Imaginarium 2017 Proudly Announces New York Times/USA Today Bestselling Author Teresa Reasor as Imaginator Guest!

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to announce New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Teresa Reasor as an Imaginator Guest!  Her Military Romance series, the Seal Team Heartbreakers, has spread her name wide among romance readers, and she also has written in the genres of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and historical romance.  With short stories and even children’s literature to her credit, Teresa is a writer with the kind of range that Imaginarium Convention reflects in its extensive programming.  We are very honored and excited to have Teresa with us this year as an Imaginator Guest!

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About Teresa Reasor:  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, Urban Fantasy, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Children’s Books.

 

About Imaginator Guests: Since our debut in 2014, Imaginarium Convention has designated special Imaginator Guests to be spotlighted and celebrated. Imaginator guests are featured in special Q and A’s, highlighted at Opening Ceremonies and Awards Banquets, given special designation in the vendor hall (some with featured signing times), and appear on prime panels or workshops. For further information on Imaginarium, please visit our site at www.entertheimaginarium.com

Imaginarium 2017 Proudly Welcomes Bestselling Fantasy Author C.S. Marks as Imaginator Guest!

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to welcome bestselling fantasy author C.S. Marks as an Imaginator Guest.  With an extensive academic background and a celebrated fantasy series that established C.S. as one of the most successful independent authors in speculative fiction, she is a fantastic guest who embodies the spirit of what Imaginarium Convention is all about.  From publishing to writing, to her extensive equestrian background, C.S. will bring great insights to our celebrated programming in the nation’s premier convention about creative writing.

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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.

 

Since our debut in 2014, Imaginarium Convention has designated special Imaginator Guests to be spotlighted and celebrated. Imaginator guests are featured in special Q and A’s, highlighted at Opening Ceremonies and Awards Banquets, given special designation in the vendor hall (some with featured signing times), and appear on prime panels or workshops.  For further information on Imaginarium, please visit our site at www.entertheimaginarium.com

Imaginarium 2016 Proudly Welcomes Award-Winning Publisher, Editor and Writer Jason Sizemore as Imaginator Guest!

Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome award-winning publisher, editor and writer Jason Sizemore as an Imaginator Guest this October 7-9 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The founder of Apex Book Company, Jason is one of the best in the business when it comes to the book publishing world and his participation in Imaginarium will be a fantastic opportunity for attendees to meet and learn from a true maverick and visionary in the industry. An exceptional writer and three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, Jason’s range of talent and experience will be a wonderful addition to the 2016 event!

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About Jason Sizemore: 

Raised in the Appalachian hills of southeastern Kentucky, Jason Sizemore is a three-time Hugo Award-nominated editor, a writer, and operates the science fiction, fantasy, and horror press Apex Publications. He is the author of the collection of dark science fiction and horror shorts Irredeemable and the tell-all creative fiction For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher. Jason currently works as the editor-in-chief of the award-winning genre zine Apex Magazine.

Miscellaneous Sizemore facts: Left-handed, blue eyes, super nerd, proud hillbilly with accompanying accent, partially colorblind, near-sighted, and an unrepentant fan of pumpkin spice.

 

Visit Jason’s official site at: http://www.jason-sizemore.com

Imaginarium 2016 Proudly Welcomes NYT Bestselling Author Elizabeth Bevarly as Imaginator Guest

Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome NYT bestselling author Elizabeth Bevarly as one of our Imaginator guests! An author of romance and women’s fiction with over seventy books to her credit, Elizabeth is also a screenwriter and will be a wonderful guest to have with us this coming October 7-9 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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About Elizabeth: Elizabeth Bevarly is the New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy books whose novels have been translated into two dozen languages and published in three dozen countries. Currently, she writes romance for Harlequin and women’s fiction for Berkley Trade. More recently, she’s turned her efforts to screenwriting and, with her writing partner Lorena Peter, has completed four scripts—the latest of which is in the process of being shopped around. She has called home places as exotic as San Juan, Puerto Rico and Haddonfield, New Jersey, but currently lives and works back in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. When she’s not writing, she’s making soup or scones from whatever she digs out of the freezer or binge-watching British and Canadian TV shows on Netflix. She is thrilled to be returning to Imaginarium for another visit.

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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.

Imaginarium 2015 Proudly Welcomes Award-winning Editor and Author Michael Knost as an Imaginator!

Imaginarium 2015 proudly welcomes Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Michael Knost as an Imaginator for this year’s event!  In addition to being a special guest at Imaginarium 2015, Michael will also be presenting a workshop as part of Imaginarium’s extensive programming catering to all areas of creative writing.

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About Michael: Michael Knost is an author, editor, and columnist of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. He has written in various genres and helmed several anthologies. His Writers Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press) won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in nonfiction. His critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy (Seventh Star Press) came out in 2013. His debut novel, Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press), hit bookshelves earlier this year. He resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish. To find out more, visit www.MichaelKnost.com.

Announcing Our Newest 2014 Imaginator, Writer/Game Designer Dan Jolley

Imaginarium 2014 is proud to announce writer/game designer Dan Jolley, who has a brand new Terminator mini-series with Dark Horse Comics, as our latest Imaginator!

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About Dan:In a freelance career spanning 24 years, Dan Jolley has written comic books for every major publisher in the country, authored original novels, licensed-property novels, and movie novelizations, and provided game design and dialogue for multiple video games, including the Transformers titles War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron. Dan’s latest comic book projects include his creator-owned series BLOODHOUND, available from Dark Horse Comics in two volumes — BLOODHOUND Vol. 1: Brass Knuckle Psychology and BLOODHOUND Vol. 2: Crowbar Medicine. Also at Dark Horse, Dan is writing the six-issue TERMINATOR mini-series Enemy of My Enemy, a new story set entirely in 1985. Learn more about Dan at his website, www.danjolley.com, and follow him on Twitter @_DanJolley.