guest speaker bios

14th Annual Writing Popular Fiction Workshop
In Your Write Mind
June 25 – 28, 2015
Editor Guest:
Claire Eddy is a senior editor at Tor/Forge Books and has been with the company for 28
years. She began editing science fiction and fantasy early in her career and has worked with such
authors as Orson Scott Card, Gordon R. Dickson, Fred Saberhagen, and Jack Vance.
She has brought out such newcomers to the fantasy scene as Jacqueline Carey, Sara Douglass and
Juliet Marillier. While she still edits these genres, she has broadened her projects to include
historicals, thrillers and mysteries. On the mystery side, she has worked with Stuart Kaminksy,
Carole Nelson Douglas, and Sharan Newman.
She’s spent the better part of her adult life working with authors to make their stories and dreams be
the best they can be, becoming that “third eye” and nudge to accomplish this feat. And she is the
final judge of the F/SF category of The Sandy and will be attending the June 5-8 2014 Crested Butte
Writers Conference.
Agent Guest:
Roseanne Wells joined The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency as an associate agent in 2012.
Previously with the Marianne Strong Literary Agency, she has also worked as a proofreader and a
special sales/editorial assistant. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with degrees in
Literature and Dance. An avid reader, Roseanne discovered her passion for book publishing during
her internship at W. W. Norton, and she approaches agenting as a writer's advocate, editor, and
partner. She is a member of SCBWI and a volunteer for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho,
NYC. You can find her on Twitter @RivetingRosie.
Editor Guest:
Stephen W. Saffel is Senior Acquisitions Editor at Titan Books, the world’s premiere popular
culture publisher, acquiring original science fiction, fantasy (epic, heroic, and dark), horror, crime
fiction, art books, and media tie-ins such as Alien, Planet of the Apes (new and classic), Batman:
Arkham Knight,Mass Effect, and more. Some of his recent and upcoming projects include the
military science fiction series Virtues of War by Bennett Coles, the dark urban fantasy Conspiracy
of Angels by Michelle Belanger, the heroic fantasy Robin Hood: Mark of the Black Arrow by
Debbie Vigue and James Tuck, a Cthulhu vs. Sherlock Holmes trilogy by Lois Gresh, the Alien:
Rage War SF epic that crosses between Predator, Alien, and Alien vs. Predator, the mystery
novel Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse, new fiction
for Dishonored by Adam Christopher and Batman: Arkham Knight by Alex Irvine and Marv
Wolfman, and The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott. He has been
designated by his authors as their DEO (Dark Editorial Overlord).
Guest Author:
Page 2
Guest Presenters
Liz Coley has been writing long and short fiction for teens and adults for more than ten years. Her
short fiction has appeared in Cosmos Magazine and several speculative fiction anthologies: The
Last Man, More Scary Kisses, Strange Worlds, Flights of Fiction, Winter's Regret, and You Are Not
In 2013, psychological thriller Pretty Girl-13 was released by HarperCollins and HarperCollins UK
in print, eBook, and audiobook editions. Foreign translations have been published in French,
Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Czech, Slovakian, and Traditional Chinese.
German and Simplified Chinese are in the works.
Liz lives in Ohio, where she is surrounded by a fantastic community of writers, beaten regularly by
better tennis players, uplifted by her choir, supported by her husband, teased by her teenaged
daughter, cheered from afar by her two older sons, and adorned with hair by her cats Tiger, Pippin,
and Merry.
Liz invites you to follow @LizColeyBooks on Twitter and Instagram, like Liz Coley Books on
Facebook, and visit her website at, where you can watch the Pretty Girl-13 book
trailer, download editing tips, and read her confessional blog postings "Scenes from a Life."
Related flashcards

Ethnic groups in Sudan

32 cards

Council of Europe

23 cards

Ethnic groups in Egypt

31 cards

Mandé people

11 cards

Create Flashcards