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Querying is the crucial first step when seeking an agent or publisher, but amazingly is also something that very few authors do well. How do you make yours stand out from the hundreds they receive every day? Through years of trial and error and helping dozens of authors through the query process, bestselling author Derek Taylor Kent has developed unique and proven strategies that nobody else teaches, which typically leads to interest from multiple agents/publishers when there was none before. This crash course in querying gives viewers the edge they need to get noticed and taken seriously.

About the Presenter: 
Derek Taylor Kent is the author of 15 books encompassing a wide variety of audiences and genres. He has also produced 13 audiobooks to date. He received a three-book deal from HarperCollins for his middle-grade series 'Scary School' and his picture book 'El Perro con Sombrero' was published by Holt/Macmillan after a multi-publisher bidding war. It has been one of the best-selling bilingual picture books in the world since its release in 2015. His puzzle-thriller for an adult audience, 'Kubrick's Game', was published by Evolved Publishing and twice became the #1 best-selling book on Amazon and received a Reader's Favorite Gold Medal. He recently founded the brand Whimsical World with his wife, children's author and ALC speaker Sheri Fink, with a mission to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. He taught writing and publishing classes for several years at The Writing Pad in Los Angeles. Discover more at www.DerekTaylorKent.com and www.WhimsicalWorldBooks.com.