STORM THE GATES OF PUBLISHING with VP and literary agent Amanda Luedeke and novelist Charis Crowe. Teaming up to talk about both sides of publishing (self-publishing and traditional), Amanda and Charis share their combined twenty years of experience in the industry from both sides of the desk. They offer a glimpse behind the "gates" as they share the realities, opportunities, and difficulties of the publishing world. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor and Luedeke. In her 10+ year career she's done business with top-tier publishers and independent houses. www.macgregorandluedeke.com Charis Crowe is a marketer, speaker, freelance editor, and longtime aspiring author who for years stood at the gates of traditional publishing only to choose the self-publishing path.