Ann Gimpel

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

Ann Gimpel is a national bestselling author. She’s also a clinical psychologist, with a Jungian bent and a vagabond at heart. Avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. She’s published over 25 books to date, with several more contracted for 2015 and beyond.

A husband, grown children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out her family.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Politics of Steampunk, Gallatin
    Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: David Boop, Kent Davis, Ann Gimpel, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Let’s talk about diversity in steampunk. If steampunk primarily takes place in Victorian England, how can you add more diversity to your story? What authors do it well? Are there ways to write around the politics of that time without losing the essence of captured history?

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 6:00
  • moderator Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Fiction Slam Readings, Glacier
    Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Larry Bonham, Ann Gimpel

    Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
    1800: Larry Bonham
    1820: Ann Gimpel

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Changing Landscape of Distribution, Glacier
    Moderator: Vandy Hall; Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Vandy Hall, Tod McCoy, Nikki Rossignol

    Options for selling your products are opening up daily. Of course there is social networking, crowd-funding, and sales websites like Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, but there are also direct producers like Zazzle and Redbubble available to makers of all kind. Join our multidisciplinary panelists as they discuss what has worked for them, and what are some of the common pitfalls when dealing with such sites.

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Keeping the Momentum, Glacier
    Moderator: Randy Henderson; Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Julie Frost, Ann Gimpel, Randy Henderson

    Maybe you�re receiving some really great rejections, or perhaps you�ve got a couple short stories published--now what? How do you maintain that momentum? What�s the next step? This is for those writers who are on the cusp of professionalism and those who want to learn what it�s like.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Mon 10:00
  • moderator Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Choosing a POV Character, Gallatin
    Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Vicki Mitchell, D.L Solum

    Who you choose to tell your story influences everything from how you sequence your plot to how you establish a connection with the reader. It allows the audience to be inside another person's head, with all their prejudices, blind spots, and lies--even when she isn't aware of them herself. In this panel let's discuss all things related to POV and the unique ways you can manipulate it to benefit your story.

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