Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest & Teenage Novelist


About Thom Kephart

Thom Kephart is the Community Outreach Manager for Amazon. He will be talking with us about the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.

After working to refine customer experience for CreateSpace for over three years, Thom joined Amazon as the Community Outreach Manager responsible for independent publishing brand building and awareness expansion. He has been very involved in the developing rise of independent publishing throughout his career.

 

About Sarah Renée

Fifteen year old Sarah Renée is the author and illustrator of 3 books including The Tiger Princess, Dash and her latest book, Hunted Home.


Sarah Renée has loved writing from an early age. She has been writing short stories since the age of four and at the age of ten, she came up with the idea for The Tiger Princess, writing the novel when she was twelve. She is fascinated with wild animals and the wild world outside her home, and has an obvious great love of tigers.

 

YOUR BOOK IS YOUR HOOK! SUPPORTS…

 

Project Night Night and their efforts to put a new or slightly used children’s book in the hands of homeless children in shelters in the United States. Since 2005, they have hand-delivered more than 100,000 night night packages which include a stuffed animal, a blanket and a children’s book tucked inside a canvas night night bag. We encourage you to find out how you can donate to support their efforts today.

 

 

Read to Feed  is a reading incentive service-learning program that offers global education opportunities and will foster in your children a love for reading, a passion to help others and a way to help create a better world.

About Jennifer S. Wilkov

Radio show Host Jennifer S. Wilkov is a #1 international best-selling award-winning author and the creator of the From Thought to Sales in 90 Days™ Book Process. Jennifer has supported first time and seasoned authors and writers with the writing, getting published and marketing of their book ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers and the media.

She is also an award-winning freelance writer (2009 Silver Eddie Award for an article featured in Marie Claire April, 2009 issue) who has been quoted and whose writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers.

Jennifer has sat on Boards of Advisors and spoken at major industry events including the New York Center for Independent Publishing, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, RT Booklovers Convention, Writers for New Orleans, Self-Publishing Book Expo and BookExpo America.

Through the years, Jennifer’s works have been endorsed by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Barbara De AngelisTreehugger.com, publicists, literary agents, publishers, many in the field of green book publishing, her martial arts Senseis in Shintaido and Aikido, and many more.

Jennifer is also the Host and Executive Producer of the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on WomensRadio. Your Book Is Your Hook! is designed to serve and support authors, writers and readers of books and other writing mediums. It showcases industry professionals and authors who share insights, experiences and wisdom about writing, marketing and publishing your book and beyond including Hollywood film, television, radio and more..