The world of traditional publishing has secrets that can’t be kept forever.
After Laura Belmont finishes writing her first novel she goes to the Clymer Workshop, one of the oldest writers’ conferences in the country. Her plan is to make a connection with one of the famous staff authors who will help her get a literary agent.
She soon discovers that most of the people at the conference are attending for the same reason she is there: they want a publishing contract. But the male writers on the staff are more interested in her 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. Even an author’s wife becomes fair game.
Laura begins to think that she’s made an expensive mistake. The only offer she gets comes with a veiled threat. Then something extraordinary happens that makes her change her mind.KINDLE APPLE NOOK KOBO GOOGLE
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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.”
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“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.”
“Found this book to be engaging, entertaining.and thought-provoking.”
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.”