Friday, July 11, 2014

Ann Arbor Area Authors!!!

An opportunity for Ann Arbor Area authors!!! Want your first 20 pages critiqued by a published author?

This is for a face to face critique on Sunday, September 7, so you need to be able to be here and there are limited slots, so first come first serve (they are asking for a donation to the Kerrytown BookFest, but whatever amount you feel you can donate), but it's a great opportunity.


Writer Tim O’Mara, author of two novels published by Minotaur books, with a
forthcoming title in 2015, will evaluate manuscripts the day of the bookfest, Sunday,
September 7.

Mr. O’Mara requests an advance submission of your first 20 pages, and he will offer a
twenty minute one-on-one critique. Contact Robin Agnew, 734-769-1114 or at, to schedule an appointment and submit your pages.

This is a unique opportunity to talk with a published author and see what advice he has
to offer from the real world of publishing. The cost is sliding scale; free to those who
cannot afford to pay, or a donation in any amount to the Kerrytown BookFest.

Tim O'Mara, our writer in residence, has been teaching math and special education in New York City public schools since 1987. He has written several short stories and his second Raymond Donne mystery, Crooked Numbers (Minotaur Books/St. Martin's Press), hit bookstores October 15, 2013. O'Mara's top-selling debut mystery, Sacrifice Fly (Minotaur, October 16, 2012), was nominated for the 2013 “Best First Novel: Barry Award. For the past 13 years, he has hosted and co-produced a bi-weekly reading series of poetry and prose in New York's East Village with We Three Productions. He lives with his family in Manhattan, where he currently teaches in a public middle school and is a proud member of Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and several teacher unions. O'Mara's third Raymond Donne Mystery, Dead Red, will be released by St. Martin's/Minotaur Books in early 2015.

The Kerrytown BookFest takes place at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market Sunday September 7, from 11 – 5.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool opportunity. Will you be at the book fair, Hart?

jack welling said...

Many, many thanks. You get my super-cool-super-helpful gold-star of thanks.

Yea, so kindergarten might not be my strong suit (noir kindergarten? ) but I'm still passing out the gold start to you!

Fundy Blue said...

What a generous offer ~ teacher too ~ so the critiques will be doubly good!

CA Heaven said...

We are going to the US in vacation in about a week. I'll check out some bookstores to see if I can find some cool American books. Maybe I can buy a couple of yours >:)

Cold As Heaven