Nancy Sondel's Pacific Coast Children's Writers Workshop
15th Annual    September 22-24, 2017    Master Class to Masterpiece
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  • “Knowledgeable faculty, dedicated director, great writers. Gold stars all the way!”
    — A. McAfee, former First Place winner in Win-Win Writer’s contest for a YA novel
  • “The workshop director took very good care of participants. I had a terrific time.”
    — Deborah Noyes Wayshak, novelist; Executive Editor, Candlewick Press
  • “Instructive, supportive ongoing seminar in how to refine one’s writing. I feel the gears moving again. My next rewrite will be far more profitable.” — Linda Smith, alum
  • “A uniquely intimate environment for learning and sharing. I appreciated all the
    personal attention.” — Agent Jill Corcoran, as a former PCCWW enrollee

FACULTY

One of the greatest draws to any workshop—and perhaps its greatest strength—is its faculty. We select cutting-edge, articulate presenters who enjoy working closely with writers. Like you, our faculty would like your manuscript to shine—then be successfully published.

Below, enjoy our faculty interviews with author testimonials. More treasures can be found in our previous faculty bios. Note: Since our workshop, faculty may have moved to a different agency or publishing house. (Teens: Check out your faculty on the teen pages.)

Interviews (2017 Faculty TBA)

2016 FACULTY

  • Agent: Peter Knapp (Park Literary)
  • Editor: Kate Farrell (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

PAST FACULTY

Agents

  • Barr, Stephen (Writers House; 2015)
  • Cascardi, Andrea (Transatlantic Literary Agency; 2007)
  • Fraser, Stephen (Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency; 2009)
  • Kenshole, Fiona (Transatlantic Agency; 2013)
  • Malawer, Ted (Upstart Crow Literary; 2010)
  • Martindale, Taylor (Full Circle Literary; 2011)
  • Necarsulmer, Edward (McIntosh & Otis, Inc.; 2008)
  • Rofe, Jennifer (Andrea Brown Literary Agency; 2006)
  • Slattery, Joan (Pippin Properties; 2011)
  • Sylvan Kim, Emily (Prospect Agency; 2012)
  • Treimel, Scott (Scott Treimel New York; 2014)

Senior/Executive Editors and Publishers

  • Boughton, Simon (Roaring Brook Press and Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 2012)
  • Clarke, Erin (Knopf Books for Young Readers; 2009)
  • Griffin, Regina (Egmont USA; 2013)
  • Harrison, Kate (Dial Books for Young Readers; 2010)
  • Hoppe, Anne (HarperCollins Children’s Books; 2008)
  • Neaves, Joy (Front Street Books; 2006)
  • Nolan, Melanie Cecka (Knopf Books for Young Readers; 2014)
  • Pettit, Kristen (HarperCollins; 2015)
  • Romeis, Julie (Bloomsbury Children’s Books; 2007)
  • Van Metre, Susan (Amulet/Abrams Books for Young Readers; 2011)
  • Wayshak, Deborah (Candlewick Books; 2006)

Author-Consultants

  • Backes, Laura (Children’s Book Insider publisher; 2010)
  • Bauer, Marion Dane (Home Study; 2009)
  • Halverson, Deborah (Interview and Home Study; 2008)
  • Shoup, Barbara (Interview and Home Study; 2007)

Teens’ Faculty

  • Bjorkman, Lauren (author of YA novels, including My Invented Life; 2016) *
  • Guina, Trevor (high school English teacher and Drama Club coach; 2015, 2016)
  • Scarborough, Sheryl (YA author and award-winning screenwriter; 2011, 2015)
  • Pyne, Helen (author and former Doubleday editor; 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Bond, Katherine Grace (author of The Summer of No Regrets; 2012)
  • Gallagher, Elizabeth (author of The Opposite of Invisible; 2010)
  • Vincent, Zu (author of YA novel, The Lucky Place; 2009)

* Look for this faculty interview in May!

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