“The hip-hop generation’s answer to Sherlock Holmes returns fast and furious in the third installment of [his] celebrated series … And Isaiah Quintabe remains an engaging, fascinating protagonist,” raves Kirkus about Joe Ide’s Wrecked. The breakout sensation that introduced us to this powerful new voice (and his mesmerizing characters), IQ. won the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus awards for Best Debut Novel, and was hailed New York Times Critics’ Best of the Year. Its follow up, Righteous, was also declared One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Washington Post, BookRiot, Suspense Magazine, Amazon, South Florida Sun Sentinel, and LitHub. It’s been a rollicksome ride, and the man himself will tell us all about it as we welcome aboard our third Special Guest Speaker, Joe Ide.
While we know that there is no single right way to write a great book–only an infinite number of wrong ways–the same holds true for publishing a great book. Today, more than ever before. In addition to our Path to Publication sessions, come February we’re introducing a unique opportunity to spend 15 minutes of one-on-one time strategizing with industry expert, Holly Kammier, co-owner of the highly respected hybrid publishing imprint, Acorn Publishing, on which path is specifically viable for them. “The Publisher Is In: Your Post-Conference Publishing Plan” will be available to conferees on a first come, first served basis. Details here.
As usual, Jean Jenkins’ 2-part “Best Foot Forward: Polishing to Impress” workshop will be limited to the first 12 participants that sign up. Submission of required materials is due by no later than February 1, 2019. Complete details can be found here.
Discounted pre-registration is now open. Do so by November 1st and knock $125 off of Full Conference participation. Your words are worth it. You’ve earned it. Join us. And if you missed her at our recent Irvine event, here’s author Sara Gran explaining why writers are such special people.
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS