Pitch Your Book: Loglines, Synopses and Queries that Hook & Hold

Mar 14, 2020 — 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Location: Library 21C (get directions)

PLEASE NOTE: MARKING THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED OR GOING IN THIS FACEBOOK EVENT IS NOT AN RSVP. YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER.

Get ready to pitch your book at this half-day, paid workshop!

This half-day event will help you pitch your book to an agent, editor or future reader, with tools for perfecting your logline, synopsis and query letter. If you are already working on these items, please bring them with you!

Author Chris Mandeville will help you hone your logline, the one-sentence description of your book that will hook agents as well as prospective readers.
Author David R. Slayton will teach you some techniques for taming the dreaded synopsis and making writing it more manageable.
Author and freelance editor James Persichetti will leverage his experience working for the Nelson Literary Agency to teach you how to write an effective, professional query letter.

This workshop will be divided into four sections of approximately 50 minutes each. After the three presenters have finished, attendees will divide up for the last hour to get additional help in whatever area they feel they need the most.

Cost is $15 in advance and $25 CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR.
*NOTE: If you do not make a reservation in advance, we cannot guarantee seating on the day of the event. Walk-ins will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, click here: https://pikespeakwriters.regfox.com/pitch-your-book-loglines-synopses-and-queries-that-hook-and-hold

Faculty

Chris Mandeville

Chris Mandeville

Chris Mandeville writes science fiction/fantasy and nonfiction for writers. She lives in Colorado with her family and her service dog, Finn. Chris can write anywhere, but her usual spot is a comfy chair at home in the Rocky Mountains where the only sound is the wind in the trees, her coffee cup is in reach, and Finn is snoozing by her feet. She loves to work with other writers, and has been teaching writing workshops for fifteen years. Her published works include the YA time travel trilogy, “In Real Time” (Quake, Shake, and Break), Seeds: a post-apocalyptic adventure and 52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer’s Block. To learn more about Chris and her works-in-progress, and to join her Reader’s Group, visit chrismandeville.com.

David Slayton

David R. Slayton

David grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado and writes the books he always wanted to read.

His debut YA fantasy, GHOST DRAGON, will be published in January 2020 by Harmony Ink Press. He is represented by Lesley Sabga of the Seymour Agency.

James Persichetti

James Persichetti

James Persichetti is a freelance editor and founder of Lost Hat Editorial Services. Prior to editing, he worked for over three years at Nelson Literary Agency, reading submissions and selling foreign rights. He writes fantasy and middle grade adventure. When not reading, writing, or editing, his passion for words extends to practicing other languages like Japanese and Italian.