Legendary host Jim McKay called it, “The greatest show of courage in the history of Wide World of Sports.” In 1982, after becoming the unlikely leader of the Ironman triathlon, Julie Moss fell and lost all bodily function 50 feet from the finish. On hands and knees, she watched her rival pass her, then thirty seconds later crawled across the line, stunning the millions watching on TV. At age twenty-three, she became an instant global icon. Booklist calls her new memoir, Crawl of Fame–written with our own Robert Yehling– “A courageous account of dealing with disappointment as an athlete and an individual, and a powerful testament to the importance of not giving up on oneself.” Our first Special Guest Speaker to be announced, Julie will join us to share in inspiring journey to publication.
While advance submission readers will not be opened for a few more weeks, those already confirmed for SD33 include: Lake Union Publishing acquisition editor Alicia Clancy; agents Jennifer Chen Tran and Natalie Grazian of Martin Literary; David Black Agency’s Jenny Herrera (who found a couple of strong prospects at our Irvine event), and Kelli Martin of Wendy Sherman Associates. As usual, many more will be joining the roster.
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–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS