she now calls “home,” she is committed to highlighting more diverse voices with compelling stories to tell; stories that demonstrate the true range of perspectives that exist in this world, and address urgent and often under-explored issues in both fiction and non-fiction with veracity and heart. Follow her on Twitter @agentsaba.
Katharine Sands is a literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, Katharine Sands has worked with a varied list of authors who publish a diverse array of books. She is the agent provocateur of Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye, a collection of pitching wisdom from leading literary agents. Recently contributed “Grey is the New Black” to Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, a nonfiction look at the cultural phenom of the bestselling novel. Actively building her client list, she likes books that have a clear benefit for readers’ lives in categories of food, travel, lifestyle, home arts, beauty, wisdom, relationships, parenting, and fresh looks, which might be at issues, life challenges or popular culture. When reading fiction she wants to be compelled and propelled by urgent storytelling, and hooked by characters. For memoir and femoir, she likes to be transported to a world rarely or newly observed.
Amanda Shih is an Assistant Editor at TarcherPerigee, where she publishes nonfiction ranging from illustrated and gift books to practical lifestyle and self-help titles. Prior to TarcherPerigee, she worked briefly with Folio Literary Agency, Dutton Books, and Grove Atlantic, among others. Find her on Twitter at @amandashih, where she sometimes remembers to tweet about publishing.
Literary Agent Dr. Uwe Stender is a Full Member of the AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives). He is interested in all kinds of commercial fiction, especially Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mysteries, and Women’s Fiction. He is also interested in all kinds of non-fiction projects. But surprise him, his tastes are eclectic, and he may just love what you wrote!
Uwe is leading a live query workshop November 17 at 8:30pm EST. Members can reserve a spot in his class, and/or book a critique or live meeting with him here.
Jessica Sinsheimer has been reading and campaigning for her favorite queries since 2004. Now an Associate Agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, she’s known for #MSWL, ManuscriptWistList.com, #PubTalkTV—and for drinking far too much tea. Always on the lookout for new writers, she is most excited about finding picture books, YA, upmarket genre fiction (especially women’s/romance/erotica, thrillers, mysteries) and—on the nonfictionside—psychology, parenting, self-help, cookbooks, memoirs, and works that speak to life in the twenty-first century. She especially likes highbrow sentences with lowbrow content, smart/nerdy protagonists, vivid descriptions of food, picture books with non-human characters, and justified acts of bravery. You can follow her on Twitter at @JSinsheim.
Jessica is teaching Internet Stalking Without Being Creepy: Research, Networking, and Becoming a Priority. She is also taking ten-minute meetings and doing critiques. Members can schedule those with her here.
Stephanie Stein is an Associate Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she has worked on a wide range of YA and middle-grade titles including Kiera Cass’s Selection series, Erin Hunter’s Warriors and Survivors series, Marissa Burt’s A Sliver of Stardust, David Baddiel’s The Parent Agency, and the forthcoming Five Elements series by Dan Jolley and Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza. Stephanie is especially interested in fantasy and science fiction but is also looking for a variety of other genres, including contemporary and historical. Some of her favorite things to find in a manuscript are snarky dialogue, magical realism, and unconventional narrative structures, and she is committed to building a list that includes diverse and underrepresented voices.
Roseanne Wells joined The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency as an associate agent in 2012. Previously with the Marianne Strong Literary Agency, she has also worked as a proofreader and a special sales/editorial assistant. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with degrees in Literature and Dance. An avid reader, Roseanne discovered her passion for book publishing during her internship at W. W. Norton, and she approaches agenting as a writer’s advocate, editor, and partner. She is a member of SCBWI and a volunteer for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho, NYC. You can find her on Twitter @RivetingRosie.
Erin Wicks is an associate editor acquiring narrative fiction, nonfiction, and memoir for the Harper and Harper Perennial lists at HarperCollins Publishers. Her current authors include Sarah Gerard (Binary Star), Karen Rinaldi (The End of Men), Ami McKay (The Witches of New York), Rachel B. Glaser (Paulina & Fran), and the estate of Eleanor Clark.
Erin is on the First Pages Panel: Editors.
Laura Zats is an agent at Red Sofa Literary, where she represents middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as adult science fiction, fantasy, romance, and erotica. Originally coming to publishing through editorial, she has worked with traditional and indie authors across the globe. Laura is one half of the podcast Print Run, which every week seeks to reveal a never-before-seen side to publishing. Find her on twitter @LZats.
Laura is teaching Character, POV, and The All-Important Voice.