Time: April 18, 2009 from 10:30am to 12pm
Location: Sycamore Hills Park Community Center
Street: 635 West Avon Road
Website or Map: http://www.aboutcapa.com
Event Type: capa, meeting
Organized By: Peggy Gaffney
Latest Activity: Feb 16, 2011
Editors and agents will tell you, without a really compelling query letter, your project will likely never be read. Agents receive hundreds of queries a week, and typically can only request 2 or 3 percent of projects, so what makes a select few stand out from the crowd? Learn the secrets of crafting a great query, and picking the right agent or editor to send it to, and the top ten Do's and Don'ts that can make or break your query. Don't be overlooked and condemned to the unpublished list just because your query lacks that certain something! Learn to craft a letter that represents your work at its very best!
Gina Panettieri is President of Milford, Connecticut-based liteary agency, Talcott Notch Literary. She's worked in the publishing industry for 20 years as both agent and editor, and has headed up Talcott Notch since 2003. The agency represents both fiction and nonfiction, specializing in mysteries, thrillers, suspense and young adult and middle-grade fiction, and in health, parenting, finance, career and business in nonfiction. However, their list is eclectic, and they represent a wide range of subjects. Leading authors
and best-known projects include The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis, Dr. David Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine, the #1 adoption book in America for two years running, The Darkest Night by Ron Franscell, a top ten true crime paperback published by St. Martin's Press, Breaking the Co-sleeping Habit by Dr. Valerie Levine, Made Here, Baby! by Bruce Wolk, new in May from Amacom Books.
Gina is also an author in her own right. Her first book, The Single Mother's Guide to Raising Remarkable Boys, was published in 2008 by Adams Media.