Publishing "Ask Us Anything" Panel

Publishing "Ask Us Anything" Panel

Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Four award-winning authors of young adult novels will be participating in an “Ask Us Anything” discussion here at the Montclair Book Center!

Crissa-Jean Chapell, Jennifer Salvato Doktorksi, J. Albert Mann, and Colby Cedar Smith all sit on the council of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature (, which hosts an annual conference every October for aspiring authors and illustrators of fiction for kids and teens. Between them they’ve published more than 20 novels with “The Big Five” publishing houses and independent presses.

The authors hope to demystify the process that begins with an idea, involves many hours of writing and editing, and ends—if you’re lucky—with a book appearing on the shelves of bookstores, online, and in libraries.

Attendees can ask the authors about the publishing industry, pitching stories to agents and editors, writing query letters, how book deals work, and their own writing journeys. The authors will be selling and signing their books as well.

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