LitWrap volunteers are gearing up to help with the Slice Literary Conference this weekend, in our first partnership with Slice Magazine. Thanks and congrats to the following members of the LitWrap community!
Mary Lannon. Mary is an assistant professor of English at Nassau Community College where she teaches composition and creative writing. Currently finishing a sabbatical, she is at work on a second novel and seeking publication for her first novel, a coming-of-age story is called An Explanation of the Fundamentals of the Derivation of Dilapidated Brown Station Wagon Theory aka How I Became A Scientist and Discovered the Truth About Getting Stuck in the Wrong Universe by Miranda J. McCleod.
Melissa McDaniel. Melissa is a Brooklyn-based writer originally from Atlanta and an editor at theNewerYork Press. Her writing tends to be character-driven with a touch of speculative fiction (her biggest influences are Karen Russell and Margaret Atwood). At the Slice Literary Conference, she looks forward to connecting with other literary folk and learning more about how to revise and publish her novel length manuscript. You can find her writing at PendulumProject.net. She will be tweeting events @melissamcd29.
Liz Rigg. Liz Rigg is a writer based in Brooklyn. Her debut novel Casey Barnes Eponymous was published in 2013. Her short story “Rachel’s List” won first prize in the 2007 Paul Gillette writing contest and was adapted for radio. Her short story “One Hundred Santas” was honored in the 2007 Carve Contest as well as nominated for a Million Writers Award, and her screenplay Zoey’s Listwas a Quarter-Finalist in the 2012 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition as well as a Semi-Finalist in the Visionfest 12 Feature Screenplay Competition. She is currently working on her second novel and is excited to be volunteering at Slice.
Amelia Harnish. Writer/Editor living in Brooklyn, NY. Her current project is a present-day novel following a young woman from Norman, Oklahoma (a.k.a The Tornado Capital of the World) who is trying to outrun her tragic past.
Jean Whatley. Jean Ellen Whatley, is an Emmy Award-winning journalist cum author of the breakthrough memoir, Off the Leash, published by Blank Slate Press. Whatley has been featured in Huffington Post, Salon.com, More.com, SheWrites.com and has been a guest columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Winston-Salem Journal and the Albuquerque Tribune. She publishes a weekly self-syndicated column called “Off the Leash,” and is very excited to be attending the Slice Literary Conference for the camaraderie and to gain some insight into next steps on her new book.