A Debut Novelist's Rocky Road to Publication

Discouraged about your publishing prospects? Don't be! I queried 110 agents and 15 small presses before receiving an offer from The Permanent Press, a publisher specializing in literary fiction. I will share tips I learned the hard way about approaching agents and negotiating a contract with a publisher.

Audience: aspiring writers and authors


- My novel and reviews
- Lecture for a Canadian writing center

- List of publishing resources

- Download the presentation

-"Get Published" lecture for Medford Public Library

Lectures can be customized for length and audience interests.

I am happy to assist with marketing and promotion of lectures using my social media contacts, web-site, and traditional PR outreach.

Other Lectures

Inspiration: How Ray Bradbury Influenced My Work

Part of a lecture celebrating "Fahrenheit 451" for a Medford, MA, book group. "Part of an author's job is to present readers with ideas that may make them uncomfortable and reflective."

Get a Traditional Publishing Deal

Searching for an agent or publisher for your novel? How has Covid affected your options? Tips and strategies for getting a book deal.






References, Flyers from Recent Talks/Shows

References on Linked In

Listing on Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners  

Artist CV with list of lectures at Emerson College, Regis College, etc.  

Online Press Kit

Lecture at Franklin Public Library (Franklin, MA)

Lecture for AWCS, a writing center in Calgary, Canada

Lecture at Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood, MA)

Lecture Randall Library (Stow, MA)

Lecture for a writing center in St. Augustine, Fla

Talk at Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)

Lecture: How to Plan a Trip Around the World

At Milton Public Library (Milton, MA)

Bio Sheet

Show Promo Sheet

Linked In references

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