Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Twelve months after... Prose&Cons at One.

They say all good things come to an end... and yet Prose&Cons lives on! Whooda figured? Oh yes, peeps, 1 year after Prose&Cons clawed its way out its mother's womb, the most eclectic blogging team of literary agents, writers, editors, publishers and poets on the internet still thrives. A lot has been happening in the Conisphere, so I thought I would post the Cons' updated bios to celebrate our anniversary.
Cheers, peter

Elizabeth Kracht joined Kimberley Cameron & Associates in the fall of 2010 to broaden her perspective on the publishing industry. She represents both literary and commercial fiction as well as nonfiction, and brings to the agency experience as a former acquisitions editor, freelance publicist and writer.

Elizabeth's career in publishing took root in Puerto Rico where she completed her BA in English and worked as a copyeditor for an English-language newspaper. When she returned to the mainland she found her "vein of gold" in book publishing. She thrives on working closely with authors and researching the potential market for new books.

(Liz most recently sold, on July 10, 2015) Mia Thompson's fourth and fifth books in the Sapphire Series, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, by Elizabeth Kracht at Kimberley Cameron & Associates, for publication in 2016 and 2017 (World).

Lily Gardner plays cards and writes noir mysteries in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon. She’s a big fan of noir film, Scandinavian noir and American murder mysteries, both hard and soft-boiled.

A Bitch Called Hope is the first book in Gardner’s Lennox Cooper series, a story about a poker playing detective who only catches a break at the card table. Her second book in the series, Betting Blind, is coming out in early autumn—just in time for the rain.

Tom Pitts received his education on the streets of San Francisco. He remains there, working, writing, and trying to survive. Tom is an acquisitions editor at Gutter Books as well as a managing editor at Out of the Gutter Magazine. He is the author of HUSTLE (Snubnose Press), and the novellas, PIGGYBACK (Snubnose Press), and KNUCKLEBALL (One Eye Press). Find links to more of his work at:TomPittsAuthor.com 

Jan Moran is an author for St. Martin’s Press (Scent of Triumph, 2015), and co-founded RichIdeas.co, a site for authors and entrepreneurs. In a past life, she founded Scentsa, sold it to Sephora, and wrote a series of bestselling guides to perfume, Fabulous Fragrances.

Mia Thompson is a Swedish-born author living in Sacramento, California. Her international bestsellers, Stalking Sapphire and Silencing Sapphire, were published in 2013, and followed by the third book in the series, Sentencing Sapphire. Mia is currently working on completing the series’ last two installments, due out through Diversion Books in 2016 and 2017. 

Garrett Calcaterra is author of Dreamwielder, an epic fantasy YA novel. The second book in series, Souldrifter, is forthcoming from Diversion Books in the Fall of 2015. You can follow his writing updates at www.garrettcalcaterra.com.

TJ Turner is the author of LINCOLN'S BODYGUARD, an alternative history that rights one of the nation’s greatest wrongs—the death of President Abraham Lincoln. TJ draws from many unique experiences for his writing. He is a research scientist, a Federal Agent, and a very amateur luthier. He graduated from Cornell University, where his love of writing was almost snuffed out by a 350 page doctoral dissertation. As a reserve military officer, the federal government has generously provided him with numerous overseas vacations at taxpayer expense, where during his most recent deployment his love of writing was almost snuffed out by a 107mm rocket fashioned into a crudely made roadside bomb. In 2013 he was awarded a Bronze Star for combat action in Afghanistan, including the capture of 16 insurgents and the neutralization of 12 weapons caches. An essay he wrote for about his deployments to Afghanistan—The Power of Teddy Bears—was accepted and read on NPR’s This I Believe national essay series. He also serves as the vice-president of the Antioch Writer’s Workshop in Yellow Springs, OH.

Leigh Anne Jasheway has written humor books for the past twenty years, although she still claims to be 27. She has 21 published books, has had columns published in over two dozen anthologies, and has been a regular humor columnist for publications such as the LA Times, Funny Times, Family Circle, and the Register-Guard.

As a social-media expert and commentator, Dr. Flores has appeared on national and international newscasts, podcasts, radio and talk shows including "Leiberman Live" on The Howard Stern Show, PBS, WCIU Channel - "The U," National Public Radio (NPR), "Just Jenny" Sirius XM Channel, WGN Radio Chicago, The ManCow Show, Univision Television News, Mundo FOX, Charlotte News WSOC-TV, The Ron Kelly Show, and radio broadcasts out of Germany, U.K. and Canada.

