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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

Gail Z. Martin is the author of the new epic fantasy novel SHADOW AND FLAME (Orbit Books, March 2016) which is the fourth and final book in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga; IRON AND BLOOD: THE JAKE DESMET ADVENTURES, a new Steampunk series (Solaris Books) co-authored with Larry N. Martin and VENDETTA: A DEADLY CURIOSITIES NOVEL in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC (Solaris Books) and the... Read More →

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Marcia Colette

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A paranormal author who loves twisted plots and supernatural thrills. Visit me at http://www.marciacolette.com I'm a writer who' s beginning to wonder if her genre is urban fantasy, dark fantasy, or supernatural thriller. Oh, who cares? I don't need no stinkin' genre. :-)
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Faith Hunter

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, she has written action adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. Under all her pen names, she has more than 30 books in print in 29 countries. | | Faith is a... Read More →
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Emily Lavin Leverett

I'm a writer of fantasy, scifi, and horror (in that order). I'm an editor of the same, plus a former-editor of erotica. I'm an English professor--a medievalist, though I teach much more than just medieval lit. I'm a hockey fan. I'm a cat owner. For a sample of my work, check out The Big Bad and The Big Bad II, co-edited by me and John Hartness.
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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 tie-in work for Star Wars. Janine is also a member of Women in Aerospace (WIA), BroadUniverse (BU), Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of... Read More →


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