DAN JOLLEY

Nikki Nelson-Hicks has been described as the “Undisputed Queen of the Warped and the
Weird” and the “Unholy child of H.P. Lovecraft and Flannery O’Connor”.
She finds both terribly amusing.
She dips her pen in a plethora of genres from Horror to Holmesian, from Supernatural
Detective Pulp to Weird Western. If asked to describe what brand of horror she writes,
she prefers the term, “Quirky Spooky”.
Her love of the macabre started in early childhood and continued into adulthood. She has
done her own investigating of the Weird and the Occult while searching for Djinn in the
Spirit Caves of Oman, collecting pre-Islamic Zar rings used in exorcism rituals, and
sleeping in a haunted room in Iowa where four children were axed to death.
Her list of work includes Jake Istenhegyi: The Accidental Detective series, Sherlock
Holmes and the Shrieking Pits, Rumble, The Galvanized Girl, The Perverse Muse, The
Problem at Gruff Springs, Revenge of the Blood Red Maid and an anthology of horror
stories, Stone Baby and Other Strange Tales..
She also has written screenplays (Power, Corporate Politics, Angel Bar, Fine) and a
radio play, The Box.
You can find a complete list of her work at her website, www.nnhbooks.com

I’m the author of “The Adventure of Iona Fay series,” (5 Stars on Amazon), award-winning writer, screenwriter, writer of 60+ magazine articles, coach of 2,000+ students and founder of Soul Sisters Write.

In Be the King or Queen of Character Creation, we’ll have fun discovering new ways to invent and flesh out characters for your stories and role playing. Participants will also be sorted into Game of Thrones houses based upon their writing styles and find out which skills participants gravitate towards. Gayvin and writing creatives will be on hand to help assist participants with writing and development.

Kenyon Henry

Mandy and G.D. Burkhead are speculative fiction authors living in Chattanooga, Tennessee with their dog and two cats. They published their debut dark fantasy novel, The Black Lily, in August 2017. They also have poems and short stories published in anthologies and literary magazines. When they aren't working or writing, they enjoy reading, playing video games, cosplaying, and attending conventions. You can find their books on their website www.burkshelf.com and on Goodreads and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Burkshelf.

Gil Hough

I work in the Information Technology industry in both technical and managerial ​roles. I started out in programming after securing my degree from the University of Evansville. My roles along the years have been primarily technical ones with computer systems. Along the way I found I loved to write and my creativity with Role Playing games from my youth and on up into my older years have given me a lot of material ideas for books that I know you'll enjoy.
I love writing Space Opera because the characters are what matters.

Award-winning author Ellie Raine is a voracious BookWyrm when it comes to epic adventures, detailed world-building, and thrilling battles. Fueled by coffee-bean concoctions brewed by the finest caffeine alchemists in the land, she only emerges from the depths of these daring tales when she is summoned by her loving king and their darling daughter: the Dragon Princess Felicity.

    Her works include the Hard Fantasy Epic series, The NecroSeam Chronicles (Willow of Ashes (Edition I: 2016/ Edition II: 2018), Orbs of Azure (2018), Pearl of Emerald (2018), Phoenix of Scarlet (2019), Princess of Shadow and Dream (2019)) and the paranormal-noir novella entitled Nightingale (published with Pro Se Productions in 2018).

     She's a lover of ravens and a dreamer of dragons, but above all else, she is a scribe to the stories that guide her.Type your paragraph here.

Elizabeth kidder

Keith robinson

Elizabeth Kidder is an author and artist, working in both fields for over a decade. Her previous works include ColorBlind, a young adult retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and the short story “NightMares” from the alternate history anthology Beyond Steampunk. Her next short story, “The Last Invader,” will be published later this year in the conspiracy anthology Fake News. In addition to currently working as an art teacher, she co-hosts the podcast Married to the Idea with her husband, where they talk about movies, TV shows, books, and more. She lives in Tennessee with her two cats and a collection of books that is constantly outgrowing its shelf space.

You can view her work at : www.elizabethkidder.com.

