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Agent and Author Panel

March 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FLARE is excited to host agent Dawn Dowdle from Blue Ridge Literary Agency.  This moderated event will offer insight into the do’s and don’ts of querying agents and editors. It’s also an opportunity to learn what’s hot and what’s not in today’s book market. Authors and readers are welcome. (Readers might find it interesting to hear about this aspect of the business of writing.)


Dawn Dowdle began Blue Ridge Literary Agency, LLC ( in Virginia in 2009 to help authors, especially newer authors. Prior to establishing her agency, she was a freelance copy editor and an avid reader of cozy mysteries. Murder at Redwood Cove by Janet Finsilver, Staging Is Murder by Grace Topping, and Murder at Harbor Village by G.P. Gardner, are Cozy Mysteries she represents that are USA Today Bestsellers. Her agency is a boutique agency representing mysteries, romances, middle grade, and picture books.

Genres and subgenres of interest:

Cozy Mystery

Historical Mystery

Amish Mystery



Picture Books

Amish Romance


Inspirational Romance

Middle Grade

True Crime



March 10, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm