Maureen Francisco, author of It Takes Moxie, discusses her journey from query letter to book contract. Maureen will discuss how she developed her concept, how she fine-tuned her query letter, how many query letters she sent out, what she learned from each rejection, and how she finally landed a literary agent and book contract.
Maureen is a PNWA member and author of It Takes Moxie:Off the Boat, or Out of College, to Making it
Your Way in America.Maureen’s journey took many twists and turns
along the way, such as a lunch meeting with Teddy Zee, the executive producer
of The Pursuit of Happyness, and Dr. Connie Mariano, the former White House doctor
to three US
presidents. Maureen is the co-president of the Seattle Ascend Chapter, a
non-profit organization that nurtures today’s Pan-Asian leaders.