Afternoon Writers’ Retreat with Former “Big Five” Senior Editor Heather Lazare:
Finding Your Path in the Publishing World
Editorial and Publishing Consultant
Former Editor, Simon & Schuster, Random House
Co-Founder, Northern California Writers’ Retreat
What have you always wanted to know from an insider about getting your book on the publishing path? Come to this exclusive opportunity to hear and interact with Heather Lazare, first-time in Sacramento!
Intensive session will cover how to get your book on the path that will hopefully lead to an auction. We’ll discuss query letters, comp titles, independent editors, retreats, conferences, beta readers, and more.
Session will cover:
- How to find an independent editor (and how to know if you need one).
- How to know when your book’s ready to submit to an agent.
- Query letters: The Yes, the No, and the No Way. How to avoid pitfalls and make your book stand out.
- What publishing houses are looking for and how to position yourself and your book.
Heather Lazare, Editorial and Publishing Consultant and co-founder of Northern California Writers’ Retreat, is a former Simon & Schuster Senior Editor. Prior to that, she worked as a Random House Editorial Assistant. Now she’s back in California, where with Literary Agent Chelsea Lindman she founded the Northern California Writers’ Retreat. Heather specializes in adult and young adult fiction, historical fiction, women’s fiction, literary fiction, and thrillers. She has edited numerous high-profile books, which makes her a standout source of information. Examples of Heather’s work: Madame Toussaud, Cleopatra’s Daughter, Jasmine Nights, Astor Place Heritage, Mermaid, The Fairest of them All, Three Maids for a Crown, Yoga Cures, Female Nomad and Friends, Lighthouse Bay, Royal Mistress, The Chalice, Destiny’s Divas, The Enough Moment, Landing Gear, Happily Ever After.
When: 1:30-5:00 PM, Sat, May 18 – Following the regularly-scheduled luncheon meeting
Where: Cattlemens Restaurant, adjacent to Nimbus Winery off Hwy 50, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova
What to Bring: Your query letter and/or the first couple pages of your novel – let an expert give you her advice!
What is Provided: Writing materials, coffee, soda, and snacks
Cost: $65/Members (40% discount); $109/Non Members
(go to www.sacramentowriters.org/about-cwc/join/ for details on how to join and pay the member price!)
Deadline: May 4 or until session is filled. Seating Limited! Register now to ensure a seat!
Refund Policy: Refunds will be considered upon written request, submitted no later than May 4 to CWC Sacramento President Kimberly A. Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please print and bring your registration receipt to the retreat.