OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host agent Karen Ball on Saturday, September 20th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Ms. Ball will speak on Writer, Know Thyself! What are you writing? Do you know your genre, your readers, your market? Are you writing a romance, or a suspense novel with a romantic thread? What's the difference? As the world of publishing continues to shift and change, it's more important than ever for writers to know who they are, what their genre is, and what their readers expect of them. In this interactive session, we'll explore the tips and tricks to help you know yourself, your genre, and your all-important readers well. There will also be a Q&A, so bring your questions about publishing, editing, or agents.
Karen Ball has been blessed to use her love of words and story during over 30 years in publishing. Karen built and led successful fiction lines for Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan, and, most recently, the B&H Publishing Group. She’s had the honor of discovering several best-selling novelists, including Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Sharon Ewell Foster, Liz Curtis Higgs, and, most recently, Ginny Yttrup, whose debut novel Publisher’s Weekly declared“a masterpiece!” Karen has also worked with numerous top authors, including Angela Hunt, Robin Jones Gunn, Robin Lee Hatcher, Brandilyn Collins, and many others. In addition, Karen is a best-selling, award-winning novelist and a popular speaker. She lives in Oregon with her husband, father, and two four-legged, furry “kids.” –See more Karen Ball at:http://www.stevelaube.com/