Kristin Owens | Presenter
Kristin Owens received a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and is an award-winning faculty member with over 25 years university experience. Since passing the Court of Master Sommeliers' Introductory Course Examination, she travels the world looking for a good $10 bottle of wine. She speaks fluent German and crappy French. Now a full-time writer in Colorado, she’s published over seventy articles and personal essays in magazines such as 5280, Thirst, NOCO Style, Writer’s Digest, Outpost, and Women Writers-Women’s Books. Her essay, WAR BRIDE, won Honorable Mention for the 2018 New Millennium Writing Awards and is a finalist for the 2019 New Letters’ Conger Beasley Jr. Award for Nonfiction. She’s represented by Madelyn Burt with Stonesong Literary.
Kristin is teaching a session on the following topic:
Tools for Researching and Querying Agents - This session is designed for the writer ready to query their finished book who says, “Now what?” If you’re ready to dive into the query trenches, there’s plenty of helpful resources to save time and reduce potential heartbreaks. This workshop will provide the latest and greatest tools, most are free and easily available. Persistence and staying motivated are not the only factors which make a difference in successfully getting pages in front of agents’ eyes. Sometimes education will enable confidence, which is all you really need.