Writing Guests, Pros, and Panelists
These panels include everything related to writing. Most of the time famous authors are the ones talking,l giving you tips on how to get published. They discuss craft, the publishing business, etc. They include MisCon's Writers' Workshop.
- Carol Berg
Former software engineer Carol Berg never expected to become an author, much less an award-winning author. But her fifteen epic fantasy novels have won national and international awards, including multiple Colorado Book Awards and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. Her novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, using words like compelling and superbly realized. Her newest novel, Ash and Silver, will be released in December by NAL/Roc Books. She lives at the foot of the Rockies and on the internet at www.carolberg.com.
- S. A. Bolich
S. A. Bolich's books often open quietly—but don’t be fooled. By page 10 you may be hooked so thoroughly you’ll forget to get off at your bus stop. She writes everything from “straight” and alternate history to steampunk, epic fantasy and science fiction, filled with characters who remain in your heart long after the book is closed. She is also an accomplished rider who helps aspiring writers get their fictional equines right through her “Horses in Fiction” series on her blog. Learn more and find the complete list of her works at www.sabolichbooks.com.
- M. H. Bonham
MH (Maggie) Bonham is the publisher of Sky Warrior Books and a multiple award-winning author of more than 35 books, including the bestselling novels Prophecy of Swords, Howling Dead, and The King's Champion. She won the Epic award for best anthology editor. Check out her books and her authors' books at www.skywarriorbooks.com
- Patricia Briggs
Patty writes books. You can find a complete list of titles elsewhere. You probably don't really care where she was born [Butte, MT] or what her favorite animal is [horse]. The list of jobs she's held over the years doesn't tell you as much about Patty as it does about which jobs were available at various times in our past. I could fill pages with various facts and tallies that detail the events of her life. Instead, I'd like to tell you a bit about who she is.
- John Bromley
- Diana Pharaoh Francis
Raised on a cattle ranch in Northern California. BA and MA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in literature and theory.
- James Glass
Jim was the Grand Prize winner in Writers of the Future in 1990. Since then he's sold five novels and thirty-some short stories, appearing in magazines such as ABORIGINAL S.F., and ANALOG. His current book THE CREATORS is the third book of the SHANJI trilogy. SHANJI is now out in reprint from ereads.com A collection of his published short fiction "Matrix dreams and other Stories" has just come out from Fairwood Press. A novelet is in the March issue of ANALOG, and two other stories are in press with that magazine. Jim is a retired physics professor and dean at Eastern Washington University. Wife Gail is a costumer, drummer and healing dancer.
- John Goff
John's been playing RPGs for over three decades. He's been writing scenarios and rules for them for nearly that long as well-although it took twenty years before he convinced someone to actually start publishing his work.
- Andrea Howe
Andrea Howe has been adeptly wrangling the written word for more than a decade. As a freelancer, she has edited books for such notable publishers as Wizards of the Coast, McGraw-Hill, and Random House as well as for individual authors. She has been called a “natural” and truly enjoys her work. She offers tips and tools for writers on her Web site and posts fun tidbits about language and grammar on her Facebook page. More information can be found at www.bluefalconediting.com and www.facebook.com/bluefalconediting.
- CthulhuBob Lovely
I help run MisCon, which occurs each year on Memorial Day Weekend in Missoula, Montana, thanks to the wonderful people who make it happen.
I run games, primarily Call of Cthulhu, GURPS and other Steve Jackson Games products and various games from Cheapass Games.
As a semi-professional nerd, I believe geekery and gaming can have positive effects on math, reading and writing, and social interaction skills as well as family togetherness.
- Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Joyce Reynolds-Ward divides her time between Portland, Oregon, and
Enterprise, Oregon. Recent short story publications are in First Contact
Café, Trust and Treachery, How Beer Saved the World, and Tales from an
Alien Campfire. Book-length works are available through Amazon, Barnes
and Noble, and other sources. Alien Savvy is available as an audiobook
on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. Follow Joyce’s adventures through her
blog at www.joycereynoldsward.com.
- Connie Thomson
Co-owner, editor, writer/designer, layout specialist, and booth babe for 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming. Also, maker of the World's Finest Dicebags.
- Josh Wagner
Josh's writing career began somewhere around the age of 6 when he dutifully "paraphrased" the plot from Empire Strikes Back and called it his own. His first atrocious novels, penned clandestinely during class in Middle School, still live in a box somewhere–hundreds of pages hand written in pencil.
- Parris ja Young
Actively engaged with the Missoula writer's group, the WordRats, Parris is rewriting a novel, RiverAngels: River Saints, turning the screenplay "Walkaway" into a novel, and writing a third novel titled The Planet and the Pirates.
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