Amanda Faith

Amanda Faith

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together.

Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced.

Teaching high school English by day, college English by night, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con and an intern for Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta at WordFire Press. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Masters in Education-English, and a Doctorate in Education-Teacher Leadership. Check out her website at www.amandafaith.net.

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Website: http://www.amandafaith.net

Don’t Forget to Rate Your Panels!

Don’t Forget to Rate Your Panels!

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So many panels. So much to see and do. It’s so easy to get caught up in the awesomeness of Dragon Con. The cosplay, the photo opportunities, the people you long to be with every year who are your family, the volunteers, the vendors, the artists…everything that makes Dragon Con the most wonderful place to be on Labor Day Weekend is right here. Want to see your favorite panels or events come back? Want input as to which panels and
 
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Happy New Year at Dragon Con

Happy New Year at Dragon Con

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What a fantastic way to start the Con off. In the Marriott Atrium Ballroom Thursday night at 8:30PM was the Nerdy New Year Party, the official kickoff event signaling the beginning of Dragon Con. Dr. Q was a wonderful and entertaining Master of Ceremonies. Granted, there were some technical glitches at first. Apparently, in Dragon Con fashion, our five hotels were causing a brownout all across Atlanta. This, in turn, created problems for Dragon Con. Tech Support, in their infamous and
 
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It’s an Artsy Affair

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The Dragon Con Art Show’s Artisan Gallery will open Friday at 1PM in the Hyatt Grand Hall. There is so much talent present at this year’s Dragon Con. This is definitely a great place to peruse and purchase a creative piece as a memento of your time here. Visitors can view original paintings and prints, sculptures, jewelry, pottery, masks, dolls, and puppets for purchase. There is also a running auction that allows patrons to place a bid on the piece
 
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Which History Would That Be? An Interview with Michael J. Martinez

Which History Would That Be? An Interview with Michael J. Martinez

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Michael J. Martinez has spent the past 20 years as a professional writer and journalist, including stints at The Associated Press and ABCNEWS.com. As a writer of alternative history science fiction, he is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. His newest novel, MJ-12: Inception, will be officially released September 6, 2016 (with a debut at Dragon Con). Daily Dragon (DD): Welcome back to Dragon Con. Thank you so much for taking
 
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An Hour Well Spent with Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Sherrilyn Kenyon spent an hour with her fans in the Westin Augusta room Sunday at 4PM. She was accompanied by Alethea Kontis. Kenyon spent a few minutes talking about upcoming projects. There is a movie and TV series coming out, as well as more Dark-Hunter and The Chronicle of Nick books. Of course, what would a Kenyon panel be without her wonderful Southern charm and wit? She definitely has a way of connecting with her fans while keeping them in
 
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A Musical, Magical Night with the Georgia Philharmonic

A Musical, Magical Night with the Georgia Philharmonic

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There was a packed room at the Hyatt Centennial Saturday at 7PM to listen to the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor John Morrison has served as music director of the Georgia Philharmonic since 2010. For more than a decade, John Morrison has been the executive director of the Georgia Academy of Music, also conducting the chamber orchestra. The 60-some musicians make up the body of the Georgia Philharmonic. It is a philharmonic in the truest sense of the word: local musicians
 
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Are You A Private Person? Hacking 101

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Randal Schwartz and Kit Walsh were the hosts of this informative and funny panel on Saturday, 7PM, at the Marriott, A601–602. This presentation was not about how to hack, but how to be private with your information while out in public. On the screen was a display he called the Wall of Sheep, showing recent users who had logged into the free wifi at the Marriott. Since people focus on the free part, they think it’s safe. Users fail to
 
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Tai Chi with the Gracious Erin Gray

Tai Chi with the Gracious Erin Gray

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Dragon Con was so fortunate to have the lovely Erin Gray Friday at 4PM in the Hyatt. Erin Gray is an internationally known actress, speaker, writer, and tai chi teacher. Her passions lie in teaching the arts of chi kung and tai chi, believing these life-enhancing tools holds the key to longevity, good health and for releasing one’s greatest potential. According to Gray, “Tai chi is a powerful healing art, a moving meditation, and a non-contact martial art all in one.
 
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