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Sunday, June 14

1:00pm EDT

Just the Facts?: Research for compelling prose

Miriam Allenson

Miriam Allenson is a marketing/public relations professional who thinks writing romantic fiction is preferable to writing press releases and website copy any day of the week. She and husband, Andy, live in northern New Jersey, just off the Garden State Parkway, which means she can... Read More →


Charlotte Bennardo

Putting characters into difficult situations is fun for Charlotte Bennardo, who loves to write young adult, new adult, and middle grade fiction, although she has written poetry and non-fiction articles. She is the co-author of Blonde OPS, Sirenz, and Sirenz Back In Fashion, and is... Read More →

Robert Damon Schneck

Robert Damon Schneck is a Paramus native whose work focuses on bizarre, obscure, and strange-but-true aspects of American history. He is a regular contributor to the Fortean Times, and author of three books: The President's Vampire. Are You Psychic?, and, most recently, Mrs. Wakeman... Read More →

Yvonne Ventresca

Yvonne Ventresca is the author of PANDEMIC (Sky Pony Press/Skyhorse Publishing, 2014), a contemporary young adult novel about an emotionally traumatized teenager struggling to survive a deadly flu outbreak. Before becoming an author, Yvonne wrote computer programs and taught others... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm EDT

2:20pm EDT

Draw Us A Story: Why comics and graphic novels matter

Christopher Weyant

Husband-and-wife team Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of You Are (Not) Small, which won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and was named a Notable Children’s Book by the American Library Association. Their follow-up book, That’s (Not) Mine, will be published by Two... Read More →


Mark Basso

Mark is a project manager and editor on all Marvel Custom Solutions projects, and editor on the Disney Kingdoms and Marvel Universe all-ages comic book series including Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man.  As editor, Mark leads the writers and artists through the comic book... Read More →

Don E. Smith, Jr.

Don Everett Smith Jr. is a Bergen County based writer. His work has appeared in local newspapers and magazines and he has gone on to author two local history books. He has gone on to independently publish comic books and work with Bluewater Comics where has written several biographical... Read More →

Richard B. Knight

Richard B. Knight (The "B" stands for "Brandon") teaches Language Arts during the day and writes fiction at night. He decided that he wanted to be a novelist back in the fourth grade. It was all quite spontaneous. Back then, his teacher asked all of the students what they wanted to... Read More →

Buddy Scalera

Buddy Scalera is a comic book writer, editor and photographer. He is the author of the popular Comic Artist’s Photo Reference book series for IMPACT Books, and he is also known for his best-selling series of photography CD-ROMs, Visual Reference for Comic Artists.His latest release... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 2:20pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:20pm EDT

Tickle Me Author: How to write funny

Artie Bennett

Artie Bennett is the executive copy editor for a children’s book publisher and he writes a little on the side (but not the backside!). Artie would be hailed as “the Dr. Seuss of your caboose,” for The Butt Book, his first “mature” work, which published in 2010. The Butt... Read More →

Jeff Markowitz

Jeff Markowitz is the author of the award-winning thriller, Death and White Diamonds, as well as three books in the Cassie O’Malley mystery series. He loves to write early in the morning. “You can usually find me at my computer at 5:30 in the morning plotting someone’s murder... Read More →

Hank Quense

Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric scifi and fantasy stories. He also writes about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 14 books and 50 short stories along with a few dozen articles. He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm EDT

4:20pm EDT

Writing Across the Ages: From Kids to Young Adults

Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad where she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales, and decided to be a writer at the wise old age of three. It took a few more years to get her first publishing contract though. Her debut, a Young Adult novel titled Angel’s Grace (Simon & Schuster... Read More →

Selene Castrovilla

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children’s author. Melt, her third teen novel, has been hailed as "A fresh, emotionally complex bildungsroman of young American love" by Kirkus. Her historical nonfiction children's books are known for their humanity. Revolutionary... Read More →

Margie Gelbwasser

Margie Gelbwasser has written for many magazines including SELF, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, New Jersey Monthly, and Girls' Life. She's had two YA novels published by Flux. Inconvenient (2010) was named a 2011 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teens, and Kirkus called Pieces of Us... Read More →

Crystal Velasquez

Crystal Velasquez is the author of Hunters of Chaos, the Your Life, but... series (Your Life, but Sweeter; Your Life, but Cooler; and Your Life, but Better), and four books in the Maya & Miguel series (Paint the Town; The Valentine Machine; Neighborhood Friends; and My Twin Brother/My... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2015 4:20pm - 5:00pm EDT