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Saturday, June 4 • 5:00pm - 5:55pm
Do Female Characters Come With an Expiration Date?

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Are readers only interested in female characters who are between 16 and 36 years old? Why are so many fictional worlds apparently devoid of children, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins and other women not in the ‘love interest’ age bracket? How do you create characters that show a more realistic range of ages and weave them into the story?

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Gail Z. Martin

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Gail Z. Martin is the author of Scourge: A Darkhurst Novel, from Solaris Books. Gail is also the author of Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel and Trifles and Folly 1: A Deadly Curiosities Collection, the latest in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC; Shadow and Flame is the fourth... Read More →

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Marcia Colette

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I write science fiction under V.G. Harrison and paranormal under Marcia Colette. Along with loving twisted plots and supernatural thrills, I'm a geek who loves anything and everything to do with STEAM. Definitely visit me at https://www.vgharrison.com/ or http://www.marciacolette.com... Read More →
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Faith Hunter

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New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter has written the Jane Yellowrock series and the Rogue Mage series, as well as the Rogue Mage Role Playing Game. The Soulwood series will be a paranormal crime solving trilogy featuring Nell Nicholson Ingram. Under the pen name Gwen Hunter... Read More →
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Emily Leverett

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Emily Lavin Leverett is an author, editor, and scholar. She is the author of the paranormal romance series The Wolf and the Nun based on the life and stories of 12th century abbess Marie de France: The Wolf and the Cloiser and The Enchanted Rose are out now; The Song of the Black... Read More →
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Janine K. Spendlove

Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the United States Marine Corps. In the writing world, she is an award winning author primarily known for her War of the Seasons fantasy series. She has several short stories published in various speculative fiction anthologies, to include... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 5:00pm - 5:55pm EDT
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