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These are the agents who were featured at the November 2011 Agent-Author Seminar: 

Stephany Evans (FinePrint Literary Management), Paige Wheeler (Folio Literary Management), Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency), Jeff Kleinman(Folio Literary Management), Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency), Joanna Volpe (Nancy Coffey Literary Management), Becky Vinter (FinePrint Literary Management), Lois Winston (Ashley Grayson Literary Agency), Katharine Sands (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency), Michelle Brower (Folio Literary Management), Sandy Lu (L. Perkins Agency), Louise Fury (L. Perkins Agency), Rebecca Strauss (McIntosh & Otis, Inc.), Roseanne Wells(Marianne Strong Literary Agency), Nicholas Croce (The Croce Agency), Moses Cardona (John Hawkins Associates), Jennifer Laughran (Andrea Brown Literary Agency), Jennifer Weltz (Jean V. Nagger Literary Agency) Emily Keyes (L. Perkins Agency), Brooks Sherman (FinePrint Literary Management),Molly Jaffa (Folio Literary Management), Emmanuelle Morgen (Judith Ehrlich Literary Management), Meredith Barnes (Lowenstein Associates), Jason Allen Ashlock (Movable Type Management), Rayhané Sanders (WSK Management, LLC) Janet Rosen (Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.), Josh Getzler (Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency), and Brianne Mulligan (Movable Type Management), Jason Yarn (Paradigm)

PLUS Erika Imranyi (Senior Editor, Mira), Bella Stander (Book Promotion 101), Ron Hogan and New York Times bestselling thriller author John Gilstrap!

 


Here are the faculty members who were featured at the May 26 28, 2011 Backspace Writers Conference:

 

Keynote Speaker:

Jonathan Maberry

Literary Agents:

Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management), Donald Maass (Donald Maass Literary Agency), Lois Winston (Ashley Grayson Literary Agency), Jennifer DeChiara (The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), Rebecca Strauss (McIntosh & Otis), Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary Agency), Kathleen Ortiz (Nancy Coffey Literary), Scott Hoffman (Folio Literary Management), Rachel Vogel (Movable Type Literary Group), Meredith Barnes (Lowenstein Associates), Roseanne Wells (Marianne Strong & Associates), Suzie Townsend (FinePrint Literary Management), Tamar Rydzinski (Laura Dail Literary Agency), Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency), Diana Fox (Fox Literary Agency), Jessica Regel (Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency), Louise Fury (L. Perkins Agency), Emily Keyes (L. Perkins Agency), Dan Conaway (Writers House), Nicholas Croce (The Croce Agency), Michelle Brower (Folio Literary Management), Katherine Sands (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency)

Editors:

Rachel Griffiths (Scholastic Press), Andrea Walker (Little Brown), Brittany Hamblin (Harper Collins), Jerry Gross, freelance editor

Authors:

Keith Cronin, Karen Dionne, Barb Ferrer, Susan Henderson, Sara J. Henry, A. S. King, Adrienne Kress, Elizabeth Letts, Jonathan Maberry, Jael McHenry, Kelly Simmons, Dennis Tafoya

Publishing Professionals:

Don Lafferty

CLICK HERE to see the 2011 Backspace Writers Conference Agenda



These are the agents who were featured at the November 2010 Agent-Author Seminar:

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Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency), Paul Cirone (Molly Friedrich Agency), Jennifer DiChiara (The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), Stephany Evans (FinePrint Literary Management), Molly Jaffa (Folio Literary Management), Natanya Wheeler (Nancy Yost Literary Agency), Lois Winston (Ashley Grayson Literary Agency), Kathleen Ortiz (Lowenstein Associates), Michelle Brower (Folio Literary Management), Rebecca Strauss (McIntosh & Otis, Inc.), Kirsten Neuhaus (Kirsten Neuhaus Literary), Jason Allen Ashlock (Movable Type Literary Group), Joanna Stampfel-Volpe (Nancy Coffey Literary), Suzie Townsend (FinePrint Literary Management), Tamar Rydzinski (The Laura Dail Literary Agency), Diana Fox (Fox Literary Agency), Emmanuelle Morgen (Judith Ehrlich Literary Management), Alanna Ramirez (Trident Media Group), Brandi Bowles (Foundry Literary + Media), Weronika Janczuk (D4EO Literary Agency), Rebecca Friedman (Sterling Lord Literistic), Jason Pinter (Waxman Literary Agency), Adam Schear (DeFiore and Company)

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Here are the faculty members who were featured at the May 27 29, 2010 Backspace Writers Conference:

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Keynote speakers:

Lorenzo Carcaterra #1 New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter
Neil S. Nyren Senior Vice President, Publisher and Editor in Chief of G.P. Putnam’s Sons
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Literary agents:

Paul Cirone (Molly Friedrich Agency), Elizabeth Evans (Jean Naggar Agency), Joanna Stampfel-Volpe (Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation), Elana Roth(Caren Johnson Literary Agency), Victoria Horn(Liza Dawson Associates), Lois Winston (Ashley Grayson Literary Agency), Rebecca Strauss (McIntosh and Otis, Inc.), Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management) Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary), Jamie Brenner (Artists & Artisans Literary Management), Colleen Lindsay (FinePrint Literary Management), Jason Allen Ashlock (Movable Type Literary Group), Diana Fox (Fox Literary Agency), April Eberhardt (Kimberly Cameron & Associates), Kathleen Ortiz (Lowenstein Associates) Gwendolyn Heasley (Artists and Artisans Literary Management), Suzie Townsend (FinePrint Literary Management) Scott Hoffman (Folio Literary Management), Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency), Alanna Ramirez (Trident Media Group), Kirsten Neuhaus (Kirsten Neuhaus Literary Agency), Eric Myers (The Spieler Agency), Blair Hewes (Dunham Literary), Marisa Corvisiero (Lori Perkins Agency) Joe Veltre (The Veltre Company), Molly Jaffa (Folio Literary Management), Natanya Wheeler (Nancy Yost Literary Agency), Alanna Ramirez (Trident Media Group), Donald Maass (Donald Maass Literary Agency) and more to come!
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Authors:

Gayle Lynds, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Richard Krevolin, Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Karen Dionne, Elizabeth Letts, Rachel Kramer Bussel, J.E. Taylor, Norb Vonnegut, Rebbie Macintyre, MJ Pearson, Barbara Caridad Ferrer, Randy Susan Meyers, Janice Gable Bashman, Jason Pinter, A.S. King, Stephanie Cowell
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Editors:

Keith Kahla, Executive Editor, St. Martins Press
Mark Tavani, Executive Editor, Random House
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Freelance Editor:

Jerry Gross
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Publishing professionals:

Bella Stander, Ron Hogan, Don Lafferty, Dana Kaye Litoff, Ron Koltnow

The Fall 2009 Backspace Agent-Author Seminar was the most phenomenal conference I have ever attended. I was impressed with the amount of personal and individual attention every attendee received on both query letters and opening pages. The mixers with agents were wonderfully informal and comfortable, nothing like nerve-wracking pitch sessions. They provided a great opportunity to network with agents and other writers. I recommend this conference to all my writer friends. Lisa Iriarte