Get answers to your questions about marketing yourself, and your book by our expert panelists.

Meet our speakers who will be leading the marketing panel!
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Kate McIntyre

The Missouri Review Managing Editor

Kate McIntyre worked at the Missouri Review from 2008 to 2013 and returned in 2016 as managing editor, after several years as a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Allegheny College. She holds a BA from Harvard University, an MFA from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her stories and essays have appeared recently in journals including Denver Quarterly, the Cimarron Review, The Normal School, and Copper Nickel. She has a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2014.

Kate will be a panelist during the 2017 Marketing Panel on Sunday, October 29th - 9-10:45am.

Jim Henry

Jim Henry

Award Winning Playwright, Screenwriter, and Actor

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Rebecca Bugger

Junior Agent at Serendipity Literary Agency

Rebecca began her literary career as a ghostwriter, helping her clients create books--in a myriad of genres--that sell, ultimately producing more than 500 successful projects. Within her career, she has written and edited with Guinness World Record holders, athletes and coaches from the NCAA, NBA, MLB, MLS, NFL, NHL, and the Premier League. She has also consistently worked with a handful of motivational speakers that have went on to produce best-selling books nationally and internationally. Finally, she has helped several celebrities, actors, and musicians produce their first written works.


After freelancing for many years and guiding her clients through the process of securing an agent or self-publishing, she decided to jump the fence and begin her next adventure as a Junior Agent with Serendipity. Rebecca's experience working directly with the writer gives her an edge when it comes to agenting--it has taught her the importance of building a strong collaborative team, and, as a result, she has created long-term working relationships with all of her clients.


What She's Looking For:


Rebecca is currently seeking non-fiction projects (narrative, memoir, investigative) that are related to fitness, nutrition, health and wellness, sports (especially those with a psychological spin), youth sports, theology, military, and politics. She also has an avid interest in any projects related to Musical Theater, Broadway, Touring Broadway, and Off-Broadway. Within all of these categories, she has a specific interest in projects that hold the potential for additional branding opportunities.


She is currently interested in Literary Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, and Children's Books by authors who have been published in the adult market, athletes, actors, journalists, politicians, and musicians.


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