Online Presentation
How to Write Query Letters & Proposals:
The Seven Steps to a Successful Book Proposal

Monday, June 29, 2020 
* 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. PST *

PALA members – free
Non-members – $15

This Monday night event will take place over Zoom.

Nearly all nonfiction books are sold with a query and proposal that enlists the aid of a literary agent in convincing an acquisitions editor at a publishing entity to advance funds to a writer with an idea.

Bring paper and pen (or a laptop or iPad) and your best idea for a nonfiction* book, and learn how to write irresistible query letters and book proposals. Marvin J. Wolf, author of a dozen nonfiction books, as well as a novel and several photography books, will take you through the seven steps to a successful book.

*Except for a handful of superstars, selling a novel or a screenplay requires that the writer create a brilliant first draft of the work. Nevertheless, novelists and screenwriters will find this workshop valuable.

Our Presenter — Marvin J. Wolf, Award Winning Author and Photojournalist

 Marvin J. (for Jules) Wolf served as an Army drill sergeant, taught hand-to-hand combat at the Ranger School, and while serving as a First Cavalry Division combat correspondent, walked away from three helicopter crashes, earned a Bronze Star, an Air Medal, a Purple Heart, a battlefield commission and later commanded a signal company.

Oh, and he’s written hundreds of magazine articles and 20 books, including best-sellers Fallen Angels,and Where White Men Fear to Tread, plus the screenplay for Ladies Night (USA Network, 2005), Wolf is a charter member of IWOSC and four-time past president.He has written on his own or collaborated as co-author or ghost writer to produce well-regarded autobiographies of ABC Broadcasting founder Leonard Goldenson (Beating The Odds), Native American leader Russell Means (Where White Men Fear To Tread), former South Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky (Buddha’s Child), and Abandoned In Hell, The Fight For Vietnam’s Firebase Kate.

 His newest book is just out. They Were Soldiers, the Sacrifices and Contributions of our Vietnam Veterans profiles 48 Vietnam veterans of all service branches and genders, concentrating on their post-war achievements.

His co-author is the near-legendary Joe Galloway, who, with the late Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, wrote We Were Soldiers Once … and Young, a New York Times bestseller and the basis of the popular film starring Mel Gibson.

Having penned a series of True Crime books, in recent years Wolf has created two fiction series.

His awards are too extensive to present in this abbreviated biography.

You can read his blog at

Registration info

PALA members – free • Non-members – $15

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