Presenters and Instructors

This page will be updated as more faculty members are confirmed
for the 2018 Seattle Writing Workshop.

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Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 6.21.52 AM.pngCherry Adair is a best-selling author.

At the 2018 conference, she will be teaching on dialogue as well as romance writing. She will also be doing attendee critiques for romance, general fiction, mainstream fiction, and literary fiction.

Always an adventurer in life as well as writing, Cherry moved halfway across the globe from Cape Town, South Africa to the United States. She settled in beautiful San Francisco, where she started what eventually became a thriving interior design business.

Cherry writes five to seven hours a day, six days a week. When asked why she chooses to write romantic suspense, she says, “Who says you can’t have adventure and a great love life? Of course if you’re talking about an adventurous love life, that’s another thing altogether. Actually I write romantic suspense with adventure because I like to entertain and nothing keeps readers happier than a rapid pulse with a happy ending.”

Learn more about her many published novels here.

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Screen Shot 2016-11-02 at 3.23.45 PM.pngBrian A. Klems (@BrianKlems) is the former online editor of WritersDigest.com. His blog during his tenure there, The Writer’s Dig—which covered everything writing and publishing—was one of the largest blogs in the writing community.

Brian’s first book, Oh Boy, You’re Having a Girl: A Dad’s Guide to Raising Daughters (Adams Media) was released in April 2013. It received high-level buzz and praise from some of the funniest writers alive, including Dave Barry and Bruce Cameron.

Brian is also a proud graduate of the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, a husband, softball infielder, perennial fantasy sports underachiever, and father of three lovely little girls.

At the 2018 event, he is teaching classes on what to do before you submit, what to do after you submit, writing nonfiction books, social media & book marketing, and the state of the publishing industry today.

 

 

 

 

 

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