Imaginarium 2017 Proudly Announces Award-winning author Gary A. Braunbeck as Imaginator Guest!

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to announce award-winning, multi-genre author Gary A. Braunbeck as an Imaginator guest! With 19 books, over 200 short stories, and genres spanning from mysteries, to thrillers, to science fiction, fantasy, horror and mainstream literature, Gary’s work exemplifies award-winning achievement and dedication to the craft of writing. An adjunct professor at Seton Hill University and frequent host of workshops and seminars, Gary is also an outstanding writing instructor who has always been willing to help other writers on their path. Imaginarum Convention is elated to have Gary joining us for our 4th year and our attendees will see why he is a perfect fit for a convention all about creative writing!

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About Gary A. Braunbeck: Gary A. Braunbeck is a prolific author who writes mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mainstream literature. He is the author of 19 books; his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German. Nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications. Some of his most popular stories are mysteries that have appeared in the Cat Crimes anthology series.

He was born in Newark, Ohio; this city that serves as the model for the fictitious Cedar Hill in many of his stories. The Cedar Hill stories are collected in Graveyard People and Home Before Dark.

His fiction has received several awards, including the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction in 2003 for “Duty” and in 2005 for “We Now Pause for Station Identification”; his collection Destinations Unknown won a Stoker in 2006. His novella “Kiss of the Mudman” received the International Horror Guild Award for Long Fiction in 2005.

As an editor, Gary completed the latest installment of the Masques anthology series created by Jerry Williamson, Masques V, after Jerry became too ill to continue.

He also served a term as president of the Horror Writers Association. He is married to Lucy Snyder, a science fiction/fantasy writer, and they reside together in Columbus, Ohio.

Gary is an adjunct professor at Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania, where he teaches in an innovative Master’s degree program in Writing Popular Fiction.

His nonfiction writing book Fear In A Handful Of Dust: Horror As A Way Of Life has been used as a text by several college writing classes. Gary has taught writing seminars and workshops around the country on topics such as short story writing, characterization, and dialogue.

 

 

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 Announces Award-winning Mystery Author Abigail Keam as Imaginator Guest!

Imaginarium 2017 is proud to announce award-winning mystery author Abigail Keam as one of our Imaginator Guests!  With the bestselling Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series, Abigail has become a great indie author success story and we are thrilled to have her joining us for the 4th year of the nation’s premier creative writing convention.  From the craft of writing to her insights on the business aspects of a writer’s life, Abigail will have a lot to share with our attendees this year!

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About Abigail:  Abigail Keam is an award-winning author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery series about a beekeeper turned sleuth. She also writes an ebook epic fantasy series – The de Magela Saga.

DEATH BY A HONEYBEE won the 2010 Gold Medal Award for Women’s Lit from Reader’s Favorite and was a Finalist of the USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books of 2011.

DEATH BY DROWNING won the 2011 Gold Medal Award for Best Mystery Sleuth and also was placed on the USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books of 2011 as a Finalist.

Ms. Keam is also an award-winning beekeeper who has won 16 honey awards at the Kentucky State Fair including the Barbara Horn Award which is given to beekeepers who rate a perfect 100 in a honey competition.

She currently lives on the Kentucky River in a metal house with her husband and various critters. She still has honeybees.

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For further information on Imaginarium Convention, to register, or to reserve expo space, please visit www.entertheimaginarium.com

 

 

Imaginarium 2016 Proudly Welcomes Bestselling and Award-winning Author Abigail Keam as Author Guest

Imaginarium 2016 is very proud to welcome bestselling and award-winning author Abigail Keam as a guest to  the event this coming October 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.  With her highly-successful Josiah Reynolds Mystery series, Abigail is a wonderful example of an indie author who has achieved success in the difficult world of book publishing.  A gifted writer in mystery, romance, and fantasy with a keen understanding of today’s indie climate, Abigail is a great addition to Imaginarium Convention’s programming and we are very excited to have her with us!

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About Abigail:   Abigail Keam is an award-winning author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery series about a beekeeper turned sleuth. She also writes an Epic Fantasy series, the Princess Maura Saga, and the Last Chance For Love Romance series.

DEATH BY A HONEYBEE won the 2010 Gold Medal Award for Women’s Lit from Reader’s Favorite and was a Finalist of the USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011.

DEATH BY DROWNING won the 2011 Gold Medal Award for Best Mystery Sleuth from Reader’s Favorite and also was placed on the USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books List of 2011 as a Finalist.

Ms. Keam is also an award-winning beekeeper who has won 16 honey awards at the Kentucky State Fair including the Barbara Horn Award which is given to beekeepers who rate a perfect 100 in a honey competition.

She currently lives on the Kentucky River in a metal house with her husband and various critters. She still has honeybees.

Visit Abigail online at: www.abigailkeam.com

Imaginarium 2016 Proudly Welcomes Back Hydra Publications as an Official Sponsor!

Imaginarium 2016 is proud to welcome back Hydra Publications as an official sponsor!  A fantastic small press publisher based out of Louisville, Kentucky, Hydra Publications has had a growing presence at book events throughout the region.  A proactive supporter of the indie press and author community, Hydra Publications reflects the ideals that Imaginarium represents and we could not be more proud to have them returning as a legacy sponsor!

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About Hydra Publications: Hydra Publications is a small press from the Louisville, Kentucky area, although our authors come from across the nation. At this time, our focus is on publishing speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) but we do also consider quality work in other genres.

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One Week to Go!

Imaginarium 2015 is one week away!  From NYT/USA Today bestselling authors to a live concert, masquerade/costume contest, to a platinum-level Magic the Gathering tournament, Imaginarium has something for everyone!  Be sure to register today!  Full weekend registrations and day passes are available. 

 

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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.

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

Meet Imaginarium 2015 Sponsor Per Bastet Publications

Meet our latest Imaginarium 2015 Sponsor! We are proud to have Per Bastet Publications returning as a sponsor of Imaginarium 2015, taking place September 11-13 in Louisville Ky at the Crowne Plaza. Per Bastet is a wonderful publishing house based in Southern Indiana that releases titles primarily in speculative fiction, mystery and romance. We are both honored and excited to have Marian Allen, T. Lee Harris, Katina French and the Per Bastet family joining us for our 2nd year!

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Be sure to visit their official site at:
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