Ann Gimpel

MisCon 31 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 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Early Bird Book Signing, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Carol Berg, C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, David Farland, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Randy Henderson, Michael Hodges, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Some of our authors will sign books.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 5:00
  • moderator Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Marketing For Writers, Yellowstone
    Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Lane Heymont, Michael Hodges, J.A. Pitts

    What are the best advertising venues to sell your work? How much should you spend? How do you develop and manage a review team to help sell your work?

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Rebooting Your Creativity, Jefferson
    Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Manny Frishberg, Ann Gimpel

    Tragedies, money, brain block, fear, procrastination. A lot of things can stall a career--professional or otherwise. How does a writer get their career back on track after a long break? Can an author recapture a fan base they lost?

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Author Readings: Gimpel, Bowers, Swenson, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Patrick Swenson

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

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Spotlight: Bonham, Gimpel, Pace, Spotlight
    Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Ann Gimpel, Guy Pace

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

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 6:00
  • panel Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Independent-Publishing Done Right, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Andrea Howe, D.L Solum

    When people hear you're a writer, they often ask why you don't self-publish. Little do they know how hard it can be to do it right. In this panel we'll hear from some authors and editors who know what it takes to make a living self-publishing.

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun 11:00
  • moderator Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Horrible Writing Advice, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Carol Berg, Ann Gimpel, Jason A. Holt, Tex Thompson

    We've all heard it. Let's talk about it!

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Don't Whip the Horse: Mental Health and Writing, Jefferson
    Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Frog Jones, Alyson Peterson, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, D.L Solum

    You can argue that to be a writer is to have some form a neurosis, but in all seriousness, writers can suffer from a number of mental health issues: depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, among others. We endure rejection after rejection, we work in isolation, which can lead to serious mental health problems. Let's discuss some of these problems and the resources to help you overcome them.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 11:00
  • moderator Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Audiobooks Or Not?, Jefferson
    Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Audio is the wave of the future. Learn the pros and cons of the various approaches to bringing your books to life one word at a time. Maximize your ACX experience. Learn from my mistakes and successes to reach an exploding audience of readers turned listeners.

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