Following the release of a fifth traditionally published novel. author Jonathan Yanez parlayed his success into a prolific independent publishing juggernaut. With over three dozen titles behind him, including the Gateway to the Galaxy, New Arilion Knights, and Pandora Experiment sci-fi series, as well The Elite, Archangel Wars, and Vampire Project fantasy series. With his latest, Dropship: A Near Future Thriller, he delves into the world of cyberpunk. A veteran of the SCWC, Jonathan will join us for the first time as a Special Guest Speaker and workshop leader.
Many other SCWC vets are returning for LA/Irvine17. Many new faces are also aboard. Collectively, we’re plotting to provide another inspiring weekend of curated sessions, all singularly focused on getting you where you need to be with your work–even if that does sometimes require a nudge from one’s comfort zone. We’ll dig deep beyond Writing 101 topsoil in our craft & execution workshops, focus on the latest traditional and indie publishing trends, author branding solutions, book marketing strategies and tactics, and more, in our “Path to Publication” track. (Plus, we’ll do the fun stuff!)
Staff rollout, including which literary agency reps from both coasts will be accepting advance submissions, begins in the next few weeks. Pre-registration is now open. Do so by June 1st and save $100 off Full Conference, which is limited to 150 participants.
In the interim, be sure to put aside seven minutes and treat yourself to this exclusive doculogue on rewriting and voice, featuring authors Joe Ide (Wrecked), Huda Al-Marashi (First Comes Marriage), and Lake Union editor Alicia Clancy, shot at our February conference.
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS