New and Familiar Faces -- Agent April Eberhardt & Author Bob Mayer

Just added a couple of presenters to our roster ...faces both new and familiar. Here's a quick profile of each!

First the new...agent April Eberhardt, from Reece-Halsey North in San Francisco:

April joined Reece Halsey North as a Literary Agent in 2008 after five years of editorial work with Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine, and another agency. Her specialty is adult commercial and literary fiction, particularly contemporary urban fiction, ironic family dramas and realistic midlife tales, often with a twist, preferably involving strong female characters. She is attracted to collections of interlinked stories with a common character or theme. An original voice and smart, speedy delivery are critical, as is a subtle sense of the absurd.

She enjoys working with new authors to edit and streamline their manuscripts before submitting them to publishers. April does consider selected non-fiction works. She generally does not represent mysteries or murders, thrillers or fantasy, Westerns or romances, nor does she represent children's titles.


Welcome to SiWC, April!

And now, a familiar, but equally welcome return -- author Bob Mayer:



 NY Times bestselling author Bob Mayer has 40 books published.  He has over three million books in print and is in demand as a team-building, life-change, and leadership speaker and consultant.  Bob graduated from West Point and served in the military as a Special Forces A-Team leader and a teacher at the JFK Special Warfare Center & School. His latest book is Who Dares Wins:  The Green Beret Way to Conquer Fear & Succeed.  He teaches novel writing and improving the author via his Warrior-Writer program.  He lives on an island off Seattle.  For more information see

Welcome back, Bob!

If you'd like to read more bios of agents, editors, publishers, social media experts, screenwriters and authors attending our conference this year,  click HERE or head over to the menu bar to the right side of our website and click 'speakers'. Our wonderous webwizard Dale has laid all the bios out clearly by category for you to see!

We'll be featuring more presenter bios here on the blog in the coming days. Help spread the word -- tell your friends and fellow writers about our astonishing array of presenters this year!



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