You've Written a Book, What's Next? 

Writing Queries, Strategizing Submissions, & Ways to Translate "No" to "Yes"

Deborah Halverson will present an hour-long webinar for beginners as well as advanced writers — published and pre-published — looking to perfect their submission package and strategy. Includes a master handout, sample query letters, and a quick-reference sheet for translating editorial feedback. This presentation will be streamed via Zoom. You are welcome to watch from the Finley Center, or stream it from home. 

About Deborah

Deborah Halverson is the award-winning author of Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies and Writing New Adult Fiction, as well as numerous teen novels, books in a series for struggling readers, and a picture book. Formerly an editor at Harcourt Children's Books and now a freelance editor specializing in picture books and Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction and nonfiction, Deborah has been working with authors — bestsellers, veterans, debut, and aspiring — for twenty-five years. She is also the founder of the popular writers’ advice site and serves on the advisory board for the UC San Diego Extension “Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating” certificate program.

Meeting Agenda and Logistics

  • 12:45 pm Zoom Room and in person meeting opens for informal conversation with members and guests
  • 1:00 pm Meeting begins — Welcome from the President
  • 1:05 pm Featured Presentation
  • 2:15 pm Board Announcements
  • 2:20 pm Member Announcements
  • 2:30 pm Meeting Closes

The meeting will be recorded and made available to registrants.

All CWC members and non-members are welcome to attend. 

Express Members use a special code during registration. 


Saturday,Sept. 17, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM PDT

Please arrive ten minutes before the hour.
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This is an online event.

The meeting will be recorded. 

You may attend in person:

Finley Community Center
2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Crissi Langwell, Vice President
Redwood Branch of the California Writers Club
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