MASTER CLASSES for CAC19 – Thursday, April 25th 20192018-11-26T16:12:34+00:00

As of November 24, 2018, we are offering two Master Class modules at CAC 19. The modules will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Each year we offer writing craft sessions from the best editors and authors in the publishing industry. This year we are excited to announce that we have J. D. Barker, the Master of Suspense, as a teacher of a Master Writing Craft Module along with sessions and panels at CAC19.

J.D. is also the keynote presenter at Saturday’s Luncheon.  Check out his link here.

J.D. Barker successfully published his debut as an indie and sold enough copies to land on the radar of the traditional publishers in a BIG way including seven-figure advances, two feature films, and a television program. He’ll open his toolbox and explain exactly what he did to make it happen. This is a not-to-be-missed session for any aspiring author or the seasoned veteran trying to find their place in today’s publishing world.


Jessica Page Morrell

Jessica Page Morrell

Jessica Page Morrell is returning, due to popular demand,  to teach one of her intensive master classes along with presenting at regular sessions during CAC19.

Jessica understands both sides of the editorial desk–as a highly-sought after developmental editor and an author. Her work also appears in multiple anthologies and The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines. She is known for explaining the hows and whys of what makes for excellent writing and for sharing very clear examples that examine the technical aspects of writing that emphases layering and subtext. Her books on writing craft are considered “a must have” for any serious writer’s toolkit.

The CAC19 Master Class Modules will be held at the Bellingham Yacht Club.

  • A casual lunch is included.
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided
  • The BYC bar opens at 5 p.m.
  • Conference attendees receive a discounted rate

Master Writing Classes

Jessica Page Morrell will teach the morning module ( 9 a.m. until noon)

Topic TBD

J.D. Barker will teach the afternoon module (1:30 – 4:45) 

Topic TBD

Seating is limited. Register today!

If you would like to take the Master Classes without registering for the Chanticleer Authors Conference (but you will be missing out!), click here.

For more information about CAC19, click here.