Conference Faculty

Agent Linda Camacho with Prospect Agency

Linda Camacho

Linda Camacho joined Prospect Agency after a decade in publishing. After graduating from Cornell University, Linda interned at Simon & Schuster and Writers House literary agency, and worked at Penguin and Random House before making the leap to agenting. She has an MFA in children's writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and in a nice turn of events, her first sale was for a VCFA classmate.

She's seeking graphic novels, MG, YA, and adult fiction across all genres (particularly romance/women's fiction and upmarket), along with select picture book writer-illustrators. Diversity of all types welcome (ethnicity, disability, sexuality, etc.).

 

Editor Kait Feldmann with Scholastic

Kait Feldmann

Kait Feldmann is an Associate Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, where her focus is on picture books and international publishing. She joined Scholastic in May of 2014 and gained editorial experience assisting Executive Editors Tracy Mack, Michael di Capua, Cheryl Klein, and Andrea Davis Pinkney. A few of the titles she worked on include Newbery Honor-winner Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, The Marvels by Brian Selznick, and Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís. Kait is a strong advocate for diverse representation and is always looking for meaningful, character-driven stories with humor and heart.

 

Creative Director Heather Kindeth Wutschke with Capstone

Heather Kindseth Wutschke

Heather Kindseth Wutschke is the Creative Director at Captone where she oversees design, illustration and collections of Capstone's publications. She is always on the lookout for illustrators, great ideas for non-fiction books, and is actively seeking to increase Capstone's fiction line. Heather calls Missoula, MT home, where she is raising her family and working remotely with occasional trips to Capstone headquarters. 

 

Author Janet Fox

Janet Fox

Janet Fox is an author, mom, outdoor enthusiast, and former teacher. She's been to the bottom of the ocean in a submersible, and had a brief fling with rock stardom. Her novels are written for children and young adults but have won her fans of all ages. Her latest book, THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE, is a gothic middle grade fairy tale set in Scotland and has received a whole bunch of stars. At the moment she's sporting blue stripes in her hair. She lives in Bozeman, Montana.

 

Author Kent Davis

Kent Davis

Kent Davis is me. I’m a writer, game designer, actor, and pratfall practitioner.

The Great Unravel, the third novel in the A Riddle in Ruby Series, is slated for release by HarperCollins’ Greenwillow Books November 7, 2017. The whole series features adventure, daring heroes, alchemical automatons, and both pluck and gumption.

My game design partner, Chris Organ, and I are the two geekomatics behind the award-nominated Epic RPG tabletop roleplaying game. Theater, film, and television credits as a short, bald man include an array of concerned friends, overbearing flunkies, and odd-yet-amusing next door neighbors. When I’m not writing or gaming, I teach in the Honors College at Montana State University. I’m a member of SFWA and SCBWI. Snake Oil Workshop is the place where I teach improvisation to business folks and academics.

I live in a little gray house in the wilds of Montana with my brilliant, ridiculous wife and a bold, yet wily dog-ninja. I love good food, good games, and good stories. Especially if the stories have dragons. Or wendigo. Or elusive, brain-devouring fauna.