Talk about a book that has legs–or in this case, wings! New York Times bestselling author Stacey O’Brien returns to the SCWC in September. If you’ll remember, her enchanting memoir, Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl, first came to the attention of agent Sally van Haitsma at our LA6 event. First out in hardcover, now paperback, the book has garnered fans the world over, has been published in German, Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Japanese, a special U.K. edition, and, most recently, in Hungarian. Stacey’s going to conduct two sessions, “Memoir: Structuring Your Story and the Stories Within” and “Re-Entry: Editing Nonfiction for Dramatic Impact.”
Also returning to Newport Beach is that maestro of the midnight flame, author Matthew J. Pallamary. Matt will be conducting late-night Rogue workshops and accepting a limited number of advance submissions for one-on-one consultation.
From Martin Literary, agent Brianne Ogden is aboard. The agency fared well at San Diego 25, having signed on to rep conferee Christa Yelich-Koth and her novel Illusion. Writes Christa, “I know that I’ve already said thanks once before, but I wanted to pass on that I have just signed a contract this week with an agent who I met at your conference this past February–Kate Folkers from Martin Literary Management. I am so grateful that you and your colleagues put so much effort into these conferences and work hard to have writers get opportunities and chances they would never be able to otherwise.”
Thank you, Christa. Congratulations!
Heads up to all those noodling whether or not to sign up for Drusilla Campbell’s NovelCram Immersion Track. The last four times we’ve ran the Cram it’s been filled to capacity. With the $50 Early “Bard” Registration Discount ending Aug. 1, now might be the time to decide which way you want to roll.
We’re less than two months away from LA(ish)9. Plenty more to announce as we continue shaping the schedule. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our SCWC RSS feed to automatically be alerted to late-breaking good “muse” here on the site, or join our Facebook group and let the community know of your latest writing success.