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Friday, June 3 • 5:00pm - 5:55pm
Mystic Pregnancies and Magic Babies

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Time and again, in books and film, we're asked to believe in the magic baby, a child that grows to maturity in a matter of days, destined to save the world (or possibly wreak utter destruction.) What makes it so attractive to so many writers? What are some of the problems that writers fail to deal with when employing the mystical pregnancy plotline?

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Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas (Tor), KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (Amazon) and the upcoming KESTREL'S DANCE (Lore Seekers Press).  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD... Read More →

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Sarah Adams

Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University
Sarah Joy Adams is the author, with Emily Lavin Leverett, of Winter's Heir, Book 2 of the Eisteddfod Chronicles and its predecessor, Changeling's Fall. Both books are published by Falstaff Books. She is putting the final touches on a novel about berserkers in Buffalo, NY. When she... Read More →
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S.H. Roddey

Author, Writing
South Carolina native S.H. Roddey has been writing for fun since she was a child and enjoys building worlds across the speculative fiction spectrum filled with mystery and intrigue. She brings to the literary world a unique blend of humor, emotion, and wild ideas filled with dark... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 5:00pm - 5:55pm EDT
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