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Meet the Faculty: Dawn Frederick

August 10, 2012

Dawn Frederick, Owner/Agent, Red Sofa Literary

Dawn Frederick is the owner and literary agency of Red Sofa Literary, based in the Twin-Cities. She brings a broad knowledge of the book business to the table—with multiple years of experience as a bookseller in the independent, chain, and specialty stores; an editor for a YA publisher, a published nonfiction author, and an associate literary agent previously at Sebastian Literary Agency.  She carries a B.S. in Human Ecology, and a M.S. in Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution.

Dawn Frederick’s Representative Categories
Biography-Historical, media-related, political—ABSOLUTELY NO PERSONAL MEMOIRS; Creative Nonfiction; Graphic Novels; History; Pop Culture; Social Issues/Current Affairs; Sports; Women’s Narratives; Young Adult; Middle Grade.

“Agent 101 – Finding a Literary Agent” – Saturday, October 20, 4:00-5:00 PM
So you have a great book idea! You’ve opted to go the route of traditional publishing, only to learn that you’ll need to a literary agent to approach most publishers. How does one accomplish this? What type of preparation is required? What are the available resources? What are the “best practices” when querying agents? Whether you are the author of a fiction or nonfiction book idea, knowing how to navigate the figurative waters of publishing is very important. Agent 101 is first phase of this path. Dawn Michelle Frederick of Red Sofa Literary will discuss the steps in correctly finding (and approaching) agents who handle your book’s genre. There will be a discussion on the general preparation required, what to expect during the Agent Query process, and a short Q&A session afterwards.

Agents & Publishers Panel – Friday, October 19 – 4:00 – 5:00 PM

To see Dawn by special appointment, check the website prior to the conference or the FWA registration desk at the conference. Note: Conference attendance is required for interviews.


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