Imaginarium 2017 Proudly Welcomes New York Times Best Selling Thriller/Mystery Author John Gilstrap as Guest of Honor!

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to announce New York Times Best Selling Thriller/Mystery Author John Gilstrap as our Guest of Honor! With numerous best selling novels and several Hollywood screenplay adaptations to his credit, John will be a tremendous addition to the Imaginarium Convention family October 6-8, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Louisville Kentucky! We are very honored and excited to have John as our Guest of Honor!

Bio: John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Final Target, Friendly Fire, Nick of Time, Against All Enemies, End Game, Soft Targets, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan’s Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and Six Minutes to Freedom. Four of his books have been purchased or optioned for the Big Screen. In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris. He will co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom, which should begin filming in 2017.

A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution. Outside of his writing life, John is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, weapons systems, hazardous materials, and fire behavior. John lives in Fairfax, VA.

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Imaginarium Proudly Welcomes Guest of Honor Brian Keene!

Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome best-selling author Brian Keene as a Guest of Honor!


A winner of numerous awards, Brian writing includes novels, short fiction and comic books. His work focuses on the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. Several novels have been developed for film or are currently in development, and he has also written for several media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies.

Imaginarium is thrilled to have Brian join us as a Guest of Honor for the 2016 event!

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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.

Lori Wilde

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.

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.