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Established Authors & Freelance/Non-Acquiring Editors

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Writers: Mentor bios are listed below, along with their areas of expertise. Be sure to check these to see if there are subjects or writing styles/genres for which you would like guidance. We have pros with backgrounds in novels, short stories, anthologies, comics, gaming, the military, music, computers, mythology, and so many other topics. Pick their brains. ;)


Trisha J. Wooldridge - Author & Freelance Editor

Session schedule

Saturday - 1:30, 1:50, 2:10, 2:30

Monday - 1:30, 1:50, 2:10, 2:30

Trisha J. Wooldridge writes novels, short fiction, non-fiction articles, and poetry that occasionally win awards—child-friendly ones are penned under T.J. Wooldridge. She’s edited seven anthologies, including the upcoming Wicked Women from New England Horror Writers, and nearly one hundred novels. Her work can be found in the Shirley Jackson Award-winning The Twisted Book of Shadows, HWA Poetry Showcase 5 and 6, and Don’t Turn Out the Lights, A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. www.anovelfriend.com

Genres I write: Horror, SF, Fantasy, YA, Middle Grade, Short Fiction, Poetry. Topics I specialize in: Research, Horses, Death Traditions, World Building for Fantasy and SF, Faery Tales, Myths, Folklore.

Editor Info: Owner of A Novel Friend Writing & Editing, editor for The Writer's Ally, former editor of Spencer Hill press, currently not acquiring anything.

Bishop O'Connell - Author

Session schedule

Saturday - 4:30, 4:50, 5:10, 5:30

Bishop O'Connell is the author of the American Faerie Tale series, a consultant, writer, lover of kilts and beer, and a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Born in Naples Italy while his father was stationed in Sardinia, Bishop grew up in San Diego, CA where he fell in love with the ocean and fish tacos. After wandering the country for work and school (absolutely not because he was in hiding from mind controlling bunnies), he settled in Richmond VA, where he writes, collects swords, revels in his immortality as a critically acclaimed "visionary" of the urban fantasy genre, and is regularly chastised for making up things for his bio.

Genres & expertise: Urban fantasy, high fantasy, fantasy western, science fantasy (scifi fantasy blend), nuclear power, nuclear reactions (fission and fusion), computer programming, Irish mythology & folklore, faerie tales.

JD Blackrose - Author

Session schedule

Friday - 3:00, 3:20, 3:40, 4:00