Victory and Humiliation: Writing Young Adult Fiction plus the Business of Finding an Agent or Skipping Straight to a Publisher
Friday, August 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Erika Mailman, who writes Young Adult fiction as Lynn Carthage, will address the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch Writers Network breakfast meeting on Friday, August 7, 2015.
Victory and Humiliation: writing young adult fiction means connecting with the younger self that experienced great highs and lows while navigating the minefields of high school hallways. She will talk about character and voice in teen fiction and reconnecting with the sometimes-victorious-often-humiliated kid inside us. As someone whose novel Haunted went through three agents before finding publication, she will also talk about the business of finding an agent or skipping straight to a publisher.
She is a novelist living near Sacramento. Under her real name, she was a Bram Stoker Award finalist. Born in Vermont, she has lived in Maine, Ireland, and Arizona. Erika reads voraciously, loves anything French, gets “itchy feet” to travel on a regular basis, and finds peace in the woods, in meadows, in nature. She has always been fascinated by how history allows us to imagine how people of the past lived and breathed and felt.
The public is invited. CWC membership not required.
Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast. Get map.
Questions? Contact Margie Yee Webb via the CWC Contact page.
Members are urged to invite their writer friends to attend these sessions. CWC membership is not required. They may also want to consider joining CWC to enjoy the benefits of mixing with many experienced writers willing to share what they know.