Preliminary List of Speakers/Classes is Here!

We’re thrilled to announce our preliminary list of speakers for this year’s conference! Our lineup includes authors, agents, editors, publishers, and literary champions from writing communities near and far. We can’t wait to learn from them all!

Robin Alvarez

Amanda Arista

Sue Arroyo

Hannah VanVels Ausbury

Elise Ballard

S. Clark Chase

Rosemary Clement & Rook Riley

Amy Collins

Lauren Danhof

Harry Hall

Heather Harper Ellett

Larry Enmon

Will Evans

Sanderia Faye

Brooke Fossey

Kay Goodnight

Amber Helt

Ellis Kaye

Dave Lieber

Leslie Lutz

Stephanie Malia Morris

Jenny Martin

A. Lee Martinez & Sally Hamilton

Kimberlee Mendoza

Jessica Olson

Rosie Pova

Shayla Raquel

C.W. Smith

Callie Stoker

Dana Swift

Pamela Taylor

S.K. Valenzuela

George Wilhite

We’re still working with our speakers to solidify class topics and titles, but here’s a peek behind the curtain. We’ll have classes on—

How to Create a Memorable Villain

Speculative Fiction

Writing Fight Scenes

The Power of Mood

Anti-Ableism

Unforgettable Memories

Outlining a Good Mystery

The Heroine’s Journey

Defeating Writer’s Block

Writing Multiple POVs

Marketing Your Novel

Publishing 101

Epiphanies

Writing Strong Women

BookTok

Romance Subplots

And many more.

2 thoughts on “Preliminary List of Speakers/Classes is Here!

  • Hi, I have signed up for the conference, coming from California. How do I sign up for a one-on-one with an agent or publisher?

    Also, do you have the seminar list and times yet?

    Thanks!

    -Dixon

    • Hi Dixon,

      Thank you for reaching out.

      Agent/Publisher signups should be going out later this week or early next week. You’ll get an email where you’ll select your top three choices.

      The class schedule is currently being finalized and should be available in the next few days. That’ll be a pdf that you can download.

      Hope this helps!

      All the best,
      Brian

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