Back to the Island

Returned home today from an amazing conference in Seattle, Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference – www.pnwa.org

All of has had a non-stop experience of networking, learning, and enjoying everything from top-notch speaker and author of House and Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus ( a must read) to the awards dinner Saturday evening.  I particularly enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces, agents, writers and editors from Penguin Publishing in NY.

My class, Crafting Fiction That Sells in Today’s Marketplace – An Agent’s POV, drew over 100 students and was an interactive learning experience and entertaining session.  I particularly enjoyed hearing writer’s first lines of their novels and one line pitches…some were very clever.

It is always sad to say good-bye, but returning to Whidbey Island for some R&R before I leave in 10 days for Portland and the next writer’s conference, was a perfect.

Hope to see some of you at Just Write on the Pier this week in Coupeville at Local Grown Coffee House.

~Andrea

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