Two books herald further success from SCWCers. From SD22, author/artist Christine Renhard Stenstrom’s Cherry Blossom Trees: Literary Writings and Artworks was a finalist in this year’s national Indie Excellence Awards, Art Category. The lavishly produced coffee table book combines 68 of Christine’s lush, contemporary artwork with 100 interactive and visually inspiring prose-style literary writings.
SD23/24 (and upcoming LA8) veteran conferee Jennifer Hilborne reports that her debut novel, Madness and Murder, was released July 1 from Echelon. In a marketing strategy that’s been used to great effect with the east coast publishing house, Echelon is making the title available first as a Kindle and other popular e-book editions, to be followed by a paperback release. The Fallbrook Village News did a nice piece on Jennifer, which you can read here.
On the LA8 side of things, from the Ashley Grayson Literary Agency, Denise Dumars will be joining us, accepting a limited number of advance submissions to be followed by one-on-one consultation at the conference. Denise is interested in New Age nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Also, award-winning editor-in-chief at Sunbelt Press Jennifer Silva Redmond, will be with us as well. She’ll be handling advance submissions of fiction, nonfiction and short stories, and conduct a workshop any we’re certain a great many writers should pay attention to, particularly in this dawning day and age of total authorial independence.
Another staffer on the schedule with a new workshop, author Gayle Carline will be conducting “Funny How? How Am I Funny?” Whether you’re writing a humor essay, comedic novel, or a humor-infused thriller, the tools to translate “funny” to the page is what Gayle is all about. And speaking of the schedule, the working version has been posted with plenty more coming to fill it out. Don’t forget that mid- to late-July is when we start getting slammed with advance submission requests. If you’re opting for an optional reader don’t vacillate too long. Of course, if you need guidance finding a good fit for your material, just email or give us a call.
More to come.