Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sarah Negovetich - Guest Literary Agent, Storymakers Midwest Writers Conference

I'm excited to announce that the 2014 Storymakers Midwest Writers Conference has our very first guest literary agent! Please give a big welcome to . . .

Sarah Negovetich, Corvisiero Literary Agency

Sarah knows you don't know how to pronounce her last name and she's okay with that.

Her first love is YA, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliche.

Sarah divides her time between her own writing and working with amazing authors as a Jr. Agent and PR Team Leader at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her background is in marketing, which is not as glamorous as it sounds. FYI, your high school algebra teacher was right when they told you every job uses math. Sarah uses her experience to help authors craft amazing stories, build platforms, and promote their work.

Sarah reps the fabulous Nichole Giles, who is attending as well. Cyber stalk Sarah on her website, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Sarah's conference classes include:

One Hour Marketing Plan

The Agent/Author Relationship
(co-taught with Nichole Giles)

Query Letter Workshop
(This class is limited to 15 attendees, queries of any genre, and is a paid intensive class - $20)

***Sarah will not be hosting paid pitch sessions, but will have her contact info available for queries after the conference. 

Please give Sarah a BIG HELLO in the comments!

See you at the conference on Sept. 20th in Kansas City.  =)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Storymakers Midwest Writers Conference Keynote Speaker - Adam Glendon Sidwell

It's time to light the fireworks and bring on the chants of "Woot! Woot!" The Storymakers Midwest Writers Conference registration opens June 2nd at 9 am (CT). This week, we will spotlight our special guests, presenters and some fabulous opportunities for our attendees. Intrigued? You should be!  =)

Today, let's say hello to our amazing dinner keynote . . .

 Adam Glendon Sidwell.

Adam is the author of the amazing children's adventure books, The Evertaster series, as well as his new release, Fetch! Not only do kids think Adam is hilarious, but there's a rumor going around that adults think he's pretty cool, too.

Of course, that could be because he has amazing Patrick Dempsey worthy hair. Or it could be because he designs wicked monsters, zombies and robots in his day job. Say what? Oh yeah, baby. Raise your hand if you're a Pirates of the Caribbean fan. (Hello, Johnny Depp!) Oh wait, Adam didn't have anything to do with Johnny, but all those freaky creatures? Thank you, Adam. His work is also featured in fabulous films such as Tron, Transformers, King Kong, Pacific Rim, and Ender's Game.

Funny children's writer + mad freaky movie creature skills = 
really awesome keynote dude.

And hey, he's teaching classes too!

Growing Up Dangerously (Middle Grade class)

Putting the Movie in Your Head on Paper: Writing Cinematically for Your Novel

You can cyber stalk Adam on his website, Facebook or Twitter

Let's give a big shout out to Adam in the comments section! And mark your calendars to be in Kansas City on Saturday, Sept. 20th!