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Friday, July 15 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Writing Urban Fantasy Beyond Werewolves And Vampires And Witches (ET)

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The idea that there are wondrous yet dangerous beings living hidden amongst us is so immensely attractive that certain tropes may have been overused. How can a writer create that sense of dangerous wonder amidst familiarity without invoking vampires or werewolves? When it comes to creating an original urban fantasy universe, what are some of the tricks and traps?

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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 from Tor Books, and KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (available for the Kindle.)  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD WILD WEST anthology from Espec Books and a founding member of Magical Words, the well-known blog for and about writers (magicalwords.net).  When she's not writing, Misty studies... 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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Margaret S. McGraw

Literary Guest
Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor, with Misty Massey and Emily Leverett, of The Weird Wild West, an anthology of short stories about the wildest West that never was, published by eSpec Books in 2015. Their next anthology, Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier, will be published by Falstaff Books in 2017. Margaret writes fantasy and science fiction; blogs about prompt-writing, con reviews, and book reviews at WritersSpark.com; and edits... Read More →
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Tamsin L. Silver

Originally from Michigan, Tamsin L. Silver is a New York City based author who writes YA Urban Fantasy. She currently has two series out: the Windfire Saga and the Sabrina Grayson Novels. She is also the creator/writer/director for the Web Series, Skye of the Damned, produced by VampireFreaks.com and Small Town Pictures. In 2016, she hopes to add to that list with a new werewolf novel, MOON OVER... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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