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Liberty States Fiction Writers Presents

Tenth Annual Writers’ Conference

Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Deb Werksman, Editorial Director, Sourcebooks

Sonali Dev, Bestselling Author, Bollywood Romance


Jacqueline Cutler, Journalist and Critic

Editor/Literary Agent Appointment plus

Workshops, Panels and

Readers Track


(Iselin, NJ) The Liberty States Fiction Writers presents its Tenth Annual Conference on Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey. The keynote speakers are Deb Werksman, Editorial Director, Sourcebooks, Sonali Dev, bestselling author of Bollywood-style romance, and Jacqueline Cutler, journalist and critic. There will be two full days of activities to develop and promote writers of all levels of experience and every genre, as well as the opportunity to pitch works to prominent editors and literary agents. A separate Reader Track will offer those who love a good book the chance to meet authors in attendance and discuss their works as well as enjoy a variety of social events. Registration for the conference is $210.00 for the Writers Track and $95.00 for the Reader’s Track (2 days; Single Day Saturday pass $65).


“Each year this conference grows because we’re presenting such a great opportunity for everyone, published or not,” says Caridad Pineiro, President of Liberty States Fiction Writers and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. “It’s our goal to be as inclusive as possible, so we reach out to writers and readers of every genre of fiction – crime, humor, mystery, paranormal, sci-fi, LGBTQ, romance, young adult, adventure – and more. We’re still putting together the list of editors and agents, but so far, we’ve got editors from Sourcebooks, City Owl Press, and The Wild Rose Press, as well as several literary agencies.  Writers can book ten-minute appointments to pitch their stories.”


Writers can also sign up for workshops with distinguished publishing professionals such as Deb Werksman, “The Power of Positioning; Sonali Dev, “Culture Building Is Not Just for Multiculturals”; Jacqueline Cutler, “How to Deal with the Press and Reviewers”; K.M. Fawcett and Erik Heller, “Writing Believable Fight Scenes and Police Tactics”; Teel James Glen, “Small Arms and the Writer”; Caridad Pineiro, “Self-Publishing 101”, Lois Winston, “Creating Compelling Back Cover Copy”; among others. There are also classes for time organization, building an online presence with social media guru Sourabh Sharma, and marketing.


Readers can mingle with authors and learn about how they creating unforgettable stories in workshops such as “Chocolate and Books from Around the World” by Carol Van Den Hende, “Writing Sexy Sex Scenes” by Gwen Jones and Linda Parisi, “Journaling from Story” by Paula Scardamalia, “How Brave Is a Hero” by Kathy Otten and more.


To complete the experience, Saturday’s session ends with a book fair, presenting attendees with the opportunity to meet, greet and purchase books from attending authors, followed by dinner and a Saturday night Game Fest party with treats and a cash bar. On Sunday, enjoy breakfast and continue your writing and reading workshop experience. Best of all, enjoy the company of writers from all over complete the weekend.


For registration details, workshops, authors in attendance, hotel accommodations, directions and more information on the Tenth Annual Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference, please visit www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com.

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