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Penned Con St. Louis 2014

 

This weekend the Divas all met in St. Louis, Missouri for the first annual Penned Con, an event for writers, readers, editors, stalkers, and book lovers. We had a wonderful time connecting with the authors.

The convention offered many wonderful and informative panels and workshops. Best-selling author, Jasinda Wilder, was the keynote speaker, and Smashwords founder, Mark Coker, held some workshops.

As a part of giving back to the community, event organizers Rick and Amy Miles, held a silent auction with the proceeds to benefit Action for Autism, an organization “dedicated to helping children on the Autism Spectrum and with other neurodevelopmental delays to better attain resources and help to improve their lives… AFA helps families within 250-mile radius of St. Louis.”

We met some really great authors and made some wonderful new friends.

 

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Starting from the upper left hand corner and moving clockwise:

 

Chanda Hahn is the best-selling author of the Unenchanted Series and The Iron Butterfly Series. You can find here on her website at www.chandahahn.com.

Kimberly Stedronsky is the author of the Roam Series, the Fire Ballad Series, the Movie Trilogy, and several stand-alone novels. You can find more about her on her website www.kimberlystedronsky.com/.

Penny Reid is the best-selling author of the Knitting in the City Series. You can learn more about her books on her blog at www.reidromance.blogspot.com.

Kahlen Aymes is the best-selling author of the Remembrance Trilogy. Stalk her on her blog at www.kahlen-aymes.blogspot.com.

Brenda Rothert is the author of the Fire on Ice Series and the Now Series. Check her out on her blog at www.brendarothert.com.

G.P. Ching is the best-selling author of The Soulkeepers Series. Find out what she’s got planned next on her blog at www.gpching.com.

 

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Starting from the upper left hand corner and moving clockwise:

 

Tabatha Vargo and Mr. Tabatha Vargo—we appreciate a man who supports his author wife! Tabatha is the best-selling author of the Chubby Girl Chronicles and the Blow Hole Boys, along with co-authoring several books with fellow author, Melissa Andrea. Check out her website at www.tabathavargo.blogspot.com.

L.U. Ann is the author of the Destructive Series and the upcoming Drama Queens, Call Off Your Dogs. For more info about her and that wonderful book cover, visit her website at www.author-luann.blogspot.com.

Emme Burton is the author of Better Than Me and Fix It For Us. Check out her books on Amazon and get them on sale for $.99 each until September 18, 2014. You can find out more about her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EmmeBurton.

Liv Morris is the best-selling author of the Touch of Tantra Series and the Love in the City Series. Worship her on her website, www.livmorris.com.

N. M. Silber is the best-selling author of the Lawyers in Love series. Keep tabs on her books on her website at www.nmsilber.com.

Z. B. Heller is the author of The Chronicles of Moxy. See what fun things she has planned on her blog at www.zbhellerbooks.com.

The Write Divas are a group of four sassy editors and one of the sponsors of this year’s Penned Con. From left to right: Diva Lauren, Diva Jen, Diva Shay, and Diva Janine. Explore our website a little more. (Hint: you’re on it right now.)

 

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Starting from the upper left hand corner and moving clockwise:

 

Jack Wilder is makes up one half of the Wilders and is married to Jasinda Wilder (more about her below.) He is also the author of The Missionary. Find out what he’s up to at www.jasindawilder.com.

Jasinda Wilder is the best selling author of Alpha, Striped, Wounded, and Falling Into You, just to name a few. Learn more about her on her website at www.jasindawilder.com.

Carey Heywood gave us a glimpse of her two sides (hence the two pictures). She is the best-selling author of six books, including The Other Side of Someday, Sawyer Says, and Him. Check out the rest of her titles on her website at http://www.careyheywood.com/.

C. M. Stunich is a best-selling author of a sh**ton of books including the Hard Rock Roots Series, The Triple M Series, and A Duet series. Check out these and her other books on her website at http://www.cmstunich.com.

 

If you are interested in attending next year’s Penned Con event in St. Louis, check out their blog at www.pennedcon.wordpress.com.  Penned Con was a wonderful event and we hope to enjoy the new friends we’ve made for years to come. Thanks for a wonderful time!

~ The Divas

 


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