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We are honored to announce recent PNWA member success stories.
These authors achieved their dreams, either through their connections as members of PNWA or by attending our summer conference. We want to thank the agents and editors who worked hard to help our members succeed.

- member since 2010

Publisher: Champagne Book Group - Editor: J. Ellen Smith
Dirty Water - release date June 2013

Richard signed with editor J. Ellen Smith at the PNWA conference. His novel, Toxic Relationship, was first released August 2012 and has been followed by the June 2013 release of Dirty Water. Look for the third Nick Sibelius humorous crime thriller, Chain Reaction, coming in March 2014.

- member since 2013

Agent: Rita Rosenkranz/Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Make Some Noise - release date November 2013

Billboard Magazine charting artist Scott Binder's Make Some Noise: How to Become the Ultimate DJ shows anyone the basics of DJing including playing a live instrument, goal setting, marketing, and how to choose your music genre. From the opening chapter, the reader will be given a glimpse into the minds of the best of the world's DJs and how they turned their dreams into reality.

KEN SCHULTZ - member since 2006
Publisher: Champagne Book Group - Editor: J. Ellen Smith
Truth Teller Rebellion - release date November 2013

Ken signed with editor J. Ellen Smith at the PNWA conference. His novel, Truth Teller Rebellion, will be released in November 2013.

STEPHANIE COLE - member since 2011
Publisher: Champagne Book Group - Editor: J. Ellen Smith
Compass North - release date December 2013

Stephanie signed with editor J. Ellen Smith at the PNWA conference. Her novel, Compass North, will be released in December 2013.

TRACY WEBER - member since 2011
Agent: Margaret Bail/Inklings Literary Agency
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Murder Strikes A Pose - release date January 2014

Tracy attended the 2012 PNWA conference, where she learned how to write query letters and pitch her novel. Tracy signed with Margaret Bail that fall. Margaret sold the first three books in the Downward Dog Mystery Series to Midnight Ink just three months later. Tracy's first novel, Murder Strikes A Pose, will be released January 2014.

JOE BEERNINK - member since 2009
Agent: Sally Harding/The Cooke Agency
Publisher: HarperCollins, Canada
Nowhere Wild - will be released in Canada in 2015 & in the U.S. in 2016

Joe attended his first PNWA conference in 2009 while working on a 139,000-word novel that was nowhere near ready to publish. The first agent he pitched at the conference that year was Sally Harding. A few rounds of edits later, Sally agreed to represent Joe. After some agent-author back and forth, Joe worked exhaustively on his manuscript and in the summer of 2012 Joe and Sally sold the work, Nowhere Wild, to HarperCollins Canada.Nowhere Wild will launch in Canada on August 25th, 2015, and then launch in the United States on February 23rd, 2016, both by HarperCollins Canada.

JANET FISHER - member since 2002
Agent: Rita Rosenkranz/Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency
Publisher: Globe Pequot
A Place of Her Own - release date June 2014

Janet's A Place of Her Own: The Pioneer Journey of Martha Poindexter Maupin is the story of the author's great-great-grandmother who makes a daring decision to buy a farm on the Oregon frontier after her husband dies, leaving her with many children and few options. The farm is still in the family after 145 years and is now owned by the author.

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