Monday, September 27, 2010

Are you coming to the party???

Okay, so I know you've got your calendars marked for tonight's WriteOnCon event (or you should have. I mean, it's where ALL the cool people will be!). The time went through a change, so hopefully you're planning on 9pm EDT. And DUDE--have you seen who will be there?

Literary agent Jessica Sinsheimer of Sarah Jane Freymann Literary: Jessica Sinsheimer has been reading and campaigning for her favorite queries since 2004. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she went east for Sarah Lawrence College and stayed for the opportunity to read soon-to-be books for a living.

Now an Associate Agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, she’s developed a reputation for fighting office members to see incoming manuscripts first—and for drinking far too much tea.

Always on the lookout for new writers, she is most excited about finding literary, women’s, and Young Adult fiction, and—on the nonfiction side—psychology, parenting, self-help, cookbooks, memoirs, and works that speak to life in the twenty-first century.

Literary agent Roseanne Wells of Marianne Strong Literary Agency: Roseanne Wells is an agent at Marianne Strong Literary Agency. An avid reader, she discovered her passion for book publishing during her internship at W.W. Norton and hasn't looked back. She is also an arts reviewer for PlayShakespeare.com and a volunteer for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho, NYC. Wells is interested in narrative nonfiction, science (popular or trade, not academic), health, history, true crime, religion, travel, food/cooking, and similar subjects. She is also actively expanding the agency's fiction list and looks out for strong literary fiction, YA, sci-fi, fantasy, and detective mysteries (more Sherlock Holmes than cozies).

Associate editor Jocelyn Davies of Razorbill: Jocelyn is the editor of the forthcoming young adult novels Ripple by Mandy Hubbard, The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff (author of The Replacement), The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder, Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley, and Michele Jaffe’s next YA thriller, among others, and is also working on the multi-media project, Chopsticks. She began her career at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she worked with a variety of YA authors, including Kim Harrison, Carolyn Mackler, and Francesca Lia Block, and wrote the HarperTeen “HipLit” newsletter. She is actively looking for young adult fiction with strong concepts, vivid characters, and unique points of view—ranging from realistic to otherworldly—and has a soft spot for magical realism. Jocelyn is also the author of A Beautiful Dark, the first in a paranormal YA trilogy about one girl’s struggle between the forces of destiny and free will, and love that transcends both, which debuts in Fall 2011.

Associate editor Kari Sutherland of Harper Collins Children's Books: Kari began her publishing career at Disney Publishing where she was fully immersed in the world of Pirates of the Caribbean but had limited contact with princesses. For the past three years she has been at Harper where she works primarily on YA novels including the bestselling Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard as well as Sara’s new series The Lying Game, Firelight by Sophie Jordan, Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting (author of The Body Finder), the interactive mystery The Amanda Project by Amanda Valentino and Melissa Kantor, and the Avalon High manga series by Meg Cabot.

She is actively looking for paranormal teen fiction and realistic stories with a twist, but will read anything as long as the characters are compelling, the plot is gripping, and the voice is strong. She spent much of her childhood overseas and her argument for why her DVR is so full is that she’s making up for all that lost TV time. She loves to travel, read (of course), and dance, but is not a huge fan of walks on the beach because she can never get all the sand off her feet.

Two editors? Two agents? And they're giving up an HOUR of their time to answer YOUR questions?  HOW STINKING COOL IS THAT??? You do NOT want to miss out.

Especially because I'm moderating again, so there will probably be more of my (in)famous online dancing!!!!

Er--fine--I know that's probably the part everyone endures so they can enjoy the good stuff. But...well...you're stuck with me! And at least it means there's a high probability of Shannon Shame. ;)

 As always, transcripts will be available, but we hope you'll be able to join us live! The topic is open, so come ready with all the questions you had during WriteOnCon that we didn't have time to answer.

See you then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 comments:

  1. Where did I get the idea that it started at 6:30 EST? Huh? I have a class that lets out around 9:15pm. I'll rush back home. Can't wait.

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  2. I have said it before and I will say it again, you ladies are the best! Can't wait!

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  3. Such fabulous guests! Wow!! Well done all at Writoncon!! Yay!You're all amazing! Take care
    x

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  4. Oh, I didn't think I could 'attend' because I thought it was earlier...but I should be home by 9 pm EDT!!! This makes me happy. :) So, yes, I should be there.

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  5. Unfortunately that's 7 pm my time. Homework time (for the kids not me). And guess who has to help them with the homework. ;)

    I'll check out the transcripts, tho. Can't wait!

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  6. I will be there. Hopefully.
    Will there be cake? Snacks? Maybe some cyber popcorn? No we're writers, screw the popcorn, we need chocolate and twizlers

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  7. I can't wait! Pawning the kids on hubby so I can attend.

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  8. I'm supposed to have a softball game tonight. Here's to hoping it rains.

    Welcome back Shannon! And hi.

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  9. As per usual, it'll be 10 am here (Japan) and I'll be at work. If I'm not teaching a class, I will be there. If not, have fun!

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  10. YES! Another awesome WriteOnCon event! Looking forward to it!

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  11. Can't wait for tonight! Hope you had a relaxing week off.

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  12. I'll have to check into the after party:)- It'll be 3am in France:)

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  13. Wow. That's quite a line-up. You ladies are blogging dynamite! Are any of your star line-up interested in chapter books/young MG?

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  14. I may have to cut out early, but I'll definitely be there for the start! GO WRITEONCON!!

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  15. Seriously, can WriteOnCon get any better? Oh wait, it just did! Can't wait!

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  16. I'm looking forward to it, but like @salarsenッ, I also thought it was supposed to be at 6:30pm. That's what I put on my calendar. Oh well. 9pm works better for me anyway.

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  17. You ladies are full of epic awesome sauce!

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  18. That live panel was great - thanks for moderating it!

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