Melissa Manlove From Chronicle Books Speaks at California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch

The California Writers Club ~ Mount Diablo Branch

“One Hundred Years of Excellence in Writing”

Welcomes Award-Winning Middle School Writers and  Guest Speaker

 Melissa Manlove, Editor, Chronicle Books

 May 15, 2010

 Melissa Manlove is passionate about children’s books in all age groups and most genres. Her pursuit of that passion has led her to the position of  acquisitions editor of children’s books for Chronicle Books (San Francisco).

For the past 11 years, she has also been on the bookseller’s end of the children’s market. When acquiring for Chronicle, she keeps an eye out for something unique and new, while also seeking fresh takes on familiar themes. With many of our members and guests writing and publishing for the youth market, this is an outstanding opportunity to get insider tips on how to query, submit, and succeed in today’s competitive atmosphere.

 April Meeting Details

Date & Time: Saturday, May 15, 2010, with sign-in at 11 a.m., followed by viewing of prize-winners’ displays.

Location: Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant at 611 Gregory Lane (near the corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill). Parking is available both in front of and behind the restaurant. Zio Fraedo’s phone number is (925) 933-9091.

Cost: $20 for both CWC members and guests

Menu: Zio Fraedo’s sumptuous buffet.

Reservations: Reservations are required and must be received no later than noon on Wednesday, May 12. To make a reservation, contact Jean Georgakopoulos, via e-mail at,, or by phone at (925) 934-5677. Expect confirmation only if you e-mail your reservation.



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