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It’s finally June and THE MERMAID will be out eight days from now – June 19th, 2018! You can check out a sample chapter and preorder your copy here

I’ll be at Denver Comic-Con from June 15th-June 17th. I’ve got multiple panels and signings, so I hope to see you there! My schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 15______________________________________________________

11:30am—12:20pm: BEST BADDIES ARE MORE THAN THE HERO OF THEIR OWN STORY (ROOM 405)
When developing a villain, how does a creator navigate making them powerful, yet flawed, charming, yet diabolical? Bring your favorite antagonists and the panel will break down the strengths and weaknesses that went into building memorable characters.

Panelists: Scott Beckman, Scott Bergstrom, Peter V. Brett, Betsy Dornbusch (Moderator), Travis Heerman, Christina Henry

1:00pm—2:00pm: PRH BOOTH SIGNING (BOOTH #509)

3:30pm—4:25pm: SOLO SIGNING (AUTHOR SIGNING BOOTH 1)

In Booktopia on the Show Floor – near upper entrance to Hall F.

6:00pm—6:50pm: AVOIDING CARDBOARD VILLAINS: HOW TO WRITE VILLAINS THAT ENGAGE & INTRIGUE READERS (ROOM 406/407)

Great protagonists are only as memorable as the antagonists they must defeat! Instead of making all murderers crazy psychopaths and all adversaries driven by revenge, let’s discuss easy, practical ways to build villains that are as complex and formidable as our heroes.

Panelists: Terry Brooks, Kristi Charish, Delilah Dawson, Christie Golden, Liv Hadden (Moderator), Christina Henry, Aaron Mahnke

 

Saturday, June 16____________________________________________________

11:00am—11:50am: SOLO SIGNING (AUTHOR SIGNING BOOTH 5)

In Booktopia on the Show Floor – near upper entrance to Hall F.

12:00pm—12:50pm: WORLDBUILDING AND STORYTELLING (KEYSTONE CITY ROOM – MILE HIGH BALLROOM DCCP4)

Every story has a beginning and an ending. How do you start to fill out the culture, laws and rules of conduct? Building a world to explore takes time and thought. Interact with the panel as we discuss how they go about creating a world to put their characters in.

Panelists: Robert Jackson Bennett, Peter V. Brett, Kristi Charish, Christina Henry, Naomi Novik. Jeffrey Twohig (Moderator)

2:00pm—2:50pm: ONE DAY, YOU WILL BE OLD ENOUGH TO READ FAIRYTALES AGAIN (ROOM 406/407)

You’re never too old – or young – to read fantasy fiction, as this all-star cast of authors proves. They’ll discuss why the modern fairytale resonates with them and readers, where they find their inspiration. They may even solve the time-worn question of whether vampires, werewolves, dragons, and trolls are really monsters.

Panelists: Jacqueline Carey, C. Robert Cargill, Emily Hash (Moderator), Christina Henry, R. F. Kuang, Melissa Jane Osborne

3:30pm-4:00pm: PRH BOOTH SIGNING (BOOTH #509)

 

Sunday, June 17_____________________________________________________

10:15am-11:00am: PRH BOOTH SIGNING (BOOTH #509)

11:30am—12:20pm: IT’S A MYSTERY TO ME! (ROOM 402/403)

Mystery, horror and suspense writers – both fiction and non – will discuss their latest books, and why readers like to be scared, surprised, or even disgusted when they read.

Panelists: Katherine Arden, Marguerite Bennett, Kristi Charish, Emily Hash (Moderator), Christina Henry, Stephen Graham Jones, Caroline Kepnes

1:00pm—1:55pm: SOLO SIGNING (SIGNING BOOTH 2)

In Booktopia on the Show Floor – near upper entrance to Hall F.