SCBWI

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Webinar: “So You Want To Write A Series” with author Terry Jennings

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/04/2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Are you working on a series or maybe dreaming of one? Check out SCBWI Montana’s webinar, “So You Want To Write A Series,” with author Terry Jennings.

Event Details: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 6-7:30pm MST, on Zoom

Terry will talk about what agents want to see in a series proposal, the arc (or lack of an arc) in a series, unifying a series, character development, keeping track of EVERYTHING, voice, the pitch, and what happens after the sale, including marketing and working with editors and publishers.

About Terry: On September 11, 1961, Terry Catasús Jennings landed in the United States after a short flight from Cuba. On September 12th, she was enrolled in seventh grade in an American school. Her family, including her father who had been jailed during the Bay of Pigs invasion, was now in a free country. The only catch for twelve-year-old Terry was that she could count in English and recite the days of the week and the months of the year, but not much more. Often being the only Cuban in her school—even through college—Terry knows what it’s like to be the new kid on the block. She is delighted to have the opportunity, with Definitely Dominguita, to portray a typical child of immigrants—no different than her peers—other than she loves the classics (like Jennings did as a child) and thinks Cuban food rules. Definitely Dominguita has allowed her to take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of writing a series and it is her privilege to share her experience with other writers. To learn more about her series, visit https://www.simonandschuster.com/series/Definitely-Dominguita

Terry lives with her husband in Reston, Virginia, and enjoys spending winters hiking and biking in Southern Utah. She enjoys visiting with her five grandchildren and often encourages them to bring their parents along. She is a member of SCBWI, Las Musas Latinx Collaborative and the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC.

*The webinar will be held on Zoom and will be recorded. Attendees have two weeks to view the recording after the event. Handouts will be provided to all paid attendees.

**When registering for the event, please note that our region does not accept PayPal. We accept credit cards only.

For questions, please contact Precious McKenzie, Regional Advisor, at montana-ra@scbwi.org.