Writer’s Digest Conference 2015!

WDvert_colorThe Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC is where my author career started and I’m thrilled to be returning again this year as a speaker! This weekend, July 31-Aug 2, I’ll be presenting “The New Era of Publishing: Combining Traditional & Partnership Publishing for Success” with my agent, April Eberhardt, “Beyond Bookstores: Selling Your Book in Unexpected Ways & Places” with author Anjali Mitter Duva, and I’ll be participating in the panel discussion of “Breaking In: First-time Novelists Share How They Got Their Books Published.” For more information and the session schedule, click here or follow #WDC15 and @WritersDigest on Twitter!

“Combining Traditional & Partnership Publishing for Success” @ the WDC 2014!

Thank you so much to Writer’s Digest and the fabulous group of aspiring and published authors who came to my presentation yesterday at the Writer’s Digest Conference! Our hour-long chat about traditional and partnership publishing, along with a lively Q&A was a blast! For those who attended, or those who missed it, you can download the “Cheat Sheet” with the most important tips from my presentation by clicking here.

A special shout-out to my agent, April Eberhardt, and fellow She Writes author Liz O’Connor (Trinity Stones) who also fielded some questions from the crowd. And speaking of questions, if you didn’t receive an answer to yours (because we ran out of time!), please submit your question by clicking on “Leave a Reply” below or by clicking on the “Contact” tab above, and you’re questions will come directly to me!

Thanks again guys! Kristen

The Quivering Pen Guest Post: “My First Time” by Kristen Harnisch

I was so pleased to have the chance to write this guest blog post about my “first time” as a hybrid author for The Quivering Pen, a writing/reading blog by David Abrams, author of FOBBIT! Thanks David!

My First Time as a Hybrid Author


Blackstone Audio to Publish The Vintner’s Daughter Audiobook!

I’m excited to announce that Blackstone Audio, one of the nation’s largest independent audiobook publishers, will be publishing the audiobook of The Vintner’s Daughter this fall! Thanks so much to Lysa Williams at Blackstone, and to Tavia Gilbert, the award-winning voice actor, writer and producer who introduced us. And, as always, kudos to my agent, April Eberhardt, who finalized the deal! So exciting!

Meet Literary “Change” Agent April Eberhardt

april-eberhardt-picture1April Eberhardt is not only my agent, but a trusted friend. She has championed my work, and the work of other debut novelists like Mary Rowen, author of Leaving the Beach, who recently posted an interview with April on her website. As an author advocate, April has brokered traditional deals for her clients, and even encouraged some of us to choose more lucrative, independent paths to publishing. To learn more about April’s cutting edge approach to representing authors in today’s rapidly changing publishing world, click here.