October 10, 2011 12:00 ET

Media Alert: BlogHer Writers Conference, Presented by the Penguin Group, Connects Aspiring Book Writers to Agents, Editors, and Authors for Advice and Mentorship

The Writers Conference, Taking Place This Month, Will Help Bloggers and Other Writers Create a Blueprint for Success in Today's Publishing Industry

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, and The Penguin Group (USA), one of the largest trade book publishers in the nation, today announced its roster of speakers for the first ever BlogHer Writers Conference on October 21st at The Hilton Hotel in New York City.

The esteemed roster of speakers includes:

  • Dominique Browning, Author of "Slow Love: How I Lost My job, Put on MY Pajamas, and Found Happiness" and former Editor in Chief of "House & Garden Magazine"
  • Barbara Marcus, Penguin Books Strategic Innovations Advisor, and original acquirer of the Harry Potter series for Scholastic Publishing
  • Agent Neeti Madan, currently representing Lisa Lillien (Hungry Girl) and Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess)
  • Early blog-to-book agent, ICM's Kate Lee
  • Marian Lizzi, Editor-in-Chief, PerigeeBooks
  • Amber Qureshi, Executive Editor, The Viking Press
  • Jean Kwok, Author of "Girl in Translation"
  • Ann Napolitano, Author of "A Good Hard Look" & "Within Arm's Reach"
  • Kathy Cano-Murillo, who evolved from a craft blogger writing craft books to an author of novels about crafty characters
  • Kamy Wicoff, Editor and Founder/Publisher,

Through interactive panels and small mentoring groups, attendees will gain access to valuable insights and personal guidance from more than 20 publishing industry leaders, with title sponsor Penguin Group lending the talents of the staff from many of its dozens of top imprints.

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