Planet Comic Con
April 28-30, 2017, Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO
I have been confirmed for the following panels at this show:
[FRI 5:30-6:30PM 2105] I Finished My Novel! … now what do I do with it? So you’ve accomplished the dream of finally completing that novel … but now you have no idea what to do next! Authors J. R. Frontera, Alex Grecian, James Young, Jason Arnett, and Ellie Ann discuss the necessary next steps in getting your first draft to a finished, polished and publishable (or salable) book.
[SAT 2:30-3:30PM 2104] Going Indie: Self-Publishing Your Books – the Pros, Cons, & How To Indie authors and owners of Wordwraith Books, J. R. Frontera and Kristin Helling, along with their fellow indie authors James Young, Alex Grecian, Anita Young, and Jason Arnett, go through the pros and cons of self-publishing your work to help you determine if going indie might be right for you. If you’ve been considering self-publishing, but aren’t sure where to start, they’ll also go through the process from start to finish: formatting your book, getting covers, uploading to Amazon and other online retailers, and more. Includes take-home resource guide.
[SUN 12:00-1:00PM 2101] Writing Great Characters Writers discuss the inner workings of the characters they craft in their novels. How do you find the right voice for your character? Where does inspiration end and originality begin? If you’ve got a story to write, there’s no better place to start than by learning from accomplished purveyors of words: J. R. Frontera, Ellie Ann, Alex Grecian, Anita Young, and Carole Barrowman.
(details will be added closer to event dates)
Writers in the West Bottoms – February 3 Kansas City Writing Workshop – March 25
- Planet Comicon – April 28-30 (details above)
- Missouri Writer’s Guild – May 5-7
- ConQuesT – May 26-28
- Kansas City Comic Con – Dates not yet announced.
I love visiting libraries, summer camps, schools of all grades, and Universities in the Kansas City metro area (or virtually!) to talk about writing, self-publishing, or to do a reading from any of my books.
Past speaking engagements include panels on the writing craft and a reading at ConQuest in May 2016, visiting with St. Xavier’s Academy summer camp 2016 to speak about self-publishing, and panels on the writing craft and publishing and a reading at Longview Literary Festival October 2016.
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