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Diana Pharaoh Francis

MisCon 25 Attending Professional

Raised on a cattle ranch in Northern California.  BA and MA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in literature and theory. logo

Diana Pharaoh Francis has written several fantasy series, including The Horngate Witches series, The Crosspointe Chronicles, and The Path trilogy. Bitter Night was nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice for Best Urban Fantasy of 2009, and Crimson Wind was a Romantic Times Top Pick for 2011 and Max was nominated for the bast urban fantasy heroine for 2011. Path of Fate was nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Diana teaches in the English Department at the University of Montana Western, and is a lover of chocolate, Victoriana and sparkley things. Plus she recently developed a deep and unholy love for yarn and crocheting. For a lot more information about her, visit She can also be found on twitter as @dianapfrancis.

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Scheduled Panels and Presentations:


  • Fri 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Writer's Workshop Meet and Greet, The Dungeon (Downstairs Programming)
  • Break Fri 6:00 - Sat 11:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 2:00 PM, Writer's Workshop Great Hall, Great Hall (Upstairs Programming)
  • Sat 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Creating Religions for Your World, Great Hall (Upstairs Programming)
  • Break Sat 3:00 - Sat 7:00
  • Sat 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Reading: Diana Pharaoh Francis, Boardroom
  • Break Sat 8:00 - Sun 3:00
  • Sun 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Torturing Your Characters: Creating Effective Obstacles For Your Protagonist, Small Programming (259)
  • Break Sun 4:00 - Sun 5:00
  • Sun 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Mastering the Revision Process, Small Programming (259)
  • Break Sun 6:00 - Mon 11:00
  • Mon 11:00 - Noon, What Are You Afraid Of?, Great Hall (Upstairs Programming)

Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 25.

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