Danielle A. Vann & Jessica Reino

Literary Agent Jessica Reino & 19-time Award-winning Author Danielle A. Vann


Today’s publishing markets are ever-changing, which means it’s no longer “enough” to simply be a great writer. Authors are now asked to be much more than wordsmiths; they are expected to be creators, producers, and marketers of their work no matter the genre or publishing contract. Social media has revolutionized the market, and agents, editors, and publishers are staying current with the trends. What are leaders in the publishing industry seeking? Platform!

What does an excellent author’s platform consist of, and how do agents, editors, and publishers use the platform to option, acquire, and sell books? Join traditionally published author, editor, and Literary Agent Jessica Reino of Metamorphosis Literary Agency and 19-international award-winning author Danielle A. Vann as they teach you what a platform is, how to create one that stands out, and the top five must-haves to wow the publishing industry.



  • What is a platform?
  • The FIVE top elements to creating a stellar and eye-catching platform
  • What agents and acquiring editors are now seeking within a platform
  • How to use social media to increase your chances of landing a traditional publishing contract and/or to sell more books.
  • Which social media site to use to increase your platform, and why you MUST have an up-to-date media package
  • How to tie your bio, work, appearances, and book sells together to create a killer platform.

More about Danielle

Danielle A. Vann is a nineteen-time international award-winning author, speaker, certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Certified Life Coach, and Mindfulness expert who is also known as “The Storyteller,” officially started her writing career at the tender age of seventeen inside a newsroom. Spending years as a scriptwriter, assignment editor, reporter, and evening/morning anchor, Danielle earned an Oklahoma Broadcast Education Associate award, an Associated Press Award, and an Emmy nomination.

While Danielle started her publishing career as a children’s picture book author, she is best known for her internationally award-winning Young Adult five-part series, The Whizbang Machine. Vann has received nineteen awards and was named to the prestigious Texas Library Association's Texas Bluebonnet longlist. She is also an inductee of the Texas Authors Institute of History.

Danielle has been featured numerous times on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, iHeartRadio, USA Network Radio, Sirius Radio, and nationally syndicated radio and podcasts around the United States and Canada. Her work has been featured in/on Foreword Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Story Monster Ink, Mansfield Magazine, Mansfield Now, at numerous book festivals including the Bologna Italy Book Festival, the Book Expo of America, and BookCon. Her work has even been featured in the White House and the Halls of Congress in D.C.

Vann is the co-host of Storyrocket Live on Facebook, where alongside two-time Emmy-award winner and Storyrocket President Ana Benitez, they teach authors the ins and outs of taking their work straight to Hollywood. You can also find her on Instagram each week, offering motivation to live your best life @getyourlifetogethergirl. Her latest book, “Get Your Life Together, Girl,” will be published soon.

More about Jessica

Jessica Reino is a Literary Agent at Metamorphosis Literary Agency. Working for many years as a freelance substantive editor and being a multi-genre author herself, it is no surprise that Jessica has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to storytelling. She's a member of SCBWI New England, The Women’s Fiction Writers Association where she was a Webinar Program Leader. She has also been a contributor to The Children’s Writer’s Guild Online Magazine as well as a reviewer for Story Monsters Ink. She has experience as an author coach and freelance editor with Pandamoon Publishing. She also runs a monthly Twitter chat #thewriterszen. Whether the story is tackling tough topics or serves solely to entertain, Jessica is looking for manuscripts that are well-written with a strong voice in order to make that emotional connection. Jessica is seeking MG, YA, Adult and nonfiction projects.


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