Friday, October 20, 2017 Events

Author Workshops
11:00pm – 4:00pm

Seducing the Reader – a workshop on openings that will hook your readers with NY Times, USA Today and International Bestselling author Darynda Jones.

Submissions 101– Just finished your manuscript and looking to submit? Get some quick tips from Uncommon Universes Press or present UUP with your previously prepared submission. For more details on their requirements visit their submissions page.

Plot Your Work– Learn to plot your work from concept to finished product, manuscript to marketing using the unique planning guide designed by NY Times and USA Today bestselling author C.J. Ellisson.

Author Branding- Building a consistent brand so readers recognize your books and how to find them with USA Today Bestselling author Mary Buckham.

Wine, Dine and Shop down Main Street


Literary Pub Crawl with Maryland History Tours


Saturday, October 21, 2017 Events

Panels 10:00-4:00

Steampunk Tea- Enjoy a Victorian tea at Tea On the Tiber complete with readings from Steampunk authors Tee Morris and Philippa Ballentine, and Katherine McIntyre

Integrating Horror Presented by Uncommon Universes Press, Janeen Ippolito, Julia Busko and Sarah Delena White – Adding that extra thrill and chill to your story can make them more memorable, even if you’re not typically a horror writer.

Writers as Fans: How Fandoms Influence Our Writing Kathy MacMillan, Meg Eden and F.M. Boughan- a panel of writers discuss their favorite fandoms and how their passions have inspired and influenced their writing.

Topic To Be Announced- Featuring Alys Arden, Theresa Kay and Rysa Walker

Culture Incorporated- What makes a multicultural book, in fact multicultural? Bringing cultural genre books to market and finding your audience with Heather Elizabeth King, L.M. Pruitt and Jason Edwards

Indie Uprising- The crest and subsequent ebbs and flows of the Indie market. Best practices, tips and techniques for an ever changing industry. Moderated by Bryan Nowak, with Meg Eden, C.J. Ellisson, Jill Archer and Cat Miller

Come to the Dark Side- The anti-hero, dark hero and complex villain with K.L. Bone, Jean Murray, F.M Boughan, Dea Schofield, Melissa Annen and L.M. Pruitt

Nevertheless, She Persisted- Writing kickass heroines and wise women in the age after Buffy, Bella and Hermione. Moderated by Rebecca Rivard. With Mary Buckham, Jill Archer, Katherine McIntyre, Kathy MacMillan, Heather Elizabeth King, and R.A. Boyd

You Might Be an Alpha If…- Heroes who fall in the alpha, beta spectrum and what makes them so much fun to read and write with Jean Murray, Rebecca York, R.A. Boyd, Amelia Hutchins and Karina Espinosa

Coming of Age- Young Adult, New Adult, and the readers of every age that enjoy them with Jason Edwards, Leigh Goff, Rysa Walker, Alys Arden, Elizabeth Kirke, Leigh Goff, H.L. Brooks and Toni Decker.

Keynote Speech NY Times, USA Today and International Bestselling author Darynda Jones!


Be sure to visit the AUTHORS PAGE for photos and links to those listed. What amazing talent!

Grab your swag bags when you check in!


Book Signing 4:00-6:00 pm

Wine and Dine down Main Street


Outdoor Movie


Ghost Tour with Maryland History Tours


After Party at the Historical Society Museum



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