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

‘When Do You Need an Agent?’: Bill Fawcett Writer’s Intensive

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Drawing on forty years of experience in the book business, Bill Fawcett answered his own query in an entertaining talk on Friday afternoon to Jody Lynn Nye’s Writer’s Intensive Workshop participants and alumni. Fawcett said that you should not have an agent until you have an offer in hand but that some authors are able to engage an agent earlier due to relationships with the agent or one of the agent’s clients. He noted that if you sell a book
 
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How to Launch a Book the Geek Way with Filk and Fun: Gray Rinehart

How to Launch a Book the Geek Way with Filk and Fun: Gray Rinehart

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When Gray Rinehart, author, editor, Baen Books Slushmaster General, and singer/songwriter, launched his new book Walking On The Sea of Clouds (WordFire Press, July 26, 2017), he invited all of his friends and provided nerdy music, fun and good food. And, if you missed the launch, you can get a sampling of the associated filk and fun at Dragon Con with performances by Gray himself, and his book-launch entertainers of choice, The Blibbering Humdingers. Gray said, “I’m doing a little
 
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“Some people call him Maurice”: John G. Hartness

“Some people call him Maurice”: John G. Hartness

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From award-winning author to editor to publisher of Falstaff Books, John G. Hartness knows his way around the book merry-go-round, beginning with his early days as an indie author. And he’s not afraid to tell you what he thinks in colorful, humorous language. The Daily Dragon quizzed John on the many aspects of his expansive career as he prepared for his annual trek to Atlanta from the North Carolina hill country he calls home. Daily Dragon (DD): You’ve had great
 
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Superheroes and Space Opera and Demons: Van Allen Plexico

Superheroes and Space Opera and Demons: Van Allen Plexico

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How did a pleasant (dare I say mild-mannered?) professor became the next great creator of superheroes… or is he already? His fans sure think so! And he has me convinced as well. I met with him before Dragon Con to ask about his metamorphosis. Daily Dragon (DD): Describe the genesis of your Sentinels series and how it just keeps on going. Van Allen Plexico (VAP): It started way back in the halcyon days of the ’90s when my friend Bobby
 
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Anderson and Moesta Address Writer’s Intensive Workshop

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Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta enlightened participants and alumni of Jody Lynn Nye‘s Writer’s Intensive Workshop, discussing craft and publishing on Friday afternoon. Authors, publishers, editors, motivators, Anderson and Moesta run WordFire Press and have produced the Superstars writing seminars. The dynamic duo began with the progression from casual to professional writing. Anderson said that writing short stories used to be the thing to do, then the writer would get an agent (or be approached by one) and a
 
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An Interview with Todd McCaffrey: Author, Artist, Baker-man, Chef!

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Todd McCaffrey, a true Renaissance man, author of City of Angels and novels in the incomparable Pern series, is probably one of the nicest guys ever to grace Dragon Con. Todd forgave my timing and ether issues and answered belated queries for the Daily Dragon, including the recipe for his famous crepes: Daily Dragon (DD): Your novel City of Angels, released with new art direction this year by Word Fire Press (Kevin Anderson and Rebecca Moesta, publishers), delves into a
 
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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Conquers Mercury in Retrograde

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Conquers Mercury in Retrograde

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Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, a veteran author of over 90 books, mesmerized the students and alumni of Jody Lynn Nye’s Writer’s Intensive Workshop on Friday (in spite of noted astrological challenges to communication). Over the last 48 years, Yarbro has written 28 series in different genres. She is now working on her 95th book and shows no signs of slowing down. Responding to questions from her keen audience, Yarbro revealed the genesis of her Saint-Germain vampire series: the claims made by
 
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11 Tips to Increase Your Writing Productivity with Kevin J. Anderson

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The Hyatt Embassy C–D at 4PM on Saturday was the panel to attend if you were interested in learning more how to be more productive with your writing. Kevin J. Anderson, international bestselling author with over 140 published books in 23 languages, demonstrated how we can make time to write. Be prolific or starve. Writing one book a year makes it virtually impossible to pay the bills. Being a part-time writer usually consists of the following formula: One to two
 
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