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

Hickman Duo Explores Myth

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. . . the very dreams that blister sleep . . .” Tracy Hickman and Laura Curtis Hickman awed a packed Writers’ Track session Friday afternoon with their “Mythics Fundamentals Workshop.” The Hickmans compressed a week-long seminar into an energetic two and a half hours. The workshop covered story mechanics and world-building in the context of myth as defined by Joseph Campbell. (Campbell’s seminal work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, discussed by the Hickmans, is the source of the
 
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Dark Force Threatens “Gods, Goddesses and Heroes”

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At the “witching hour” Saturday night, panelists including a Wiccan/Egyptian witch, an Odinist priestess and an Episcopalian described how their religious and spiritual practices suffused their writing. Suddenly, an eerie wail broke through the back wall of the Greenbriar room. After a second of stunned surprise, the panelists and audience broke into gales of laughter. The screams continued throughout the panel, punctuating the otherwise sober presentation with humor. Panelist Ann Crispin dubbed the sounds the “cries of lost souls,” promising
 
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Debra Dixon Offers Workshop for Novelists

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Debra Dixon will teach a one-hour workshop covering the elements of fiction writing on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the WRIT/Writer’s Track (Greenbriar). The mini seminar is based on concepts from Dixon’s book GMC: Goal, Motivation & Conflict, The Building Blocks of Good Fiction (Gryphon Books for Writers 1996).

W. Australian Fan Journeys to Dragon*Con

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Kim Campbell of Perth, Australia, traveled halfway around the world to attend Dragon*Con. 24 hours of flight time took her through Auckland, New Zealand, Los Angeles, and Chicago before arriving in Atlanta. “I was told that Dragon*Con was the con to come to, ” Campbell explained, confirming Dragon*Con’s worldwide reputation. Asked what her favorite thing about the con was so far, Campbell immediately replied that she had met so many nice people, exchanged cards, and was looking forward to keeping
 
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Heinlein Society Blood Drive Adds Monday Hours

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Not all the vampires collecting blood at Dragon*Con wear black and have alabaster skin and ruby-red lips. The Heinlein Society, assisted by LifeSouth of Atlanta, is sponsoring a blood drive at Dragon*Con located in the Yukon/McKenzie/Rio at the Marriott. Originally scheduled only for Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 10am-2pm, due to donor demand, the drive will continue on Monday from 10am to 2pm. I asked volunteer director Alan “Doc” Koslow, “why give blood when I’m already faint from lack of sleep
 
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Artist Alley Boasts More Artists, New Poster, Bazaar

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Patrick Roberts, Dragon*Con Art Show Director, said artists participating in the Art Show (Artist Alley) are up to 230-plus from 185 in 2002. For the first time, a panel or “jury” selected artists for the show. Roberts is pleased with the process and the results. “Couldn’t have been better,” Roberts said. “We’re working with artists who were declined to get them into the show in the future,” he added. When asked about showstoppers in the Art Show, Roberts said: “Where
 
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Emerald Rose Rocks Oscar Party

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Emerald Rose lead guitarist Logan Sullivan claimed bragging rights for the popular Celtic Rock band.  After meeting “Calisuri” from www.onering.net, Emerald Rose played for the Tolkien party at Dragon*Con 2001.  Before the end of that evening, the band was invited to play as the house band for the cast of the Lord of the Rings: Two Towers at the LOR party following the Oscar presentations in March 2003.  Cast members John Rhys-Davies (“Gimli”), Sean Astin (“Samwise”). Billy Boyd (“Pippin”), and
 
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