Conference Track March

Here is the list of programs for March's Conference Track that you should all have be aware of! 

Email addresses to have:

selene@roadmapwriters.com (email Selene for anything Roadmap Authors-related. She will be your guide!)
joey@roadmapwritfers.com (email me for any scheduling or marketing questions)
tarik@roadmapwriters.com (email Tarik if you are looking for a recording from a roundatble)
moderatorroadmap@gmail.com (email a Moderator if you are running late for a Zoom roundtable, can't find the link, having technical difficulties, etc. Make sure you put the exec's name in the subject line that you are referring to)

Additional Sessions!

Orientation with Selene Wed March 3 @ 5 pm PT

Join URL: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/84291390413 / PW: RMrocks!

 

Pitch Prep Roundtable Fri March 5 @ 4 pm PT

Join URL: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/84541938301 / PW: RMrocks!

 

Unique Critiques Monday March 18 @ 4 pm PT

Join URL: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/85429023746 / PW: RMrocks!

 

Your Author Website/Marketing Wed March 24 @ 5 pm PT

Join URL: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/88926574442 / PW: RMrocks!

 

Conference Track Wrap Up Monday March 29 @ 4 pm PT

Join URL: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/89214358287 / PW: RMrocks!

 

Roundtables:

If you are running late for a session, can't find a link or are having technical difficulties, please email moderatorroadmap@gmail.com and put the exec's name in the subject line that you are referring to.

Each scheduled author gets 20 minutes.

Alex will post the Zoom links for each weekend's sessions on the Friday before that weekend. 

Do's and Don't's of roundtables:

DO'S:

DON'TS:

Here is the Roundtable schedule:

March 8th at 4pm – 6pm PT - Andy Ross from the Andy Ross Agency  

Andy Ross opened his literary agency in 2008. Prior to that, he was the owner of the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley for 30 years. His agency represents books in a wide range of non-fiction genres including: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, popular culture, memoir, and current events. He also represents literary, commercial, historical, and upmarket women’s fiction, and YA and middle grade fiction. 

For non-fiction Andy looks for writing with a strong voice, robust story arc, and books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. In fiction, he likes character and voice-driven stories about real people in the real world. 

Andy has participated and taught classes in numerous writers conferences including: San Francisco Writers Conference, Kauai Writers Conference, San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference, Nebraska Writers Conference, and more. He has organized and conducted writing intensive workshops with Linda Watanabe McFerrin in Santa Fe and in Scotland.

Andy is the author of The Literary Agent’s Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal. His popular blog, “Ask the Agent: Night Thoughts About Books and Publishing”, has received over 500,000 unique views.

Authors Andy represents include: Daniel Ellsberg, Fritjof Capra, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Susan Griffin, Gwen Strauss, Anjanette Delgado, Elisa Kleven, Tawni Waters, Randall Platt, Mary Jo McConahay, Gerald Nachman, Michael Parenti, Paul Krassner, Milton Viorst, and Michele Anna Jordan. 

Andy is a member of the Association of Author Representatives (AAR). 

Join URLhttps://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/83491480608 / PW: RMrocks!

Claire Sayers

Kelli Crawford

Paige Monestime

 

March 13th at 9:30am – 11:30am PT - Renee G Fountain from Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management  

Book Agent Renee Fountain is also the president of the agency. Previously she was a reviewer for Kirkus, the New York Journal of Books, and a book scout for The CW Network. During her time with major publishing houses, such as Simon & Schuster and Harcourt Brace, Renee Fountain had the fortune to work with some of the best authors and illustrators in the publishing world. She has also been involved in creating book-related merchandise, as well as brokering film and television options. She is interested in all types of adult and YA fiction and nonfiction.

Join URLhttps://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/82004148342 / PW: RMrocks!

Kelli Crawford

Claire Sayers

Paige Monestime

 

March 14th at 10am - 12pm PT - Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group

Mark Gottlieb is a prominent literary agent working at book publishing’s leading literary agency Trident Media Group in New York City. He has ranked highly among literary agents across the industry for overall number of deals and other individual categories. While at Trident Media Group, Mark Gottlieb has represented New York Times bestselling authors as well as major award-winning authors. He has optioned and sold numerous books to production companies and studios for film and TV adaptation. Mark Gottlieb greatly enjoys working with authors to help manage and grow their careers with the resources available at Trident Media Group. In addition to having worked at the company’s Foreign Rights Department, he also ran the company’s Audiobook Department. Utilizing his drive and intuition for discovering talented writers, he is currently expanding his client list of authors. As a literary agent he looks forward to bringing authors to the largest possible audience.

Join URL: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/88108373823 / PW: RMrocks!

Paige Monestime

Kelli Crawford

Claire Sayers

 

March 20th at 10am - 12pm PT - Cate Hart from Harvey Klingler Agency 

Cate Hart joined Harvey Klinger Literary Agency in 2019 after 5 years with a New York agency where she represented Middle Grade to Adult fiction. She specializes in Historical, whether in Young Adult, Women’s Fiction and Romance, or narrative nonfiction. She is particularly drawn to oft forgotten stories of the past and underrepresented voices, and especially personal to her is unexplored Southern history and culture. She also loves high-concept fantasy in YA and Adult fiction. Some of her recent projects sold include The Beast Charmer series from Sourcebooks, The Asperfell series from Uproar books, The Nemesis and the Swan from Blackstone. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her two teenage children.

Join URL: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/84511949181 / PW: RMrocks!

Kelli Crawford

Paige Monestime

Claire Sayers

 

March 25th at 4pm - 6pm PT - Andrea Cascardi from Transatlantic Agency

Book Agent Renee Fountain is also the president of the agency. Previously she was a reviewer for Kirkus, the New York Journal of Books, and a book scout for The CW Network. During her time with major publishing houses, such as Simon & Schuster and Harcourt Brace, Renee Fountain had the fortune to work with some of the best authors and illustrators in the publishing world. She has also been involved in creating book-related merchandise, as well as brokering film and television options. She is interested in all types of adult and YA fiction and nonfiction.

Join URL: https://roadmapwriters.zoom.us/j/88272566527 / PW: RMrocks!

Claire Sayers

Paige Monestime

Kelli Crawford