Jennifer Johnson-Blalock, Associate Agent, Liza-Dawson Associates

Jennifer Johnson-Blalock joined Liza Dawson Associates as an associate agent in 2015, having previously interned at LDA in 2013 before working as an agent's assistant at Trident Media Group. Jennifer graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English and earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Before interning... Continue Reading →

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Nancy Handy, Assistant Director of Mooresville Public Library

Nancy Handy, Assistant Director of Mooresville Public Library, North Carolina worked in public libraries for past 17 years. She received her MLIS from Queens College in Flushing, NY and was a Children's Librarian in NY for 12 years before moving to NC to be the Head of Children's Dept. for 5 years.before transitioning to the Assistant Director... Continue Reading →

Karen McManus, Author

As a kid I used to write books when I was supposed to be playing outside, and not much has changed. I'm a marketing and communications professional who also writes Young Adult contemporary and fantasy fiction in Cambridge, MA.  When not writing or working I love to travel, and along with my nine-year old son... Continue Reading →

Tricia Skinner, Associate Agent, Fuse Literary

Associate Agent Tri­cia Skin­ner was raised in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the nationally acclaimed Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University and earned her graduate degree from Southern Methodist University. Professionally, she began her writing career as a newspaper reporter and wrote for The Detroit News, Investor’s Business Daily, MSN, and The Houston Chronicle. She’s covered small &... Continue Reading →

Day 2: Editor Nicole Ayers

Have you wondered what it's like to work with an editor? Have a few questions about how an editor may help your work? Nicole Ayers of Ayers Edits answers questions about the editorial process and what writers should consider before working with an editor. Q: How do you know if you can work with a writer? NA:... Continue Reading →

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