February 5, 2011

Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference Information

Join us for the 2011 Create Something Magical Conference

When: March 19, 2011
Where: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey
Featuring Keynote Speaker Mary Janice Davidson
New York Times and USA Today best-selling and prolific writer who is published
primarily in paranormal romance but also fantasy and non-fiction.

Plus an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops to help hone and polish your

Cathy Maxwell: Voice–
Your Writing Personality?
Jonathan Maberry: Going Pro: Becoming a Professional Writer
Mary Burton: Writing Mysteries
Virginia Kantra: Dialogue
Angela James: Managing Your Author Brand
Sarah Wendell: Blogging
Debra Mullins: Creating Complicated Characters
Judi McCoy: Five Must Do Steps to Self Editing
Treva Harte & Diane Whiteside: NY Publishers vs. ePublishers: What Do They Want

Lisa Verge Higgins: It’s All About Emotional Intimacy: Working With Point of

Judi Fennell: Novel in a Nutshell
Stephanie Julian: Over the Plate Pitches
Melinda Leigh & KM Fawcett: Martial Arts & Writing Action
Tracey Lyons: Gone Fishing: How to Catch an Agent
Jenni Holbrook: Writing Synopsis
Keri Mikulski, Alison Formento, and Jennifer Hubbard: Writing Children’s Books
and YA Novels

Our conference will offer a new feature this year, video pitches with Kevan
Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency has graciously agreed to take appointments
via webcam.

Other agents also attending:
Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency
Marisa Corvisiero, L. Perkins Agency
Lois Winston, Ashley Grayson Agency
Mary Sue Seymour., The Seymour Agency
Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates
Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Editors who are attending to hear pitches from Conference Attendees:
Wendy Lee, Avon/Harpercollins
Angela James, Carina Press
Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing
Renee Rocco, Lyrical Press
Heather Osborn, Samhain Publishing
Raelene Gorlinsky, Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Treva Harte, Loose-Id
Stephanie Murray, Crescent Moon Press
Marlene Castricato, Crescent Moon Press
Kathy Cottrell, The Wild Rose Press
Holly Schmidt, Ravenous Romance
Karen Syed, Echelon Press

Editors from Harlequin Enterprises, namely:
Elizabeth Mazer, Assistant Editor, Love Inspired/Silhouette
Stacy Boyd, Senior Editor, Desire
Keyren Gerlach, Associate Editor, Romantic Suspense
Susan Litman, Editor, Special Edition
Shana Smith, Assistant Editor, Desire/Romantic Suspense

Also included in the conference are gift basket giveaways, lunch, a networking
reception, and a multi-author book signing. The book signing is open to the

Registration ends March 1.

When: March 19, 2011
Where: Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 Route 1 South & Gill Lane
Iselin, New Jersey 08830
Phone: 732-634-3600 Fax: 732-634-0258

Registration – Liberty States Fiction Writers Members $110, Non-Members $130,
Conference with Membership or renewal $145

Please visit the Liberty States Fiction Writers Website for more details and the
ability to register online –

The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels
as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.

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