$50 – $250

Diamonds in the Rough

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Moxy Phoenix Tempe

1333 South Rural Road

Tempe, AZ 85281

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Diamonds in the Rough is a conference dedicated to everything that happens after your write the book. It's time to polish and shine.

We believe that having a deep comprehension of editing, revision, and multiple layers of critiques, as well as understanding the importance of the right book cover, and the right marketing will lead to:

  • bolder and more beautiful prose
  • a better story
  • better and more reviews
  • increased sales
  • longer book life
  • increased confidence
  • money and time saved!

Diamonds in the Rough will shine a light on the following:

  • what editors should look for in an author and story
  • what authors should look for in editors, formatters, critique partners and groups, etc.
  • the different types of editing and their purpose
  • how indie service providers price their services
  • the revision process
  • formatting and interior design
  • printing and digital
  • distribution
  • marketing
  • querying and book blurbs
  • and more!!!

One-on-one critiques with a New York Times bestselling author or an editor are limited and available for an additional fee.

Seasoned editors, aspiring editors, and serious writers will benefit from this immersive conference.

CONFIRMED GUESTS to date (more to come!):

CJ Redwine

Rae Carson

Martha Mihalik

L.P. Dover

Victoria Schmitz

Tish Thawer

BJ Sheldon

Rachel Van Dyken

Abbi Glines

Maria Pease

Amy Donnelly

Katie M. John

Paula Buckendorf

Catherine Stine


To grab a FREE ticket to the AUTHOR SIGNING event, Diamonds in the Desert, which takes place on Sunday, February 24, 2019, please go to: DiamondsintheDesert.eventbrite.com


REFUND POLICY: Full refunds are available up to 60 days from purchase or until December 31, 2018, whichever comes first. From 61-180 days from purchase, 50% refund is available until December 31, 2018. NO REFUNDS 181+ days from purchase for any reason. NO REFUNDS after December 31, 2018 for any reason.

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