News at Author Salon


Give a big hand for one of Author Salon's own: Ingrid Seymour.You will be expected to describe the hook, conflict, stakes, protagonist, antagonist, climax, etc. You will also be required to provide samples of your dialogue, opening, characters, and setting. And you’d better do a good job, because your profile will determine your project status. If your hook, doesn’t hook and your narrative doe… Read all

Author Salon's Carla Norton. Everyone send her best wishes and drinks all around! We all worked hard together.   True crime writer Norton (Perfect Victim) makes her first foray into fiction with a compelling—and timely—story about a woman kidnapped when she was 12 and held for four years. Now 22 and living in San Francisco, Reeve LeClaire depends on strict routines and sessio… Read all

Kari Pilgrim was declared winner of the 2014 GRAYWOLF SLS PRIZE, and as a consequence, Graywolf has asked to see the entire manuscript of her novel, HALF OF NO. As they note on their web page: In this excerpt, young Arnie, the son of a bible salesman, learns his trade from his father, and chafes at the strictures of his life as he learns how to sell. We loved the arc of the narrative, and… Read all

Nonfiction author Beatrice Williams was signed with publisher Berrett-Koehler after working closely with Michael Neff of Algonkian and Author Salon to transform her pitch and book proposal into a new theme and title: RISE OF THE AMERICAN CORPORATE SECURITY STATE. Beatrice is represented by Michael's agency, AEI FILMS AND BOOKS/STORYMERCHANT in Los Angeles.  Her novel was published in April … Read all

Author Wendy Eckel, a veteran of Algonkian Writer Conferences, joined Author Salon in October, 2011, and worked closely with AS editors, including advisory editors Michael Neff, Penny Warner, and Ken Atchity, to hone her "social media cozy" novel, KILLER ON THE WALL, into a competitive manuscript that was signed by AEI FILMS AND BOOKS in Los Angeles in 2012, and sold to Thomas Dunne Book… Read all

Eighteen year old Ethan Adlar inherits a fountain pen and a destiny from his father, Thomas. Unknown to Ethan, Thomas led a secret alchemist league fighting an ancient war across the centuries to protect history from the future.   - THE FIVE PENS OF JOHANNES by Richard Hacker___________________________________________________________In keeping with its mission to serve as an ongoin… Read all

AEI Films and Books in Los Angeles will look at fulls and partials from a variety of writers at Author Salon, especially those with high concept genre stories verging on breakout--an emphasis on commercial fantasy.  Projects will be considered for both film production and submission to major publishers.AEI PRODUCTIONS has set up and produced multiple films with major studios, includ… Read all

Rachel Walsh of Author Salon has just signed a three-book contract with AEI Films and Books in Los Angeles. She will be represented by Ken Atchity and her series will be pitched to Hollywood as a film, and pitched to NYC editors as a book series. Everyone wish her luck!THE LOG LINEAccording to a six thousand year old prophecy hidden in the Apocrypha, the last surviving descendant of Enoch will inh… Read all

Author Salon member, Scott Young, signed recently with a major literary agency, namely Prospect Agency.  Scott attributes final ms acceptance to the nip-and-tuck he received at AS:The AS process has proven to be very helpful for me, as I have just signed with Carrie Pestrito of Prospect Agency. I queried her prior to joining AS and received a request for a full manuscript. After going… Read all

The Author Salon vs. The Agent Query? Requests for Dozens of Projects in All Genres.In keeping with its mission to serve as an ongoing bridge between its aspiring author members and professionals in the business, Author Salon has been actively reaching out to major New York publishing editors as well as literary agents on both coasts to promote a variety of projects each and every month. In … Read all