Antoinette Kuritz firmly believes that whenever a door closes, it is because we are poised to open
A toxic injury in 1991 led her out of the classroom and into a bookstore – where she quickly went
from bookseller to event planner; and developed a reputation among authors that soon led to her
becoming a literary publicist.
Seeing the changes coming in the publishing industry, she added book developer to her resume
and soon thereafter founded the La Jolla Writers Conference. Now in its nineteenth year, the
conference has been called by Writer’s Digest “ one of the 84 conferences in the country
worth the money”. Simultaneously, she hosted Writers Roundtable Radio Show for eight
years, has been the Book Expert on KUSI-TV Good Morning San Diego for 20 years, and with
her business partner, she created Nightstand Press.