Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes Guest of Honor Lori Wilde!

Imaginarium 2015 is honored and proud to announce our Guest of Honor for 2015, Lori Wilde! A New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Lori is well-familiar to fans of romance literature everywhere. She will be an amazing Guest of Honor for the nation’s premiere convention about creative writing.



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About Lori Wilde: New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the Internal Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas. www.twilighttexas.com

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes USA Today Bestselling Author Jamie Lee Scott!

Imaginarium is very proud to welcome USA Today bestselling mystery author and screenwriter Jamie Lee Scott to our 2015 family of guests! Her works include the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries and with her writing including both prose and screenwriting she will be a great addition to the programming of the nation’s premiere creative writing convention!

About Jamie Lee Scott: Jamie Lee Scott is the USA Today bestselling author of the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries Originally from the Central Coast of California, Jamie was swept off her feet by a dashing Iowa farm boy and moved to the Midwest.

After several years of running a restaurant with her husband, she felt the urge to kill people. Rather than going postal, she began writing mysteries.

Jamie also writes screenplays for feature filma and TV. Her short film, No One Knows, was sold in 2012 and made its film festival rounds in 2013-14. It was nominated for multiple awards and won its category at Bare Bones Film Festival. In January 2015, No One Knows made its television debut on DirecTV, where it was voted Editor’s Choice for ShortsHD. The short film has a two year contract with DirecTV, and will be shown periodically.

Along with her critically acclaimed Gotcha Detective Agency series, Jamie will debut at least two more series in 2015. Uncertain Suspense will debut in the Spring, and D.E.A.ling be out later in the year.

Jamie lives on a farm with her family, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 horses. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s riding horses and competing at barrel races.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes USA Today Bestselling Author Gina Danna!

Imaginarium is proud to welcome USA Today bestselling author Gina Danna to our 2015 family of guests!  A writer of historical romance, Gina will be an outstanding addition to the programming of the nation’s premiere creative writing convention!

About Gina Danna: A USA Today Bestselling author, Gina Danna was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and has spent the better part of her life reading. History has always been her love and she spent numerous hours devouring historical romance stories, always dreaming of writing one of her own. After years of writing historical academic papers to achieve her undergraduate and graduate degrees in History, and then for museum programs and exhibits, she has found the time to write her own historical romantic fiction novels.

Now, under the supervision of her three dogs and two cats, she writes amid a library of research books, with her only true break away is to spend time with her other life long dream —her Arabian horse—With him, her muse can play.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes NY Times Bestselling Author and Screenwriter Elizabeth Bevarly!

Imaginarium is proud to welcome NY Times bestselling author and screenwriter Elizabeth Bevarly to our family of guests for 2015! An author of over 70 romance novels and novellas, Elizabeth brings a tremendous range of talent and experience to Imaginarium. We are very excited to have her participation in the nation’s premiere creative writing convention!

About Elizabeth Bevarly:Elizabeth Bevarly is the New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of more than seventy novels and novellas. Her books have been translated into two dozen languages and published in three dozen countries, and she hopes to someday be as well-traveled herself. An honors graduate of the University of Louisville, she has called home places as diverse as San Juan, Puerto Rico and Haddonfield, New Jersey, but now writes full-time in her native Kentucky, usually on a futon between two cats. She loves reading and movies and discovering British and Canadian TV shows on Netflix. And also playing games on Steam. And fiddling with soup recipes. And going to farmers’ markets with her husband. And texting with her son, who’s at college in Washington, D.C. She should actually probably try to get some sleep…

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes NY Times/USA Today Bestselling Author J.M. Madden!

Imaginarium is proud to welcome NY Times/USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden to our family of guests for 2015! An author of erotic romance featuring military men and the women who love them, J.M. is a fantastic guest and will be a great addition to our programming this year. We are thrilled to have her aboard for the nation’s premiere convention about creative writing!

