I'm a day behind on my week, thanks to the four-day Easter weekend we enjoy in this little corner of the world, so blithely typed "Meet More Monday" before my rural-weekend-relaxed, Monday-morning-on-a-Tuesday mind realized I was a day behind. So, Meet More Monday it is. I like the alliteration better than Meet More Tuesday, don't you?
Either way, I'm excited to bring you three more of this year's presenters, this time a writer, an agent, and a social media maven. (Actually, in truth, they are all three of them writers in this case, but they're coming to us as experts in those three fields.)
Please say hello to Rebecca Bollwitt, Don Calame, and Donald Maass.
Although she built her first website in 1997, Rebecca has been blogging about life in BC since 2004 on Miss604.com, and podcasting since 2005. Miss604.com was awarded "Best Vancouver Blog" and "Best Local Twitterer" by the Georgia Straight for 2009 & 2010, "Best Local Blog" by The Westender in 2010 & 2011, and was ranked within the Top 10 Blogs in Canada for 2009. Rebecca was also named one of BC's Top 100 Women of Influence by the Vancouver Sun. In 2008 Rebecca co-founded sixty4media, a WordPress website development firm, and has co-authored the book, Blogging to Drive Business. Welcome, Rebecca!
Don Calame is the author of the White Pine Award nominated young adult novel Swim the Fly (Candlewick Press, 2009) as well as the ALA’S Best Fiction For Young Adults book Beat the Band (Candlewick Press, 2010). Don is also a screenwriter (Employee of the Month, Hounded) who has worked with Marvel Studios, the Disney Channel, Lionsgate, Universal Studios, and Paramount Pictures. He lives with his wife and dog on Vancouver Island. Welcome, Don!
A literary agent in New York, Donald Maass’s agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996), Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004) and The Fire in Fiction (2009). His latest book, The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers, was released in March. He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc. Welcome, Don!