This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query during the writing process, its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.
Jessica Faust has long had a mission to make publishing more inclusive through the titles, authors, and illustrators BookEnds agents represent. All agents at BookEnds are actively seeking #ownvoices and diverse books across all genres. For Jessica this means specifically with a focus on mystery, suspense, thrillers, upmarket, literary, and women's fiction. In nonfiction, her focus is primarily on business, entrepreneurship, career, personal growth, current affairs, health and wellness, and self-help. Jessica has represented a number of New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors.
Jessica began her career in 1994 as an acquisitions editor at Berkley Publishing, Macmillan, and Wiley. In addition to nearly 15 years of blogging, Jessica has a regular role on the BookEnds YouTube channel, has taught at New York University's Continuing Education Program, and has been honored by a number of different publishing organizations.