About J.M. Madden: NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author J.M. Madden writes compelling romances between ‘combat modified’ military men and the women who love them. J.M. Madden loves any and all good love stories, most particularly her own. She has two beautiful children and a husband who always keeps her on her toes.

J.M. was a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio for nine years, until hubby moved the clan to Kentucky. When not chasing the family around, she’s at the computer, reading and writing, perfecting her craft. She occasionally takes breaks to feed her animal horde and is trying to control her office-supply addiction, but both tasks are uphill battles. Happily, she is writing full-time and always has several projects in the works. She also dearly loves to hear from readers! So, drop her a line. She’ll respond.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Announces Author Guest and Filk Concert Performer C.S. Marks

Imaginarium is proud to welcome award-winning, bestselling author C.S. Marks, who will also be performing a filk concert at Imaginarium 2015! The author of the highly-successful Elfhunter Trilogy is also a renowned filk artist and Imaginarium attendees will be able to enjoy a concert with her at this year’s event! We are very excited about having C.S. with us as a part of our creative writing programming and featured in one of our special events!


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About C.S. Marks: C.S. Marks has often been described as a Renaissance woman. Artist, songwriter, author, illustrator, educator, field biologist, and avid horsewoman, Chris holds a BS in Zoology from Butler, a MA in Zoology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a PhD in Life Sciences from Indiana State University.

Dr. Marks recently retired from SMWC, where she served as chair of Equine Studies for over twenty years, attaining the rank of Full Professor and earning the Pomeroy award for excellence in teaching. She is now in demand as a lecturer and presenter at conventions, academic fairs, equestrian events, and publishing workshops.

She has competed both nationally and internationally in the sport of endurance riding. One of only a handful of Americans to have completed the grueling “Tom Quilty” Australian National Championship hundred-mile ride, she has described that moment as her “finest hour.”

The child of an English professor, she has always loved classic literature as well as epic fantasy, and decided to try her hand at writing and illustrating an epic series. The result: The very successful Elfhunter trilogy (Parthian Press), which has sold over 50,000 copies both in print and e-book form. This epic trilogy has garnered awards (Reviewer’s Choice Best Fantasy, Best Series) and over 200 reviews. She is now hard at work on an exciting new Alterran series, the Undiscovered Realms.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes NYT/USA Today Bestselling Author Teresa Reasor!

Imaginarium is proud to welcome New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Teresa Reasor to our family of guests for 2015! Author of the highly successful SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers series, Teresa’s works span several genres including Military Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Children’s Books. We are very excited to have Teresa aboard the nation’s premiere convention about creative writing!

About Teresa: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Teresa Reasor was born in Southeastern Kentucky, but grew up a Marine Corps brat. The love of reading instilled in her in Kindergarten at Parris Island, South Carolina made books her friends during the many transfers her father’s military career entailed. The transition from reading to writing came easily to her and she penned her first book in second grade. But it wasn’t until 2007 that her first published work was released.

After twenty-one years as an Art Teacher and ten years as a part time College Instructor, she’s now retired and living her dream as a full time Writer.

Her body of work includes both full-length novels and shorter pieces in many different genres, Military Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Children’s Books.

Find out more about Teresa at her official site: http://www.teresareasor.com

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott

Imaginarium is proud to welcome USA Today bestselling author Magdalena Scott to our family of official guests for 2015! A fantastic author of romance and women’s fiction, Magdalena is a wonderful addition to this year’s event!


About Magdalena: USA Today Bestselling Author Magdalena Scott writes sweet romance and women’s fiction with small town settings. She is a lifelong resident of small town America, and knows that life in a “burg” is seldom dull—if you’re paying attention. There is mystery, romance, and the occasional unexplained occurrence. Readers have commented that they’d like to move to the small towns she writes about, which she takes as the highest compliment of all. Magdalena invites readers into her world to find out what’s hidden just below the surface of those tiny dots you can barely see on the map!

