Coffee & Conversation with Hannah Mann: Presenter for our upcoming Professionally Personal Webinar!

Happy Friday, everyone! Things are gearing up for our first regional webinar on October 10, 2017 – Professionally Personal: How to Compel Agents in One Page or Less that will be presented by Writers House agent, Hannah Mann!

About the Webinar:

Learn from home! A 90-minute webinar on what to stress for success when it comes to querying agents, featuring focus on:

• What to do when an agent’s query instructions are vague
• Keeping it simple: how to stay brief and be heard without coming off as generic
• How to strike a balance between broad appeal and agent-specific
• Honing in on the perfect comp titles
• Putting in the time on your work before querying—and putting in the time on your query itself!

The presenter will also provide detailed Query Letter Critiques for a limited number of participants following the webinar.

How to Register:

Head on over to our SCBWI MD/DE/WV website for directions on how to register for either the Webinar and a Query Critique from Carrie Howland of Empire Literary or just the Webinar.

About our Presenter:

Hannah Mann from Writers House grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and has always loved stories. She got a BA in Narrative Studies from the University of Southern California, where her career goal morphed from doctor to writer to editor to agent. She has been assisting Steven Malk in the San Diego office since 2013 and began building her own client list this year, focusing on Children’s work from young picture books through YA.

Want to learn more about our webinar host? Awesome, enjoy this…

Coffee & Conversation Chat with Hannah Mann

What was your favorite book as a child? As a teen? And now, as an adult?

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!, and then A Wrinkle in Time, and then The Perks of Being A Wallflower, and now, I couldn’t possibly say. The most recent book I loved was The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien.

You magically find a $100.00 bill in your box of cereal. In what frivolous way would you spend it? (Key word: Frivolous!)

On a big, fat coffee table book that heavily features photos of surfing or kitchens in Provence.

For one day, time travel is a reality and you can visit any famous deceased author or artist you want.  Who do you pick?

Margaret Wise Brown.

What’s your favorite motivational quote?

Go for it now—the future is promised to no one.” –Wayne Dyer

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Spending time with family, traveling, dining out—preferably all three at once.

If you could sum up your best advice for new writers or illustrators in only four words, what would it be?

I can do it in three—take your time.

Time for the lightning round! What’s your favorite…

Book to movie adaptation? The Talented Mr. Ripley

Music to listen to while working? Claude Debussy

Book title? From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Book cover? Pax

Pair of shoes? Nike Frees

Guilty pleasure? Breakfast for dinner

Line from a movie? “I got vision and the rest of the world wears bi-focals.” –Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Awesome, thanks so much for stopping by, Hannah, I’m looking forward to next Tuesday’s Webinar!

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About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger/vlogger at Write, Run, Rejoice and Joyful Miles, mom of two college boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She clearly likes run-on sentences and adverbs. She also still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that.
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