Kevin J. Anderson has more than 140 published books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and penned the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.
Agents: The “A” Word (Rebecca, Brandon, Eric)
What can an agent do for you? Does a new writer really need one? How do you get an agent? Straight talk from our experts on good and bad agents.
Networking for Writers (Dave, Rebecca)
Learn how to make connections, be in the right place at the right time, and make sure your name pops into an editor’s mind when a new project is being considered.
Self-Promotion for Authors (All)
How do you call attention to your book, once it’s published? We’ll share our experiences in getting interviews and media coverage, online exposure, mailing lists, fan clubs, book signings, and effective promotional products.
Self-Publishing: Realities & Pitfalls (Eric, Rebecca)
Alternatives abound for authors to publish and market their own books, bypassing traditional publishers. What are the realities of do-it-yourself publishing? Can you really land a contract from a major publisher on the basis of a self-published book?
Pitching the Big Proposal (Brandon, Kevin, Dave)
You have your idea, your outline, your sample chapters. Understand what makes a good sales pitch, how to get editors, marketers, and publishers excited about your work even before you deliver the manuscript.
Two Heads Are Better than One: Collaborative Writing (Kevin, Rebecca, Eric, Brandon)
Discover the advantages, and challenges, of working with another author, how to draw upon areas of expertise, and how to work smoothly together in highly charged creative environment.
Open Session: Q&A
VIP Dinner with the Speakers
Join us at the Pasadena Convention Center March 19-21