Not only is AJ Norris one of our fabulous attending (and returning) authors, but she also runs Magical Pages Book Blog with M. Rain Ranalli. Since she is going to be joining us next week at #RustCity17, she wanted to get to know her fellow authors a little better by asking them a few questions. Their answers might surprise you, so make sure you see what Nancy Northcott, Susana Ellis, Suzanne Sabol, Stephen Osborne, Evan Heuker, Roselynn Cannes, Donna MacMeans, Jillian David, Kathy Lyons, Ann Lawson / Becca Johnson, Caroline Warfield, Linda Bradley, and Sara Dobie Bauer.
Every book convention must have authors. There’s no question about it and I am working hard to ensure that we not only have a ton of fun people to hang out with, but there’s a wide range of genre talent as well. I know many readers tend to stick with their preferred genres, and there’s nothing wrong with that; but you never know what you’ll find, what you’ll like, until you take a leap of faith.
With that in mind, let me introduce you to three more fabulous authors who will be taking the plunge with me and coming to Rust City 2017! Make sure you keep an eye out as more authors are announced!
Nancy Northcott’s childhood ambition was to grow up and become Wonder Woman. Around fourth grade, she realized it was too late to acquire Amazon genes, but she still loved comic books, science fiction, fantasy, history, and romance.
Nancy has taught a college course on science fiction, fantasy, and society. She has also given presentations on the Wars of the Roses and Richard III to university classes studying Shakespeare’s play about that king. A sucker for fast action and wrenching emotion, Nancy combines the magic, romance and high stakes she loves in the books she writes.
Reviewers have described her books as melding fantasy, romance, and suspense. Library Journal gave her debut novel, Renegade, a starred review, calling it “genre fiction at its best.
Caren Crane grew up in Nashville, TN, and as a result does not care for country music. However, she cares a great deal about family, friends and men in boots. She blames her love of reading on a childhood devoid of TV and heavy on amusing oneself. Reading books was a lot more fun than playing with Barbies and playing “library” was far superior to playing “school.” When she discovered romance novels, the librarians at her local branch were horrified but Caren was delighted.
I have been a fan of sci-fi/fantasy as long as I can remember. I really started writing when I was in the 6th grade and my teacher was going over all the different genres. We were assigned the task to write our own story for each over the school year and that’s when I really first started making my own books with characters and plot lines.
I am currently working a part time job. I have a BFA in Theater Acting and a minor in English. My goal is to become a film actor and a best selling author. I live in a small town in Michigan and I like gaming, reading, drawing, and acting.
Don’t miss your chance to meet some amazing authors at Rust City Book Con next August! Come join us as we celebrate the authors who write the stories we love to read in the Motor City! Early-bird registration is open until 11:59pm EST on 3/31/2017!