Amy Herring

Amy L. Herring (Louise Herring-Jones) writes speculative fiction, with a preference for historical fantasy and alternate mystery. Her stories, appearing in fourteen anthologies, include “The Poulterer’s Tale” in God Bless Us, Every One—Christmas Carols beyond Dickens (Voodoo Rumors Media, 2019). Amy is a NaNoWriMo co-municipal liaison. She also coordinates the Huntsville (Alabama) Literary Association’s writers’ group. Visit her online at

“Time Goes By” Panel Rivets Writers

Led by moderator Bill Fawcett, intrepid panelists A.J. Hartley, Leanne Renee Heber, Walter Hunt, Chris Jackson, and Philip Ligon shared how they conquered time gremlins in their writing during the “Time Goes By” panel, 11:30AM Saturday in Hyatt Embassy EF. Fawcett led with commenting that no matter how varied time factors might be in books, it was sequential for us… Read more →

Moesta and Anderson “Pay It Forward”

Writing collaborators Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson explained professionalism and other challenges of the writing life to participants and alumni of the Writer’s Two-Day Intensive Workshop on Friday afternoon. The workshop, taught by Jody Lynn Nye, features guest lecturers who speak on various topics of concern to emerging writers. Anderson stressed the importance of a professional attitude and that… Read more →

Writers Track Answers the Dilemma, “That Scene Won't Work! What Do I Do Now?”

Writers Track Answers the Dilemma, “That Scene Won’t Work! What Do I Do Now?”

Writers Track moderator Vanessa Giunta quizzed a stellar panel of writers on Friday at the Hyatt, asking first how they wrote themselves out of corners. Andrew Oliver, appearing on a convention panel for the first time, approached the question by addressing what each character’s goal was and how they reached it. J.M. Paquette also took a character-centric approach, suggesting that… Read more →

Author/Physicist Les Johnson Champions Solar Sails

Author/Physicist Les Johnson Champions Solar Sails

Science fact and fiction author Les Johnson made the case at Dragon Con for solar sail development for otherwise inaccessible solar research, interstellar flight, and potential planetary protection. Speaking from a virtual platform in the Science track (Friday at 11AM), Johnson presented “Solar Sails: Using Sunlight to Explore the Solar System and Beyond.”  Presenting as an author of science fiction… Read more →

Actor/Writer Dave Schroeder Applauds ARTC

Actor/Writer Dave Schroeder Applauds ARTC

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) will perform twice at Dragon Con in 2021. Be sure to come early to get a seat, since ARTC’s shows are popular and the best seats fill up fast. The Friday evening show will be an adaptation of Jerry Pournelle’s Exiles to Glory at 8:30PM in Hyatt Centennial II–III, and the Sunday evening show… Read more →

“Does Art Inform Science?”

“Does Art Inform Science?”

Sunday at 10PM, the Science Track YouTube channel streamed the “Science and Art” panel. Moderator Lali DeRosier and panelists Charon Henning and Celia Yost debated not only how science informs art, but proved, in this observer’s opinion, that art also informs science. Beginning with the contrast of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with STEAM (adding an ”A” for “Art”), Henning,… Read more →

Warrior Nun Fans Predict Second Season Puzzlers

Panelists Kevin Bachelder, Joy Hatcher, Lindy Rae Keelan, D.R. Perry, and Fr. Bryan Small met for “In This Life or the Next: A Warrior Nun Fan Panel” on Sunday at 5 PM on the Urban Fantasy  YouTube channel. Carol Malcolm, also a fan of the series, moderated and began the panel by announcing that the Netflix series had been awarded a… Read more →

Every Urban Fantasy Sleuth has a Mystery Backbone

“Investigating the Uncanny: Detectives in Urban Fantasy” showcased panelists Stuart Jaffe, Melissa Olson, Rachel Rawlings, Mel Todd, and R.R. Virdi, moderated by Carol Malcolm, on Sunday at 10AM, Urban Fantasy YouTube channel. All the author panelists included investigators in their writing. Their sleuths were involved in some type of supernatural community and each had different levels of psychic abilities and… Read more →

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