The Pen on Fire Writers Salon is pleased to present an evening with literary agent Betsy Amster for a discussion on “How to Catch an Agent’s Attention with a Great Query Letter” on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. This monthly salon is hosted by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and features authors, literary agents, and others involved in the field of writing. The events take place in the atmospheric Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar and entail readings, literary discussions, and book signings.
Amster is president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a full-service literary agency located in Los Angeles and Portland. Before opening her agency in 1992, she spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage, two divisions of Random House, and two years as editorial director of The Globe Pequot Press. Her clients include bestselling novelists María Amparo Escandón and Joy Nicholson and authors Will Allen, Kim Boyce, Linda Venis, and many others.
Amster specializes in literary fiction, voice-driven mysteries and thrillers, narrative nonfiction, memoirs, and a wide array of practical nonfiction. Her agency works with both first-time and established writers with expert attention to every aspect of the publishing process.
Advance tickets are required to guarantee a seat at this event, which typically sells out fast. To read more about the speakers or the Pen on Fire Writers Salon and to purchase tickets, visit www.barbarademarcobarrett.com.