Larry Bonham

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

L.J. Bonham is an author, historian, and former commercial pilot. Fiction credits include Shield of Honor, The Debt, and Wolves of Valhalla (all from Sky Warrior Books), the non-fiction, Prepper Blades (Garnet Mountain Press), and the short fiction, Sancho, which appears in Tales From the Front Lines. L.J.�s blog, Author Insights with L.J. Bonham, appears on Goodreads. Current projects include the follow up books in the Shields of Honor series, plus a futuristic, dystopian novel, and some non-fiction.

An avid mountaineer with a congenital weakness for fast cars and airplanes, L.J. studies Asian martial arts and Historical European martial arts, with emphasis on the German Longsword. L.J. lives in the Rocky Mountains with assorted critters including a very opinionated Morgan horse.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat Noon - 1:50 PM, Writers' Workshop, Presidential Room 436 (436)
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, Deby Fredericks, Alyson Peterson

    This restricted event is only open to people with submissions accepted into the writers' workshop.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Sky Warrior Books Group Reading, Jefferson
    Moderator: M. H. Bonham (Maggie); Panelists: Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Deby Fredericks, Esther Jones, Frog Jones

    Wee Folks and Wise Anthology is a forthcoming anthology from Sky Warrior Books. Join many of the authors for an informal reading from select stories.

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Spotlight: Bonham, Frishberg, McCoy, Spotlight
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, Manny Frishberg, Tod McCoy

    Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Building Immersive Worlds, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Daniel Bensen, Larry Bonham, Alyson Peterson, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    We know an immersive, deep world when we see it. Everything just fits together, in casual, unforced fashion. Sometimes the best researched and written worlds aren't immersive. Heinlein claims it's all about same until proven otherwise, but other authors insist it is the other way around. Our authors will discuss classic world building techniques, mistakes and go-to solutions.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Bonham, Kolva, Wallace, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, Sanan Kolva, Krista Wallace

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)

  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Opening Line: How to Hook Editors, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, Claire Eddy, Lane Heymont, Michael Hodges

    Take what you learned from MisCon's First Page Idol and learn how to better hook editors with a single sentence. Didn't attend Idol? Don't worry about it, come anyway and learn how to write a killer first sentence.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Writing Big Battles and Single Combat, Madison
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Alyson Peterson, D.L Solum

    Let's talk about writing battles battles versus personal combat, the differences and similarities. How do you learn all this stuff?

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