Jonathan Maberry Jonathan Maberry, named one of the ten best horror writers in the world. He's a science-fiction, fantasy, and horror author and is the creator of the new Netflix series V-wars. He's worked extensively in comics and fiction.
Cat Rambo Cat Rambo, a Nebula-nominated science fiction and fantasy writer and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Linda Addison Linda Addison, a horror writer, poet, and the first African-American winner of the Bram Stoker Award, which she has won four times.
Matt Belford Matt Belford, an acquiring agent with the Tobias Literary Agency.
Kimberly Brower Kimberly Brower fell in love with reading when she picked up her first Babysitter’s Club book at the age of seven (Super Special editions were her favorites) and hasn’t been able to get her nose out of a book since. She holds a BS in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge and received her JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. After spending a decade in the business world, it was kismet that she found herself in publishing. She takes great pride in her client list, from the debut authors to #1 NYT bestsellers, and likes to consider them all her favorite authors. She previously worked for over two years at a boutique literary agency before starting her own. After spending 14 years in California, she is thrilled to be back on the east coast. When not providing individual attention to her clients, Kimberly manages all of the day-to-day operations of the agency. This includes overseeing the management of the foreign, audio and all other subsidiary rights for all the authors in the agency.
Z.R. Ellor

Zabé (writing as Z. R.) Ellor is a writer and lit agent (The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency) from Washington, DC. He holds a BA in English Lit and biology from Cornell University. When not writing, he can be found running, playing video games, and hunting the best brunch deals in Dupont Circle.

Angie Hodapp Angie Hodapp longtime friend of the League, the Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary Agency.
Charlie Holmberg Charlie N. Holmberg is the award-winning author of the Numina series, The Fifth Doll, and many others. Her Wall Street Journal bestselling Paper Magician series has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. Charlie’s stand-alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance. Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters, who also have boy names. She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, and owns too many pairs of glasses. She currently lives with her family in Utah.
Mel Jolly

Mel Jolly has been "Keeping Creatives Out of the Loony Bin Since 2009." Mel's mission is to teach creatives how to be more productive and less stressed so they can unleash their creative awesomeness on the world. If that sounds good to you, sign up for Mel's quick tips at

Elana Johnson

USA Today bestseller Elana Johnson writes adult contemporary beach romance. She is the author of over 130 books across two names, and there's nothing better than sun, sand, and swoon-worthy kisses! Unless it's a sweet-and-sexy cowboy - read those under her pen name of Liz Isaacson.

Kate Jonez Kate Jonez, acquiring managing editor of Omnium Gatherum Media.
Danielle Kaheaku An award-winning ghostwriter and editor, Danielle Kaheaku has worked in the entertainment industry for the past twelve years. She has active memberships in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the international Horror Writers Association, and the Romance Writers Association Published Author Network. She lectures and adjuncts at two universities, she is the co-founder for the San Diego HWA Chapter and is an Editor at Omnium Gatherum Media. She has a BA in English and MA in English and Creative Writing. She has published multiple short stories, four anthologies, nine novels, and several produced screenplays. Her projects have won multiple screen and literary awards including Gold at the International Independent Film Awards (2018), Gold at the California Film Awards (2017), Silver in the International Independent Film Awards (2016), Award of Merit at the New Renaissance Film Festival in London (2016), Hollywood Screenings Film Festival Semi-Finalist (2016), Best Experimental Short at the Chandler International Film Festival (2016), and two Foreword Book of the Years (2009, 2008).
Donna Lynch Donna Lynch is a two-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated dark fiction writer, and the co-founder—along with her husband, artist and musician Steven Archer—of the dark electro-rock band Ego Likeness (Metropolis Records). Her published works include Isabel Burning, Red Horses, Driving Through the Desert; and the poetry collections In My Mouth, Ladies & Other Vicious Creatures, Daughters of Lilith, Witches, and Choking Back the Devil, among others.
J.H. Moncrieff J.H. Moncrieff’s City of Ghosts won the 2018 Kindle Book Review Award for Best Horror/Suspense. She won Harlequin's international search for “the next Gillian Flynn” in 2016. Her supernatural suspense GhostWriters series has earned rave reviews from Kirkus, BlueInk, and Library Journal. Moncrieff began her writing career as a journalist, tracking down snipers and canoeing through crocodile-infested waters. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including Chatelaine, FLARE, Writer’s Digest, and The Globe and Mail. When not writing, she loves exploring haunted places, advocating for animal rights, and summoning her inner ninja in muay thai class.
Christopher Morgan Christopher Morgan is an acquiring editor at TOR Books.
Lee Murray Lee Murray is a multi-award-winning writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror (Sir Julius Vogel, Australian Shadows) and a three-time Bram Stoker Award® nominee. Author of the Taine McKenna military thrillers, supernatural crime-noir series The Path of Ra (with Dan Rabarts), Grotesque: Monster Stories, and several books for children, she is proud to have edited fifteen speculative titles, many award-winning. Co-founder of Young New Zealand Writers, and of the Wright-Murray Residency for Speculative Fiction, she is HWA Mentor of the Year and an NZSA Literary Fellow. Lee writes from her Middle-earth office overlooking a cow paddock. @leemurraywriter
Chantelle Aimee Osman Chantelle Aimeé Osman is an acquiring editor at Agora Books, an award-winning imprint of Polis Books.
Adrienne Procaccini Adrienne Procaccini is a Senior Editor at 47North, an imprint of Amazon.
John Robinson IV John Robinson IV is a novel and comic book writer who is most well-known for his creator-owned indie-published urban fantasy comic, “Scorpio.” John has also been published for other works such as CORPUS: An anthology of bodily ailments and Kamikaze: Wall Tales. In addition to narrative writing, John runs a Writer’s Chat via discord, hosted by, is the host of the writing podcast "Beyond the IVWall of Writing". He is also a member and administrator for SWRepMatters, a community dedicated to inclusion and diversity.
Lesley Sabga Lesley Sabga is an agent with The Seymour Agency.
J Scott Savage

J. Scott Savage is the author of the Case File 13 series (Harper-Collins), and the FarWorld and Mysteries of Cove middle-grade fantasy series (Shadow Mountain). Case File 13: Zombie Kid was a Junior Library Guild Select Book, and was nominated for the Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award. Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention, was nominated for the 2017-18 Young Hoosiers Award. The second book, Gears of Revolution, was nominated for a Cybils Award, and Embers of Destruction, received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Foreword Book Awards. His newest book, The Lost Wonderland Diaries, will debut on September 1, 2020.

Alex Segura Alex Segura, co-President of Archie Comics and the author behind the Pete Fernandez mystery series from Polis Books. His next book is Poe Dameron: Free Fall, a young adult novel set in the Star Wars universe.
Elsa R Sjunneson Hugo winning and Nebula nominated editor and author Elsa Sjunneson is a deafblind hurricane in a vintage dress. Her work has appeared in the Fate Accessibility Toolkit, Marvel's Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire, CNN Opinion, and more. In addition to writing and editing, she is an advocate for disability rights. Her debut memoir Alone in the Light releases in 2021. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Eric Smith

Eric Smith is an agent with PS Literary Agency.

Michael Stackpole Michael Stackpole, last year’s keynote returning to teach. A New York Times Bestselling author of more than 50 novels including the X-Wing series and I, Jedi. He's also done work in the BattleTech, World of Warcraft, and Shadowrun universes, in addition to his own, creator-owned work. He's also a renowned teacher and the author of the acclaimed book 21 Days to a Novel.


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