Comic Book and Fiction Writers

Comic Book & Fiction Writers

These published authors will be presenting programs about writing, writing workshops and/or will participate in panels made up of several authors to discuss how ideas evolve, inspirations, and how to get books published.

Chanteé Hale:  Author of Project Mammoth: A Dying Light
BrazCon Presentations: Comic Script Writing Workshop--how to turn ideas into a comic book or graphic novel and Making Comics Workshop--tips and tricks to create comic books and graphic novels.

C. C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut, This Heart of Mine. And the first book of her new paranormal young adult series, The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave was released on October 31st 2017. C. C. currently resides in Texas with her husband, junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures that meander out from woods surrounding home.
BrazCon Presentations: Writing for the YA Audience and YA Fantasy Author Panel

Anna Meriano is the author of Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble and lives in the Houston area. This is her first published book and it will be released in January 2018.
BrazCon Presentations: Being Published—Anna Meriano and Love Sugar Magic and Fiction/Fantasy Author Panel

Ammar Habib is the author of the Dark Guardian series. He is an award-winning & bestselling author who lives in Lake Jackson, Texas. Writing has always been a passion of Ammar’s, who enjoys crafting stories that are not only entertaining, but also have something useful to say to the reader.
BrazCon Presentations: Writing the Dark Guardian Series and Fiction/Fantasy Author Panel

Writing Workshops & Sessions
Fern Brady: Houston Writers Guild & Inklings Publishing

Session 1: Publishing 101
Join us for an afternoon of information about the publishing industry. Explore the difference between Traditional, Indie, and Hybrid publishing. Understand what the roles of agents, editors, and publishers are. Get a clearer picture of what the industry offers and how you can best navigate it.

Session 2: Theme Based Plotting
In this session, participants will explore how theme can help drive plot and make the work more memorable to readers. Explore the power of theme in giving a story universality and impact. Develop and explore the themes in your own work and how they help drive the plot forward. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring your laptop, notebooks, and any other materials you need in order to apply the techniques.

Session 3: Conflict that Deepens Tension
In this session, participants will explore how different types of conflicts can help build tension in their work. Explore the overall conflict ARC of your work and then discover ways to deepen critical scenes with conflict. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring your laptop, notebooks, and any other materials you need in order to apply the techniques.

About the Presenter:
Fern Brady is the founder and CEO of Inklings Publishing. She is also currently serving as CEO of the Houston Writers Guild, a local nonprofit organization, and as one of the Municipal Liaisons for Nanowrimo Houston. She began her career as a foreign correspondent, taught for 15 years in Alief ISD, and is a full-time Realtor in Houston. Her children's book, The Smiley Face Blatoon, won 1st place in the Texas Author's Association's Contest for Best Picture Book For All Ages. A bilingual version is also available as is her follow up picture book Picture Day, Ella. She has published various short stories in a variety of anthology collections and a poem as well. Her first full length novel in her science fantasy epic series will be released in July 2018. Follow Fern's writing at: