“Chilling,” is how Publisher Weekly describes Come and Get Me, the debut novel from Norm Thoeming, writing as August Norman. “Thoroughly memorable,” declares Booklist. And author Lisa Brackmann (Black Swan Rising) effuses, “[This] page-turning thriller features a sly sense of humor … and a strong, relatable woman at its core―Caitlin Bergman, a woman with flaws … but who doggedly pursues justice and who fights back against the men who would victimize her.” Joining the SCWC for the first time, Norm will occupy our 3rd Special Guest Speaker spot come September to share his journey, his choice to launch a series centered around an intrepid female reporter, launching with a pen name, and more. A helluva read, this book. We’re looking forward to learning how it came to be.
Dates to Remember
The advance submission deadline is August 20, 2019. Though we still have a few more readers to confirm, we’re opening up selection for those currently available today. If you’ve already pre-registered and chose readers “To Be Determined,” be sure to notify Chrissie via email who your first choice and back-up are. If you need guidance choosing a reader, contact Michael. And if you’d like to know what’s expected of the cover letter, below is Lake Union acquisition editor Alicia Clancy at our most recent event addressing the subject. Visit All About Advance Submissions to learn more.
The 2-part “Best Foot Forward: Polishing to Impress” workshop, conducted by editor Jean Jenkins, is limited to the first 12 participants that sign up. Submission of required materials is due by no later than September 1, 2019. Complete details can be found here.
We’ll be updating the Workshops & Events page shortly, then begin rolling out the official weekend conference schedule.
Discounted pre-registration is now open. Regardless of your path to publication, join professional authors, agents, editors and other publishing professionals devoted to helping you get your work where it needs to be, in Irvine
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS