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First Five Pages—What You Need to Grab an Editor’s Attention
Monday, October 4 at 7pm (EST) via Zoom
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Crooked Lane Books Senior Editor Terri Bischoff will speak to us about the first five pages and what it takes to grab an editor’s attention.

Terri Bischoff, senior editor of Crooked Lane Books

Crooked Lane Books Senior Editor Terri Bischoff began her life in books as a bookseller at Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C. After moving home to the Midwest, she worked at a feminist bookstore before purchasing and operating Booked for Murder in Madison, WI. She spent 10 years at Midnight Ink as their acquiring editor and published 36-40 books a year. Terri has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both mysteries and in bookselling, particularly as a book buyer and reviewer. Terri’s interests lie in mainstream suspense and thrillers, LGBTQIA, and diverse characters / storylines.

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Building scenes with author Kimmery Martin

Author Kimmery Martin

Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor-turned novelist whose works of medical fiction have been praised by The Harvard Crimson, Southern Living, The Charlotte Observer and The New York Times, among others. A lifelong literary nerd, she teaches writing seminars and speaks frequently at conferences and bookstores around the United States. Kimmery completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Raised in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, she now lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she serves on the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Get a signed bookplate when you pre order Kimmery’s next book, “Doctors & Friends” releasing in November 2021. Please fill out this form.

Her other books include:

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