Monday, August 29, 2016

Nerding Out at the Space Coast Comic Con with Critically-Acclaimed Author-Panelists on “Crafting Magical Worlds”

Authors provide an educational forum during a fun event in Brevard County, Florida

Award-winning local author, Jaimie Engle, will autograph books at this year’s Space Coast Comic Con at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa, Florida on September 9th, 10th, and 11th. On Saturday, September 10th, Engle will be joined by four amazing local authors to speak during a panel on “Crafting Magical Worlds.” On this panel, five imaginative fantasy authors from the Space Coast region provide a behind-the-scenes look of their unique creative processes, what drives their development and their inspiration to build fantasy worlds in literature. A range from epic to urban to horror for audiences of young adult and adult readers alike, you’re sure to meet your new favorite author and find your next best book at The Con.   

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Jaimie Engle - Writing for Younger Readers: Jaimie Engle writes young adult spec fiction, and is the host of "The Right Engle" podcast, where she discusses sci-fi & fantasy books, films, and shows. Dreadlands:Wolf Moon spins Vikings with Werewolves compared to How to Train Your Dragon  meets the Shanarah Chronicleswww.jmebooks.com.

D. Ryan Gish - Making Old Creatures New Again: D. Ryan Gish's debut novel Enthralled was inspired by his close group of friends. His Zombie fiction merges with the Wild West loner creating a compelling story compared to the Walking Dead meets the Dark Tower. www.jmebooks.com.

Janice Hardy - Writing for Commercial Success: Janice Hardy is the author of The ShifterBlue Fire, and Darkfall from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins. She's also the founder of Fiction University, a site dedicated to helping writers improve their craft, and the author of Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structurea self-guided workshop for planning or revising a novel.

Keith Rommel – Writing with Cinematic Vision: Keith Rommel is an award winning author of ten novels and is an award-winning screenwriter. His writing has been called, "Horror for the curious mind." His first two novels, The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man (see below) are at various stages of production, nearing release for 2016. 

E. J. Wenstrom - Setting up a Sequel: E. J. Wenstrom is a fantasy and science fiction author living in Cape Canaveral, FL. Her debut novel Mud is the first in the Chronicles of the Third Realm War series, and is a Royal Palm Literary Award Semifinalist. She writes for websites about comics, writing and geek culture—find her bylines in The Mary Sue, DIY MFA and more.

Engle will be featured in an interview on the Mike and Mindy show on 99.3 FM at 9am, September 8th, to help promote the event. For more information about the Space Coast Comic Con, visit the event website at http://spacecoastcomiccon.com.

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