16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

“What A Character”
October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Deb HaggertyDeb Haggerty

Publisher and Acquisition Editor, Elk Lane Publishing

Deb Haggerty is a prolific blogger, astute business woman, and a die-hard visionary. She founded Positive Connections®, her management consulting practice in 1985, following thirteen years as a manager with Southern Bell/AT&T. Deb loves Christian literature and In 2016, Deb purchased Elk Lake Publishing to pursue one of her greatest loves. Elk Lake Publishing Inc. is an independent, royalty-paying Christian publisher. Our motto is “Publishing the Positive.” Elk Lake has more than 70 authors and in excess of 125 books in print.


Elk Lake publishes all genres of Christian literature from children’s books to middle-grade to young adult to mystery, romance, historical, science fiction, and fantasy to nonfiction books with an unusual twist.


Tips & Tricks for Working with Acquisition Editors & Publishers

The inside scoop on working with Acquisition Editors and Publishers in a professional manner. The workshop will include the business of being an author, professional proposals, professional manuscripts, how to query a publisher, and other tips providing education in the publishing industry. Attendees will leave with templates for proposals and manuscript preparation.


  • First Page PitchFest


Deb is willing to hear your pitches and talk about the publishing business.


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