Come To The Broad Side: Rapid Fire Reading This Saturday At Balticon 51


Saturday, May 27, 6 PM — Renaissance, Kent (6th Floor)

Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. She’s published six novels, a book on writing, and three collections. In 2014 she co-founded eSpec Books ( (

Roxanne Bland grew up in Washington, D.C., where she discovered strange and wonderful new worlds through her local public library and bookstores. These and other life experiences have convinced her that reality is highly overrated. (

Lauren Harris is a fantasy author, audiobook narrator, and assistant editor of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show Magazine. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with three naughty cats and a pet librarian. (

A. L. Kaplan’s work has been included in several anthologies and magazines. Her first novel, Star Touched, comes out this fall. She holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art and loves wolves. (

Gail Z. Martin writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books and Orbit Books. Scourge: A Darkhurst Novel, is the first in a new epic fantasy series for Solaris (coming July 2017). (

Cara McKinnon is the author of the Fay of Skye fantasy romance series. She has an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and lives in Western Maryland with her husband and kids. Find her online at

Award-winning author Christie Meierz writes space opera and science fiction romance set in a dystopic Earth empire. Her most recent work, Farryn’s War, explores how empaths would live together and what can happen when empaths and normal humans collide. (

Jennifer R. Povey writes everything from heroic fantasy to stories for Analog. Her current project is the Lost Guardians, an urban fantasy series. Fallen Dusk, the first book in the series, was released last spring. She also rides horses. (

Roberta Rogow writes historical mysteries, in which she tends to twist the history, and filk songs that refer to anything she feels like singing about. Roberta is a retired children’s librarian living in New Jersey. Learn more at (

D. H. Timpko is the author of The Firma Twins and the Purple Staff of Death, a middle grade science fiction novel. She is finishing the second Firma twins novel, The Firma Twins and the Flute of Enchantment. (

Jean Marie Ward writes fiction, nonfiction and everything in between. Her credits include a multi-award nominated novel, numerous short stories and two popular art books. Her video interviews and short subjects are regular features of  Learn more at (

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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