Award-winning novelist Jenny Milchman explores the journey to publication with four ITW Debut Authors, who share what it's been like to become a published author. Hear about the state of the industry today, boutique versus Big 5 publishers, whether or not you need an agent, and just when a writer can expect to buy that yacht. Or if they can't buy a yacht--why do writers stay in this game against such great odds? Call in with questions about writing and publication--and discover four great new reads.
After spending the first part of her career behind the mike as a disc jockey and talk show host, Kim Alexander recently made the move she’s been dreaming of her whole life, and began writing. The Sand Prince is Kim's first novel. Kim lives in Washington DC right across the street from the zoo; you can practically see the pandas from her window.
Dana Chamblee Carpenter's award-winning short fiction has appeared in The Arkansas Review, Jersey Devil Press, and Maypop. Her debut novel, Bohemian Gospel, won Killer Nashville's 2014 Claymore Award and will be published by Pegasus Books in November, 2015.
Jennifer Kincheloe is a research scientist turned writer of historical fiction. She has a PhD in Health Services from UCLA and spent 11 years conducting research to inform health policy. The Secret Life Of Anna Blanc is her first novel. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children, two dogs, and a cat.
JS Law is a former Royal Navy submariner and senior nuclear engineer from Portsmouth, UK. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and two children and enjoys cycling, rugby and riding his Harley. His first novel, Tenacity, is a taut murder mystery that takes place aboard a nuclear submarine.