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.
We are excited and honored to announce the 2017 Winners of the Chanticleer International Book Awards. The winners were recognized at the fifth annual Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Banquet Ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham, Wash.
LEARNING FROM THE GREATS with #CAC18 Speaker, JESSICA MORRELL – CAC18, Writing Workshops, Author Development
Uncover the secrets of great authors, discover how they use the intricacies of writing craft, and trace these authors’ influences and habits. Learn how to analyze how great authors reflect their time period and find fresh ways to manipulate language with Jessica Page Morrell.
A book synopsis completes a sales package that includes the synopsis, the book's first three chapters, and a letter of introduction that goes out to literary agents, publishers, and acquisition editors. Top-tier editor, Jessica Morrell, shares her insight and tips.
Scott Steindorff is an American film and television producer who specializes in adapting books into movies. Known in the industry as the “Hollywood Book Man”, when he buys rights to a book, there's a good chance that story will show up on the big or home screen. AND he is coming to the Chanticleer Authors Conference!
What Acquisition Editors and Agents Notice When Evaluating a Manuscript – A Handy Checklist by Jessica Page Morrell
Jessica 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.
Highly-sought after developmental editor and author, Jessica Page Morrell, to present the Master Writing Craft Classes at CAC18.
Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring magic, the supernatural , weird otherworldly stories, superhumans (ex. Jessica Jones, Wonder Woman) , magical beings & supernatural entities (ex. Harry Potter), vampires & werewolves (ex. Twilight), angels & demons, fairies & mythological beings, magical systems and elements.