Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10:45am

Workshop Description

Rejection stinks, but it doesn’t have to. Many writers underestimate a secret power rejection often provides: the proper distance and feedback from your work to fuel the revision process. In this workshop, we’ll work on turning the negative into the positive by changing our viewpoint about the process of submitting to agents and editors.

About Chris Negron

Chris Negron’s debut novel, DAN UNMASKED (2020) received the honor of Finalist in the Young Adult category of the 57th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards by the Georgia Writers Association. THE LAST SUPER CHEF (2021) is his second middle grade novel, also from HarperCollins. It was named a Kids Indie Next pick for July / August by the American Booksellers Association. Chris’s books are usually about his favorite things: comic books, baseball, and competitive cooking shows, to name a few of them. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA. To find out more news, including upcoming events, visit him at www.chrisnegron.com.

When asked about his bio, Chris shared the content below with us:

My earliest memory of deciding to be a writer comes from my best friend’s driveway, the day after another dramatic session of Dungeons & Dragons in his basement. I promised him I would write a novel based on the characters and stories we and the rest of our fellow adventurers were inventing together.

I read constantly, and back then writing a book myself seemed almost inevitable. As I grew older, however, I found I enjoyed writing something else, too – computer programs. I created my own game as a teenager (one of those text-based adventures) and soon found myself working summers in IT for a local manufacturing company.

At Yale University, I decided to major in Computer Science, but I continued to stay connected to writing by writing sports for the Yale Daily News. After starting my own business some years later, I finally found an opportunity to control my schedule more and begin writing again. My short stories had a great year in 2015 – ten were published, each by a different literary journal or online magazine.

I’m now a member of the Atlanta Writers Club and several critique groups. I love critique – it’s all part of shaping and molding a story or novel into the best it can be.

Read on! Read everything! Read what you love!

Chris’ Books

Awarded “Finalist” for Young Adult in the 57th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards