DARIEN, Conn. — Are curious about what it takes to write a novel and how editors choose which books to publish? Learn about the ins and outs of publishing from a panel of experts at the Darien Library.
"Publishing: A Day in the Life" will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Darien Library, and will feature beloved and award-winning authors of thrillers, mysteries, romance and women's fiction.
National bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than one million copies. She is a 2017 Booksellers’ Best Award finalist, and her books have hit Heavy.com’s “Top 10 Romance Novels of 2015” and have been selected as a Woman’s World Book Club pick.
Patience Bloom is a senior editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. At Harlequin, she tends to work on a wide spectrum of romances—from Love Inspired to Harlequin Dare, with a specialization in suspense. She is the author of her own true romance, "Romance Is My Day Job."
Jane Haertel writes mysteries as Sadie Hartwell (the Tangled Web Mysteries) and Susannah Hardy (the Greek to Me Mysteries). She has worked as a handbag designer, waitress, and office drone until she landed her dream jobs in the book business. In addition to authoring books of her own, Jane also works full-time as a lead editor at Annie's Fiction, a specialty book club publisher.
Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life—she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and finding her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and contemporary women’s fiction novels.
Wendy Walker is the author of the national and international bestseller "All is Not Forgotten," with rights sold in twenty-two languages. Film rights have been sold to Warner Brothers with Reese Witherspoon and Pacific Standard producing. She previously published two novels and edited multiple compilations for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
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