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Kym Brunner - author of Wanted: Dead or In Love

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Landing an Agent: 5 Authors Share Their Story (MY VERY FIRST AUTHOR PANEL..SQUEE!)

I cannot tell you how SUPER EXCITED I am have been asked to share what little I know my wealth of knowledge on this topic!! Seriously though, I've had three wonderful agents for various lengths of time (one of them still claims me as his client - thank you, Eric Myers!) and I'd be happy to share what worked (and what didn't work) for me. If you're in the Chicago area on September 21st, come join the Chicago SCBWI network for a writerly good time. :)

Chicago SCBWI Presents:  Landing an Agent: 5 Authors Share Their Story

September 21, 2013, Saturday 10 AM - 12 noon

Location is right off LSD, 920 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL 60640

Plenty of great street parking

There are many twists and turns in the rollercoaster ride to finding an
agent. Come on out Saturday morning to hear 5 great Chicago authors with
new or upcoming books talk about how they landed their agent and tips on
helping you find yours.

There will be time for networking and for Q & A. Come prepared to be
inspired and kick off the summer doldrums!

*Michele Weber Hurwitz’s debut middle grade novel, CALLI BE GOLD (Wendy
Lamb Books/Random House 2011), was named a Best Book of 2012 by the Bank
Street College of Education. Her second novel, THE SUMMER I SAVED THE
WORLD. . . IN 65 DAYS, will be published in April of 2014 by Wendy Lamb
Books. Michele is with Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Trident Media.

*Carol Brendler is the author of RADIO GIRL, a historical novel for
upper-MG; WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER (FSG, 2009), a picture book illustrated
by Ard Hoyt; and there's another picture book on the way from FSG called
NOT VERY SCARY, (Summer 2014). Carol works with Ammi-Joan Pacquette of the
Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Carol’s website is

*Allan Woodrow is the writer behind the middle grade books THE PET WAR
(HarperCollins), and under the alias Fowler DeWitt, THE CONTAGIOUS COLORS
OF MUMPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2013) and its upcoming
sequel, the AMAZING WILMER DOOLEY (2014). His agent is Joanna Volpe of New
Leaf Literary & Media. Visit him at


*Kym Brunner is the author of the debut YA novel WANTED: DEAD OR IN LOVE
from Merit Press (July, 2014). She's repped by Eric Myers of the Spieler
Agency. Be sure and visit Kym’s website for more info: LOOKIE - IT'S ME!!!

*Sarah Aronson is the author of three books for kids and teens: HEAD CASE,
BEYOND LUCKY, and her newest novel, BELIEVE (Sept 1 2013, Carolrhoda
Books). She is represented by Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency.
out more at her website:

Books will be for sale!

We will cap this event at 40, so please RSVP to reserve a spot at this
popular event.

WHEN: September 21, 2013, Saturday 10 AM - 12 noon

WHERE: 920 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL 60640 (Garden Room)

PARKING: plenty of street parking, pay at box, also available for a minimal
charge Weiss Hospital parking garage


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