Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 34: Carnival of Wonders, May 22 - 25, 2020 Missoula, Montana

Esther Jones

MisCon 34 Attending Professional

Esther Jones began life as a strange, fey child who always made up her own bedtime stories– and sometimes– even managed to scare her parents with them. At some point during her childhood, she decided she would grow up to be a world famous illustrator of fairies or a poet. But during college, as a concession to providing herself with future food and clothing, switched her major to a technical communications degree instead. She wrote legal briefs, grant proposals, business brochures, and similar documents, but didn’t pick up a pen creatively for a decade after abandoning her poetic hubris.

In order to prove to herself that she could still write a short story, she set herself a goal of entering the SpoCon League of Extraordinary Writer’s competition. To do so, Esther consulted with Frog, and about her story idea and began generating the world that would eventually envelop The Gift of Grace series. The short story she produced as a result not only entered, but won that competition.

Following that, Esther has collaborated with Frog on The Gift of Grace, opened a small press publishing house known as Impulsive Walrus Books, and written for the nerd culture media site Unified Nerd Theory, as well as many other projects. Her interest in writing has driven the team of Frog and Esther to heights that neither could have reached alone.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Punctuation and Grammar, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: Andrea Howe, Esther Jones, Frog Jones, Krista Wallace

    Wanna disskess evereethin bout punctuatshen en gramr? Come yer down to the Monstr Tint and git r goin.