Kevin J. Anderson has more than 140 published books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and penned the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.
As if five international bestselling authors wasn’t enough to teach you the real nitty-gritty about a successful writing career, we’ve got three excellent guest speakers for the 2013 Superstars Writing Seminar.
James Minz has been an editor in genre publishing for nearly twenty years, and is currently Senior Editor with Baen Books (with previous stints at Del Rey and Tor). He has worked Catherine Asaro, Hal Duncan, Eric Flint, Terry Goodkind, Elizabeth Haydon, Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Moon, Mark Van Name, Frederik Pohl, John Ringo, Robert J. Sawyer, Travis S. Taylor, Harry Turtledove, David Weber, Jack Williamson, Gene Wolfe, and Timothy Zahn, among many, many others.
Mark Leslie LeFebvre is the Director of Self Publishing and chief of author relations for Kobo. He helped develop the Kobo Writing Life self-publishing platform and is an expert on eBook publishing, the eBook industry in general, as well as international publishing. He is also the president of the Canadian Booksellers Association.
Joan Johnston is the top ten New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 50 romance novels and novellas. She has more than 10 million copies of her books in print. Joan has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Jacksonville University, an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Illinois, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. She has been a director of theatre, drama critic, newspaper editor, college professor, and attorney on her way to becoming a full-time writer. She currently writes for an imprint at Random House.