Address: 5353 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123
About the Event
Have you ever wished you could pick the brain of a literary agent without the pressure of trying to pitch your book? What if you had the chance to question a seasoned and successful agent with all of those inquiries you have about working with a literary agency: "What does an agent do?", "How do I find an agent that works for me?", "Should I do this or that when I approach an agent?", etc.
Join us for our exclusive Dinner with a Literary Agent with Jill Marr, an agent at the elite Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, which has produced bestselling titles like Lisa See's Shanghai Girls, Jazmin Darznik's The Good Daughter, Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement, and many, many more. Jill will give a brief overview of her role as a literary agent before opening up the conversation to any and all questions our AuthorPreneurs may have for her. You will walk away from this enlightening Q&A with the many mysteries of working with an agent dissolved, as well as, with the confidence to approach an agency, ready to get your book out into the world.
Event will include a dinner of pizza, salad, bread, wine, tax and gratuity, as well as, Q&A, and the opportunity to speak animatedly with Jill Marr. Bring your questions, your curiosity, your enthusiasm, and your writer's spirit to get the most out of this special event.
PLEASE NOTE this event is an opportunity to ask questions about the process of working with a literary agent NOT an event for pitching your book. We ask that you remain professional and thank you in advance for refraining from any attempts to query your book with Jill during the event.
About the Speakers:
Jill Marr graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. She has a strong Internet and media background and nearly 15 years of publishing experience. Jill wrote features and ads for Pages, the literary magazine for people who love books, and continues to write book ads for publishing houses, magazine pieces, and promotional features for television.
After writing ad copy and features for published books for years, she knows how to find the "hook" and sell it. Some of Jill's recent and soon-to-be-published non-fiction includes the Travel Channel's Nick Groff's Chasing Spirits (NAL); The Chosen Few (Da Capo) by USA Today writer Gregg Zoroya; Doulas A. Wissing's Funding Our Enemy (Prometheus Books); Press One for English (The New Press) by Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal; Why We Love Serial Killers (Skyhorse) by Scott Bonn.
Some of Jill's new and upcoming fiction includes Brain Storm (Thomas & Mercer) by Anthony-and-Agatha-Award winning author Elaine Viets; A Place We Knew Well (Ballatine Books) by Susan Carol McCarthy; Fishbowl (St. Martin's Press) by Bradley Somer; The Bomb Maker's Son (Seven Stories Press) by Robert Rotstein; Dragon Springs Road (HarperCollins) by Janie Chang; LA Times best-selling Benefit of the Doubt (Tor/Forge) by Neal Griffin; The Change Your Name Store and No More Beige Food (Sky Pony Press) by Leanne Shirliffe; and the Jaden Terrell series that includes the Shamus Award nominee Racing the Devil and A Cup Full of Midnight (The Permanent Press).
What is AuthorPreneurs?
Our goal is to create an all-inclusive author community that provides opportunities to network, learn, engage, support, and contribute, including our monthly dinner series for authors.
Founder Susan McBeth’s vision for authors aligns with her vision for entrepreneurs: providing stimulating opportunities for innovation, inspiration, and collaboration. AuthorPreneurs™ is where both seasoned authors and emerging writers can grow. Don’t miss out on this groundbreaking program!
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after June 15, 2016 or for no-shows.
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