New Author and Agent -- Exciting News!

We've just added a new author and agent to our line-up for this year. Let me introduce you!


This is Sharlene Martin.

She is the Founder of Martin Literary Management, a nonfiction agency located in Seattle. She specializes in highly commercial nonfiction genres including memoirs, prescriptive (how to) parenting, health, business (entrepreneurial driven) true crime, celebrity related books and pop culture.

She is the co-author of the upcoming Writer’s Digest book: Publish Your Nonfiction Book: Strategies for Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a Successful Career.

You can find out more at her website, here:

And Anthony Flacco.

Anthony is Blue Pencil GOLD to us here at SiWC. With a background in fiction, non-fiction and screenwriting, you can bring all genres to him and get a helping hand.

Anthony Flacco is co-author of Publish Your Nonfiction Book from Writer’s Digest (Nov. 09) with literary agent Sharlene Martin. In that same month, The Road Out Of Hell will be published by Sterling/Union Square. This historical true crime focuses on the true story behind the murders that formed the basis for the movie Changeling, and specifically on the life of young Sanford Clark, the thirteen year-old who was held for two years at the Wineville murder ranch and forced to participate in the most gruesome of crimes. Anthony’s main source for that story is Jerry Clark, the surviving son of Sanford Clark.

Anthony is also the author of two historical crime novels from Ballantine books, The Last Nightingale and The Hidden Man, as well as the nonfiction book Tiny Dancer from St. Martin’s Press and the true-crime book, A Checklist For Murder from Dell Books.

He is an MFA graduate of the American Film Institute and an award-winning screenwriter who has worked for The Walt Disney Studios, NBC Studios, and The Discovery Channel. His writing has been lauded by the New York Times Book Review and his work was featured in the 1000th issue commemorative edition of Reader’s Digest. His critically acclaimed ability to empathetically portray a wide range of characters in his books is the result of his training as an actor and his early career of nearly 2,000 stage performances as a member of the Actors Equity Association. He is currently a member of the Writers Guild of America/west, the International Thriller Writer’s Association and the Mystery Writers of America. Find out more at his website:


Welcome to SiWC 2009, Sharlene and Anthony. Come on in -- we're hoping you'll feel right at home!
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