Imaginarium 2019 is proud to welcome Bram Stoker Award-winning author Tim Waggoner as a Spotlighted Guest! With over 40 novels and 5 short story collections, Tim is also a tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition! An Imaginarium favorite, Tim is a fantastic mentor who has helped countless writers of all genres develop their craft. Attendees will have a great opportunity to interact with Tim in our panel and workshop programming! We are honored and excited to have Tim back with us this year! About Tim Waggoner: Tim Waggoner has published over forty novels and five collections of short stories. He writes original darkRead More →

Imaginarium 2019 is proud to welcome Tony Acree as toastmaster and a Spotlighted Guest! An Imaginarium Convention favorite, Tony is a bestselling author and the head of award-winning press Hydra Publications! Always a great contributor to Imaginarium’s extensive programming, Tony is also a major part of Imaginarium’s events as the official Toastmaster! About Tony Acree: Tony Acree is is both an award winning author and publisher. His small press publishing house, Hydra Publications, won the Jason Sizemore award for outstanding small press. His latest novel, Revenge, was winner of best thriller novel at Imaginarium, one of the region’s largest’s writers conferences. All four of hisRead More →

Imaginarium 2019 is proud to welcome internationally-renowned author Michael Williams as a spotlighted guest! One of the original DragonLance novelists, Michael’s recent works of mythic fiction are showcases of the high literary craft that he enthusiastically shares in panels and instructs in workshops. Imaginarium 2019 attendees can look forward to meeting Michael and having his help in developing their literary skills and honing their writing craft! About Michael: Over the past 25 years, Michael Williams has written a number of strange novels, from the early Weasel’s Luck and Galen Beknighted in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical and experimental ARCADY, singled outRead More →

Imaginarium 2019 is proud to welcome Brett Brooks as a spotlighted author and illustrator guest! Brett has worked for everyone from the Disney Design Group to the Hard Rock, Game Salute, The CW, M&M’s and Netflix! A creator of graphic novels, Brett is also a screenwriter who had a recent short film project acquired by Showtime. Multi-faceted in his expertise, Brett is going to be a wonderful part of Imaginarium Convention’s highly-acclaimed programming and we are excited to have him joining us this year! About Brett Brooks: Brett Brooks is an Atlanta-based author and illustrator. He is the creator of the graphic novels Dust BunnyRead More →

Imaginarium 2019 is proud to welcome Arlene Gale as a spotlighted author guest. Author of the best-selling, award-winning non-fiction book “Face Forward Move Forward”, Arlene is known as the “Book Writing Business Coach” and she has helped numerous clients reach success writing and selling books in their fields of expertise. Arlene’s expertise in business and marketing as it relates to book publishing is going to available to Imaginarium 2019 attendees and we are thrilled to have her aboard! About Arlene Gale: If it needs writing, Arlene Gale “The Book Writing Business Coach” can do it! Through her passion for writing and her step-by-step writing program,Read More →

Imaginarium 2018 is proud to welcome NYT and USA Today best-selling author Robyn Peterman as our Guest of Honor! Robyn is a fantastic writer of paranormal and contemporary romances who is well-loved by readers all around the world! With her exceptional skill set in writing and a keen understanding of today’s independent publishing climate, Robyn is going to be a tremendous addition to the Imaginarium Convention family and we are thrilled to have her with us this year! About Robyn Peterman: NYT and USA Today best selling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives themRead More →

Imaginarium 2018 is proud to welcome award-winning, bestselling author Deborah LeBlanc as an Imaginator Guest! From her many thrilling, paranormal-themed novels, to her expertise as a private investigator and paranormal investigator, to the upcoming television show “Through the Veil” that she is a principle in, Deborah will be a tremendous addition to Imaginarium Convention’s renowned panel and workshop programming! Imaginarium is thrilled to have Deborah joining us for our 5th Anniversary event, this October 5-7 in Louisville, Kentucky! About Deborah LeBlanc: Deborah LeBlanc is an award-winning, bestselling author and business owner from Lafayette, Louisiana. She is also a licensed death scene investigator, a private investigator,Read More →

Imaginarium 2018 is proud to welcome New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance/multi-genre author Teresa Reasor as a spotlighted author guest this October 5-7 in Louisville, KY! Having been published in a wide range of genres, Teresa brings a great perspective and high level of expertise to Imaginarium’s renowned programming! Approachable and always willing to share her insights, Teresa is definitely an Imaginarium favorite and we are thrilled to have her back for our fifth anniversary! 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 readingRead More →

Imaginarium 2018 is proud to welcome New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Romance Author J.M Madden as an Imaginator Guest! From the craft of writing to the industry, J.M brings an exceptional level of knowledge and perspective to Imaginarium’s renowned programming, and exemplifies the Imaginarium spirit in her willingness to offer guidance and share wisdom to authors and creatives just beginning their journeys. Imaginarium Convention is excited to have J.M with us for our 5th anniversary, this October 5-7 in Louisville, Kentucky! About J.M Madden: NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author J.M. Madden writes compelling romances between ‘combat modified’ military men and theRead More →

Imaginarium 2018 is proud to welcome Bram Stoker Award®-winning Author and Editor Michael Knost as a spotlighted guest for 2018!  An Imaginarium Convention favorite, Michael brings a wealth of literary and industry expertise to Imaginarium’s highly-acclaimed panel and workshop programming.  Attendees can look forward to meeting Michael and having the opportunity to learn from him in our milestone 5th year! About Michael Knost: Michael Knost is a Bram Stoker Award®-winning editor and author of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. He has written in various genres and helmed several anthologies. His Writers Workshop of Horror won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® in England for superiorRead More →