Baltimore Book Festival

When I moved to Baltimore, one of the first cool things I heard about was the Baltimore Book Festival. So I was incredibly excited when I got an email via SFWA inviting me to attend and participate in programming for this year’s festival, which will be held September 27-29th.

The website for the Baltimore Book Festival is here, for those interested (don’t worry, I’ll wait).


Cool, right? The SFWA has a full track of programming, and I’ll be there all weekend, soaking in the literary awesome, plus participating in a few panels.

You’ll find me at the following:


Friday, September 27:

1:00PM A Look at the Fiction Industry From the Publishing Side

Hear what authors who have also been editors have to say about the publishing side of the business. The industry has undergone dramatic changes in recent years, with genre blending, new technologies, and multi-media projects. What are editors and publishers looking for? How does the industry look from their side of the table? Find out what’s new and what’s tried and true.

Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Michael Underwood

Moderator: Catherine Asaro


Saturday, September 28:

6:30-8:00 SFWA Reception

Come party with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America at our annual Baltimore Book Festival Reception. We have an exciting event planned, combining this year with Dark Quest Books in their launch of the YA novel, The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin, by L.Jagi Lamplighter. Meet the authors, enjoy quiet jazz by The Greg Adams Trio, and partake of our delectable (and free) snacks. The party is free and open tothe public, and all are welcome.


Sunday, September 29:

12:00 How to Come Across Like a Professional Writer When You’re Starting Out

Talk to our expert panelists on how to get a good start in the writing industry. What to do and what not to do.

Panelists: Michael R. Underwood, Laura Anne Gilman

Moderator: Catherine Asaro


I hope to see you there!


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