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Feautred Speakers

Dan Millman

A former world champion athlete, Stanford University coach,

martial arts instructor and Oberlin College professor, Millman has authored 16 books published in 29 languages, including his classic, Way of the Peaceful Warrior (adapted into a 2007 film with Nick Nolte). A popular international speaker, Dan has influenced people from all walks of life.

Donald Maass

Donald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas.  He is the author of Writing the Breakout Novel, The Fire in Fiction, The Breakout Novelist, and Writing

21st Century Fiction (2012).  He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.

Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey is the author of the critically acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, "a splendid mix of humor and suspense (Booklist)," and  Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction. Jess also writes sword and sorcery fantasy, YA adventure, magical realism, and feminist thrillers. She is a regular Psychology Today blogger and a TEDx presenter.

All Speakers

Tricia Skinner

Literary Agent

Lauren Smith

Bestselling Author

Sean Callahan

Marketing Expert

Jeanie Loiacono

Literary Agent

Jeanne Devlin

Publisher

Tamara Grantham is the author of more than a dozen books and novellas. Her Fairy World MD
series has won numerous awards, including first place in Indiefab’s Book of the Year Awards,
and a first place Rone Award. She is a #1 bestselling author on Amazon, and has been a
featured speaker at numerous conferences, including a panelist on the topic of female leads.
She lives in Kansas with her husband and five children.

Will Thomas

Mystery

Ron Jackson

Nonfiction

Kim Ventrella

Children's Fiction

Selma Mann

Poet

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy

Ryan Sheehan

Publisher

Rusty Williams

Nonfiction

Science Fiction/Fantasy

RJ Johnson

Marcia Preston

Mary H. Clark Award

Patrick Wiegandt

Screenplay

Kent Frates

Nonfiction

Nonfiction/Memoir

Nikki Hanna

Lara Bernhardt

Supernatural Suspense

Jaz Primo

Fantasy/Romance

Julia Thomas

Mystery

Gary Conrad

Fiction/Nonfiction

Carl Sennhenn

Poet

Callie Hutton

Bestselling Romance

Bill McCloud

Poet/Nonfiction

Rick Ludwig

Novelist

Jeanetta Mish

Poet Laureate

Brad Robison

Children's Books

Nonfiction

Michael Mason

Barbara Sheperd

Novelist

Novelist

Barbara Sheperd

Law Enforcement

Expert

Dave Johnson

Magazine Editor

Carla Walker

Historical Nonfiction

Russell Lawson

Poet

Ken Hada

Sabrina Fish

Fantasy/Romance

Travel Writer

Elaine Warner

Medical Expert

David Grantham

Publisher and Author

Regina Jennings

Luke Hughes

Video Game Producer/Author

Thrillers

T.C Miller

Screenwriter / Novelist

Rene Gutteridge

Author

Cheri Fuller

Author / Marketing

Chris Maselli

Publisher

Melanie Hemry

Content Creator and Consultant

Annie Donahue

The Red Sneaker Writers Convention is co-hosted by

New York Times-bestselling author William Bernhardt, author of forty-four books and founder of the Red Sneaker Writing Center.

Cheri Fuller

Chris Maselli

Melanie Hemry

Write Well, Sell Well inspires and equips writers to discover the craft of writing and get published. Founders Rene Gutteridge, Melanie Hemry, and Cheri Fuller have 70+ years of experience.

Rene Gutteridge

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