Highlights from MWG's 91st Annual Conference (2006)
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We've invited some of the best names in the business to help you hone your writing craft. Although selling a project is a nice bonus, the emphasis of this conference is to polish professional skills and learn more about the business of publishing. The key to your success - do your homework first!

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Serendipity Literary Agency website

Regina Brooks, Serendipity Literary Agency

Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC. She has over a decade of experience in senior positions at major publishing houses including John Wiley & Sons Inc. and McGraw-Hill Companies. Serendipity represents a diverse base of award-winning clients in the areas of adult fiction and non-fiction, young adult, and children's literature.  A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL by client, Marilyn Nelson was named Printz Honor Book for Young Adults 2006, Coretta Scott King Honor Book 2006 and Boston Globe-Horne Book Honor Book for 2005.

Serendipity was hailed by Writer's Digest Magazine as one of the top 25 literary agencies of 2004.

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Sheree Bykofsky Literary Agency website

Sheree Bykofsky, Sheree Bykofsky Associates

Sheree Bykofsky, AAR, is a New York City literary agent and author of over twenty-five books, including the best-selling The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, 3rd Edition (Alpha 2003).  She is an adjunct assistant professor of publishing at NYU.  She represents some 100 book authors in all areas of adult non-fiction as well as literary and commercial fiction.

Her non-fiction specialties include popular reference, business, health, psychology, spirituality, self-help, humor, cookbooks, biography, women's issues, and much more.  Sheree Bykofsky is the author, and editor of more than twenty books, including the best-selling The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles. A member of ASJA, NATJA, and Authors' Guild, Sheree is also a freelance travel writer whose expertise is in romantic places, spas, luxury travel, food and wine, golf and skiing.

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Anna Olswanger's interview with Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Erin Murphy (AAR) specializes in children's literature.  Erin currently negotiates contracts for over 40 clients and is held in high regard by a number of closed publishing houses. Her recent manuscript placements have included Bloomsbury USA, Simon and Schuster, Dutton, Candlewick, and Knopf. Prior to starting the agency, Erin was the Editor-in-Chief of Northland Publishing.

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LBP Enterprises

Link for "The Literary World"

Lauretta Black Pierce, LBP Enterprises -  Publicity and Marketing

Due to Unforseen circumstances - this guest will be rescheduled for a future MWG event

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Click here for additional information on Castiglia Literary Agency

Sally van Haitsma, Castiglia Literary Agency

Sally van Haitsma is actively seeking authors to represent, on both fiction and non-fiction projects.  She met one of her newest clients at a writers conference in San Diego, and most recently held one-on-one evaluations with aspiring authors at the Santa Barbara conference.  Ms. van Haitsma is also participating in the Surrey International Writers Conference in British Columbia.  Her most recent book sales have been non-fiction projects in the fields of education, womens studies and business, and she has several novels under consideration by major publishers.

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