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Attention LA writers!

April 7, 2011

I want to let you know about an upcoming 1/2 day agent panel I'll be moderating for UCLA Extension. I'm especially excited to have an agent on the panel who specializes in young adult fiction!

Here are the details:

Finding and Working with a Literary Agent
https://www.uclaextension.edu/r/Course.aspx?reg=W3306
Saturday, April 23
9:30am – 12:30pm in the Westwood Village
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center, Room 204
Download a map at: www.ucla.edu/map

The panel includes agents who represent fiction and nonfiction writers, and will also address the current market and representation for young adult fiction. The discussion will be moderated by author and Writers’ Program instructor Aimee Liu.

PANEL PARTICIPANTS:

Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, whose clients include Struck, a YA debut by Jennifer Bosworth (FSG); Orchards, a YA novel in verse by Holly Thompson (Delacorte); Fall into Me, a debut YA by Jennifer Castle (Harper Collins); and Bad for You, a graphic novel by co-creators Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham (Holt), Jammy Dance, a picture book by Rebecca Janni, to be illustrated by Tracy Dockray (FSG); and Tracey E. Fern's nonfiction picture book Barnum’s Bones to be illustrated by Boris Kulikov (FSG).

Timothy Wager of Davis Wager Literary Agency, whose clients include Richard Lange, author of Dead Boys (Little, Brown); Michael Tisserand, author of Sugarcane Academy (Harcourt); Demaree Inglese and Diana Gallagher, authors of No Ordinary Heroes (Kensington Citadel); Silja J.A. Talvi, author of Women Behind Bars (Seal Press).

Maureen Lasher, of the LA Literary Agency, whose upcoming books include My Life in Baseball, by Bill White, My Untold Story About the Games People Play (Grand Central Publishing); Rebels In Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp (Henry Holt); The Fourth Trimester, by Susan Brink (University of California Press); Cake Balls and Doughnuts, by Dede Wilson (Harvard Common Press)


To enroll, call Kate Sipples or Mae Respicio in the Writers’ Program office at (310) 825-9415.

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Anthology
Anthologies of fiction and nonfiction that Aimee has edited or contributed to.
Novels
a suspenseful novel of rescue and redemption set in Central Asia at the start of the Cold War, featuring two unforgettable heroines whose fates are irrevocably intertwined.
The unforgettable tale of star-crossed love that spans four decades and two continents.
A young photographer wrestles with her repressed past and identity as an Amerasian in New York's Chinatown. Now back in print after more than a decade, FACE is Aimee's first novel.
Work on Eating Disorders
While there are numerous memoirs available chronicling individual women’s struggles with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders, this is the first book to bring together many people’s stories to create a complete and candid picture of the recovery process. Aimee Liu has skillfully brought together firsthand accounts of recovery to create a realistic roadmap for the journey. This book also includes informational sidebars, written by professionals in the field, on topics including treatment options, choosing the right therapist, the pros and cons of medication, how parents and spouses can help, and much more.
How do anorexia and bulimia impact life AFTER recovery? GAINING is one of the first books about eating disorders to connect the latest scientific insights to the personal truth of life before, during, and especially after anorexia and bulimia.
America's first memoir of anorexia, and one of the earliest books about eating disorders, originally published in 1979
Craft & Criticism
Resources and suggestions for students and fellow writers
Aimee's latest book reviews