Debut Author Panel

Each Year, thousands of writers try to break through the wall of agents, editors, and other gatekeepers to get their novels published. Only a small percentage succeed. In this panel, you'll hear from authors who just broke through with publishing houses both small and large. You'll learn what it took for each of them to secure a deal, what the reality of that experience was, the disappointments and the victories, and the lessons learned along the way. It's a crash course on the real-world issues of getting an agent, getting published and making a life as a writer.