Ami McConnell


Nashville-based writer, editor, and publishing consultant Ami McConnell formerly served as Editor-in-Chief and VP of Howard Books/Simon & Schuster. Before that she acquired and edited for HarperCollins where she helped launch a successful fiction imprint. Her editing credits include numerous New York Times bestsellers and award-winning titles. A prolific ghostwriter, McConnell now works with celebrities and artists of all stripes to create bestselling books. She also serves as founder and director of WriterFest, a gathering for writers of book, song, and film. She lives with her family in Franklin, Tennessee. Her latest release is Faithful Daughter.

Festival Years: 2000