2011 Backspace Writers Conference Faculty


Keynote Speaker:

Jonathan MaberryNew York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author

Literary Agents:

Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management)

Donald Maass (Donald Maass Literary Agency)

Lois Winston (Ashley Grayson Literary Agency)

Jennifer DeChiara (The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency)

Rebecca Strauss (McIntosh & Otis)

Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary Agency)

Kathleen Ortiz (Nancy Coffey Literary)

Scott Hoffman (Folio Literary Management)

Rachel Vogel (Movable Type Literary Group)

Meredith Barnes (Lowenstein Associates)

Roseanne Wells (Marianne Strong & Associates)

Suzie Townsend (FinePrint Literary Management)

Tamar Rydzinski (Laura Dail Literary Agency)

Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency)

Diana Fox (Fox Literary Agency)

Jessica Regel (Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency)

Louise Fury (L. Perkins Agency)

Emily Keyes (L. Perkins Agency)

Dan Conaway (Writers House)

Nicholas Croce (The Croce Agency)

Michelle Brower (Folio Literary Management)

Katharine Sands (Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency) – please note: April Eberhardt is unable to attend, and Katharine has graciously agreed to take her place



Rachel Griffiths (Scholastic Press)

Andrea Walker (Little Brown)

Brittany Hamblin (Harper Collins)

Jerry Gross, freelance editor



Keith Cronin

Karen Dionne

Barb Ferrer

Susan Henderson

Sara J. Henry

A. S. King

Adrienne Kress

Elizabeth Letts

Jonathan Maberry

Jael McHenry

Kelly Simmons

Dennis Tafoya


Publishing Professionals:

Don Lafferty

“The Fall 2009 Backspace Agent-Author Seminar was the most phenomenal conference I have ever attended. I was impressed with the amount of personal and individual attention every attendee received on both query letters and opening pages. The mixers with agents were wonderfully informal and comfortable, nothing like nerve-wracking pitch sessions. They provided a great opportunity to network with agents and other writers. I recommend this conference to all my writer friends.” — Lisa Iriarte