Writing Guests, Pros, and Panelists
These panels include everything related to writing. Most of the time famous authors are the ones talking,l giving you tips on how to get published. They discuss craft, the publishing business, etc. They include MisCon's Writers' Workshop.
- Carol Berg
Former software engineer Carol Berg (aka Cate Glass) never expected to become an award-winning author. But her seventeen epic fantasy novels have won national and international awards, including multiple Colorado Book Awards and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. She’s taught writing in the US and Canada and received reader mail from the slopes of Denali and beneath the Mediterranean. All amazing for one who majored in math and computer science to avoid writing papers. Her newest novels are Cate Glass’s fantasy adventure Chimera novels from Tor Books, most recently A Conjuring of Assassins. Carol/Cate lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, and on the internet at www.carolberg.com.
- Brenda Carre
Brenda’s Carre writes both long and short fiction. Her work can be found in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fiction River Anthologies, Pulp Literature Magazine and in a variety of collaborative works. Brenda challenges herself to write in many genres but with a harkening to native mythologies and the ‘supernatural’ Pacific Northwest where she lives. Find her at www.brendacarre.com
- Katie Cross
Katie Cross grew up in the mountains of Idaho, where she still loves to play when she gets the chance.
Her mission is connect women with their best selves, to seek the divine in each one of us, and to prove that we can love ourselves—and accomplish all—despite opposition.
If she's not writing, you can find her traveling, adventuring with her kiddos, trail running with her husband and vizla dogs, or curled up with a good book and a cup of chai.
- Deby Fredericks
Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but considered it just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. Her first sale, a children's poem, was in 2000. Fredericks has six fantasy novels in print through two small presses. The latest is the Grimhold Wolf, from Sky Warrior Books. Her web site is www.debyfredericks.com, and her blog is wyrmflight.wordpress.com.
- Manny Frishberg
Manny Frishberg has been making up stories since he first stared out a window. He spent the first half of his life learning how to write them and the second half learning what to write about, He is now spending the third half of his life making up stories, just like when he was eight years old.
- David Gerrold
David Gerrold is the author of over 50 books, hundreds of articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes. He is a classic sci-fi writer that will go down in history as having created some of the most popular and redefining scripts, books, and short stories in the genre.
TV credits include episodes from Star Trek ("The Trouble With Tribbles" and "The Cloud Minders"), Star Trek Animated ("More Tribbles, More Troubles" and "Bem"), Babylon 5, Twilight Zone, Land Of The Lost, and Logan's Run.
He has won both Hugo and Nebula awards for his fiction.
- James Glass
Jim won the Golden pen award of wotf in 1991, has published ten novels and over sixty stories in magazines and anthologies. He is a retired physics professor and dean. His most recent novel, SYNTHS, came out in November of 2018.
- Randy Henderson
Randy Henderson is the author of the darkly humorous urban fantasy series that includes Finn Fancy Necromancy, Bigfootloose & Finn Fancy Free, and Smells Like Finn Spirit, published by Tor (US) and Titan (UK). He is the Golden Pen Grand Prize winner of Writers of the Future for 2014, and his short stories (in the genres of fantasy and social science fiction) have appeared in numerous professional publications. Randy graduated from the Clarion West residential writing workshop in 2009.
- Esther Jones
Esther has always loved creating fantasies, but only began writing with Frog after winning a short story contest in 2011. She is the owner and president of Impulsive Walrus Books, and the author of many short stories and novels. By day, Esther is a legal assistant editing others' work, but by night she's an author that has also ghost-written for blogs, movie reviews, and many other sites. She loves cooking good food, Asian pop-culture, and puttering around killing plants in her garden, if she's not already too busy killing her characters.
In order to prove to herself that she could still write a short story, she set
- Frog Jones
Frog Jones is the acquisitions editor of Impulsive Walrus books and the co-author of the Gift of Grace series, recently a featured project on the front page of Kickstarter. He has appeared in several anthologies and edited two, both published by Impulsive Walrus Books. He and his wife have been named a "Hidden Gem" by fantasybookreview.uk, and they're looking to become a little less hidden.
