1998 Heartland Writers Conference
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Robert Vaughan published his first book 38 years ago and has since
authored more than 300 novels under his own name and 26 pseudonyms. This includes
the best-selling American Chronicles series. In 1997, Robert, who is known
to his many friends and writing colleagues as Dick, moved from his native Sikeston
to Texas, where he continues to meet with commercial success. As keynote speaker,
Vaughan presents An Evening With Hemingway:
Christopher Vogler - studio executive, author of the popular "The
Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers and Screenwriters," and
an experienced Hollywood story consultant, Christopher currently serves as
Director of Development for Fox 2000, a feature film division of 20th Century
Fox. His two-hour workshop Myth Adventures: The Storyteller's Journey explores
the most ancient and dependable principles of drama as well as the latest
concepts in Hollywood storytelling:
Caitlyn M. Dlouhy - an editor with the Laura Geringer Books imprint
of HarperCollins Children's Books, she edits Picturebooks, Young Adult novels,
books and cassette packages, interactive cd-rom packages, and novelty merchandise.
Her workshop, Lifecycle
of a Children's Book, is an inside look at what it takes to get a book
from manuscript to finished product at Laura Geringer.
Melissa Jeglinski - an editor for both Silhouette Books and Steeple
Hill, she acquires Contemporary Category and Contemporary Inspirational Romances.
She presents Writing
for the Inspirational Romance Market, providing valuable information
on what's selling and how to submit projects to Steeple Hill, the newest publisher
of contemporary inspirational romance.
Jennifer Jackson - A specialist in commercial novel-length fiction
at the Donald Maass Literary Agency, she handles Romance, Mystery, Suspense,
Science Fiction and Fantasy. She is actively seeking new clients for the Agency,
which represents over one hundred authors of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror,
Mystery, Suspense, Romance, and other types of commercial Fiction. She presents Ready,
Aim, Fire!- an interactive workshop on identifying your genre and targeting
your market in her seminar,
Joe Veltre is an Assistant Editor at St. Martin's Press, where
he edits the Dead Letter Paperback Mystery program, Thrillers, Suspense and
various other works of commercial Fiction and Nonfiction. His workshop, The
Good, the Bad and the Rejected, looks at query letters and manuscript submissions
that impress an editor -- and those that don't.
Luci Zahray - a registered Pharmacist with a Master's Degree in Toxicology
from Texas A&M University and a fan of the mystery novel since childhood,
she has combined her vocation with her avocation to tell hundreds of people
how to kill someone. Using her personal collection of poisons as props, Luci
has presented programs to writers groups throughout the midwest and Canada,
including Dark & Stormy in Chicago, Magna Cum Murder in Muncie, Bouchercon
in Toronto, and the MWA Chicago Chapter. Luci's two hour seminar, Behold!
Here Poison, is an introduction to applied toxicology from the point of
view of the novelist, including types of poisons, dosage, mode of exposure,
and their effects on victims of literary murders.
These clips are from the 1998 Heatrland Writers Conference, which is held
every other year.