Speaker Spotlight: Tessa Emily Hall “Common Mistakes Newbies Make”
Agents and editors can spot an amateur writer immediately. Avoid the common newbie-writer mistakes that Tessa Emily Hall will discuss in her workshop “Common Mistakes Newbies Make,” and you’ll be more likely to attract the attention of an agent or editor.
A YA author, associate agent, and YA acquisitions editor, Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show teens they’re not alone. The debut novel she penned at 16 years old, Purple Moon (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas), was a Selah 2014 finalist. Her second YA novel, Unwritten Melody, released with Clean Reads in fall 2016. Her passion for shedding light on clean entertainment and media for teens led her to a career as an associate agent at Hartline Literary Agency, a YA acquisitions editor for Illuminate YA (LPC imprint), and the founder and editor of PursueMagazine.net.