Nonfiction Writers Conference

NFWC Speakers

Opening Speaker: Cheryl Strayed

Opening Speaker: Cheryl Strayed

We are thrilled to welcome Cheryl Strayed to the Nonfiction Writers Conference for a LIVE discussion about the writing life. Join us for the opening session on Wednesday May 10th at 9am PT / 12pm ET. Be sure to bring your questions and share in this experience with...

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Gordon Warnock – Pitch the Agents

Gordon Warnock – Pitch the Agents

Gordon Warnock, Partner at Fuse Literary, works with New York Times bestsellers and debut authors alike. He represents socially responsible nonfiction including self-help, pop-culture, current events, business, memoir, and narrative nonfiction (both written and...

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Rita Rosenkranz – Pitch the Agents

Rita Rosenkranz – Pitch the Agents

A well-established agent, who began her career as an editor at major publishing houses, Rita Rosenkranz represents almost exclusively adult non-fiction titles. Her wide-ranging list includes health, history, parenting, music, how-to, popular science, business,...

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Stephanie Chandler: Build Your Book Marketing Plan

Stephanie Chandler: Build Your Book Marketing Plan

Before self-publishing her first book, Stephanie Chandler decided to build an audience online. The success of that effort led to signing several traditional book deals, corporate sponsorships, major media coverage, product sales, and a variety of other opportunities....

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Bret Ridgway – Break into Professional Speaking

Bret Ridgway – Break into Professional Speaking

Speaking is one of the best ways to sell more books along with other products and services. Speaking industry veteran Bret Ridgway will share how to best build a profitable speaking business. He will cover: - Keynote vs. Platform Seller vs. Business Builder Speaker....

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Anna Quindlen – Write for Your Life

Anna Quindlen – Write for Your Life

Join us for a lively discussion with New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Anna Quindlen. The New York Times Book Review calls her latest book, Write for Your Life (Random House, Available April 12, 2022), a "clarion call to pick up a pen...

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Melinda Emerson – How to Secure Corporate Contracts

Melinda Emerson – How to Secure Corporate Contracts

Are you looking grow your small business with 5-, 6-, or 7- figure corporate contracts? Melinda Emerson, "SmallBizLady" and Founder of Quintessence Group, and her team have worked with more than 150 Fortune 500 corporations, and she’ll share her secrets of how to...

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Misty Megia – How to Command the Stage as a Speaker

Misty Megia – How to Command the Stage as a Speaker

Being on stage is not just about what you say but about your body language, pacing, intentions behind your words, and the subtext to what you are communicating. The ebb and flow of your presentation can make or break you as a public speaker or presenter. As someone...

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Joanne McCall – How to Conduct Your Own Podcast Tour

Joanne McCall – How to Conduct Your Own Podcast Tour

You’re ready! You have your book, you know your messages, and you know that podcasts and radio shows are a fabulous way for you to gain more exposure. Now what? How do you go about booking the shows? This presentation is all about the tips and tricks and shortcuts you...

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Carleen Madigan – Pitch the Agents

Carleen Madigan – Pitch the Agents

Carleen Madigan is an Executive Editor at Storey Publishing, a division of Workman Publishing within Hachette Book Group. Storey’s mission is to publish practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment. The books we select to...

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Wendy Keller – Pitch the Agents

Wendy Keller – Pitch the Agents

Wendy Keller is the “Chief Talent Launcher” at Keller Media, Inc. in Los Angeles. Keller Media represents authors to top publishers and specializes solely in adult nonfiction books. Keller Media has placed more than 1,500 deals worldwide, including 17 New York Times...

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