Learn the In’s and Out’s of Traditional Publishing and Getting an Agent
Traditional publishing is a goal for many authors, but do you understand the process? You can learn from one of the best – an author of Young Adult novels who has succeeded in this competitive field and has much to share with you. Whether you think you want to publish traditionally or not, understanding the business will help you on your journey to your goal.
Janet is represented by Erin Murphy, of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency, and she can also answer questions about finding and selecting an agent.
Janet writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction for children of all ages.
Janet’s published works include the non-fiction middle-grade book GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT (Free Spirit, 2006), and three YA historical romances: FAITHFUL (Speak/Penguin Group, 2010), FORGIVEN (Penguin, 2011), and SIRENS (Penguin, 2012). Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in anthologies and in magazines such as Spider and Highlights For Children.
Janet’s debut middle grade novel THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE (Viking, 2016) is an eerie gothic fairy tale set in Scotland during World War 2. The novel received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness, is a Junior Library Guild selection, a 2016 Indies Next pick, and an ALA Notable Books nominee.
Her next novel, the middle grade THE LAST TRUE KNIGHT (Viking, 2018) is a tale of alternative facts – lies and stories – and gender identity – a girl disguised as a boy – set in a magical Elizabethan England.
Among her works in progress or under consideration are a non-fiction picture book (VOLCANO DREAMS), and a contemporary young adult novel (THE GRACES) set in Montana. She has also played with self-publishing, including a science fiction/dystopian young adult novel ARK (2017), now available on Amazon.
Janet is a 2010 graduate of the MFA/Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, a former high school teacher, a mom, and an assistant Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writer and Illustrators. She has spoken at conferences, in schools, and at workshops around the United States on topics of craft and the publishing industry, and her short articles on these topics have appeared in numerous magazines.
Janet lives in Bozeman, Montana. She’s represented by Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
Janet has been there and done it well, and she’s going to share her experiences with you in her presentation.
You can find more about Janet and her books at her website, JanetSFox.com.