University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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The Agent-Author Relationship

Jessica Regel, who represents fiction and nonfiction in both the adult and children’s markets, will discuss the ins and outs of navigating the business side of publishing with three of her author clients: Mark Ferguson, Victoria Loustalot, and Jillian Cantor.

Jillian Cantor

Jillian Cantor has a BA in English from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is the author of award-winning novels for teens and adults, including her most recent critically acclaimed novels, "The Lost Letter," "The Hours Count" and "Margot," which was a Library Reads pick....

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Mark Ferguson

Mark Andrew Ferguson is a writer, freelance designer and book marketer living in Tucson. After graduating with a BA in English from Rutgers University, Mark spent eight years working in publishing, most of that time marketing hardcovers for the Harper imprint....

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Victoria Loustalot

Victoria Loustalot (pronounced LOO-STA-LOW) has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker online, the Onion, Women’s Wear Daily and Publishers Weekly, among many other publications. Her writing has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Thomas J....

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Jessica Regel

Jess Regel represents fiction and nonfiction in both the adult and the children’s market. Her authors include New York Times best-selling authors Bryn Greenwood "All The Ugly and Wonderful Things," Amber Smith "The Way I Used to Be" and Shea Ernshaw "The Wicked Deep," critically-acclaimed author Jillian Cantor "The Lost Letter," national best-seller and award-winning writer/podcaster Nora McInerny "It’s Okay to Laugh" and Pura Belpré Honor Winner Pablo Cartaya "The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora....

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