Even if you don’t think you want to go the traditional publishing route, it will still benefit you greatly to know how it works and what’s required. You never know when you might get an opportunity to work with a publisher or an agent and you’ll want to be ready.
Plus, just understanding how the business works will help you on every level.
Here’s your chance to listen to and ask questions of a successful author – Janet Fox.
- How did she do it?
- What would she do differently if she had a chance?
- Where did she find her agent?
- What is it like working with a major publisher?
Find out all this and more from Janet. Her published works include fiction and nonfiction. She’s published 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. Read more about Janet here.