University of Iowa

Ami Silber

Ami Silber is a multi-genre author, publishing under her own name as well as the pseudonyms Zoë Archer and Eva Leigh. She has published more than twenty novels in literary fiction and romance. Her novels have been nominated for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award and the RT Book Reviews Readers’ Choice Award, and they have won the OCC RWA Book Buyers Best Award. She received the Glimmer Train Press Short Story Award for New Writers. Her books have also been translated into numerous languages. She received her M.F.A. from The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and holds an M.A. in Literature from UC San Diego, as well as a B.A. in Pre- and Early Modern Literature from UC Santa Cruz. She lives in Central California with her husband. Learn more about Ami on the web at www.zoearcherbooks.com and www.evaleaighauthor.com.

Instructor Events

Weeklong June 09 to June 14 2019
Instructor(s): 
Ami Silber

Whether or not you read romance novels, there’s no denying it’s the most popular genre of fiction currently published. The Romance Writers of America has estimated that annual sales of romance in 2013 totaled $1.08 billion. Given its strength and endurance through decades of development, fiction writers of every genre can mine romance for valuable techniques to bring to their work.

Weekend June 15 to June 16 2019
Instructor(s): 
Ami Silber

One of the most essential components of writing and selling fiction is how quickly and strongly you’re able to snare your audience. Ensuring you have a clear and exciting elevator pitch is one of the tools fiction authors need, not only for garnering outside interest in your work, but also as a means of strengthening your own writing. In this workshop, we will discuss three components that assist us in selling our books to readers, agents, editors, and ourselves with highly-crafted, sharply-honed elevator pitches.