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  1. July 1, 2010 8:02 pm

    FINALLY…After leaving behind a trial of frustration, Gulf Winds, the 2007 FPLA Mystery/Thriller unpublished novel winner, has been released. Visit with me at the 3 July Wesley Chapel meeting to hear how I beat the publishing industry into the ground – or was ground up by the publishing industry – whichever your point of view.

    John

  2. August 2, 2010 6:05 pm

    Chris, I wrote a blog piece for you if you want it…it’s about writing and ties into NATIONAL S’MORES DAY on AUGUST 10TH. Let me know which email to send and I’ll attach, and send ASAP.
    All best, Dianne Ochiltree

  3. Judy permalink
    May 6, 2011 1:36 am

    I notice that Robert Brown will be at the Florida Conference. But his website says he’s not accepting any queries. Any suggestions? I’m a cozy mystery writer and would love to submit a query to him.
    Thanks for the input.

  4. Gary Pinnell permalink
    May 21, 2011 4:24 pm

    Are you the CH at the end of Steve Berry’s announcement? If so, exactly how do I sign up for it? And what does it cost? I can’t find that information anywhere]
    Gary Pinnell

    • Chris Hamilton permalink*
      May 21, 2011 4:27 pm

      That information will be coming very soon, along with links to signup costs and other necessary information!

  5. Barbara Goff permalink
    May 22, 2011 12:25 am

    How much does the Thursday workshop cost?

    • Chris Hamilton permalink*
      May 22, 2011 11:36 am

      More information about the Thursday sessions, including prices and how to sign up, is forthcoming.

  6. August 12, 2012 8:47 am

    Hi there, trying to access the conference info page, but it is giving me that nasty page not found error. If you could send me the correct link to check the registration, I would be very appreciative!
    Best wishes, Nicole

  7. Linda Kelley permalink
    February 7, 2013 8:42 am

    I don’t know where to go with this and have a really dumb question. At the conference in October I received requests from both Amy Boggs and Judith Engracia for partial manuscripts. I sent the material, but haven’t heard back and it’s over three months. Is this a normal wait time? Or rather, how long should I wait before worrying my material was lost and resubmit. Should I even expect a response or assume they’re not interested? This is the first time I’ve had contact with agents and don’t know the procedure.

    Thanks to all,
    Linda Kelley

    • Chris Hamilton permalink*
      February 7, 2013 12:29 pm

      Linda, first of all, it’s not a dumb question. Probably the best thing to do is to check whatever websites the agents have and see what they say about how long it takes and when to expect something back. Beyond that, I’m a little reluctant to guide you beyond looking at agent blogs–Rachelle Gardner’s comes to mind–and see what they have to say about it.

      Overall, I would say if their website doesn’t address it, it’s probably fair and appropriate to send them a polite e-mail asking if they’ve had a chance to look at it. But I have no real experience with it, so looking at what agents say is probably the best thing to do.

  8. Linda Kelley permalink
    February 8, 2013 9:20 pm

    Thanks, Chris. I’d already checked their websites, but neither addressed it.
    LK

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