Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

Meradeth Houston

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Iíve never been a big fan of talking about myself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about me:
Iím a California girl now braving the cold winters in Montana.

I am a molecular anthropologist. Translation: I sequence dead peopleís DNA.

Iíve been writing since I was 11 years old. Itís my hobby, my passion, and Iím so happy to get to share my work!

My other passion is teaching. Thereís nothing more fun than getting a classroom of college kids fired up about anthropology! This is probably a good thing, since my day job requires me to teach at the local university.

If I could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because Iím terrified of heights.

I am represented by the awesome Cristi Marchetti of Firebrand Literary, who shares my passion for great books and anthropology.

Find me online: meradethhouston.com

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, After NaNoWriMo, Yellowstone
    Moderator: Tod McCoy; Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Meradeth Houston, Tod McCoy, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    What happens after National Novel Writing Month? How do you take what youíve written and turn it into a saleable work? Weíll talk revisions, editing, and options.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 4:00
  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Hiring An Editor, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: Meradeth Houston, Andrea Howe, Brian Rathbone, Clare Wood

    Hiring an Editor
    What kind of editor does your book need? Where do you find professional editors and how much do they cost? Should you always hire an editor for your self-published book? What about before you send it to agents?

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Ask the Editor, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: Meradeth Houston, Andrea Howe, Sanan Kolva, Patrick Swenson, Clare Wood

    It's back! Ask our panel of editors anything you want about editing and writing!