Conference Recap: The 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference

I recently returned from the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference. The event was, as always, very awesome. It’s a conference cosponsored by WD and the folks out west who organize it (Larsen Pomada Literary Agents and their comrades) do an excellent job with it. The event happens every President’s Day weekend at the Mark Hopkins International in Nob Hill, San Francisco. It’s definitely worth a look for your years to come. At one point, there were a whole bunch of agents on a panel and 4 agents in a row that said they signed clients who came to them at past years of the event. (Confession: I met MY agent at this event! Crazy!)

Below find some pictures from the 2013 conference. (I’ve also blogged about my experiences at the 2012 conference as well as the 2008 conference.) If I met you at this most recent event, thanks for hanging out or coming to one of my sessions. And to the nice man (Rik) who drove me to the airport on Sunday, if you’re reading this, thank you!


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Somebody snagged this shot of me teaching my first session on How to Create a Writer Platform.

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Me moderating a panel with 10 literary agents. Photo courtesy of


The view from my room at the Mark Hopkins International.

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Nob Hill, a gorgeous neighborhood in San Francisco.


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Me teaching a special Monday morning class on blogging, Twitter and platform. (Photo credit: Margie Yee Webb.)

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Four new friends I made at the event. This is at the Saturday night book signing party where everyone basically schmoozes, gets books signs, and has delicious mixed drinks.


On Saturday night, I snuck away for a few hours to visit the Fillmore and see THE EELS play in concert. Pictured with me are agents Taylor Martindale (Full Circle Lit), Mandy Hubbard (D4EO) and Gordon Warnock (Foreword Literary, formerly of Andrea Hurst Literary).


THE EELS in concert at The Fillmore!


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