Staff for the 2018 Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp

SJ Rozan, Author in Residence, Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp

SJ Rozan, Author-in-Residence & Guest Instructor

SJ Rozan’s work has won multiple awards, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity, and also the Japanese Maltese Falcon. She’s written fourteen novels, thirteen under her own name and one, with Carlos Dews, as the writing team of Sam Cabot. Many of her dozens of short stories have appeared in various “Best Of” collections, and she’s edited two short-story anthologies.

Based in New York, SJ teaches and lectures widely including in New York at Crime Fiction Academy and during the summer in Assisi, Italy at Art Workshop International and has been a Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts and a Writer-in-Residence at Singapore Management University. Her newest book is the Sam Cabot novel, Blood of the Lamb. Her website:

Philip Martin, Lead Instructor, Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp

Philip Martin, Lead Instructor

Phil is director of Great Lakes Literary, based in Milwaukee, where he edits and produces nonfiction and fiction titles for adults and young readers. Books he has edited have won the national Benjamin Franklin Award (twice), Small Press Book Award for Fiction, and a variety of other indie-press awards.

Phil is past acquisitions editor for The Writer Books, affiliated with The Writer magazine, where he developed many books for writers on literary craft and career skills. He is also the author of several books on writing, including How To Write Your Best Story and A Guide to Fantasy Literature. His website:


Lisa J. Lickel, Guest Author, Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp

Lisa Lickel, Writing Coach

A versatile and successful novelist and historian from Wisconsin, Lisa is a writing coach and mentor, and a freelance editor for various publishers and award-winning client books.

Lisa also writes biographical material, short stories, radio plays, articles, blogs and is a top Goodreads book reviewer.

Her website:


Jennie Goloboy, Red Sofa Literary

Jennie Goloboy, Donald Maass Literary Agency, Guest Agent

Jennie Goloboy recently joined the prestigious Donald Maass Literary Agency, Brooklyn, New York, after six years as associate agent with Red Sofa Literary. She has a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard. She is also a published author of both history and fiction, and a member of SFWA, RWA, AHA, and other writer/publisher associations.

As an agent, Jennie is particularly looking for fun, innovative, diverse, and progressive science fiction and fantasy for adults. A fan of character-driven novels, she wants to be desperate to know what happens to your hero by the time she’s finished your writing sample. Jennie also is looking for history for a popular, adult audience, but not historical novels, or memoir.


Erik Hane, literary agent with Red Sofa Literary

Erik Hane, Red Sofa Literary, Guest Agent

Erik Hane is a literary agent with Red Sofa Literary, as well as a freelance editor and writer based in Minneapolis. He has previously served as an editor at Oxford University Press and The Overlook Press.

Erik writes a periodic piece for Rain Taxi Review of Books, and is a co-host of Print Run, a publishing podcast, that claims to have a simple goal: to have intelligent conversations surrounding the book industry, a topic “too often glossed over by conventional wisdom, institutional optimism, and false seriousness. We’re book people, and we want to examine the questions that lie at the heart of that life: why do books, specifically, matter?”

He can be found on Twitter at @erikhane.

Red Sofa Literary is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Red Sofa website:

Terri Bischoff, Editor, Midnight Ink

Terri Bischoff, Acquisitions Editor, Midnight Ink

Terri Bischoff joined Midnight Ink as Acquiring Editor in October 2009. She leads all editorial directions and creates the seasonal lists. She has dramatically increased the number of titles per season, publishing between 36 to 40 titles per year, as well as expanded the type of crime fiction Midnight Ink has published.

Terri has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both mysteries and in bookselling, particularly as book buyer and reviewer. She has worked at Kramer Books in Washington, DC, and more recently, Terri owned and operated Booked for Murder Mystery Bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Midnight Ink website: Midnight Ink .


Dave Rank, Wisconsin author

David J. Rank, your host, Bookcamp Director

David J. Rank is an author, editor, and journalist living in eastern Wisconsin. His short fiction has been published in literary publications and online in The Absent Willow Review, Acidic Fiction, AlienSkin, Apollo’s Lyre, Bewildering Stories, Every Day Fiction, Flashes in the Dark, Macabre Cadaver, MicroHorror, and Pulchritude Press. (You may sense from this that he often writes stories about things found in deep shadows.)

He is a supporting member of the Horror Writers Association and past president of the Wisconsin Writers Association.

As founder of the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat, he has guided its initial conception and first years of programming to become an established writing program, attracting emerging novelists from across the country.

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