It started out yesterday with my literary agent agreeing to join me on an hour-long Q and A live chat for people who pre-order my new book, The Astonishing Maybe.
And by the end of the day? There was an entire Writer’s Conference planned.
How cool is that? (Very, very cool!)
A conference with a faculty like this would easily cost $300 or more to attend. All you have to do to attend all fourteen of these live chats is pre-order my book, The Astonishing Maybe. It costs less than twelve bucks at Amazon right now.
“At first, this is a book about friendship with a touch of magical realism. As it progresses, it becomes a deeper meditation about a parent’s clinical depression from a child’s point of view. Well crafted and unique. Recommended. — School Library Journal
“Middle-schooler Gideon Quinton wasn’t thrilled about moving with his family across the U.S. to nowhere Nevada right at the start of summer break. When he arrives to his new neighborhood, he notices there’s a girl next door about his age … and she takes him on (un-Quinton-like) wild, Hobbit-like adventures. For the reader, especially any adult reader, this story is heartbreaking.” — Booklist Magazine
Here’s the line-up:
There are nine sessions. They’ll be on different days, spread over the spring and early summer. If there’s a session you can’t attend, you’ll get a recording of it.
I’m so excited about this list, I can hardly stand it. There’s my agent and editor, plus book marketers, freelance experts, bestselling authors.
Elizabeth Bennett — my literary agent, with Transatlantic. We’ll talk about finding and working with an agent.
Liz Szabla — my editor at MacMillan (Feiwel and Friends.) We’ll talk about publishing.
Judy Schachner — bestselling author and illustrator of the Skippyjon Jones books. We’ll talk about picture books and art.
Mignon Fogarty — Host of the Grammar Girl podcast and author of the New York Times bestseller Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.
Joe Bunting — He writes over at TheWritePractice.com. We’ll talk about writing.
Chris Fox — Indie publishing superstar. 5000 Words an Hour is one of my favorite books on writing productivity. We’ll talk about indie publishing.
Here’s How to Get In:
- Pre-order The Astonishing Maybe. You won’t be charged until the book ships, if you order from Amazon.
- Fill out this short Google Form, so that I can let you know when the sessions are.
- If you email me at email@example.com and I’ll email you a copy of The Plotting Workshop eBook for free.
That’s it! Easy, peasy.
So, are you in?
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Shaunta Grimes is a writer and teacher. She is an out-of-place Nevadan living in Northwestern PA with her husband, three superstar kids, two dementia patients, a good friend, Alfred the cat, and a yellow rescue dog named Maybelline Scout. She’s on Twitter @shauntagrimes and is the original Ninja Writer.