Another day, another chance to introduce you to a couple of this year's presenters.
This time, the trusty hat gave me two agents. Say hello to Donald Maass and Carly Watters.
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 last March. He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.
Welcome back, Don!
Carly Watters represents a diverse list of fiction, non-fiction and children's authors including Mary Akers, Ian T Healy, Jay Onrait, and Colin Mochrie. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents including literary and commercial fiction, upmarket non fiction, YA and picture books. After graduating from Queen's University with a BAH in English Language and Literature, she did her MA in Publishing Studies at City University London in the UK where she worked in the publishing industry at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency, and Bloomsbury PLC before returning to Canada in 2010 to join the P.S Literary Agency. She attends Book Expo America in New York, London Book Fair and the International Festival of Authors in Toronto.
Welcome to SiWC, Carly!