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President Amy Shojai invites you to attend "FANTASTIC FORTY, WRITERS GLORY" conference, which is the oldest, most comprehensive and inexpensive writers conference in the Midwest, featuring 27 speakers including J.A.Jance (keynote), editors from Avalon Books, Highlights for Children, Samuel French, Baen Books, Grand Central Publishing, Charlesbridge Trade, and St. Martin's Press, with five agents attending. Author speakers include AC Crispin, CJ Lyons, Bob Mayer, Jason Pinter, Dan Poynter, Marcia Preston, Rebecca York and others. More than forty sessions, in a 3- and 4-track, are available. Two banquets, a book auction, author/agent one-on-one appointments and mass booksigning event are featured.

Amy's Latest Blogs

Apr.09.2014 - 9:34 am
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In another life, I'm a playwright--and of course must include cats and dogs in the work. In collaboration with my writing partner Frank Steele, we've written our next show (book,...
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Jan.31.2014 - 12:16 pm
I'm THRILLED to announce the release of the sequel to my critically acclaimed debut thriller. HIDE AND SEEK continues the story: A mysterious contagion will shatter countless...
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Apr.21.2013 - 11:47 am
I'm pleased to announce the PRINT version of my latest cat book has been released, and is also available as an audio book and Ebook. The Kindle version is on sale (for the rest of...
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Mar.13.2013 - 9:30 am
I’ve always been CAT CRAZY (and dog crazy…and just PLAIN crazy!) pretty much forever. And lately I’m crazy with deadlines and haven't posted here to my RedRoom blog for that...
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Comments from Amy

May.23.2011 - 12:49 pm
In response to: Self-Publishing: Carpeing the Diem, or Wasting Time?
After publishing 23 nonfiction books with the "Big 6" I turned to kindle for reviving my backlist and have not looked...
Apr.29.2011 - 3:23 pm
In response to: My Dogs Are Too Dependents
I sleep with my tax guy...(married to him *eg*) and he won't let me write off ANYTHING with the pets. It has to be "...
Mar.16.2011 - 2:51 pm
In response to: Woof Wednesday: Coyotes, Frisbees & Annoying Dogs
I've only seen deer a couple of times on our property and Magic would probably think they're big dogs to play with, LOL...
Mar.10.2011 - 7:34 pm
In response to: Thoughtful Thursday: Expert Witness in Dog Bite Case
Terri, I'm so glad neither were injured! So often, tragedies start in such innocent ways--who would think a 6-pound...
Mar.10.2011 - 12:58 pm
In response to: Thoughtful Thursday: Expert Witness in Dog Bite Case
You're absolutely right, Darlene. And time and again I made that point--ALL dogs are dangerous, NO child should be left...