Donald Maass


Donald-Maass-photoDonald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas.  He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996),Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004), The Fire in Fiction (2009) , The Breakout Novelist (2011) and Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012).  He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.


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2016 Appearances & Workshops:

April 4-10
Writing the Breakout Novel Intensive 2.0
Hood River, Oregon

May 14
Writing the Breakout Novel One-Day Workshop
Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter
Phoenix, AZ

May 21
The Fire in Fiction One-Day Workshop
Colorado Romance Writers, RWA
Eastlake, Colorado

July 28-31
Workshop TBA
Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
Seattle, Washington

August 25
Pre-Conference Workshop TBA
American Christian Fiction Writers 2016 Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee

October 20-23
Master Class & Surrey International Writers Conference
Surrey, B.C.