I'm super excited to speak at BlogHer15: Experts Among Us conference next week July 17 at 2pm.
I'll be part of a program called The Creative Life: Blog to Book, Your Content, Your Proposal, Your Platform. Longtime readers of this blog know that I started this blog in 2006 when I heard from my agent that none of the three dozen editors she had approached were interested in my manuscript which eventually was published as The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. I was seeking community when I started this blog and also just a sense of confidence in my writing and my voice. I hope that I can help other writers with my story. So if you're in New York City next week, don't miss this awesome conference. I've been wanting to go for years and now I get to speak at it! I'm so excited! Oh, and you'll get a 30 percent discount on registration if you sign up here.
Here's a description of the program:
You have the story to tell, but how do you evolve from Expert blogger to book author? This session will dig into the three components that are now a necessary part of any prospective author's toolkit: content, a proposal, and your platform. Great content is the foundation, a great proposal gets you in the right doors, and understanding how to leverage your platform to first get you the deal and then promote the book is critically important.