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Friday, May 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
We're New Here: How to Navigate Being an "Emerging Author"

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At some point, every published creator was a newcomer to their field. This panel will bring together both established creators and those in the early years of their careers to talk about the challenges they've faced in the publishing world and what they've learned about navigating through them.

Moderators
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Fonda Lee

Author
Fonda Lee is the author of the Nebula-nominated fantasy novel Jade City, and the Andre Norton-nominated science fiction novels Exo and Zeroboxer. Her next novel, Cross Fire, the sequel to Exo, releases in May 2018. A former corporate strategist for Fortune 500 companies, when she... Read More →

Speakers
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Vera Brook

Writer
Vera Brook is a neuroscientist turned science fiction & fantasy writer, braving the indie publishing route. Her debut novel, Sand Runner, was published in June 2017, and Cage Runner, book 2 in the series, followed in February 2018. She's also working on several short stories, but... Read More →
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Peng Shepherd

Writer
Peng is a speculative fiction writer and the author of The Book of M (William Morrow US, Harper Voyager UK). She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where she rode horses and trained in classical ballet. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University, and... Read More →
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Rebecca Thorne

Writer
R. K. Thorne writes and indie publishes romantic fantasy and science fiction. Her first series, The Enslaved Chronicles, launched in 2016. Her writing is fueled by her addiction to notebooks, role-playing games, coffee, and red wine. She'd love to talk about D&D, computer games... Read More →
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Tracy Townsend

Writer, English Instructor
Tracy Townsend is the author of The Nine, book one of the Thieves of Fate series (Pyr), a gaslamp fantasy debut set in a world where theology is a science, three sentient species live in an uneasy truce, and the fate of humanity rests on the shoulders of nine unsuspecting individ... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
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