Dr. Flores has been quoted in The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, ABC.com, CBS.com, Esquire.com, Men's Health Magazine, Everyday Health Magazine, Mashable.com, Dame Magazine, The Nation Magazine, SheKnows.com, New Parent Magazine, Hispanic Health & Beauty Magazine, La Raza Newspaper, Newlyweds.com, Upwave.com, Mujeres Sin Censura, and Moms.me.

She can be reached at drsuzanaflores@gmail.com or through her literary agent, Liz Kracht at liz@kimberelycameron.com.

 Susan Clayton-Goldner is a southern Oregon writer and a graduate of the University of Arizona's Creative Writing Program. In addition to three published novels, her works has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Animals As Teachers and Healers, published by Ballantine Books, Our Mothers/Ourselves, published by the Greenwoood Publishing Group, The Hawaii Pacific Review--Best of a Decade, and New Millennium Writings.  Susan is also the author of A Question of Mortality, a book of poetry.
Eliza Cross is an award-winning journalist and the author of nine books, including her latest cookbook 101 Things To Do With Pumpkin. She blogs at HappySimpleLiving.com and writes about the world’s most popular wine at ButteryChardonnay.com. She is also the founder of the bacon enthusiast society BENSA, which—unlike Mensa—welcomes members of all intelligence levels. 

A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters In Crime, Sue Coletta is a crime fiction author. She's written five novels: Marred, A Deadly Yearning, A Strangled Rose, Timber Point, and Silent Betrayal. Marred, a psychological thriller, is slated for release on November 11, 2015, Tirgearr Publishing.

Ash Krafton has been hard at work on being her alter ego, AJ Krafton. She released her New Adult debut THE HEARTBEAT THIEF on Kindle in June and is thrilled to have made the Amazon Bestseller lists in four countries so far. Follow #AshKraftonEuroTour2015 as she takes the THIEF on a tour of Germany, Switzerland, and Venice (or follow @ash_Krafton on Instagram).

Art spent most of his intelligence community career in the Washington, DC area. A number of his award-winning short stories appear in anthologies. He is a book reviewer and appears on writing conference panels. His espionage thrillers include, THE RIVIERA CONTRACT and THE AFRICAN CONTRACT. Next in the series, THE YEMEN CONTRACT will be released during 2015.

Anthony-Award nominated author Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books, managing editor of The Flash Fiction Offensive, and producer of Lip Service West, a “gritty, real, raw” reading series in Oakland, CA. He is the author of four books (Choice Cuts, Junkie Love, Wake the Undertaker, and Lamentation), as well as editor of Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Stories Based on the Songs of Bruce Springsteen. His latest novel, December Boys, the second in the Lamentation series, is slated for release (Oceanview Publishing) in 2016. Joe’s writing can be found at www.joeclifford.com.

Holly West is the author of the Left Coast Crime Award-nominated Mistress of Fortune series. Set in late 17th London, it features amateur sleuth Isabel Wilde, a mistress to King Charles II who secretly makes her living as a fortuneteller. Find Holly online at hollywest.com.

Conrad Tuerk is an English teacher, novelist and poet living in Rutland, VT.

Peter Hogenkamp is a practicing physician and author living in Rutland, Vermont. Peter's writing credits include ABSOLUTION, the first book of The Jesuit thriller series; THE LAZARUS MANUSCRIPT, a stand-alone medical thriller; and The Intern, a serialized novel based loosely on Peter's internship, published bi-weekly on #Wattpad. Peter can be found on his Author Website as well as his personal blog, PeterHogenkampWrites, where he writes about most anything. Peter is the founder and editor of Prose&Consthe literary blog for readers and writers written by authors, editors, agents, publishers and poets; a frequent contributor and reviewer at ReadWave; the founder and moderator of groups on Facebook (The Library), Google+ (Fiction Writers Anonymous); and the chief of two tribes on Triberr, The Big Thrill and Fiction Writers. Peter tweets--against the wishes of his wife and four children--at @phogenkampvt and @theprosecons. Peter is He can be reached at peter@peterhogenkamp.com or through his literary agent (Liz Kracht of Kimberely Cameron & Associates) at liz@kimberleycameron.com.

No comments :