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Friday, June 24 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
CWA Track: From Blogger to Author: Getting paid for your words, from freelance writer to book author

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SUSAN C. WILLETT (Blogger & Moderator): Create engaging content, break through the clutter, target your audience, and keep them coming back for more

Lisa Begin-Kruysman (Author of fiction/nonfiction): Writing the winning synopsis and proposal to attract the “query weary” agent and/or publisher

Lonnie Hull DuPont (Executive Editor of Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Patricia Fry (Author 54 books): Psychology of the book proposal

Lynn Thompson (Thompson Writing & Editing): The marketing jigsaw puzzle: fitting the pieces together into a picture of success

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Susan C. Willett

Writer, Blogger, Lifewithdogsandcats.com, Life with Dogs and Cats
Susan C. Willett is the creative force behind the award-winning website Life with Dogs and Cats where she posts original stories, photography, poetry, and humor. A BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Award winner, she is a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association, the Dog Writers Association of America, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She also serves a... Read More →

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Lisa Begin-Kruysman

Award winning author and blogger
Lisa Begin-Kruysman is an author of fiction and non-fiction books often featuring her favorite writing topic, the human-canine bond. The stories of her well-received short-story collection Something’s Lost and Must be Found were inspired by posts published on her blog that was established... Read More →
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Lonnie Hull DuPont

Executive Editor, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Lonnie Hull DuPont is an acquisitions editor for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.  Looking mostly looking for adult non-fiction. Looking for memoir or true story about you and your pet or some other strong animal experience. Also self-help/non-fiction if it has to do... Read More →
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Patricia Fry

Novelists, Magazine writer, Executive
Patricia Fry established her writing career in 1973. She’s the author of 56 books, most of them related to publishing and book promotion. She is the former executive director of SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) and the author of the new cozy mystery series... Read More →
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Lynn Thompson

Founder, Thompson Writing and Editing
LYNN THOMPSON:  is a professional writer, editor, speaker, and e-retailer. She operates the OldMaidCatLady.com site, offering over 2,800 quality products for cats and their people. Her Old Maid Cat Lady blog supports the retail site and offers educational information about cat care... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Kave Ballroom 1

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