Roadmap Authors x Horror Writers Association

Roadmap + Horror Writers Association Event


Dates: Monday, 2/22 - Wednesday, 2/24

Roadmap Writers is a leader in writing education and has helped hundreds of writers secure real success stories. 

This 3 day workshop will go over everything from pitching, creating an effective query, branding and how to best target companies for your work. This program is exclusive only to writers who are part of the Horror Writers Association!

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Below is the curriculum. All sessions are live and recorded. We will send recordings of all sessions 48 hours after the live broadcasts. 

Monday, February 22nd @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT

Pitch Prep with Cate Hart, Agent at Harvey Kingler Agency

In this 2 hour pitch prep session, Cate will discuss her do's and don'ts for pitching. After her lecture, volunteers can practice their pitch with Cate for feedback in a roundtable setting!  

Tuesday, February 23rd @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT 

Query Clinic with Agent Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group

In this 2 hour Query Clinic, Mark Gottlieb will talk about his do's and don't's for writing a successful query. Volunteer authors can workshop their hook with Mark in a roundtable setting to get his feedback. 

Wednesday, February 24th @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm PT

Marketing Webinar with Roadmap Writers' Selene Castrovilla

Learn how to write a bio and pitch so Roadmap can review and help connect you to agents and publishers on our roster. 

About Cate: 

Cate Hart joined Harvey Klinger Literary Agency in 2019 after 5 years with a New York agency where she represented Middle Grade to Adult fiction. She specializes in Historical, whether in Young Adult, Women’s Fiction and Romance, or narrative nonfiction. She is particularly drawn to oft forgotten stories of the past and underrepresented voices, and especially personal to her is unexplored Southern history and culture. She also loves high-concept fantasy in YA and Adult fiction. Some of her recent projects sold include The Beast Charmer series from Sourcebooks, The Asperfell series from Uproar books, The Nemesis and the Swan from Blackstone. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her two teenage children.

About Mark:

Mark Gottlieb is a prominent literary agent working at book publishing’s leading literary agency Trident Media Group in New York City. He has ranked highly among literary agents across the industry for overall number of deals and other individual categories. While at Trident Media Group, Mark Gottlieb has represented New York Times bestselling authors as well as major award-winning authors. He has optioned and sold numerous books to production companies and studios for film and TV adaptation. Mark Gottlieb greatly enjoys working with authors to help manage and grow their careers with the resources available at Trident Media Group. In addition to having worked at the company’s Foreign Rights Department, he also ran the company’s Audiobook Department. Utilizing his drive and intuition for discovering talented writers, he is currently expanding his client list of authors. As a literary agent he looks forward to bringing authors to the largest possible audience.

About Selene:

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning author and publisher dedicated to uncovering hidden truths about both our nation's history and ourselves. Her latest book, THE FOUNDING MOTHERS OF THE UNITED STATES, reveals surprising and poignant ways women contributed to creating America. TEN STEPS TO FINDING HAPPY, her recent self-improvement book, is a Bookbub pick. Her previous books on the American Revolution received a multitude of awards and accolades. Her novel MELT won six awards and her novel LUNA RISING was named Best Chick Lit by the Book Excellence Awards. Happily writing across genres (and formats, with a producer shopping her TV pilots in Hollywood), Selene is also the publisher of Last Syllable Books. She debuted author Alison Littman's RADIO UNDERGROUND, which Lauren Conrad deemed a “must-read.” Born in New York City, Selene helped her iconic aunt Olga Bloom build and establish Bargemusic, a world-famous floating concert hall in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BA in English from New York University. A mother of two grown sons, she lives with rescue cats and nature on Long Island in a purple house on a lagoon. National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson calls her “a writer worth watching.” Please visit


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