WRITE ON THE RED CEDAR: THE ROAD SO FAR
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MICHAEL HAUGE is a story expert, author and lecturer who works with writers, filmmakers, marketers, attorneys and public speakers, both in Hollywood and around the world. Michael has coached screenwriters, producers, stars and directors on projects for every major studio and network, most recently I AM LEGEND, HANCOCK and THE KARATE KID for Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment; MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE for Columbia Pictures; BAKUGAN for Universal Pictures, and MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, and LOVE, ROSIE for SONY Pictures and Constantin Film.
BOB MAYER is a New York Times bestselling author, a graduate of West Point, a former Green Beret and the feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had more than sixty books published, including the #1 bestselling series Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. He also writes for 47North, Amazon’s science fiction imprint. He has presented for over a thousand organizations both in the US and internationally. He has also served as a Visiting Writer for NILA MFA program in Creative Writing.
Our other wonderful 2016 speakers: Louise Knott Ahern, Alyssa Alexander, Chad Allen, Scott Atkinson, Erin Bartels, Zachary Bartels, Isabelle Drake, Aaron Foley, Elizabeth Heither, Leslie Helakoski, Barbara Stark-Nemon, Dana Corbit Nussio, Carrie Pearson, Kelly Rogers, Lori Nelson Spielman, and Jenn Stark.
DONALD MAASS founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996),Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004), The Fire in Fiction (2009) , The Breakout Novelist (2011) and Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012). He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.
Our other wonderful 2015 speakers: Louise Knott Ahern, Alyssa Alexander, Chad Allen, Erin Bartels, Zachary Bartels, Tracy Brogan, Natalie Burg, Ann Byle, Teresa Crumpton, Elizabeth Heither, Leslie Helakoski, Tricia McDonald, Carrie Pearson, Kristina Riggle, Katherine Sands, Lori Nelson Spielman, Nikki Terpilowski, Tashmica Torok and Darcy Woods.
CHUCK SAMBUCHINO Is a bestselling humor book writer, a freelance editor, and a former editor for Writer’s Digest Books for many years. During his time with WD Books, he edited the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS as well as the CHILDREN’S WRITER’S & ILLUSTRATOR’S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog was one of the biggest blogs in publishing, averaging more than 350,000 page views each month. He was named by Forbes as one of the top influencers in publishing in recognition of his personal Twitter. His first humor book, HOW TO SURVIVE A GARDEN GNOME ATTACK (gnomeattack.com), was released in Sept. 2010 and has been featured by Reader’s Digest, USA Today, the New York Times and AOL News. The film rights were optioned by Sony and director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future). His newest humor book is WHEN CLOWNS ATTACK: A SURVIVAL GUIDE (Ten Speed Press, fall 2015), which was mentioned by New York magazine four months before its release. In addition, Chuck’s also written three other writing-related titles: the third edition of FORMATTING & SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT (2009), as well as CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM (fall 2012). His latest writing guide is GET A LITERARY AGENT (Jan 2015).