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.

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Artist Melissa Gay Brings Chesley Award Winner to Dragon Con

Artist Melissa Gay Brings Chesley Award Winner to Dragon Con

Dragon Con artist Melissa Gay brought back a Chesley Award this year for her work entitled Offering. The Chesley category was for Best Game-related Artwork. “The game I did it for was Michael Bielaczyc’s RPG, Sagaborn (core rulebook),” Gay said. Prints are available in the Art Show’s Print Shop, as well as at Gay’s artist table (BT18). The original is… Read more →

Creativity 101 Offers Strategies for Writers

A panel of Nancy Knight, moderator, Janny Wurts, Lucienne Diver, David Mcinnes Gill, Kim Harrison, and Ali Fisher brainstormed about ways that writers can keep their creativity levels high. Before moving on to possible strategies, Fisher and Ali agreed that voice, that unique lens of telling a story as no one else could, is the single most important thing they… Read more →

Care and Feeding of Writers at Work Panel Reassures Authors

Editors Claire Eddy, Steve Staffel, and Stephen Mazur joined editor/author Jaym Gates and agent/author Lucienne Diver at a Sunday panel that addressed how to care for writers during the editorial and sales phases of publishing. Regarding the relationship between editors and authors, Diver said that the ideal is one of respect and open communication.  Ideal relationship notwithstanding, she stressed that… Read more →

Writer’s Block Relief at Dragon Con

Anya Martin moderated a stellar panel on writer’s block for the Writer’s Track with fellow panelists Mercedes Lackey, Kim Harrison, Gail Z. Martin, John G. Hartness, Jennifer St. Giles, Kathryn Hinds, and Anne Bartolucci, PhD, CBSM. Wondering about the significance of the size of the audience, Anya Martin began the panel with a one-size-fits-all solution for writer’s block: coffee! But… Read more →

Black Dog Panel Sheds Light on Mental Health Issues

Gail Z. Martin, John G. Hartness, Misty Massey, and Darin Kennedy brought the “hold on to the light” initiative to Dragon Con in a Science Fiction Literature Track panel Saturday afternoon. Martin clarified that the presentation was not a workshop or a prescriptive, but a look at how mental health issues are portrayed in literature and the media. The panelists… Read more →

The Legend Named Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick spoke to writers at Jody Lynn Nye’s Writer’s Intensive Workshop on Friday. Resnick’s topics were announced by Nye: “Long careers and short stories.” The legendary Resnick is the all-time leading award winner for short science fiction and has won a Nebula, five Hugos (nominated 37 times), and other major awards in six countries. He reminded his rapt listeners… Read more →

The Many Facets of Fightin’ and Writin’

John Robinson, moderator, led the cohort of fighting experts who advanced on the topic from several different perspectives in Friday night’s not-your-usual Writer’s Track “Fightin’ and Writin’” panel. Scouts out front included panelists  Chris A. Jackson (fantasy and role-playing games), Allen Johnson (screenwriting and historic values), Nick Eftimiades (martial arts, defense,  diplomacy, and counter-terrorism, all spliced into Hollywood consulting), and… Read more →

Ace Executive Editor Anne Sowards Reflects on the Editorial Process

Anne Sowards spoke about acquisition and editing novels to a group of participants and alumni at Jody Lynn Nye’s Writers Intensive workshop on Friday afternoon.  An executive editor at Penguin Random House, Sowards acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for their Ace and Roc imprints. Sowards said that her office does not accept unrepresented submissions and, therefore, no longer employs slush-pile readers. She said she reads a few chapters before making a decision, and… Read more →

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