Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler

Get to Know Bob:

Bob Hostetler is an award-winning author, literary agent, and international speaker. His more than fifty books include Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door (co-authored with Josh McDowell) and The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional. Bob is also an agent with The Steve Laube Agency and the executive director of the Christian Writers Institute ( 

Pre-Conference Session:

Writing Nonfiction

An author and literary agent of deep and wide experience offers three hours of instruction on writing all forms of nonfiction, from newspaper and magazine to book and more. Includes discussion of often overlooked opportunities for publication, what you need to know about rights, how to put your best foot forward, kinds of articles to write—and how, queries and one-sheets, and essential elements of a nonfiction book proposal. 

Breakout Session:

Make the Most of Your Editorial Appointment

In this session you will learn how to conduct yourself and get the most out of a fifteen-minute appointment with an agent or editor at a writers’ conference. Don’t miss out on going in prepared for your meetings.


15-minute appointments:

Are we a good fit? What am I looking for in a new client? Brilliance. Irresistible writing. In almost any genre, fiction or nonfiction (except fantasy/horror/scifi and poetry). Check out my full breakdown here. 

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