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Saturday, October 29 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Going Indie: Is It For You?

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A frank discussion of what it takes to be an independent or hybrid author, from producing your own books, cover art, ebooks and more


Emily Mah (EM Tippetts)

Emily Mah (aka EM Tippetts, the chick lit author) is the author of the books Restless Earth, Blessing Sky, and Cleansing Fire, and video blogs for Black Gate. She is the owner of EM Tippetts Book Designs, which provides editing, formatting, and cover design services for indie authors and publishers.

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Blair MacGregor

Writer, Speaker, Teacher
Blair MacGregor writes fantasy novels—adventurous, epic, and dark. Her short stories have appeared in Cicada and Writers of the Future. She’s a graduate of Viable Paradise, chair of SFWA's Self-Publishing Committee, and works with StoryBundle as an author and curator. Blair holds the rank of Sandan in Shorei Kai Okinawan Karate, currently trains in Kung Fu, and has taught martial arts for over a dozen years. She also teaches workshops on... Read More →

Doug Hawk

Doug Hawk, now retired from a public relations career, writes horror and adventure novels that are published online. Much of his fiction focuses on the fictional Colorado towns of Crystal Wells, Coronado, and Shavano.

Joshua Viola

Joshua Viola is an author, artist, and video game developer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smurfs). In addition to creating a transmedia franchise around The Bane of Yoto, honored with more than a dozen awards, he is the author of Blackstar, a tie-in novel based on the discography of Celldweller. His horror anthology, Nightmares Unhinged, was a Denver Post number one bestseller. His next anthology, Cyber World, co-edited by Jason Heller, will be... Read More →

Stan Yan

Stan Yan is a Denver-based writer/illustrator and instructor who is probably best known as the “zombie caricature guy.” His work has been seen in Westword, and his recent credits include writing and/or illustrating for The Wang, SubCulture, Show Devils, and Vincent Price Presents. His whimsical, rhyming bedtime storybook—inspired by his son’s fears of his zombie artwork—is titled There’s a Zombie in the... Read More →

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