Last year’s GCLS was the site of my first formal pitch meetings. It was difficult to find the time in an already busy conference, but it was a very rewarding experience. Not only was it enjoyable to talk in detail with a half dozen unpublished authors about their work, one of the meetings resulted in the reading and subsequent acquisition of Unbroken Circle by Mary Griggs. One year later, Unbroken Circle has just been released by Bella.
I’m looking forward to the experience next month. I don’t know if there’s another Unbroken Circle waiting to be discovered, but the energy that results from talking with an author about a beloved project will be very welcome. I love writing, I love talking about writing, I love hearing about writing. In addition to pitch meetings, I’m also moderating a panel on what happens to the ideas that bounce around in our heads. What’s better than that?
FYI, the details about the when of the meetings and what I’ll need to see before setting up the schedule are at this Bella Blog.