The publishing world has secrets…

Aspiring authors and famous writers attend a prestigious writers’ conference in a rural setting. They all have expectations besides going to workshops and lectures. What are their chances of getting what they’ve come for?

My aim in writing The Writers’ Conference was to create a fast, entertaining read that would shed light on the closeted world of publishing.

 In The Writers’ Conference, Marian D. Schwartz tackles the topic with glee, laying bare the underbelly of one such event…a fun read for everyone, and a useful education for anyone who might be thinking of a writing career. The story moves along quickly and holds the reader’s interest all the way to the exciting (and surprising) ending.”  Peter C. Foster, author

The Writers’ Conference…is alternately moving and funny, and never dull. It was interesting to read about the “dirt” in the publishing/reviewing industry.”  Mark Stevens

Read an excerpt here.

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Book cover of woman standing alone at writers’ conference with manuscript papers flying around her.

What Readers Are Saying

The story is well plotted…the twists and turns come naturally, yet remain unexpected…engaging from start to finish.”
Charles Findlay
“Carried by the substantial characters and surprising plot twists, author Marian Schwartz’ meditations on the state of fiction and symbiotic relationships of agents, publishers, and critics are insightful…an entertaining and very smart book.”
JB Hicks
“The twists of the plot are unexpected; there is so much information about the realities of the publishing world…A great read.”
Lillian Bloom