Additional speakers scheduled to participate are small-press publisher Billy Adams, author and poet Faye Adams, Natural Bridge managing editor Kelli Allen, The Storyteller editor Regina Williams, inspirational writer and speaker Linda Apple, who has published dozens of stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, award-winning historical romance writer Jeannie Lin, and Cindy Lovell, executive director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. Also participating will be Feast editor Catherine Neville, New York Times bestselling mystery writer Nancy Pickard, Washington University professor, author, editor, and poet Catherine Rankovic, author and digital publishing guru Patricia B. Smith, International Book Award Winner Sandra Carrington-Smith, author and Cape County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle, and Joanna Beth Tweedy, author of The Yonder Side of Sass and Texas.Agents planning to participate in five-minute pitches include Krista Goering of the Krista Goering Agency, Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency, Kathleen Ortiz from Lowenstein Associates, and Marcy Posner from Folio Literary Management. Editors hearing pitches will be Lia Brown from Avalon Books, Susan Swartwout of Southeast Missouri State University Press, Stephen George from The Saturday Evening Post, Margaret Mincks from Spider magazine for children, and Deborah Reinhardt from AAA's Midwest Traveler.
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