Nephele Tempest

Agent

Nephele Tempest joined The Knight Agency in January, 2005, opening the Los Angeles office. As an agent, she works with a number of talented writers, assisting them to hone their skills and build their careers. In addition, she spends time developing the agency's Hollywood film and multi-media contacts. Nephele comes from a diverse publishing and finance background, having worked in the editorial department at Simon and Schuster, as a financial advisor, in the marketing and communications departments of several major New York investment firms, and as a freelance writer. Her experiences in sales, marketing, and writing provide her with insights into multiple aspects of the publishing industry.

Nephele belongs to the Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR), Romance Writers of America (RWA), and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She continues to actively build her client list, and is currently seeking works in the following genres: literary/commercial fiction, women's fiction, urban fantasy/paranormal, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical fiction, science fiction, and young adult fiction.

Nephele Tempest

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 1:30pm

Our most popular session is back! Sometimes brutal, sometimes thrilling, always a great learning experience, SiWC Idol gives you a first-hand look at how agents react when they read the opening page of a submission.

Volunteers submit first pages anonymously for random selection to be read aloud by our host, the inimitable Jack Whyte. Our panel stops the reading when they would stop reading the submission and tells you why, something you'll never know from a "not right for me" rejection letter.

Submissions of first pages can only be handed in at the workshop, and will be selected in random order. They will not be returned, and not all submitted openings will be read.