MisCon 31 Attending Professional
Esther Jones lives in Washington State on the Olympic
Peninsula where she writes novels and short stories with her husband, Frog
Jones. The third book in their YA urban fantasy series, entitled Falling
From Grace, was just released in February 2016. Esther's day job is
editing and proofreading legal briefs, and she has ghost-written for
blogs, movie reviews, and other places online. She loves good food, anime,
and k-dramas. Esther often can be found puttering around and killing
plants in her garden, when she's not killing her characters.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Spotlight: Frog and Esther, Spotlight
Panelists: Esther Jones, Frog Jones
Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.
- Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 6:00
Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Family Drama in Stories, Madison
Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Esther Jones, Dean Wells, Danica Winters
We're one big happy family here at MisCon, but happy families don't make for good stories. Join us as we discuss family dynamics and how you can harness them for the benefit of your stories.
- Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 1:00
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Plot as a Verb, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: David Farland, Esther Jones, Tod McCoy, Dean Wells
Plot is a verb -- it has to move and do something. In this panel we'll discuss how to make your plot one non-stop rollercoaster ride. How might you do this if your plot involves very little actual action scenes?
- Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
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 10:00
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Crafting Your Own Elevator Pitch, Jefferson
Moderator: Tod McCoy; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Lane Heymont, Esther Jones, Tod McCoy, Dean Wells
We've discussed elevator pitches for some popular books and films so now it's time to write our own! Bring your elevator pitch for an informal discussion of what works and what doesn't. Or, if you're too shy to share your own, join us to listen to others and learn how to craft one.
- Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 2:00
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Writing Faeries, Jefferson
Panelists: Esther Jones, D.L Solum, Tex Thompson
How do you write faeries in a new and exciting way? How do you outsmart them in new and exciting ways the reader doesn't see coming? How do you write the riddle? Do you write them as scary creatures or cute, idiot creatures? Let's discuss some classic faery traits as well as how you can make yours unique and exciting.