Here is our growing list of authors, agents, editors, publishing professionals and other presenters who will be speaking at the 2014 San Francisco Writers Conference. To find out more about each of them, click on the underlined name.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the award winner author of Mistress of Spices, poet and teacher.
NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names
Barry Eisler, bestselling author of the Rain and Treven series.
Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Royal Spyness Series and the Molly Murphy Mysteries.
Julie Kagawa, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Iron Fey Series
Martha Alderson, Blockbuster Plots for Writers and author of Plot Whisperer
Nina Amir, author, editor and writing coach Inspiration-to-Creation
Marilyn Atlas, award-winning film producer and personal manager
Micah Ballard, author, Director/MFA in Writing Program, USF
Karma Bennett, Founder of Future is Fiction Communications
Cara Black, author of Murder Below Montparnasse
Martin R. Biro, Assistant Editor at Kensington Publishing Corp.
Catharine Bramkamp, author, writing coach and podcaster
Barbara Rose Brooker, author of The Viagra Diaries
Gordon Burgett, author of How To Get Your Book Published Free in Minutes and Marketed Worldwide in Days
Jacqueline Harmon Butler, international award winning author
Frances Caballo, Social Media Stategist, Trainer and Author
Meg Waite Clayton, author of New York Times bestseller The Wednesday Sisters and The Wednesday Daughters
Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords
David Corbett, author of The Art of Character
Camille Cusumano, travel anthology editor and author of Tango: an Argentine Love Story
Perry Crowe, director of Kirkus Editorial a division of Kirkus Reviews
Aya de Leon, Director of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, teaching poetry, spoken word, and hip hop at UC Berkeley
Arielle Eckstut, co-author of The Essential Guide To getting Your Book Published & Co-Founder of The Book Doctors
Matthew Frederick, author and architect
Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the founding editor of 100 Word Story.
Joan Gelfand, poet and author of Scraping Stars Off the Pavement, release February 2014
C.W. Gortner, author of The Queen’s Vow
Elissa Haden Guest, Children’s Book author, Writing Instructor
Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax
Evan Karp, founder of Quiet Lightning
Brian Klems, author and online editor of Writer’s Digest.com
Adair Lara, Writer, Teacher and Writing Coach
Bonnie Lee E.A., author of Taxpertise, the Complete Book of Dirty Little Secrets and Tax Deductions for Small Business the IRS Doesn’t Want You to Know
Linda Lee, Founder of Askmepc-webdesign & Smart Women Stupid Computers
Dr. Joan Steinau Lester, author of Mama’s Child and Black, White, Other, In Search of Nina Armstrong
Teresa LeYung Ryan, writing coach and author of How To Build Your Writers Platform
Cathleen Miller, author of Champion of Choice, the biography of UN leader Nafis Sadik
Dan Millman, author, speaker and world class athlete
Christine Munroe, US Manager for Self-Publishing and Author Relations at Kobo
Lisa O’Hara, is Acquisitions Director for Omnific Publishing
Robin Perini, author of her newest book Behind the Lines
Bill Petrocelli, Co-owner of Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA.
Lisa Marie Rice, author of The Protectors and The Dangerous Trilogies
Trina Robbins, award-winning historian and writer
Karen Schechner, senior editor of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews
Kemble Scott, author of So.Ma and The Sower
Naheed Senzai, author of Shooting Kabul
Ann Seymour, author of I’ve Always Loved You
Rusty Shelton, President + CEO of Shelton Interactive doing digital marketing, social media and web design.
Sheldon Siegel, author of the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez series. his latest book is The Terrorist Next Door
David Michael Slater, author who writes for children, teens and adults, and also teachers middle school English.
Kevin Smokler, writer, thinker and public speaker.
Elisa Sasa Southard, author, travel writer and traveler.
David Henry Sterry, co-author of The Essential Guide To getting Your Book Published & Co-Founder of The Book Doctors
Wendy Tokunaga, fiction writer and manuscript consultant
Lisa Tener, Stevie-Award Winning Book Coach
Ciji Ware, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Penny Warner, prolific author writing for both children and adults along with teaching writing across the country.
Laura Cogan, Editor of ZYZZYVA, the journal of West Coast Writers and Artists
Brenda Copeland, Executive Editor at St. Martin’s Press
David Ebershoff, Vice President & Executive Editor of the Random House Group
David Landau, Independent Editor
Heather Lazare, Independent Editorial and Publishing Consultant
Alex Logan, Editor at Grand Central Publishing
Liz Szabla, Editor-in-Chief, Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Mary Rakow Ph.D., Editor, novelist and writing teacher
Laura Tisdel, Senior Editor at Little Brown
Natashya Wilson, Executive Editor at Harlequin TEEN
Stefanie von Borstel, co-founder of Full Circle Literary (CA, NY)
Regina Brooks, Serendipity Literary Agency (NY)
Andrea Brown, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. (CA,NY)
Sheree Bykofsky, Sheree Bykofsky Associates Inc. (NJ)
Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron and Associates (CA, Paris)
Amy Cloughley, Kimberley Cameron and Associates (CA, Paris)
Sorche Fairbank, Fairbank Literary Representation (NY)
Elizabeth Kracht, Kimberley Cameron and Associates (CA, Paris)
Laurie McLean, Partner at Foreward Literary (CA)
Michael Neff, agent AEI (CA)
Dana Newman, Independent literary agent and attorney (CA)
Lara Perkins, Andrea Brown Literary Agency (CA)
Bree Ogden, D4EO Literary Agency (CT)
Jody Rein, President of Jody Rein Books, Inc (CO)
Rita Rosenkranz, Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency (NY)
Katharine Sands, Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, the absolute expert on giving the “Perfect Pitch” (NY)
Ken Sherman, Ken Sherman and Associates (Beverly Hills)
Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg, Forward Literary (CA)
Carlie Webber, CK Webber Associates (CA)
Ted Weinstein, Ted Weinstein Literary Management (NY,SF)
Gordon Wornock, Forward Literary (CA)