Are you an aspiring author? Do you have a finished manuscript and want to know what steps to take next? Let me help you!
Workshops are best suited for smaller groups. I offer craft-related and business-related workshops for writers just starting out as well as writers ready to become traditionally published. I have worked at a literary agency, a big 5 publishing house, and am a New York Times bestselling author, so I can bring all sorts of perspectives and viewpoints to the conversation.
Need some guidance on how to troubleshoot your manuscript? I was an acquiring editor at a Big 5 publishing house before becoming an author. Let me bring my experience to the table and help you strengthen your craft. Each presentation is about an hour long, and another hour is advised for questions.
A writer can work on their craft, but an author must learn about the business. I provide several different workshops about the process of publishing, what goes into the decision-making process when acquiring a book, and what makes or a breaks a title. Writers who have already written a novel and are seriously attempting to get a traditional publishing deal would find these useful.
What does it take to be published? Talent, timing, but most all, tenacity. My keynote speech touches on all three aspects, and also talks about my experiences as queer, disabled writer of color.