Chanticleer Authors Conference 2020 #CAC20 is a GO!
September 4 – September 6, 2020
Speakers have confirmed!
Robert Dugoni – critically acclaimed New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of The Tracy Crosswhite series, The Charles Jenkins Series and the David Sloane series. Since 2013, Dugoni has sold more than 5,000,000 books in the series, and My Sister’s Grave. His new espionage Charles Jenkins series’ first book The Eighth Sister is currently in development with Lionsgate Productions for 11-episodes for TV. His books are sold world-wide in more than 25 countries.
Scott Steindorff, CEO of Stone Village Productions, will join us again and share the latest insider information for the Film Industry. He is currently in production for a film adaption of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. On October 18, 2019, it was announced that Station Eleven would be adapted into a 10-episode miniseries that will premiere on HBO Max. Hiro Murai is set to direct, with Patrick Somerville as showrunner and writer. They will both also serve as executive producers alongside Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman, and Dylan Russell. The miniseries will star Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten and Himesh Patel as Jeevan.
Paul Cutsinger – Head of Amazon Alexa – (100 million devices in use) Voice enabled technology and how it affects storytelling and book distribution.
Paul Cutsinger – Head of Amazon’ Alexa Project
Chris Hindenburg – CEO of Hindenburg Systems – Audiobook and podcast production tools & best practices
Chris Mottes, CEO of the global Hindenburg Systems
Simon-Pierre Marion – CEO of Bookchain by Scenarex – a brand new platform to publish and distribute ebooks on blockchain technology.
Simon-Pierre Marion, CEO of Bookchain by Scenarex
Jessica Morrell – Top-Tier Developmental Editor and teacher of writing workshops and sessions.
Jessica Page Morrell
Janice S. Ellis, Ph.D., award winning author has written a column for newspapers, radio, and now online, for the last 30 years where she analyzes educational, political, social and economic issues across race, ethnicity, age and socio-economic status. Janice Ellis holds a Ph.D. in Communication Arts, and two Master of Arts degrees, one in Communications Arts and a second in Political Science, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Janice Ellis, Ph.D.
Amy Stapleton – Amy Stapleton is Co-Founder of Chatables, a publisher of voice first conversational stories and tools to support authors. Prior to Chatables, Stapleton founded Tellables and served as voice app designer, writer and editor of content for the Tellables Amazon Alexa story experiences “Tricky Genie” and “My Box of Chocolates. Stapleton retired from a career at NASA to pursue her vision of transforming talking devices into a platform for engaging new story experiences.
Diane Garland – Founder of YOUR WORLD KEEPER editorial services – the secret to writing a successful book series
Diane Garland is the master of continuity editing and world building.
Joy Ross Davis After a twenty-five year career as a college English professor, she retired and traveled to Ireland where she worked as a writer and photographer, publishing numerous travel articles and photos for a travel agency. She has been a contributing feature writer for a local newspaper and has published articles in Southern literary magazines. Her first novel, Countenance, won the Gold Medal for Excellence from Readers’ Favorites. Her newest novel The Madwoman of Preacher’s Cove won the Grand Prize in Paranormal Fiction in 2018 from Chanticleer Author Awards in Seattle and was picked up for publication by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing.
Cami Ostman – Founder of the Narrative Project – psychotherapist and writing coach
Cami Ostman – CEO of the Narrative Project
Pamela Beason – author of 14 mysteries and experiences BookBub user. She will share her knowledge of Bookbub and how to write a sustained series with us.
Pamela Beason, Private Investigator, Ghost Writer, and Author of the Four Mysteries Series
Wendy Delaney is the author of the award-winning Working Stiffs Mystery series and a sought-after “plotstormer” who loves to help other writers develop their story lines. With over twenty years in the business of being an author, Wendy speaks at regional writers’ conferences and has coached writers to help them map out their stories as well as their author goals. As a veteran of both the traditionally published and indie author worlds, she has a wealth of experience she loves to share with other writers.
Additional presenters as of Feb. 15, 2020
Janet K Shawgo
Joy Ross Davis
Denise Ditto Satterfield
Please check back often as we continue to add presenters on a weekly basis. We will have more information about the presenters on the faculty page.
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