April 26-28, 2024 – Richmond, VA

Tag: ConTinual

Jeanne Adams

Jeanne Adams is an award-winning author of more than 20 thrilling suspense, wicked urban fantasy, paranormal romantic suspense, and dramatic space adventures which have been compared to the works of Robert Heinlein and Jack McDevitt. Both traditionally and independently published, Jeanne is a sought-after speaker for her workshops Body Disposal for Writers Worldbuilding for Writers, Plotting for Pantzers, and Fight Scenes in Fiction.

Jeanne helped create the Nora Roberts Writing Institute at Hagerstown Community College; served on the Board of Directors for Romance Writers of America; was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine; and is a showrunner on ConTinual, the online Con that Never Ends. She’s currently completing her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction and has won numerous awards for both her fiction and non-fiction work. Jeanne lives in DC with her sports-mad husband and sons, as well as three large, boisterous dogs. Find links to her latest work on her website or through most online purchasing platforms.

Find her at:

  • JeanneAdams.com
  • Twitter: @JeanneAdams
  • Facebook: JeanneAdamsAuthor
  • Instagram: @JPAGryphon
  • Pinterest: JeanneAdams (Especially her Writerly Things board!)

Gail Z. Martin/Morgan Brice

Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk and more for Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria.

Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood; Storm & Fury (both steampunk/alternate history); the Spells, Salt, and Steel comedic horror series; the Roaring Twenties monster hunter Joe Mack Shadow Council series, and the Wasteland Marshals near-future post-apocalyptic series. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with the Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain, Sharps & Springfield, and Fox Hollow series. Gail is also a con-runner for ConTinual, the online, ongoing multi-genre convention that never ends.

James P. Nettles

James Nettles has a thirty-year career consulting for clients from startups to Fortune 100s, as a media contributor, speaker on the I0T, privacy, business continuity and disaster recovery, futurism, coming disruptive technologies and their impact on businesses and individual daily lives. He teaches workshops on intellectual property, marketing and branding, social media, book development and publication, and the business of creativity.

Leveraging his background in technology, game theory, anthropology, and sociology, he is the author of four novels, multiple novellas and a ton of short stories in science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk and contemporary genres, and a new release on faerie faith and mythology in film.

He is the founder of Author Essentials, a company dedicated to author services and the education of authors. His latest release in this series is the second edition of Business Essentials for Writers: How to Make Money in an Ever-changing Industry, and Faerie Films: Wee Folk on the Big Screen.

He is also one of the founders and the technical director for ConTinual: The Never Ending Convention, the host of Books and Beer and of the Creating Pros podcast under the Author Essentials brand.

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