Walk, Trot, Run: One Author’s Journey from Novice Writer to Multi-Book Publishing Contracts
Friday 4:00 Room 1
Presenter: Debbie Burns
Debbie Burns will talk about her journey from novice writer to traditionally published author with multiple contracts from one of America’s top ten publishers (Sourcebooks). She’ll highlight milestones throughout her career, including rising above rejection to landing her first agent for a young adult manuscript, deciding when to seek new representation, and being awarded her first three-book deal. Working with a mid-sized publisher resulted in an entirely new learning curve. Debbie will share insight on working with a traditional publisher (publication pace, expectations, and typical processes), discuss how it’s different from indie publishing and how it’s similar, and offer advice about what she’s learned along the way.