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May Main Line Writers Group meeting -

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The May Main Line Writers Group meeting - Wed. May 15, 2013.

Topic: The Inside Scoop - A Peek Behind the Agent Curtain with Author Turned Literary Agent Marie Lamba
Associate Agent, Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency ( (


Marie will offer our attendees the opportunity to hear first hand HOW she goes about the business of considering queries and working with clients, and the things you can do to construct a better query.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU CANNOT PRESENT A QUERY THIS EVENING. If you wish to follow up with Marie, it needs to be done in accordance with her instructions outside of the meeting. PLEASE RESPECT THIS.

Marie Lamba ( ( is author of the young adult novels What I Meant… (Random House), Over My Head and Drawn. Her work appears in the short story anthology Liar Liar (Mendacity Press), the anthology Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing), and her articles appear in more than 100 publications including national magazines such as Writer’s Digest, Garden Design and RWR. She has worked as an editor, an award-winning public relations writer, and a book publicist, has taught classes on novel writing and on author promotion, and belongs to The Liars Club.

As an agent, Marie is currently looking for young adult and middle grade fiction, along with general and women’s fiction and some memoir. Books that are moving and/or hilarious are especially welcome. She is NOT interested in picture books, science fiction or high fantasy (though she is open to paranormal elements), category romance (though romantic elements are welcomed), non-fiction, or in books that feature graphic violence.

THIS MEETING WIL BE VERY FULL! YOU MUST RSVP in advance. There is a chance we will need to close off attendance if we exceed room capacity, so RSVP early. If you find you are not going to make it, please change your RSVP to NO.

Our meeting place is Michael's Restaurant Deli in King of Prussia, just north of The King of Prussia Mall on Rt 202. The address is 130 Town Center Road in King of Prussia,[masked]. The meeting officially starts at 7:00 pm but many of us come early (around 6) to eat and socialize a bit - but you can order your meal at any time during the meeting. We use a private room and the acoustics are great. You'll have no problem hearing our speakers or each other.

Just a reminder that you can order a scrumptious meal at Michael's off their extensive menu. We don't get charged for the great room, but Michaels does have the expectation that attendees will order a meal. It is a fair expectation and the meals are very reasonably priced.

Mark your calendar for every third Wednesday of the month. Feel free to tell others and bring a friend or two.

As usual, any questions, please contact me, Gary Zenker, at[masked] or [masked]. We are all looking forward to seeing you there.