Multi-published author and RITA finalist, Rose Ross Zediker, writes contemporary and historical inspirational romances and has over one hundred publishing credits in the Christian magazine genre for children and adults. Her titles have appeared on ECPA bestseller lists and been finalists for the RITA, National Reader’s Choice, Booksellers Best and Book Buyers Best award contests.
At the 2016 conference Rose will be leading the Writing on Assignment for Christian Children’s Market workshop. Children’s stories run through your head, but where do you submit them. Learn the basics of how to find work-for-hire markets in the Christian children’s genre and how to put together an audition package for your target market.
Our recent interview with Rose.
KAT: What do you see as the greatest take away from your workshop and why?
ROSE: My workshop is about work for hire publishing. Sometimes authors neglect to try this publishing avenue because they don’t understand it. I hope to debunk the myths surrounding work for hire publishing and expose the attendees to another avenue that may lead to publication.
KAT: What book are you currently reading?
ROSE: I am reading A Mountain of Mystery published by Guideposts. BTW – the mystery series books that Guideposts publishes are work for hire!
KAT: If you could share only one piece of information with a writer, what would it be?
ROSE: Although it is okay to aspire to have a career like your favorite author, absolutely, do not compare yourself and your work to others writers. Why? It can debilitate your writing and your self-esteem. And most of the time you aren’t comparing apples to apples. It’s doubtful that you’ll have the same education, the same type of family life, the same number of children, live in the same location, have the same sleeping habits, etc. All of those things (and more!) affects your writing and your writing time.
KAT: What are your goals for 2016?
ROSE: I am such a firm believer in goal setting! I set several goals each year. This year my main focus is writing a cozy mystery and preparing the proposal package so my agent can shop it around.
In case you’re not registered for the conference yet secure your seat today!
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