SRL blogging workshop alum Heather Abraham‘s blog, ReligionNerd.com, is a fabulous resource to examine the hilarity of world religion. Heather is also an alum of SRL’s Book Writers Boot Camp, and her memoir, The Bookie’s Daughter, is available now.
SRL book-deal prodigy Corinne Humphrey‘s landed a book deal with Chronicle Books and now her SECOND book, Shoot for the Moon; Lessons on Life from a Dog Named Rudy, is out on the shelves and doing great. Here Corinne is on TV.
SRL Pitch Doctor alum Kevin Hazzard was recently the subject of a bidding war between two New York super agents based on the pitch letter for his manuscript, A Thousand Naked Strangers, a memoir on his years as a demoralized paramedic based on his hilarious and poignant blog. And so far Kevin had made two trips to Hollywood to discuss the film rights.
SRL Pitch Doctor alum Julie Benz‘s pitch letter recently landed the interest of this New York super agent in regards to her side-splitting manuscript, Julie versus Vegetables; One Woman’s Battle to Make Beets Her Bitch, a memoir that is based on her blog.
SRL blogging workshop alum Louis Cahill‘s fishing blog, GinkandGasoline.com, is catching a whale of attention. Louis Cahill: “Hi Hollis. Just wanted to let you know how things are going. We announced Gink and gasoline at the fly fishing trade show last weekend and it was very well received. I only have two weeks os stats but in 14 days we have seen over 3200 visits and over 133000 hits and traffic seems to be google rich. The biggest company in the biz wants to advertise with us. I’m meeting a developer next week to work out a unique advertising platform. I couldn’t be happier with how it’s going. Thanks again for the help!”
SRL blogging workshop alum Caleb Spivak is shaking up Atlanta with his dishy blog, WhatNowAtlanta.com,which has been referenced in every major media outlet in the city since it’s inception, including CNN.
SRL Book Writers Boot Camp alum, Christal Presley just landed a book deal for her manuscript 30 Days with My Father, a harrowing memoir on having been raised in a household saturated with post trauma. Her publishing company is the same that pumps out the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Tom Wood, just days after completing the SRL Book Writers Boot Camp, landed the interest of this new York super agent for his riveting manuscript, Trading Steel for Stone: Tales of a Rustbelt Redneck Turned Rocky Mountain Rescuer. Here is the response he got from his query letter:
Thanks for your query. I enjoyed these opening pages, and would be happy to see the rest of the manuscript. At your convenience, could you send it along? Electronic attachment would be great. Thanks. I look forward to reading it. In the meantime, if you have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to ask.
To learn how to get yourself a literary agent and land your own book deal, enroll in the Shocking Real Life Book Writers Boot Camp!
Read below about SRL alums who became best sellers!
Another Shocking Real-Life Alumni Becomes a Best Seller!
Rachael Brownell, author of Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore, became a best-selling author after taking this Shocking Real-Life “Develop and Sell Your Memoir” workshop. Her book, a series of funny and touching anecdotes about early motherhood and recovery, came out in August ’09 and she’s since been on the Today Show, Good Morning America and NPR. Visit her website and see for yourself. Brownell was also a contributor to a popular department of Blabber.com called Strollerderby, which served as a great platform for her book. (Click HERE to see how to make YOUR blog a platform for your upcoming book).
Rachael Brownell’s testimonial:
“I wanted to THANK YOU, Hollis, for your workshop. It played a crucial role in being able to complete and submit a successful book proposal.”
To see how she did it, go to Shocking Real-Life Book Writers Boot Camp Weekend, A Novel Writers Retreat to Jump Start Your Novel
January 7–8, 2012, 11:00am – 5:00pm
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