The highest bidder will receive a written critique of their work (up to 5,000 words: roughly 20 double-spaced pages) by Nancy Holzner. In addition to a written critique of their work, Nancy is offering a half-hour phone conversation, via Skype, to discuss the winning bidder’s writing, publishing, and any other book-related topics.
Nancy Holzner is best known for her Deadtown urban fantasy series, but she’s alsotaught creative writing and worked as an editor.
Minimum Bid: £30.00
– donated by Dark Central Station
Nancy Holzner grew up in western Massachusetts with her nose stuck in a book. This meant that she tended to walk into things, wore glasses before she was out of elementary school, and forced her parents to institute a “no reading at the dinner table” rule. It was probably inevitable that she majored in English in college and then, because there were still a lot of books she wanted to read, continued her studies long enough to earn a masters degree and a PhD.
She began her career as a medievalist, then jumped off the tenure track to try some other things. Besides teaching English and philosophy, she’s worked as a technical writer, freelance editor and instructional designer, college admissions counselor, and corporate trainer. Most of her nonfiction books are published under the name Nancy Conner.
Nancy lives in upstate New York with her husband Steve, where they both work from home without getting on each other’s nerves. She enjoys visiting local wineries and listening obsessively to opera. There are still a lot of books she wants to read.