Back in November, I announced on social media that I’d be a panelist at RavenCon 14. I’m excited to share what I’ll be talking about with you!

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Time: 6 pm / Panel / Moderator
Topic: Writing Women in Sci-Fi/Fantasy: From Damsels in Distress to Badass Warrior Queens
Description: Is writing women in the sci-fi/fantasy genre different from writing women in other genres? Join a panel of authors to discuss whether women in sci-fi/fantasy implies women with more skills, higher education, and fewer gender issues. Also, how does the setting influence the way you write women?

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Time: 10 am / Panel
Topic: Choosing an Editor
Description: Acquiring editors, developmental editors, copyeditors… what kind of editor do you need? And how do you find one? Join the panelists to learn more about the kinds of editors, what to expect when working with an editor, and how to choose an editor that you can work with–and how to work in a situation when you don’t get to choose your own editor.

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm / Workshop with Samantha Heuwagen
Topic: Navigating Portrayals of Mental Health in the Publishing World
Description: Even as the world opens up to discussions surrounding mental health, there are many hurdles authors may face as they include these discussions in their work. Hannah Bauman, editor and author, and Samantha Heuwagen, therapist and author, will discuss the problems they’ve seen and strategies to write and publish realistic depictions of mental health. This includes works with publishing professionals whose views don’t align with the author’s, inaccurate depictions of mental illness, and tips for writing realistic portrayals of mental health in sci-fi and fantasy worlds.

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Time: Noon / Panel
Topic: How to Grow Your Online Presence
Description: Coming soonD

If you’re near Williamsburg, VA and like sci-fi and fantasy, join me at RavenCon from April 5 – 7, 2019. I hope to see you there!