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Friday, May 13 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Stronger than the Sum of its Parts: The Author-Editor Relationship

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Good editors do more than copyedit. They point out where characters or story could be improved. Writers do more than write. They work with editors to improve the work. Our panelists discuss the editor-author relationship, how it works best, and some how to avoid its pitfalls.

This session will be livestreamed to our virtual convention.

Moderators
avatar for Heather Romanowski

Heather Romanowski

Co-Founder, Book Realm Revisions, LLC
Editor. 📝 Bookdragon. 📚 Gaming enthusiast & RPG player. 🎲🎮🧩👾She/her.Heather has been writing and editing for the past decade and co-founded Book Realm Revisions in 2017. She has worked with fiction and nonfiction independent authors since then. Her most recent work... Read More →

Guests Of Honor
avatar for Sheree Renée Thomas

Sheree Renée Thomas

Editor: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Sheree Renée Thomas, a 2022 Hugo Award Finalist, is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and editor. Her work is inspired by myth and folklore, natural science and Mississippi Delta conjure. Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, May 2020) is her fir... Read More →
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Gemma Files

Award-Winning Author
Gemma Files is a Canadian horror writer, journalist, and film critic. Her short story, "The Emperor's Old Bones", won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Short Story of 1999. Five of her short stories were adapted for the television series The Hunger.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been editing sf/f/h, short fiction for almost forty years. She currently acquires short fiction and novellas for Tor.com. She’s edited more than ninety anthologies, and has won multiple awards for her work. Her next original anthology is Echoes: The Saga Anthology... Read More →
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Stephen Jones

London, England, Writer/Editor
STEPHEN JONES lives in London, England. A Hugo Award nominee, he is the winner of four World Fantasy Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, five Bram Stoker Awards, twenty-one British Fantasy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. One... Read More →
avatar for Tim Waggoner

Tim Waggoner

I've published over forty novels and five collections of short stories. I write original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins, and my articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. I've won the Bram Stoker Award, the HWA’s Mentor of the Year Award, been... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Patty Cake - 2nd Floor