Former renter in Greenwich Village, waiting out the turnaround in Manhattan's midtown. Working on a blog-to-book project about my NYC/NJ ancestors. Everyday I'm amazed by what I find with Ancestry and in old newspapers.

A list of conferences from my past life as a literary agent

Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers Conference, One-on-one appointments with writers and agents,  Rutgers Continuing Education Center, 300 Atrium Drive in Somerset, NJ, June 2018

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) annual writers conference. One-on-one appointments at the Roosevelt Hotel, NYC. May 2013-18

Writer's Digest Pitch SlamOne-on-one appointments with writers at New York Hilton Midtown, 2011-12, 2017, 2018

The Writer's Hotel  Agent Speed Dating for prose writers/prose projects. The Bryant Park Hotel Terrace Loft and The Bryant Park Hotel Loft, 40 West 40th Street, NYC, 2017

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) One-on-one appointments at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, August 28, 2015

NOTE: Ms. Carter attends conferences to discover new writers and manuscripts. She has received honorariums for teaching workshops but was never paid for appointments, although writers may have been charged fees by the conferences.

CLMP Bingle, a networking mingle with bagels at CLMP's office, Kick-off to Lit Mag Marathon Weekend

Winter Networking Session, Lubin School of Business and Arts & Entertainment Industry Network, Pace University, NYC, December 2014-15.

Agentfest pitch event at Thrillerfest, Grand Hyatt, NYC, July 2007-13

Clarksville Writers Conference, Clarksville, TN, June 2012-13

Annual Compleat Biographer Conference, Agent speed-dating, NYC, May 2013

International Thriller Writers
Thriller Roundtable: The All-Important Query Letter, online discussion with agents, December 3-9, 2012

CLMP Literary Writers Conference, November 2011

BEA/Writer's Digest Conference Pitch Slam 2007, 2009, NYC

"Fiction Publishing Workshop" at The New School
Q&A on agents, May 2009, April 2008 and November 2007

CLMP Literary Writers Conference, networking breakfast, November 2008

Sandhills Writer's Conference 2008, Augusta, GA, "Finding Your Place in the Book World"

SCBWI North Carolina-NE Texas (Arlington) 2007, two talks

Kansas Writers' Association's Scene of the Crime 2006

Harriette Austin Writers Conference 2005

Gainesville Association for the Creative Arts 2005, Pursuing Publication in Trade Markets"

Bouchercon 2004, Toronto, Agents panel with Dominic Abel, Joshua Blimes, Henry Morrison, Amy Rennert, Moderator: Adrian Muller

SCBWI Pittsburgh 2004.  "What Publishers Want in a Mystery from Picture Books to YA," "Working With an Agent: Your Partner in Publishing"

SCBWI Mid-Atlantic 2004, Q&A on Agents and Markets

Sisters in Crime NYC: Murder in the Millennium 2003

Appalachian Writers Workshop 2003, Hindman, KY

Pennwriters Conference 2003, Pittsburgh

MWA Florida Sleuthfest 1999