Laura Belmont has finished writing her first novel, and she hopes it will change her life

She quits her job, ends the ten-year affair she’s had with her married boss, and heads off to The Clymer Workshop, one of the oldest writers’ conferences in the country, where she wants to make a connection with one of the famous staff authors or a well-known literary agent to help her get published.

The conference is in a picturesque setting, but the atmosphere is anything but tranquil. From the moment Laura arrives, she feels the intensity of two hundred people who have come for the same reason she is there. The male writers on the staff are more interested in having sex with her than in her manuscript. Anxiety builds with each day as her hopes dwindle, leading Laura to think that she’s made the wrong choice in wanting to be an author. Then something extraordinary happens that makes her change her mind.

KINDLE     APPLE    NOOK    INKTERA
KOBO     SCRIBD

What Readers Are Saying

“It is a page-turner, and all the characters are very, very believable and there are no slow parts. I recommend it highly, for writers and those who just want a good read.”
Lynn Schneider
“Great writing. This book is a fine example of good literature, a praise I do not give lightly.”
P.M. Nevins
“I was instantly grabbed by the story line in The Writers’ Conference. Thanks for the fun read.”
whitehall reader
This was an excellent novel! The characters were well written & most of them got what they deserved in the end. It was fast paced & enjoyable.”
Gingersnap
“This is a fun, quick read with lots of action and intrigue.”
high country reader
“This is a really good book and reading experience, especially for those of us who are writers, for those of us who have attended this kind of conference or workshop… So true and accurate…Her writing is excellent…Very engaging.”
S. Rak
“Found this book to be engaging, entertaining.and thought-provoking.”
Amazon Customer
I was riveted by the characters from first page to last. It was believable and I was there among the crumbling buildings and cooking smells.I was anxious for Agatha, believed in Laura and I am sure I have met the crusty poet with the cruel barbs, he is a type I know well.How can you go wrong with a crowd of nasty self-absorbed people and a few who truly wanted to help. An excellent read.”
Mrs Heather Biggs