Angela Rinaldi

Literary Agent, Rinaldi Literary

Prior to founding the agency in 1994, Angela Rinaldi held editorial and management positions at NAL, Bantam Books and Pocket Books. She started the book publishing program for The Los Angeles Times.   She has been a member of the Literature Panel for the California Arts Council in addition to the board for PEN and is currently on the membership committee for AAR.  She is actively seeking novelists writing literary fiction that can cross over into the commercial arena, commercial fiction and upmarket women's fiction. In the non fiction category she is looking for authors who have platforms and marketing savvy who are writing in the areas of narrative non fiction, memoir, business, health, lifestyle, parenting, cooking, food and travel narratives, psychology and and relationship.She does not represent screenplays, poetry, westerns, fantasy, horror, science fiction, techno or spy thrillers, self-published books, or books on politics or religion. For further information and a list of authors she represents, go to www.rinaldiliterary.com.

Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson ) BA, MA, MFA, is a journalist, speaker, and consultant specializing in book publishing. Formerly with CNN, the Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and other media, he is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, founded by the German Book Office New York, the magazine for the international publishing industry.

With Jane Friedman, he produces The Hot Sheet publishing-industry newsletter, providing business news expressly for authors in a biweekly subscription email newsletter. Anderson also writes the #MusicForWriters series on contemporary composers for Thought Catalog, and is the former Associate Editor of The FutureBook for London's The Bookseller.

Liz Fenton

Author

Liz Fenton has co-authored three novels, including The Year We Turned Forty, with Lisa Steinke, her best friend of over twenty-five years.  She lives in San Diego with her family.

Aimie K. Runyan

Author

Aimie K. Runyan is the author of historical fiction that celebrates history’s unsung heroines. Before transitioning to the author life, she spent most of her adult life as an educator, where she delighted in sharing her love of language and literature with her students. When she isn’t writing, Aimie enjoys theater, costuming, and baking. She is an unabashed fan of nerd culture. (She may or may not own a sonic screwdriver.) Above all, Aimie loves to travel and experience new cultures. She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two amazing children.

Joel Eisenberg is a writer and producer whose independently published fantasy novel series, The Chronicles of Ara, written with Stephen Hillard, has been sold to Ovation TV for an 8-hour miniseries, scheduled to air in 2017. The former head of EMO Films at Paramount Studios, Joel is the co-founder of All Cities Media, an entertainment industry networking group. Eisenberg has also written or developed programming for Cinemax, TNT and FOX Studios. Upcoming TV shows include an adaptation of the anthology "Shadow Show," featuring stories by Alice Hoffman and Jay Bonansinga. Features include: the Alzheimer's-themed “January Rain,” and a biopic of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling, co-written with Gilbert Adler (producer of "Superman Returns," "Constantine, and "Valkyrie"). In 2007, Eisenberg became the subject of media attention by locating, identifying, organizing and archiving a long-considered lost handwritten John Steinbeck archive valued at nearly $1 million.