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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 10 MORE BITS OF MY BRAIN. Numerous other short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies. Stuart lives in rural North Carolina, and for those who keep... Read More →

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Samantha Bryant

Dangerous When Bored
Samantha Bryant is a middle school Spanish teacher by day and a mom and novelist by night. That makes her a superhero all the time. Her secret superpower is finding lost things. When she's not writing or teaching, Samantha enjoys time with her family, watching old movies, baking, reading, and going places. Her favorite gift is tickets (to just about anything). | | She’s the author of Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero... 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 Arkwright children’s fantasy trilogy (DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE PEREGRINE PACT) came out from Penguin/Razorbill in 2011 and won SIBA’s best YA novel... Read More →
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Darin Kennedy

Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in 2003 in the sands of northern Iraq. His debut novel, a paranormal thriller titled THE MUSSORGSKY RIDDLE, was born from a fusion of two of his... 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 Evil and Big Bad II with John Hartness, as well as Tales from the Weird Wild West with Misty Massey and Margaret McGraw.  Her study of... Read More →


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

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