Elizabeth Law dreamed of becoming a
children’s book editor, so after college she moved to New York City and did just that. She started as an editorial assistant at Viking Children’s Books and left there 18 years later as Associate Publisher.
En route to her current job as Senior Editor and Backlist Specialist at Holiday House, she has worked as Associate Publisher at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and as Publisher of Egmont USA. Some of the many authors and artists she has worked with include Andrew Clements, Dan Gutman, Tony DiTerlizzi, Gail Gibbons and Lane Smith.
Elizabeth has a soft spot for contemporary middle grade and YA fiction, and also likes books about sports, anything funny or scary, doll and dollhouse books, and picture books on unusual or interesting topics. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Elawreads and visit her website, Elawreads.com
"Give ‘Em The Hook!" How to capture an editor or agents’ attention (and why hooks are so CRUCIAL!) Publishing tidbits will be revealed and why they are important. Writing exercises will involve writing your own hooks and sharing and tweaking with others.
If there is time, Elizabeth will give “Tips from the Master: What Robert Kckee taught me that children writer’s need to know.” This will be followed by a Q & A.