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Friday, July 15 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Terrible Reasons Not To Include Diverse Characters In Fiction (ET)

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Authors are becoming more and more aware of how diversity can impact their readership.  So how do you incorporate diversity from race to sexual orientation to transgender into your stories respectfully and honestly.

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Stuart Jaffe

Stuart Jaffe is the author of The Max Porter Paranormal-Mysteries, The Malja Chronicles post-apocalyptic fantasy series, The Bluesman pulp series, and much more including the stand alone novels FOUNDERS and REAL MAGIC. His short stories have been collected in 10 BITS OF MY BRAIN and... Read More →

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Samantha Bryant

Teacher Foreign Languages, Orange County Schools
I've been a teacher for 26 years in Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina, working with students from 6th grade through college in English, Spanish, Drama, and Technology (and even Chorus, once). At ALS, I teach Spanish via technology. Besides teaching, I write. I'm a novelist... Read More →
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A.J. Hartley

Special Literary Guest
A.J. Hartley is the international and NY Times bestselling author of a dozen novels including the mystery/thrillers THE MASK OF ATREUS, ON THE FIFTH DAY, WHAT TIME DEVOURS and TEARS OF THE JAGUAR and the young adult fantasy adventures ACT OF WILL and WILL POWER. The first of his Darwen... Read More →
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Emily Lavin Leverett

Emily Lavin Leverett is a fantasy, sci-fi, and horror writer, an editor, and an English Professor. Her works have appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Drafthorse: A Journal of Work and No Work, and Athena’s Daughters II. Her edited collections include The Big Bad: an Anthology of... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Provincial A-B

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