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Saturday, May 14 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Day Jobs for Writers

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Discussion would include considerations for writers balancing their writing careers with day jobs from time management techniques to whether to have pen names to what not to Tweet in order to avoid getting fired. Bonus discussion on how experience in the workplace can impact your writing perspective.

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PJ Schnyder

“PJ" began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing award-winning sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award. | Now, PJ writes romantic suspense as Piper J. Drake. The bestselling True Heroes series and the Safeguard series incorporating her interests in training working dogs and the military into her writing.


Danielle Friedman

Danielle splits her time between writing and medicine. She specializes in Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine, and how to use medical concepts plausibly in fiction. She has provided fictional-medicine consultation for a number of popular works including The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin, The Dark Apostle series by EC Ambrose, and Honey by Jenna Jameson and Hope Tarr. Her fiction can be found in Shimmer Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Flash... Read More →

Nebula Nominees
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N. K. Jemisin is a Hugo- and Locus-Award-winning Brooklyn author whose works have also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the Nebula.  Her latest novel, THE OBELISK GATE, came out in August of 2016.  Her website is nkjemisin.com.
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Martin L. Shoemaker

Martin L. Shoemaker is a programmer who writes on the side… or maybe it’s the other way around. Programming pays the bills, but a second place story in the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest earned him lunch with Buzz Aldrin. Programming never did that! | | Besides writing science fiction (with occasional excursions into fantasy and mystery), Martin is an expert in helping businesses to communicate their needs and solutions using a mix of... Read More →

Saturday May 14, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
LaSalle 3

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