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This year's conference will be held on Oct 1 & 2, 2016. Fees: $160 for both days, $90 for either Saturday only or Sunday only.
Fiction & Craft
Barbara Schiffman is a Hollywood script reader and story consultant. Her client list includes top literary agencies, TV/film producers, indie directors, screenwriters and book authors. One of her specialties is evaluating books for film or TV adaptation. She has also served as teaching assistant for author/professor Will Akers’ Screenwriting 101 classes at Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. Barbara’s chapter “Key Things to Know Before You Write” was published in Tarcher/Penguin’s anthology NOW WRITE! SCREENWRITING. Her book THE AKASHIC MUSE about creativity enhancement is available at Amazon. com. Barbara co-founded Toastmasters 4 Writers and she offers book and script consulting, pitch coaching and editing services by phone/skype. www.barbaraschiffman.com
Kent Davis is an author, game designer, and actor who has spent most of his life making up stories. His kidlit adventure novel, A RIDDLE IN RUBY, was released to critical success from HarperCollins’ Greenwillow Books in Fall 2015. The sequel, THE CHANGER’S KEY, will be out from Greenwillow in 2016. He has theater, film, and television credits as a short, bald man in an array of roles. He teaches in the Honors College at Montana State University and lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, Anna, and their dog Bobo. www.kentishdavis.com
Leslie Budewitz is the author of two cozy mystery series—and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. The president of Sisters in Crime, she lives in northwest Montana with her husband and their cat Ruff. Connect with her through her website and blog, www.LeslieBudewitz.com
Monica Poole lives in Denver, Colorado and is an author and small business owner. She is a longtime member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. The first book in her science fiction series, THE TRIMAR REPUBLIC, was named to Books Go Social’s short list of the best indie books of 2015. Monica serves on the board of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and moderates three fiction writing groups. She has served as a judge for the Colorado Gold writing contest. www.facebook.com/monica.m.poole
David Blair and Adam Pitman, co-creators of the horror films ROULETTE, THE SIGHTING, CLIFF LAKE, and THE TRIANGLE, and authors of the upcoming horror graphic novel, REDWOOD have spent the past year delving into comedy writing and producing with their YouTube channel, BearHat Productions. Born out of the popular Viscosity Cabaret Series in Whitefish, the two have taken their unique slant on comedy to the Internet. This year they will be joining us to talk about Youtube as an author’s tool. Facebook.com/bearhatproductions
Elizabeth Wales is the principal agent and owner of Wales Literary Agency, Inc., established in 1990 in Seattle. She is a member of the Association of Authors Representatives (AAR), and the Author’s Guild. Wales Literary Agency is regarded as a competitive boutique agency with a quality list. Her agency is currently seeking quality works of fiction and narrative nonfiction. They are especially interested in story-driven narratives, new voices, and progressive cultural points of view. www.waleslit.com/about/
Susanna Einstein launched Einstein Literary Management in 2015 after working as an agent for ten years, first at LJK Literary Management and then at the Einstein Thompson Agency. She has worked in publishing since 1995. Susanna is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and is a member of the Women’s Media Group. Her agency represents a broad range of literary and commercial fiction, including upmarket women’s fiction, crime fiction, historical fiction, romance, and books for middlegrade children and young adults. They also handle nonfiction including cookbooks, memoir and narrative, and blog-to-book projects. www.einsteinliterary.com/about.phpSOME ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Dues-paid members of Authors of the Flathead who wish to sell their books at the conference must do so through the FVCC Bookstore. Please contact Denise at the bookstore to make arrangements. Blake Hall Room SCA 164. email@example.com. (406) 756-3814.
First Impressions (Optional): Attendees may submit 7 copies of their first page (only first page) of their manuscript when they sign-in, without the author name. Pages will be randomly selected at the time of the First Impressions Panel. If you also have an agent or editor critique, please DO NOT submit to the First Impressions Panel.
Registration: We will open up credit card online registrations here for everyone after the mailing goes out to dues-paid members. We will also post an online registration form you can download and use if you would prefer to pay by check.
Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Kalispell at the special low rate of $99+tax/night. The hotel offers a 24 hour pool, Jacuzzi and gym; free hot breakfast buffet; exercise center; full business center; and complimentary shuttle providing transportation to the conference, the airport and central Kalispell. Call for reservations before August 30th for the conference rate. 406-755-7900.
Questions: Contact our Conference Coordinator