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Queries, Loglines and Blurbs: Oh My! Workshop with Author Samantha Combs

Queries, and Loglines, and Blurbs, Oh My!
Workshop with Author Samantha Combs.
Date: May 25, 2013
Time: 1-4PM
Location: El Segundo Library

Ever feel like Dorothy in Oz trying to navigate defining your book?  You just get done giving birth to your opus, typing those words The End, and you are sure it’s time to sit back and relax.
Except, it’s not.
Now you have to tell the world what your baby is about.  Sometimes at a conference, most times in a pitch to an agent.  .  In 150 words OR LESS. What?  Now the hard part begins.  Queries, and Loglines, and Blurbs, Oh My!
As a multi-published author, Samantha Combs has written an exhaustive amount of these industry-requiring paragraphs.  They are often harder to write than the book itself.  In her upcoming workshop, you will work hands-on with the queries and blurbs you are struggling to write.  If you haven’t written one yet, then this workshop will give you the tools you need to start.



I am a Southern California author with six published books; the Global Ebook Award-winning debut title: SPELLBOUND, EVERSPELL, and GHOSTLY, all YA paranormals. My Middle Grade horror, THE DETENTION DEMON is out, along with two adult horror collections, TEETH AND TALONS and WAY PAST MIDNIGHT.  WATERDANCER, a new YA fantasy, comes out in Sept. I enjoy writing YA paranormal romance and supernatural fantasy, but I also dabble in the horror and sci-fi genres as well, and writing for the Middle Grade audience.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, and my guilty pleasures include reality television, the Food Network channel and shoes. I truly believe I can accomplish anything if I have the right pair of shoes.

I love writing and I am in awe of the technological advances of our lives. Ereaders and similar gadgets are bringing the written word to a generation that might never have discovered books otherwise and every time I see a kid pick one up to read something it fills me with joy to be a small part of that process. If a child can connect with literature because he or she did so electronically, a connection still was made. I am excited to see what our world has in store for literature and excited to be along for that ride.

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  • cassiegusty

    I came to learn a little about query letters and walked away with so much! This meetup was invaluable. Thank you!!!

    May 26, 2013

  • Lucy R.

    Informational, fun, and valuable.

    May 25, 2013

  • Alana

    Samantha was entertaining and informative! I had a lot of fun listening to her voice and learned some great techniques to approach queries and loglines!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Robin A.

    I'm coming but a bit late.

    May 24, 2013

  • Richard R.

    Dang it! Cant come...helping a friend move. See u next time.

    May 21, 2013

  • Cindy S

    Hi, I also have a question. I live in the Orange County area was wondering if there was a group there?. Or is anyone looking to start up a new group. Thank you

    Cindy Story

    April 17, 2013

  • Carol G.


    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Stephanie D.

    Wish it wasn't over Memorial Day weekend :(

    March 29, 2013

    • Nutschell Anne W.

      Sorry about that Stephanie. It was originally scheduled on May 11th, but our venue wasn't available then. :(

      March 29, 2013

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