Amy Herring

Amy Herring

As Louise Herring-Jones, Amy Herring writes mainstream, historical, and speculative fiction as well as non-fiction. Her stories have been included in anthologies, most recently “Michaelis and the Dew Shades” in Fae Visions of the Mediterranean: An Anthology of Horrors and Wonders of the Sea (Futurefire.net Publishing, 2016), "Tender" in Life on the Rez (Tree-Lion Press, 2016), and "Moundville Revisited" in Ruins Excavation (Hadley Rille Books, 2015). She practices law in Alabama and is an advocate for privacy rights, First Amendment guarantees, and other constitutionally protected freedoms.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Website: http://www.louiseherring-jones.com

A. C. Crispin Workshops Spawn Online Groups, Publication Success

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Best-selling author Ann C. Crispin’s Dragon*Con workshops have generated two successful online writers’ groups and published stories and novels by at least six of Crispin’s students, Crispin told her Advanced Writers’ Workshop students Sunday. The workshop had a full roster of 18 students and featured self-editing and marketing/promotion this year. The first online writers’ support and critique group started as a result of Crispin’s 2000 Dragon*Con beginners’ workshop. Writers in that group wanted to continue to review and critique each
 
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Oneupmanship

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At Tracy and Laura Hickman’s myth workshop Friday, Tracy began to describe the benefit of outlines to writers by analogy: “If you hold a handful of marbles too tightly, the marbles start popping out.” The immediate question from one witty fan: “So, the more you tighten your grip, the more marbles will slip through your fingers?” As if this wasn’t enough to flummox Tracy, at Saturday’s “Waiting to Exhale” panel in the Writer’s Track, Tracy humorously questioned, “Has anyone ever
 
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D*C Tracks Cover SF TV Highlights

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Dragon*Con is a haven for science fiction fans whose favorite genre is television media. According to Marc Berman, a TV analyst for www.mediaweek.com (as reported in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), “the end of the X-Files [in 2002] signaled the end of a golden era for sci-fi” on television. Even though Buffy may have “slain her last vampire” on first-run, primetime TV (per AJC), Dragon*Con still offers tracks catering to fans of long-cancelled and happily current SF series. Identified by AJC
 
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A Chat with audre at the Digital Art Show

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“Dragon*Con’s digital art show is one of a kind for genre fandom,” said audre, the digital show’s director. Located in Artist Alley (Marriott Imperial Ballroom), “get art the way you want,” is the slogan for the program. The show within the art show offers digital art in a variety of media: glossy canvas, glossy Light Jet™, matte Light Jet™, and metallic Light Jet™ as well as full color T-shirts and mousepads. Light Jet™ is a $150,000 printer that prints in
 
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Ghoultown to Stage Farewell Concert at Dragon*Con

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Ghoultown will perform its farewell concert at Dragon*Con 2004 Sun 1AM Regency Ballroom VI-VII. Count Lyle, Ghoultown’s lead vocalist, said, “letting Dragon*Con be our last show is kind of a cool thing.”  Lyle added, “We are retiring and doing something else, letting the winds blow us wherever.”  Fans interested in following the group should check out their website at www.ghoultown.com. Santi, the band’s bass player, called Ghoultown’s music “heavy western,” crediting the term to the group’s acoustic guitarist Lizard Lazario. 
 
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Hurricane Frances Felt at Dragon*Con

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While MSNBC reported today that Hurricane Frances is weakening, Dragon*Con is still feeling its effects. The Daily Dragon received random calls all Friday morning asking whether Dragon*Con was being cancelled. 2.5 million Floridians were ordered to evacuate as meteorologists tried to forecast Frances’s landfall, but, in the tradition of the circus, the Dragon*Con “show” will go on. Not to say that Dragon*Con will be free entirely from side-effects caused by Hurricane Frances. One Artist Alley exhibitor groaned that his best
 
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