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 "The Twittering of Sparrows" in Asian Pulp (Pro Se Press 2015) and "Gooji" in Luna's Children: Full Moon Mayhem (Dark Oak Press, 2014). She practices law in Alabama and is an advocate for privacy rights, First Amendment guarantees, and other constitutionally protected freedoms. 

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

Palmetto Knights Present Spears at The Armory

Palmetto Knights Present Spears at The Armory

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The Docent of the Palmetto Knights added a panel to their repertoire on “Spears: The Thrown Point” Saturday evening, covering a variety of weapons used for hunting and warfare since the dawn of humanity. The Knights considered the origin of the spear in fire-hardened sticks used by hunters and by peasant-conscripted troops. They displayed and explained the purpose and use of a variety of hafted weapons: the hunting or boar spear, the javelin, and the Roman pilum, and medieval lances,
 
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Author Omnibus: The Many Roads to Publication

Author Omnibus: The Many Roads to Publication

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The publishing industry has been in flux with larger houses changing course, smaller presses blooming practically overnight, and ebooks increasing their share of the market in almost all consumer categories. What choices should fiction writers make among the possible publishing venues? I corralled my usual list of suspects (plus some new contributors) and cried for help. Their responses follow in the order received. Daily Dragon (DD): What is the basis of your own knowledge or, better yet, direct experience with
 
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Elizabeth Donald Walks Into a Bar; Everyone You Love Dies

Elizabeth Donald Walks Into a Bar; Everyone You Love Dies

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Come and linger in the dark and creepy shadows of speculative fiction with Author/Editor/Journalist Elizabeth Donald. Daily Dragon (DD): Your fiction might be best described as eclectic, including vampires, zombies, space ships, perhaps some romance, and more, oh my. Are you a horror writer, a science fiction author, something in between, or something else entirely unique? What tempts you to write across genres? Elizabeth Donald (ED): They always tell you to “write what you know,” but I say write what
 
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An Interview with Faith Hunter, Creator of Jane Yellowrock

An Interview with Faith Hunter, Creator of Jane Yellowrock

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Faith Hunter returns for Dragon Con 2015! An attractive hazel-eyed blonde with a penchant for natural jewelry, Hunter is the creator of one of the most loved kick-ass heroines of contemporary fantasy and is hard at work on a new series. The New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock, Rogue Mage, and The Soulwood series answered our questions between whitewater kayaking trips and arriving in Atlanta.

An Interview with Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

An Interview with Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

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With topics that range from the Tick to vampire dystopia, no challenge daunts the dynamic writing duo that is Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith. Their new Crown & Key books mesh fantasy superheroes with steampunk in an earlier era better known for its poets than its emerging tech. I asked the Griffiths about their new novels and other fan favorites.

Eugie Foster: In Memoriam

Eugie Foster: In Memoriam

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On behalf of the DC2KWriters One should sorrow, but not sink under sorrow’s oppression. —Eugie Foster, “Mortal Clay, Stone Heart” (2010) On September 27, 2014, we lost Eugie Foster, editor of the Daily Dragon, to the frailty of what she often called her “human suit.” Her spirit lives on in her enduring body of work, including nominated and award-winning fiction. Her stories and much more are described on her website, now maintained by her devoted husband, Matthew. Eugie shunned praise
 
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Interview Footnote: Naomi Novik Promises a “Dragon or Two” in Unfettered

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After submitting my interview questions to Naomi Novik, I discovered “In Favour with Their Stars,” another jewel of a story by her which I had not included in my queries. This short story contribution to Unfettered, edited by Shawn Speakman, began with the gift of a handmade plush dragon (Temeraire, of course) to Novik’s daughter. In her introductory remarks to the story, Novik recalled, “She [Erika Swanson] offered me the lovely idea of the Temeraire-universe dragons encountering early attempt at
 
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Allston and Crispin Honored at Dragon Con Memorial

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Friends and fans gathered today at 5:30PM in the Hyatt’s International North Ballroom to remember and honor Aaron Allston and A. C. (Ann) Crispin, both authors who regularly attended Dragon Con as guests and had taught writing classes at the convention. They each passed away in the year following the 2013 Dragon Con, Crispin in September, 2013, and Allston in February, 2014. Attendees were given memorial leis as they entered the ballroom. Many of those present wore Hawaiian shirts, Allston’s
 
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