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For every successful writer, there are many more who aren’t able to break in. They write well, tell a good story, pay their dues, and yet, despite their efforts, they remain unpublished.  What’s the difference between a successful author and the not-yet-published?  Is it a well-connected mentor? An agent who can open doors?  Sheer, dumb luck?

Join Karen Dionne and Ron Barak as they lead this thrilling discussion!

Detroit native Karen Dionne is the internationally published author of two environmental thrillers, Freezing Point and Boiling Point. She serves on the International Thriller Writers board of directors as Vice President, Technology, and is co-founder of the online writers community Backspace, where she organizes the Backspace Writers Conferences held every May in New York City. Karen is also a member of Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America.

An Olympian, USC honors law graduate and partner for over 30 years in two national law firms, Ron Barak is an experienced Los Angeles trial lawyer, now balancing his law practice, golf game and recent passion for writing, not necessarily in that order.  His debut novel, A SEASON FOR REDEMPTION, was a number one “hard boiled mystery” bestseller on Amazon and Kindle this year.  He is now working on his second novel.