The Writers’ Conference is 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.
A novel that takes you inside a writers’ conference, a world most people will never see.
Laura Belmont has finished writing her first novel. She hopes it will change her life.
After she tries and fails to get a literary agent, she applies to a well known writers’ conference. Her plan is to make a connection that will lead to the publication of her book.
The conference isn’t like what she had expected. The rural setting is tranquil, but the atmosphere is intense. Soon she realizes that many of the people she meets enrolled for the same reason she is there.
The male writers on the staff are more interested in Laura’s body than in her manuscript. She goes to creative writing workshops unaware of the literary politics being played in the shadows by the famous authors teaching her—the favors made, the courtesies given, the grudges held.
The lessons Laura learns aren’t on the conference schedule. When she receives an offer that comes with a price, she discovers how power works in the publishing world.
But is it a price she is willing to pay?
“I enjoyed every minute that I spent reading this excellent novel, and I was pleased to read so many reviews from writers who confirm that the description of the conference is quite accurate.” A. Rees
“Not only a cracking good story with believable characters, this is also a glimpse into the heady world of writers and writing, success and (often repeated) failure. It’s also a very clever and entertaining exercise in writing and writing about writing and writing about writers. So many levels to appreciate it on…if you just want an intelligent good read.” Dorothee King