- Tod McCoy
Tod McCoy is a Seattle-based writer whose work has appeared in Asimov’s, Starward Tales II, The People’s Apocalypse, and Bronies: For the Love of Ponies. A Clarion West graduate and current board member, he’s the publisher behind Hydra House Books, which publishes Pacific Northwest fantasy and science fiction.
- Danith McPherson
Danith McPherson is often distracted from her writing by snowshoeing, kayaking, and star gazing. In keeping with her Scottish heritage, she is a kilt maker, and proudly wears McPherson tartan, especially at science fiction and fantasy conventions.
Her novels include the YA fantasy Blade of Mad Vision, adult fantasy Monarch of Lightning, and mystery novel Averted Vision. Her stories have appeared in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Amazing Stories, Revolution SF, & other places. Some of them are collected in Roar at the Universe. A second book of short stories, Through the Wall, will be out soon.
She's a member of the Science Fiction Writers
- Theresa Miller
Theresa Miller spent most of her childhood in an imaginary world full of magic, fairies, secret gardens and fantastical feasts. Now she plants her own gardens, cooks her own feasts, searches the mountains for signs of fairies and writes about magic. She has attended Miscon since 2011 and participated in the writers workshop for eight years. She won an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest with her short story “Westward to the Wastelands,” and a silver honorable mention with a story she co-wrote with Eric Stever, “The Norka.”
- Robert J. Sawyer
Robert J. Sawyer has won the best-novel Hugo Award (for Hominids), the best-novel Nebula Award (for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (for Mindscan), as well as the Robert A. Heinlein Award, the Hal Clement Award, the Skylark Award, and more Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards (“Auroras”) than anyone else in history. Rob is a member of The Order of Canada, the highest honor bestowed by the Canadian government, and he will be an Author Guest of Honor at this year’s Worldcon in Chengdu. The ABC TV series FlashForward is based on his novel of the same; his latest novel is Oppenheimer Alternative. Website: https:sfwriter.com.
- D.L Solum
D.L. Solum is the author of the upcoming series: Persephone in Seattle.
I currently live in Seattle but will always be from Butte, Montana. A lifelong collector of odd friends and odder hobbies, including – armoured medieval combat, fishing, hunting and computer games.
I run the South Seattle Fiction Writers group and am intermediate-level competent with the Scrivener program.
This latest obsession with writing Epic-Urban Fantasy is made possible via the encouragement and tolerance of my life-partner, Kate.
- Peter Wacks
Peter J Wacks has always been amazed and fascinated by both writing and the absurdity of the world in general. Peter writes a lot, and will continue to do so till the day he dies. Possibly beyond.
- Krista Wallace
Krista is a writer, musician and actor. She writes novel length and short fiction, primarily in the fantasy genre, but some of work turns out to be science fiction, romance, or even crime. She writes in a closet in Port Coquitlam, BC. She has stories published in Pulp Literature magazine, electricspec.org, Heart's Kiss magazine, and the Aurora nominated anthology 49th Parallels.
- Dean Wells
Dean Wells is author of the ongoing steampunk series "The Clockwork Millennials" published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. His other works of speculative fiction have appeared in Quantum Muse, 10Flash Quarterly, Ideomancer, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS. He has written for the performing arts in various capacities, and teaches writing in Washington State. Dean is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
- Jim Wright
Jim Wright is a retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer and freelance writer. He lives in Floridaa where he watches American politics in a perpetual state of amused disgust. He's been called the Tool of Satan, but he prefers the title: Satan's Designated Driver. He is the mind behind Stonekettle Station. You can follow him on Twitter @stonekettle, or you can join the boisterous bunch he hosts on Facebook at Facebook/Stonekettle. Remember to bring brownies and mind the white cat, he bites. Hard.