Monday, Apr 30, 2012
Special Guest Speaker No. 3, Good “Muse” Aplenty, Staffers & More
Having sold nine novels in four years (two adult to St. Martin’s Press and seven young adult to Farrar, Straus, Giroux), author Jessica Brody will be joining us for the first time in Newport Beach. Her latest, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, is out this Summer, while Unremembered, the first book in a new teen sci-fi series, is due early 2013. Both have already been optioned for film and Jessica's going to tell us all about it as one of our special guest speakers. She'll also be conducting a new workshop informing how to apply the unique, proven methodology she uses to structure novels. And look who else will be with us:
Bestselling author and international writing guru Tom Bird will be making his debut appearance at the SCWC. So, too, will author and longtime Hollywood story consultant Gene Del Vecchio. His latest, Creating Blockbusters: How to Generate and Market Hit Entertainment for TV, Movies, Video Games, and Books (Pelican), is just out.
On the children's front, SCWCer--now bestselling indie author--Sheri Fink will be sharing her inspirational journey to electing to self-publish, The Little Rose, a #1 best-seller on Amazon for over 40 weeks, and which became the #1 Top-Rated Children’s eBook on Amazon. Her second book, The Little Gnome, was published only last month and debuted at #1 on the Amazon best-seller list. Whether you're looking to ePublish or go the "traditional" route, Sheri promises a truly insightful, strategy-packed session for today's entrepreneurial author.
With still more to be announced, plenty other authors, editors, agents and other publishing professionals have been confirmed for LA10, so be sure to check out the staff page.
Some good "muse" to spread: John Rosenberg's debut novel, Tincture of Time (World Nouveau), is out. The original manuscript was recognized and awarded by the SCWC for Outstanding Fiction years back. It's the second book John's gotten published that came out of the conference. The Healthy Edit: Creative Editing Techniques for Perfecting Your Movie (Focal Press) came out 2010...
Longtime SCWC workshop leader, and a special guest speaker at this past February's San Diego event, Frederick Ramsay's next installment in his critically lauded Ike Schwartz Mystery series, Scone Island, is out August from Poisoned Pen. It'll mark his twelfth book published since his first attending the SCWC*LA as a conferee back in 2005. Congratulations, all!
Remember that the Newport Beach conference is more limited in size than San Diego. Reserve your spot by taking advantage of the Early "Bard" Discount today. And don't forget to join the conversation on our SCWC Facebook Wall.