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Pre-Conference Workshop #2: "Q is for Query: Taking the Mystery Out of Querying"

6/22/2012 From 3:30 to 4:45

When querying a professional, you have only minutes to make an impression. Learn how to summarize your book in the easiest and most effective way possible -- without resorting to gimmicks. Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary agency will tell you what to do as well as what not to do when querying a potential agent.

Jennifer joined Andrea Brown Literary Agency in 2007 after many years as a children's bookseller and buyer. Always on the lookout for sparkling YA and middle grade fiction with unusual and unforgettable characters and vivid settings, she is drawn to all kinds of books, whether realistic comedies or richly imagined magical adventures. However, the common thread in her favorite stories is an offbeat world-view. Jennifer loves funny books, thrilling books, romantic books, books that make her cry, and all-around un-put-downable books... and her true favorites are all of the above. Clients include: Daniel Pinkwater, Calef Brown, Matt Faulkner, Jackie Dolamore, Ilsa J. Bick, Eric A. Kimmel, L.K. Madigan, Adam Selzer, Tara Kelly and Kate Messner, and many debut authors you'll know about soon! Jennifer dishes advice on her blog: often features ridiculously cute pictures of her dog on twitter: @literaticat


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