Below is the press release sent me for my appearance tomorrow (Tues. May 17) on Jennifer Wilkov's program "Your Book Is Your Hook" program on WomensRadio at 9 am ET. It will air for the first time then and then be available on the site for a week and thereafter in her archives. Jennifer also had me contribute a blog post on writing tips to accompany the program. I'm also sending a chapter from my next writing craft book, A Writer's Workshop at the Bijou to those who email me and instructions on how to do that will be furnished during the broadcast and in the print material which accompanies it.
Hope y'all get a chance to listen! It was a lot of fun to participate.
Just click on this link (it won't have the program on until Tues. at 9 am.)
Press release follows:
Bestseller & Writer’s Coach Les Edgerton on “Your Book Is Your Hook!” Show
Les Edgerton, a writer’s coach, a former university educator of creative writing and a best-selling author, will appear as a guest on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on WomensRadio.com. Mr. Edgerton will discuss why he became a writer’s coach, what he tells his students about their likelihood of getting published and how to write across various genres. He’ll also share advice for writers who want to write their first book. Mr. Edgerton will also talk about his recent book, Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go, why he feels fiction writers must master the art of hooking readers right from the start and how to do that, and how he’s using his books as his hook.
He’ll also discuss what he tells his students about their likelihood of getting published, how he is able to write books in multiple genres and share advice for those who want to write their first book.
In a second interview immediately following, Les will also talk with radio personality and host Jennifer S. Wilkov about why he wrote his writer’s craft book, Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go, and how he wrote it. He’ll also reveal how he got it published with Writers Digest Books and how he’s using his book as his hook.
Mr. Edgerton will talk about why it’s essential for fiction writers to hook their readers right from the start and share insights into how to do it.
Host Jennifer S. Wilkov will discuss writing in multiple genres and the many authors who have successfully done it during her Education Corner segment during the show.
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Some of Ms. Wilkov’s most prominent guests include Dominique Raccah (Publisher of Sourcebooks & Co-Chair of the Book Industry Study Group), Larry Goldbetter (President of the National Writers Union), Julia Cameron (International Bestselling Author), Debbie Macomber (#1 New York Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author), Marci Shimoff (#1 USA TODAY, Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and Publishers Weekly Bestseller & a NY Times Bestselling Author), Victoria Moran (Oprah-featured Author of ten books including an international bestseller), Suzy Welch (3-time NY Times Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker at the WBENC 2010 Annual Conference), Brunonia Barry (NY Times Bestselling Multiple Award-Winning Fiction Novelist), Carla Neggers (NY Times Bestselling Romance Suspense Author), Gayle Forman (NY Time Bestselling Author), Phil Sexton (Publisher & Community Leader of Writer’s Digest), Deborah Brody (Executive Editor of Harlequin’s Nonfiction Program), Katharine Sands (Literary Agent with Sarah Jane Freymann Agency & Author), Peter Rubie (CEO & Literary Agent of Fine Print Literary Management & Author), Jennifer DeChiara (Literary Agent & President of Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), Michael Larsen & Elizabeth Pomada (Literary Agents at Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency and hosts of the San Francisco Writers Conference), Sarah Burnes (Literary Agent at The Gernert Company), Mike Sacks (Member of the Vanity Fair Magazine Editorial Team & Author), Joel Comm (4-time NY Times Bestselling Author and new media innovator), Mari Smith (former President of the International Social Media Association, author and dubbed “The Pied Piper of Online Media” by FastCompany.com), Ken Corday (Author and Executive Producer of NBC’s Daytime Drama “Days of Our Lives”), Kathy Kinney (Co-Author, Actress well-known as Mimi Bobeck from the “The Drew Carey Show”), Carley Roney (co-founder of The Knot Inc. and the author of 16 books associated with her websites TheKnot.com, TheNest.com and TheBump.com), Marianne Schnall (Author & co-founder of Feminist.com) Peter Shankman (Author & Founder of Help A Reporter Out), Barbara Henricks (President of Cave Henricks Communications), Jan McInnis (comedienne, author, professional speaker & humor writer who has written for the Tonight Show monologues) and other industry professionals including Hollywood producers, publicists, ghostwriters, social media experts, authors in various genres and many more. Photos and more information http://www.yourbookisyourhook.com.