University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Alternate Pathways to a Writing Career

No one pathway exists for establishing a successful career as an author. Some make major career changes, while others work in related fields or take on roles as writers and editors outside of book publication. This panel of authors will share their different pathways to publication and their advice with those seeking a writing career.

Stephanie Elliot

Stephanie Elliot is the author of the young adult novel "Sad Perfect," which is inspired by her daughter’s journey with ARFID, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. She has written for a variety of websites and magazines and is also an editor and book reviewer....

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Amber Smith

Amber Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go. Fueled by a lifelong passion for the arts, story, and creative expression, Amber graduated from art school with a BFA in painting and went on to earn her master’s degree in art history....

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Jessica Spotswood

Jessica Spotswood is the editor of "A Tyranny of Petticoats," the companion volume to "The Radical Element." She grew up near the Gettysburg battlefield, in Pennsylvania, but now lives in Washington, D....

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