Guests: Literary

Together Studios

Together Studios

A novelist and game designer, Keith Baker is best known for creating the Eberron Campaign Setting for Dungeons & Dragons and the storytelling card game Gloom. He's produced a host of games, novels, and RPG material, including the novel The Queen of Stone and the card game Cthulhu Fluxx. Currently he's developing Phoenix: Dawn Command through his new company, Twogether Studios. Keith can be found online at Keith-Baker.com, or on Twitter as @HellcowKeith. 

Jenn Ellis has a passion for making games and events that bring people together. She’s the people & product side of Twogether Studios as well as the producer of the RPG Phoenix: Dawn Command and the upcoming card game Ililmat. Jenn has lived in both Portlands and currently resides in the Oregon one.

L.E. Modesitt Jr.

L.E. Modesitt Jr.

L.E. MODESITT, JR. is the bestselling author of over seventy novels encompassing two science fiction series and four fantasy series including the Saga of Recluce, The Imager Portfolio,  and SpellSong Cycle, as well as several other novels in the science fiction genre.

Mr. Modesitt has been a delivery boy; a lifeguard; an unpaid radio disc jockey; a U.S. Navy pilot; a market research analyst; a real estate agent; a director of research for a political campaign; legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman; Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues; and a college lecturer and writer in residence. In addition to his novels, Mr. Modesitt has published technical studies and articles, columns, poetry, and a number of science fiction stories. His first story was published in 1973. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.

Neo Edmund

Neo Edmund

NEO EDMUND, former child actor turned screenwriter, comic book writer, and bestselling author began his career in Hollywood appearing on numerous television shows, most notably as a member of the infamous PUTTY PAROLE on 75 EPISODES of MIGHTY MORPIN POWER RANGERS andPOWER RANGERS ZEO.

Opting to pursue his passion for writing he transitioned into the creative side of the film and TV industry, working as a STORY DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE, CREATIVE CONSULTANT, SCRIPT DOCTOR and FILM PRODUCER.

Most recently, WordFire Press published Neo’s first novel of a five book series titled A TALE OF RED RIDING, RISE OF THE ALPHA HUNTRESS, with book 2 set to release in late 2016. He has writtennumerous animated TV episodes including HASBRO’S KAIJUDO- RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS.  

Working along side comic book icon writer Marv Wolfman, Neo co-wrote the (currently in production) animated film JETT FIGHTER SAVES THE WORLD. He is also the co-creator of the techno-vampire comic-to-film action thriller CLAN OF THE VEIN, set for production in 2017.

Additional writing credits include dozens of comics and graphic novels including: JURASSIC STRIKE FORCE FIVE, JUMPSTART'S WINDY HALLOWS, SPIKE TV's 1000 WAYS TO DIE, and THE MONSTER HUNTERS HANDBOOK.

Neo has also has written numerous novels that are listed among titles meeting the Common Core standard for English Education. These titles include: DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S DINOSAURS & PREHISTORIC PREDATORS, SHARK WEEK'S MEGALODONE & PREHISTORIC SHARKS, SHARK WEEK’S GREAT WHITE SHARKS, and HISTORY CHANNEL'S MANKIND. 

http://www.NeoEdmund.com
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LJ Hachmiester

LJ Hachmiester

LJ Hachmiester is a writer, world champion martial artist, professional illustrator and musician originally from Chicago, Illinois. Her series Triorion combines her love of great characters with her love of the unknown and science fiction. Her second series, Shadowless will debut this year with its first book. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her wifeand two rambunctious dogs.

Josh Vogt

Josh Vogt

A full-time freelance writer, Josh Vogt has been published in dozens of genre markets with work ranging from flash fiction to short stories to doorstopper novels that cover fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, pulp, and more. He also writes for a wide variety of RPG developers such Paizo, Modiphius, and Privateer Press. His debut fantasy novel, Forge of Ashes, adds to the popular Pathfinder Tales line. WordFire Press has launched his urban fantasy series, The Cleaners, with Enter the Janitor (2015) and The Maids of Wrath (2016). You can find him at JRVogt.com. He’s a member of SFWA as well as the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. 

Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories. 

​Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker. 

