"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser


I was privileged to be invited again this year by my friend Rick Frishman to Mark Victor Hansen's MEGA BOOK MARKETING UNIVERSITY at the LAX Westin Hotel. I served on the Story Panel, was introduced by MVH to say a few words to the VIP luncheon, and listened to one on one pitches from prospective writers who want to tell their stories to the world. For the third year in a row, I came away with at least 3 very commercial stories that deserve being sold and told to the world--one novel, one young adult novel, and one nonfiction book. More than anything I--and the others who attended--came away with a sense of energy and re-determination for being able to take part in a story marketplace where the world's desire for stories results in careers being made before our eyes. I'm already looking forward to the next one, where story merchants like myself get a chance to assist writers-en route-to-their-audiences with advice and an attentive ear.

KJA being introduced by Mark Victor Hansen at the VIP Luncheon for MEGA

KJA on Experts Panel at the MEGA Book Marketing University 2008

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