Our conference faculty continues to attract stars.  I'm happy to announce two major additions: five-time Bram Stoker Award Winner Jonathan Maberrry and founding partner of Folio Literary Management, Jeff Kleinman.
Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries. He writes the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, the Nightsiders series, the Dead of Night series, as well as standalone novels. His comic book works include CAPTAIN AMERICA, MARVEL UNIVERSE VS THE AVENGERS, BAD BLOOD, ROT & RUIN, V-WARS, and others. He is the editor of many anthologies including THE X-FILES, SCARY OUT THERE, OUT OF TUNE, and V-WARS. His books EXTINCTION MACHINE and V-WARS are in development for TV, and ROT & RUIN is in development as a series of feature films. A board game version of V-WARS will be released this Christmas. He is the founder of the Writers Coffeehouse, a nationwide series of free networking programs for writers of all genres, and is the co-founder of The Liars Club. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Jonathan sold more than 1200 magazine feature articles, 3000 columns, two plays, greeting cards, how-to manuals, song lyrics and poetry. He was a featured expert on the History Channel documentary, Zombies: A Living History and will be a featured in a new cable TV documentary series on monsters in mythology and urban legend. Jonathan lives in Del Mar, California with his wife, Sara Jo. www.jonathanmaberry.com

Jeff Kleinman is a literary agent, intellectual property attorney, and founding partner of Folio Literary Management, LLC, a New York literary agency which works with all of the major U.S. publishers (and, through subagents, with most international publishers).  He’s a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (J.D.), the University of Chicago (M.A., Italian), and the University of Virginia (B.A. with High Distinction in English).  As an agent, Jeff feels privileged to have the chance to learn an incredibly variety of new subjects, meet an extraordinary range of people, and feel, at the end of the day, that he’s helped to build something – a wonderful book, perhaps, or an author’s career.  His authors include the New York Times bestsellers The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein), The Snow Child (a Pulitzer finalist; Eowyn Ivey), Widow of the South (Robert Hicks), and Mockingbird (Charles Shields), among other books.

Nonfiction: especially narrative nonfiction with a historical bent, but also memoir, health, parenting, aging, nature, pets, how-to, nature, science, politics, military, espionage, equestrian, biography.

Fiction: very well-written, character-driven novels; some suspense, thrillers; otherwise mainstream upmarket commercial (i.e. book club) and literary fiction. 

No: children’s, romance, mysteries, westerns, poetry, or screenplays, novels about serial killers, suicide, or children in peril (kidnapped, killed, raped, etc.).

Learn more about Jeff: www.foliolit.com/jeffkleinman/.



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