Liza Palmer


Liza Palmer is the internationally bestselling author of Conversations with the Fat Girl, which has been optioned for series by HBO.

Library Journal said Palmer’s “blend of humor and sadness is realistic and gripping,..”

After earning two Emmy nominations writing for the first season of VH1’s Pop Up Video, she now knows far too much about Fergie.

Palmer’s fifth novel, Nowhere but Home, is about a failed chef who decides to make last meals for the condemned in Texas.

Liza finished Book 6 - out in January, 2015 - now entitled GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR, but is still drinking too much tea and wasting her time on the Internet.

SiWC Workshops

Friday 10:30am

Join our panel of agents for a fast-paced panel on perfecting the elevator pitch. The panel will discuss what makes a great elevator pitch, what not to do, and will maybe even let some of you try yours out in class for feedback.

Saturday 10:30am

Relationships are at the heart of human existence, from the wildest romantic entanglements to the most casual interactions with the regular cashier at your local grocery store. No matter what sort of fiction you’re writing, chances are relationships of one sort or another are a factor, one its essential to get right. Our panel makes its living writing well about human connections and is here to share their insight into making your fictional relationships ring true.

Saturday 3:30pm

Writing, like everything else in life, hinges on how well you know yourself.  Your voice.  Your choices. Your passions.  These things can either reflect your authenticity or how far you've fallen down the rabbit hole of living someone else's life.  Fear based. Hope based. Trying to fit into the marketplace and write something more salable or standing by a long dead idea and not seeing how much our ego is at the wheel. These 9 pieces of advice will help you ask the big questions about why we write and how to stay connected to the work.  

Sunday 11:00am

Your voice is the best – most true – thing about the work and yet it’s the first thing we erase when we get scared.  Why? Because VOICE is the thing that comes the “easiest” to us.  It’s the thing that feels the most vulnerable and authentic.  It’s unquantifiable.  It’s kinda messy.  It’s subjective.  It’s not for everyone.  And if we’re really getting all psychoanalytical – it’s the thing that is the most Us and if we’re not feeling so hot on us right now?  It’ll be the first thing we undervalue. But staying true to your voice is the key to your career.  Let’s figure out together what it is that draws us to certain characters and how we can harness this for writing books that are undeniably our own.