Please Note Date and Time Change - March 9th, 1:30 - 3:30 PM (PT) Chapter Meeting: Kelly Sonnack, Agent, Andrea Brown Literary. Same Day Registrations after 11:30 AM (PT) Will Not Receive the Zoom Link to Attend Live, But You Will Receive the Recording Link on the Following Tuesday.

Mar 09, 2024

Online event

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How to Craft a Captivating Query Letter A good query letter is the equivalent to a good first impression. Often the first way an agent or editor is introduced to your project, the query letter explains why the reader should be interested in your work and, really, why they should move any further in this initial “conversation.” Whether you’re starting to query agents for the first time or are publishing your 10th book, learning how to pitch your book is a valuable skill to hone. In this presentation, Kelly will discuss the best structure for a query letter, ingredients that can help your work stand out, items to avoid, and will pull examples from real-life query letters submitted in advance.

Kelly Sonnack, Senior Literary Agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency

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Kelly Sonnack, Senior Literary Agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Kelly Sonnack is a Senior Literary Agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency specializing in graphic novels, picture books, and artist management, but she represents and sells children’s books in all age ranges and categories. Clients Kelly represents include YA bestselling writer C.L. Herman; YA bestselling writer Sharon Cameron; award winning graphic novelist James Burks; Indie bestselling graphic novelists including Michelle Mee Nutter and Sophie Escabasse; and NYT bestselling artists such as Joy Ang, Kim Smith, and Marissa Valdez. Kelly is on the Board of the Association of American Literary Agents where she serves on the DEI and membership committees. @ksonnack agentsonnack