Awarded Outstanding Fiction way back at LA2, John Rosenberg’s Tincture of Time (previously titled Monday in the Tropics) is out later this year from Mischievous Muse Press. Many have been passionate about this book for a long time and John’s stick-to-itness should inspire all. Another tenacious writer, Janis Thomas, joined us for the first time at February’s conference. In June she was referred to an agent willing to read her manuscript. Within a week the agent reported back, loved it, asked for an exclusive, and the third week of July Berkley made an offer which she accepted. Janis writes, “(T)hank you… I was motivated to finish this novel in time for SD25, so you are indirectly responsible for my success!” Something New will be out Summer, 2012.
There’s plenty of room left to join us in Newport Beach. Online registration will remain open through Wednesday, Sept. 21. After that date only walk-in registration will be available at conference itself. And while the schedule’s getting close to complete, it’s still not exactly where we want it as at least three more sessions are being added
That’s all for now. We look forward to seeing you next week.