Welcome Wednesday

Well, hello. Welcome to Wednesday. If you're Canadian and anything like me, you're off by at least a day, thanks to the long weekend. But it is Wednesday, and I'm pleased to bring you a few more presenters for SiWC 2011.

Say hello to Ian Weir, Kris Rothstein, Robert McCammon, and Cricket Freeman.

 

New to SiWC this year is Ian Weir. Ian is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist.  Daniel O’Thunder, published in 2009, was a finalist for four awards: the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction.

Among his extensive television credits, he was writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed CBC gangland miniseries Dragon Boys. Otherwise he has written nearly 150 episodes for two dozen series, ranging from Beachcombers to ReBoot to Flashpoint. His stage plays have been produced across Canada, as well as in the U.S. and England, and he is the author of ten radio dramas.  He has won two Geminis, four Leos, a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award and a Jessie.

Ian is currently working on a second novel, scheduled for publication by Douglas & McIntyre in 2012.  He lives in Langley, B.C., with his wife Jude and their daughter Amy. Welcome, Ian!

 


Kris Rothstein
has been an Associate Agent with the Swayze Literary Agency for five years. She was an associate editor at Geist Magazine for several years and is currently on the editorial board. She reviews books for CM Magazine, Canadian Children's Book News, Herizons, Geist, Broken Pencil and others.

She is actively seeking middle grade and YA fiction. She looks for quirky and funny stories and for complex and memorable characters. She is also looking for literary fiction for adults but not commercial/genre fiction and is actively looking for narrative non-fiction in areas like history and pop culture. Welcome, Kris!

 

New York Times bestselling author and World Fantasy award winner Robert McCammon is the author of a book of short stories and eighteen novels, among them the novels BOY'S LIFE, SWAN SONG and THE FIVE.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, McCammon has won numerous awards in his career, including the French Grand Prize Of The Imagination Award for Best Foreign Novel for his THE WOLF'S HOUR. His novel THE QUEEN OF BEDLAM was nominated for the 2008 Thriller Award from the International Thriller Writers, and he is very pleased to be published in dozens of languages around the world.

McCammon is currently writing a series of ten books centered around a young detective in colonial New York in the early 1700s. The third in that series, MISTER SLAUGHTER, was published early in 2010 and the fourth, THE PROVIDENCE RIDER, will be published in 2012.

McCammon is also hard at work on a new science-fiction/horror novel he calls his "Hellzapoppin'" book. Welcome back, Rick!

 

Cricket Freeman represents The August Agency LLC. For nearly 30 years Cricket’s banked on words to bring home the bacon – primarily as a writer, but also a book editor, writing instructor, freelancer, magazine editor, book designer, publicist, and agent. This year Cricket and her agency partner, Jeffery McGraw, are especially seeking narrative nonfiction, business, history, creative nonfiction, pop culture, high-concept nonfiction, and highly-promotable memoir. Not what you’re writing? Let her broad experience help you convert your vision to paper: how to shape it, describe it, and present it in its best light. Get an intensive, personalized workshop in minutes! Welcome back, Cricket!

 

More to come...

Cricket Freeman, The August Agency LLC. For nearly 30 years Cricket’s banked on words to bring home the bacon – primarily as a writer, but also a book editor, writing instructor, freelancer, magazine editor, book designer, publicist, and agent. This year Cricket and her agency partner, Jeffery McGraw, are especially seeking narrative nonfiction, business, history, creative nonfiction, pop culture, high-concept nonfiction, and highly-promotable memoir. Not what you’re writing? Let her broad experience help you convert your vision to paper: how to shape it, describe it, and present it in its best light. Get an intensive, personalized workshop in minutes! 

New York Times bestselling author and World Fantasy award winner Robert McCammon is the author of a book of short stories and eighteen novels, among them the novels BOY'S LIFE, SWAN SONG and THE FIVE.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, McCammon has won numerous awards in his career, including the French Grand Prize Of The Imagination Award for Best Foreign Novel for his THE WOLF'S HOUR. His novel THE QUEEN OF BEDLAM was nominated for the 2008 Thriller Award from the International Thriller Writers, and he is very pleased to be published in dozens of languages around the world.

McCammon is currently writing a series of ten books centered around a young detective in colonial New York in the early 1700s. The third in that series, MISTER SLAUGHTER, was published early in 2010 and the fourth, THE PROVIDENCE RIDER, will be published in 2012.

McCammon is also hard at work on a new science-fiction/horror novel he calls his "Hellzapoppin'" book.

  Welcome, Kri

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