Do you have a passion project or side hustle? Have a knack for fiction writing but don't know how to navigate the labyrinth of publishing? Join YPFP for a conversation with writer Daniel Martin Elliott to learn how to turn your passion project into a reality. Daniel has spent his entire career in politics and international development and recently pivoted into fiction writing. Daniel's novel The Kingmaker is a riveting thriller that follows a story of political intrigue in Colombia and was a finalist for the Chanticleer Book Awards in the Global Thriller category. The Kingmaker will not be available to the public until July 26, but YPFP members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase advance copies at a 40% discount. The list price is $16.95 but YPFP members will be able to purchase it for $10!
When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Where: International Student House
1825 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Check-in: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Discussion: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Post-Discussion Mingle: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Daniel Martin Elliott has spent his entire career in politics and international development. He worked on political campaigns of presidents and prime ministers around the world, as well as congressional campaigns in the United States. After several years in politics, Elliott moved into the field of international development, where he managed projects in over 30 countries. An unabashed nomad with severe wanderlust - or as the Germans say, "Fernweh" - he's been to eighty-one countries and forty-nine U.S. states. North Dakota will soon be conquered.
In 2011, he was nominated by The Diplomatic Courier as one of the “Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33.” He has been published in Foreign Policy and New Global Citizen magazines, and has been interviewed in newspaper, radio, and television in half a dozen countries.
When he's not traveling or writing, Elliott spends time with his two sons, Maxwell and Alexander. He enjoys camping, fishing, playing the guitar, and chess. He's a die-hard sports fan, supporting all Chicago teams (Cubs, not Sox), and Real Madrid.
Elliott grew up in Chicago and now lives in Washington, DC. The Kingmaker is his first published novel. The Kingmaker is a riveting thriller that follows a story of political intrigue in Colombia and was a finalist for the Chanticleer Book Awards in the Global Thriller category.
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