​For four years, she was on the technical operations staff of a local Chicago television station, WFBN (WGBO), serving the last year as Technical Operations Manager. During her time at WFBN, she was part of the engineering team that built the station, acted as Technical Director during live sports broadcasts, and worked to produce in-house spots and public service announcements.

​Since 1987 she has published over 45 books and more than 120 short stories. Among the novels Jody has written are her epic fantasy series, The Dreamland, beginning with Waking In Dreamland, five contemporary humorous fantasies, Mythology 101, Mythology Abroad, Higher Mythology (the three collected by Meisha Merlin Publishing as Applied Mythology), Advanced Mythology, The Magic Touch, and three medical science fiction novels, Taylor’s Ark, Medicine Show and The Lady and the Tiger. Strong Arm Tactics, a humorous military science fiction novel, the first of The Wolfe Pack series. Jody also wrote The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern, a non-fiction-style guide to the world of internationally best-selling author Anne McCaffrey’s popular world. She also collaborated with Anne McCaffrey on four science fiction novels, The Death of Sleep, Crisis On Doona, Treaty At Doona and The Ship Who Won, andwrote a solo sequel to The Ship Who Won entitled The Ship Errant. Jody co-authored the Visual Guide to Xanth with best-selling fantasy author Piers Anthony, and edited an anthology of humorous stories about mothers in science fiction, fantasy, myth and legend, entitled Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear! She wrote eight books with the late Robert Lynn Asprin, License Invoked, a contemporary fantasy set in New Orleans, and sevenset in Asprin’s Myth Adventures universe: Myth-Told Tales (anthology), Myth Alliances, Myth-Taken Identity, Class Dis-Mythed, Myth-Gotten Gains, Myth Chief, and Myth-Fortunes. Since Asprin’s passing, she has published Myth-Quoted and Dragons Deal (Ace Books), third in Asprin’s Dragons series. Her newest series is the Lord Thomas Kinago books, beginning with View From the Imperium (Baen Books), a humorous military SF novel. 

​Her newest books are Fortunes of the Imperium, an e-collection of cat stories, Cats Triumphant (Event Horizon), Dragons Run (fourth in the Dragons series) andLaunch Pad, an anthology of science fiction stories co-edited with Mike Brotherton. 

​ Coming next in the pipeline is the next Myth-Adventures novel, Myth-Fits, and the her novella in the second in the Clan of the Claw series, Tooth and Claw.

​Over the last twenty or so years, Jody has taught in numerous writing workshops and participated on hundreds of panels covering the subjects of writing and being published at science-fiction conventions. She has also spoken in schools and libraries around the north and northwest suburbs. In 2007 she taught fantasy writing at Columbia College Chicago. She also runs the two-day writers workshop at DragonCon.

​Jody lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, with her husband Bill Fawcett, a writer, game designer, military historian and book packager, and a black cat, Jeremy.Check out her websites at www.jodynye.com and mythadventures.net. She is on Facebook as Jody Lynn Nye and Twitter @JodyLynnNye.

Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray


Claudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.) I write novels full-time, absolutely love it, and hope to be able to do this forever. My home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. In my free time I read, travel, hike, cook and listen to music. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, GoodReads, Instagram or (of course) my own home page. If you want to contact me, you can email me here, but your best bet is probably to Tweet me. I don't do follows on Twitter, but I follow everyone back on Tumblr, Pinterest and GoodReads.
 

A.L. Davroe

A.L. Davroe

A.L. (Amanda) Davroe writes both YA and adult speculative fiction. She prefers revisionist tales in paranormal, romance, Steampunk, and fantasy. She is the author of For Your Heart (YA paranormal romance), Nexis (YA Sci-Fi), M.I.A. (YA horror/thriller), and her new novel, Redux, is coming out with Entangled Publishing March 21, 2017!

By day, Amanda lives in Connecticut with her two feline hench-creatures and makes cheese.  She's a terrible blusher, has a weak spot for cuddly animals, loves LaffyTaffy and Cadbury MiniEggs, and she's a huge advocate of alternative healing methods.  Amanda also wears purple shoes and corsets...Though not always in the same ensemble.  She's a Capricorn, a Hufflepuff, a bit gothic, and a few nuggets short of a Happy Meal.