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Publishing: A peek behind the curtain

Join multi-published author, Margaret Ethridge (aka Maggie Wells), as she shares her path to publication. In this session, Margaret will draw back the curtain and share with you the truth about the dreaded slush pile, how to write a query letter that can help you stand out in the crowd, and lead a discussion on the ins and outs of navigating author/agent/editor/publisher relationships. For more information, email dmoore@cals.org.

Margaret Ethridge


By day, Margaret Ethridge is buried in spreadsheets. At night, Maggie Wells pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, you only have to scratch the surface of this

mild-mannered married lady to find a naughty streak a mile wide. Maggie has a passion for college football, processed cheese foods, and happy endings. Not necessarily in that order.

The author of 40 novels and novellas, Mags has previously published with Sourcebooks-Casablanca, Kensington/Lyrical Press, Harlequin-E, and Carina Press. She’s currently under contract with Harlequin Intrigue and independently publishing both original and backlist titles. She is represented by Sara Megibow of kt literary.



Due to ongoing public health concerns, Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has suspended all programs and outreach through the end of August. We will be providing virtual programming and other online services during this time. For more information, go to cals.org.