Baltimore Book Festival

Leanna Renee Hieber and I will be teaming up with our fellow SFWA authors and participating in the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday, September 24th.

The festival is located on Charles Street in Baltimore, which will be closed to traffic for the festivities. Click here for driving directions.

Click here for a list of all the fantastic presenting authors! (And why Kelly Link isn’t on our Steampunk panel, I have no idea.)

Here is our Schedule for Saturday (subject to change, but I doubt it will):

Saturday, September 24

3:00 -4:00 pm Alethea & Leanna man the SFWA booth/table
I will have midi-sized copies of AlphaOops: H is for Halloween available, as well as a few copies of Magic & Monsters and exclusive Janet Lee prints from our upcoming A is for Alice! I will also be giving away all those bookmarks that I forgot to bring to Dragon*Con.

4:00 pm. Group signing, chat, raffles
Join authors Brenda Clough, Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Heiber, Catherine Asaro, Alan Zendell, and Allison Pang to chat, have your books autographed, and win prizes.

5:00 pm YA fiction in science fiction and fantasy
Panelists K.D. Hays, Catherine Asaro, Leanna Renee Heiber, and Alethea Kontis talk about the biggest selling genre in fiction. Why do “young” adult books such as the Harry Potter series appeal to all age groups?  How do we define YA and how can you break into that market?

6:00 pm Victoriana and Gaslight Fantasy: Everything that’s old is new again
Panelists Brenda Clough, Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Heiber, and Danielle Ackley-McPhail talk about one of the hottest new genres in speculative fiction. What accounts for the current fascination with steampunk and Victoriana?  Just what exactly is Steampunk? Panelists will talk about the genre as a whole and discuss their favorites.

7:00 pm Readings
Come hear readings from Leanna Heiber and Alethea Kontis, two of the hottest, bestselling authors in paranormal and steampunk fiction.