I had such a good time at the York Festival of Writing last year that I’m going again next year. Along with Choc Lit director, Lyn Vernham, and fellow Choc Lit authors Christina Courtenay and Jane Lovering, I’ll be part of the panel on independent publishers.
Also, I’ll be giving one-to-ones as a book doctor during Saturday afternoon.
I’ve just received an update from the organisers and they say:
– US agent Marcy Posner is joining us from over the pond and taking one to ones
– Writers Workshop are will be offering “next steps” free to three
writers at the Festival who are talent spotted. The writers will be
offered a free manuscript critique, free coaching or a free manuscript
appraisal from Harry Bingham.
– Harper Collins Authonomy are supporting Authonomy Live talent
contest on Friday evening, with editor Patrick Janson-Smith on the
panel. Last years winner, Shelley Harris was offered representation by
4 literary agents in the room, and then went on to achieve a 5 figure
I was there when that last author was being hunted down, last year – it was impressive.
So, if you feel like giving yourself the same opportunity, click on Festival of Writing.