This year the Taos Summer Writers' Conference is pleased to welcome agents Alexis Hurley and Kimberley Witherspoon to Taos. Both Alexis and Kimberly are Conference veterans and it is always a pleasure to have them with us.
In addition, this year we are welcoming a new agent to the Conference, Patricia Moosbrugger. Patricia Moosbrugger is an independent literary agent who relocated to Albuquerque two years ago after eighteen years in the New York publishing world. She represents both fiction and narrative nonfiction authors with several national bestsellers. Upcoming nonfiction titles on her list include Sultana (Harper), a civil war story and Brave Vessel (Viking), the true story behind the shipwreck that inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest. Upcoming fiction titles include The Girl From Junchow (Berkley) by bestselling author Kate Furnivali, The Glass Blower (St. Martin's), a historical novel set in Venice, and A Rule for Murder (Minotaur) by award-winning mystery writer, Louise Penny.
All three agents will be participating in publishing consultations with Conference participants. If you want to know more about publishing consultations, go to http://www.unm.edu/~taosconf/Workshops/consultations.htm