Former Literary Agent
Anne Dubuisson began her career in publishing as a literary agent in New York City at the Ellen Levine Agency and the Georges Borchardt Agency, where she represented numerous fiction and nonfiction writers. These writers included a Nobel Prize in Literature winner, an Oprah Book Club selection author, and other successful writers including journalists, memoirists, and first novelists.
Writing and Publishing Consultant
Since 1998, Anne has used her well-honed skills and instincts to guide hundreds of serious writers and business professionals to achieve their writing and publishing goals, ranging from bestseller status with today's largest publishers to award-winning publication by small presses, hybrid publishers, and self-publishing. Anne has a special knack for articulating and holding the vision of each project and helping each writer claim and use their voice in service of that vision. She also understands the many ups and downs involved in becoming an author and supports her clients through the process with compassion.
Professional Speaker/Workshop Leader
Anne has spoken and led workshops on topics such as writing book proposals, analyzing publishing contracts, and understanding the publishing industry at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Bryn Mawr College, the University of Maine, the University of Alaska, Towson State College, and Pace University.
Jon McGoran is an award-winning author of ten novels for adults and young adults in a variety of genres, from publishers including Tor/Forge (Macmillan), Berkley (Penguin/Random House), Titan Books, and Holiday House. He has also published numerous short stories and essays, as well as media tie-in works for intellectual properties including The X-Files and The Blacklist.
Editor, Writing Coach, and Consultant
Jon has extensive experience as a freelance writer, editor, and story consultant, for documentary film, video games, magazines, and universities, including Ubisoft, Counterplay Games, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He is cohost of a podcast on writing, and has been a workshop leader, moderator and panelist at numerous events, including Bouchercon, Miami Book Festival, Book Expo America, and Writers Digest National Writers Conference. Jon currently teaches in Drexel University's Creative Writing MFA program. He brings a deep understanding of the writing process and the challenges writers face to his work as an editor and coach.
Book Marketing and Publicity
Jon has vast experience in marketing communications and the ever-changing landscape of book promotions. He is ready to advise you on strategies to get the most out of social media, personal appearances and the latest tools available to help boost your book sales.
Editor and Copyeditor
Holly has more than 30 years of professional wordsmithing behind her including 16 as a technical editor for Microsoft. She can step in to help refine and polish your work, with anything from proofreading and light copyediting to deep editing or rewriting, depending on the project. She has edited everything from novels and memoirs to PowerPoint decks and websites, and from online Help systems to blogs about business, consciousness, and healing. Her keen eye for detail, facility with language, project management skills, and strategic insight all come into play when she helps writers finish what they started.
Holly's first collection of poems, titled Pluck Another Apple, Eve, And Finish It, was published in 2019. A graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in English Literature, Holly also has a certificate in Creative Non-fiction Writing from the University of Washington. She has published numerous articles or blog posts on such topics as jazz, travel, and creativity, as well as more technical how-tos.