Local Authors to Hold Panel Discussion on Writing and Publishing


Five local authors will be part of a panel discussion and Q&A session to provide tips to writers who want to get published.

The event will be held on at 2 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Conference Center (Room E124AB). It is free and open to the public.

The author panel will include:

Lesley Conner, is a writer, editor, and managing editor of Apex Publications and Apex Magazine. She enjoys researching fascinating historical figures, rare demons, and new ways to dispose of bodies, interweaving the three into strange horrifying tales.

Courtney Sloan is an author, FCC professor, and writing coach. She has a love for the macabre and a flare for the next to normal. She writes speculative fiction with a variety of horror and sass mixed in for flavor.

Fran Wilde is an author, former college professor, winner of the Andre Norton and Compton Crook awards, and a Nebula award nominee. She writes science fiction and fantasy. She holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in information architecture and interaction design.

Damien Angelica Walters is an author and winner of “This is Horror’s Short Story Collection of the Year.” Her short fiction has been nominated twice for a Bram Stoker Award, reprinted in “The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror” and “The Year’s Best Weird Fiction,” and published in various anthologies and magazines.

Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, and short fiction. He has authored more than forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His novels have been translated into many other languages, including German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, and Taiwanese. In addition to his own original work, he has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman. Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Keene serves as Executive Producer for the independent film studio Drunken Tentacle Productions. He also oversees Maelstrom, his own small press publishing imprint specializing in collectible limited editions, via Thunderstorm Books.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement’s Mini-Grant Program.