Thank you to Kat Lieu for inviting us to her blog, Phil and Mama for “Working Parents Rock!”
We first met Michael Vance Gurley when he won our Pitchapalooza. When he pitched us a book about Chicago, The Roaring Twenties, and a gay hockey player with a secret, we were hooked. We picked Michael’s brain about the road to publication for The Long Season.
Patricia Perry Donovan on Literary Journals, Being a Page, and How Her Novel Deliver Her Got Published
We first met Patricia Perry Donovan when she won our Pitchapalooza down the shore in New Jersey, sponsored by one of our favorite bookstores, BookTowne. Now that her book Deliver Her is out, we thought we’d pick her brain about how the heck she did it.
John Dufresne has had a long and distinguished career as a writer. He also teaches writing. We picked his brain about writing, books, publishing, and life.
Jerry Nelson on Feeding the Machine, Husband Training and Getting a Book Deal with a Great Publisher
As soon as we met Jerry Nelson, we knew he was the real deal. Jerry’s opus, Dear County Agent Guy, is out now, and we are so happy to see this book spread its wings and fly out into the world. We thought we’d check in with him to see exactly how he did it.
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Saturday, May 7 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Pitchapalooza with The Book Doctors! Pitchapalooza, aka the American Idol for books (only without Simon) works like this: Anyone with an idea for a book has the chance to pitch it to a panel of judges. But they get only one minute. Eckstut and Sterry team up […]
As soon as we met Jerry Nelson at the South Dakota Festival of Books, we knew he was the real deal. He has that subtle, dry, Midwestern wit that sneaks up behind you and then whacks you right in the funny bone. His first book, Dear County Agent Guy, will be published on May 3rd. Publishing is a long row to hoe, so Jerry shared his story of how he did it.
Now, for the first time, BlogHer is collaborating with The Book Doctors on an interactive online Pitchapalooza. Writers will send in their pitch, 250 words maximum. Then, on May 18, at noon (CT) The Book Doctors will randomly select 20 pitches, and read them aloud, one by one. They will critique them, and explain what’s working, and what needs to be improved. At the end of the webinar, a winner will be announced.
We first met Cathie Borrie years ago on our trips around the publishing world. It was immediately apparent upon reading her stuff that she was an amazing storyteller and an exquisite wordsmith with a true gift for poetic articulation. After years of ridiculously hard work, she found her audience.