Friday, February 7, 2014

I'm the Featured Speaker at an Upcoming SCBWI Event!

On Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m., I'll be leading a conversation on online networking at the IllinoisSCBWI North Suburban Network meeting at The Book Stall in Winnetka.

How fun is that?

Here's the blurb sent to IllinoisSCBWI members:

Greetings, Polar Vortex Chiberians!

I have come to share wonderful news! This winterest of winters looks to be taking a turn and we should actually be thawed out by summer! The extended forecast shows next Wednesday to be a balmy 42 degrees. Woo Hoo! Of course, things are going to be slushy for a while. And, hey that reminds me why I really stopped by in the first place...

February 12 th – Beyond the Slushpile: New Ways to Get Agent Attention

From Twitter to blogs to webinars to the latest trend—sites where writers compete to post their queries and first pages—the internet is bursting with creative opportunities for writers to showcase their work and get publishing questions answered.

A year ago author Wendy Parris entered the online writing community and has since communicated directly with hundreds of agents, editors, and published kids' book authors willing to connect newer writers with agents seeking manuscripts. Wendy will share her experiences and the invaluable insights she's gained, as well as tips on how to build your own relationships with industry professionals and get your work noticed.

Maybe wear your galoshes if you get 'em!

Michael Bricis

Soggy humor Co-Rep

With the crisp-witted Carolyn Crimi

I'm looking forward to it!