Website: http://magdalenascott.com

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Announcing Imaginarium 2015′s Toastmaster and Toastmistress! Allan Gilbreath and Kimberly Richardson!

Imaginarium 2015 is proud to announce a most dynamic duo to host ceremonies at this year’s event! Imaginarium will feature BOTH a Toastmaster and Toastmistress, with Allan Gilbreath and Kimberly Richardson taking the stage throughout the weekend! Attendees are in for a unique and unpredictable presentation from two incredible individuals who are well-loved throughout the convention circuit!

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Allan Gilbreath and Kimberly Richardson
Official Toastmaster and Toastmistress for Imaginarium 2015

About Allan: Allan Gilbreath denies he was raised by wolves, but still enjoys quiet moonlit evenings. He is an accomplished skeptic, cook, gardener, computer geek, martial artist, and avid student of arcane knowledge

Allan is also a nationally recognized and award-winning author, publisher, speaker, and instructor. He has appeared on television, stage, movies, radio, web/podcast, and tours the country in live appearances. In his adult vampire novels, Galen and Dark Chances, he links sensual fantasy with danger and predation to excellent effect. His exceptional use of plot tension between the various characters sets a wonderful stage for the little details that bring it all to life. Allan’s Jack Lago supernatural mysteries are known for their attention to detail and suspense. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his collection, Allan Gilbreath: A Short Story Collection covers his three favorite genres; science fiction, dark fantasy, and steampunk. He is currently working on several media projects including paranormal research, comedy shows, and action movies. For more information please see: http://www.darkoakpress.com.

About Kimberly: After found as an infant crawling among books in an abandoned library, Kimberly Richardson grew up to become an eccentric woman with a taste for jazz, drinking tea, reading books, speaking rusty French and Japanese, playing her violin and writing stories that cause people to make the strangest faces.

Tales From a Goth Librarian, published through Dark Oak Press and named a Finalist in the USA Book News Awards for Fiction: Short Story for 2009 and the International Book Awards for Fiction: Short Story in 2010. Author of The Decembrists and Mabon/Pomegranate, the upcoming books Tales From a Goth Librarian II, The House of Ginkgo, Through My Eyes: A Photographic Journey and Open A, as well as the editor of Realms of Imagination: An Urban Fantasy Anthology and the award winning Steampunk anthology Dreams of Steam and the award winning sequels Dreams of Steam II: Of Brass and Bolts, Dreams of Steam III: Gadgets and Dreams of Steam IV: Gizmos, and the upcoming Dreams of Steam V. A contributor to the anthologies BLACK PULP and the upcoming ASIAN PULP, Garbanzo Literary Journal Volume III, and Luna’s Children: Stranger Worlds, a werewolf anthology. Other short stories and poetry by Ms.Richardson have been published through Sam’s Dot Publishing/Alban Lake Publishing, Midnight Screaming, and FootHills Publishing.

Ms.Richardson is also the Programming Director for Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, a sci-fi convention held in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes Author Tim Waggoner as an Imaginator!

Imaginarium 2015 proudly welcomes author Tim Waggoner as an Imaginator for this year’s event!  From his extensive body of work including over 30 published novels, to his work on licensed tie-ins to major TV shows such as Grimm, Supernatural, and the X-Files, Tim brings a tremendous background and perspective into Imaginarium’s extensive creative writing programming. Attendees will be able to benefit directly from Tim as he will be conducting a special writing workshop at Imaginarium, as well as participating on panels and being featured in a spotlighted Q and A session.

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About Tim Waggoner: Tim Waggoner has published more than thirty novels and three story collections of horror and dark fantasy. His most recent novels are Dream Stalkers and Eat the Night. In addition to original novels, he’s written officially licensed tie-in fiction based on the TV shows Supernatural, Grimm, and the X-Files, and he co-wrote the Ghost Trackers series with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of the cable show Ghost Hunters. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program. Visit him on the web at www.timwaggoner.com.

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