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July 10-12, 2015
Radisson Hotel, High Point, NC 
www.con-gregate.com 

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Friday, July 10 • 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Successful Self-Publishing: Tricks And Traps

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This presentation will provide an overview of what prospective self-published authors need to know (editing, sales, marketing, etc.) followed by an in-depth discussion with panelists on their insights and experiences as successful author/publishers.



Moderators
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Chris Kennedy

Self-Publishing Guru, Chris Kennedy Publishing
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft, an elementary school principal and an instructional systems designer for the Navy. Chris is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Chris’ full length novels include the Occupied Seattle... Read More →

Guests
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Jonathan French

Literary Guest
Jonathan French is the author of the Autumn’s Fall Saga, an epic fantasy series. His debut novel, THE EXILED HEIR, has been hailed as “…a combination of pen strokes that successfully resurrect the old world fantasy concepts of Beowulf, Prydain, Oz and Masters of the Universe.” His second book, THE ERRANTRY OF BANTAM FLYN, launched in July on the Kindle bestseller lists at #6 in Norse/Viking fantasy and #36 in... Read More →
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Rebecca Ledford

Literary Guest
Rebecca Ledford is the Manager of Phase 5 Publishing, LLC, a small publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and horror based in Western North Carolina. After graduating UNCA with a BA in psychology, she worked at a photo/graphics store, the Mössbauer Effect Data Center as a publication assistant, and a law firm in Asheville. In her limited spare time, she enjoys making things (all sorts of things), listening to music, indulging in photography... Read More →
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Thomas A. Mays

Literary Guest
Thomas A. Mays (Tom) is a 19-years-and-counting veteran of the US Navy, working as an officer in the surface fleet aboard destroyers and amphibious ships, as well as teaching and assisting with research into electromagnetic weapons and ballistic missile defense. He has two degrees in Applied Physics, but his passion is writing (he tries not to let what he actually knows get in the way of telling a good story). A SWORD INTO DARKNESS is his first... Read More →
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Karen McCullough

Literary Guest
Karen McCullough’s wide-ranging imagination makes her incapable of sticking to one genre for her storytelling. As a result, she’s the author of more than a dozen published novels and novellas, which span the mystery, fantasy, paranormal, and romantic suspense genres. A former computer programmer who made a career change into being an editor with an international trade publishing company for many years, she now runs her own web... Read More →
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Michael G. Williams

Writer, gamer, athlete, LGBTQ activist & advocate. | | Michael G. Williams writes wry suburban horror: stories of monsters, macabre humor and the deceptively picturesque. He is the author of the novels PERISHABLES (2012 Laine Cunningham Novel Award), TOOTH & NAIL, DEAL WITH THE DEVIL, and the forthcoming ATTEMPTED IMMORTALITY. Michael is on the development team for WRAITH: THE OBLIVION 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and co-creator of the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Provincial A

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