The Organizers

Current Organizers

Jamie Harrington is a Young Adult Fiction writer and a former kindergarten teacher turned stay at home mom.  You can find her online at her website, or on Twitter.

Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.

Dustin Hansen has been an Artistic and Creative Director in the video games industry for nearly two decades. Although he’s made his living as a digital artist, he is passionate about classic children’s literature and children’s book illustration and can often be found digging through used book stores in search of magical roots. Visit to see occasional samples of his artwork and read his ramblings, or find him on twitter where he often rants about food, reality tv, and raising heritage breed chickens.

Carrie Harris hi res closeCarrie Harris is a geek of all trades. When she grows up, she wants to be a monster prom chaperone, but for now she contents herself with writing about them. Her Kate Grable series–Bad Taste in Boys, Bad Hair Day, and Bad Yeti–is published by Delacorte Press. She’s the marketing manager for Evil Hat Productions, president of the Class of 2k11, and a total caffeine addict. You can visit her at her website, twitter, or facebook.

Headshot CroppedNikki Katz is a YA author, blog editor, website designer, and social media consultant. You can find her on her blog (, and on Twitter (@katzni). She is represented by Rebecca Sherman with Writers House. When she’s not tethered to her laptop, she’s a mom of 3 and tries to get out of her house to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather!

Carolin Seidenkranz is a writer, foodie and major TV addict. She loves all kinds of stories with drama, love, complications and of course a hint of the supernatural. When she isn’t glued to a screen, reading or writing her own stories, you can find her studying to be a teacher or being chased around by her cats and dogs. Carolin lives in a little gingerbread town in Germany, where she plots all kinds of stories about the supernatural and dreams of taking the world over with a cupcake emporium. You can find her scatterbrained thoughts at her blog or her twitter.

Emeritus Organizers/Founders

Casey McCormick is the author of the hugely popular Agent Spotlight series.When she’s not stalking researching agents, she’s writing young adult novels, interning for a lit agent, and chasing her kids around. You can find her online at her personal blog and Twitter.

Shannon Messenger studied Screenwriting and Film/Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts before she realized her real love was writing books for children. Her work is represented by Laura Rennert of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. The first book in her middle grade fantasy series, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, and her YA novel, LET THE SKY FALL, are available for purchase. You can find her online at her personal blog or on Twitter.

Lisa and Laura Roecker’s debut novel, The Liar Society, came out with Sourcebooks on March 1, 2011, and their second, Lies That Bind, will be out in November 2012. An unstoppable duo bent on world—er—publishing domination, you can cyberstalk them on their personal blog, their website, and Twitter.  Lisa and Laura are represented by Catherine Drayton of Inkwell Management.

3 thoughts on “The Organizers”

  1. What love, dedication and brilliant brains you all have to organize this awesome conference and website! My fav was watching the pitch reactions of The Spencer Hill Press Gals. You get a sense of who they are and what they love and what they’re looking for. And it was fun to watch! I hope you’ll have more video streaming next year.
    Being a newbie, posting my work in the forum was a feat in itself, technically speaking, and I did it, ye! time to tackle that twitter account.
    Thanks so much for an amazing 2014 conference-I look forward to next year’s!
    C.E. Aegean

  2. Thank you to all of the organizers! This was my first WriteOnCon and I had a blast, learned SO much, and was continually impressed with other participants, the ninja agents who shared their knowledge with us and with the interviews and pitch sessions that ran so smoothly. I plan to return next year. Thank you for all that you offered us!

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