JIM BUTCHER 

Dan Jolley began writing professionally at age 19. Starting out in comic books, Dan has worked for major publishers such as DC (Firestorm), Marvel (Dr. Strange), Dark Horse (Aliens), and Image (G.I. Joe). He soon branched out into licensed-property novels (Star Trek), film novelizations (Iron Man), and original novels, including the Middle Grade urban fantasy series Five Elements, the urban sci-fi Gray Widow Trilogy, and the “Southern-fried Stephen King” mystery-thriller The Storm.
Dan began working in video games in 2007, and has contributed storylines, characters, and dialogue to titles such as Transformers: War for Cybertron, Prototype 2, and Dying Light, among others.
His latest work includes the best-selling Audible Original Middle Grade urban fantasy audiobook House of Teeth, the Middle Grade sci-fi graphic novel The Mega-Dogs of New Kansas, and the high fantasy/mystery novel The Runemaster Homicide.

 Dan lives with his wife Tracy and some largely inert felines in northwest Georgia. Readers can learn more about him on his website, www.danjolley.com. 

Candace Blevins

Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in the mountains outside Denver, Colorado.

Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990’s when he decided he would become a published author. Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.

All the same, he refuses to change his nickname.

Nikki nelson-hicks

Kenyon Henry is the author of the young adult fantasy series, "Chronicles of Stephen, " and the paranormal mystery novel, "Ghost of Bleu Mountain."  He presently publishes his works through JumpMaster Press™, where the series will continue. He is an Imadjinn award winner. Kenyon also created Next Chapter Convention & Xpo, and he co-created GOAT Reads with fellow author, Keith Robinson. Kenyon is a native of Northwest Georgia, where he lives with his wife, Shaunna. 

Nick Braker


Leonardo Ramirez

Con Nooga It's Your Con!

Ellie Raine

Mandy & G.D. Burkhead

Guest subject to change!   So check back often!

Leonardo Ramirez writes books for readers of all ages, including children’s steampunk and young adult fantasy.

From his humble beginnings in Bronx, New York, he’s bootstrapped his way into the hearts of his audience—young and old alike. This is truly a man who understands that life is for the living and he helps every one of his readers live life to the fullest through the wonderful adventures of his written words! His heart and motive have always been for people who are hurting. These can be kids who have had to suffer through child abuse or neglect or an absent parent which can be equally torturous as was the case in the popular Steampunk Kids Series, The Jupiter Chronicles. It can also be young girls who have suffered an assault like Haven did in Haven of Dante. Those are the kids and adults he wants to speak to because he’s been there.

His parents were divorced when Leonardo turned ten years old and what followed after was a tumultuous life filled with hardship that included poverty, abuse and homelessness.

But there is hope. And Leonardo Ramirez shares that hope through his body of work.

Author Gil Hough likes to tell stories, including his action-filled epic fantasy series The Order of the Lion Where the fate of the world hangs in the balance as powerful magic turns the life of an old guard upside down, and his very fun novellas supernatural thriller series The Throne of Hearts. He also hosts a YouTube Channel where he mostly talks about UAPs /UFOs and Space Technology. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQZjCG2YxDbbrNWEwSuGOMw

His books can be found on most online sites and The Order of the Lion is available through Kindle Unlimited. You can learn more about Gil and his books at his website www.gilhough.com

Gayvin Powers

Keith Robinson writes magical fantasy fiction for children and middle-grade readers, although his books are suitable for all ages.
The ISLAND OF FOG series features a young group of shapeshifters in a world of dragons, centaurs, mermaids, and other creatures from myth and legend, while the SLEEP WRITER books are pure sci-fi adventure fun with wormholes and portals, aliens and UFOs, robots and gadgets, weird and exotic monsters from space, and oh yes, a spot of time travel as well.

Also the author of QUINCY'S CURSE, and co-author of FRACTURED with Brian Clopper.


Website: https://www.unearthlytales.com
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Keith-Robinson/e/B002QL5S1W
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/islandoffog 


Candace Blevins writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, epic fantasy, and a kick-ass motorcycle club series. She’s published more than fifty books. Candace lives with her husband of twenty-two years and their two teenaged daughters. The family’s beloved, goofy, retired racing greyhounds are usually at her side as she writes, quietly keeping her company. Or sometimes not so quietly.


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