Featured Authors

Featured Children's Author: Adam Rex!

Author/illustrator of numerous illustrated children's books including Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and The True Meaning of Smek Day! (Later released as the Dreamworks animated film Home. . .)

Keri DeDeo

Author of Nothing But A Song

Keri De Deo was born in Flagstaff, Arizona. She moved throughout much of her life spending each year of high school in a different location: Arizona, Sweden, and Nebraska. She earned her BA from the University of Arizona and her MA from the University of Wyoming. No matter where she travels, she finds her way back to Arizona. She is the owner of Witty Owl Consulting where she works as a writing coach, editor, researcher, and instructional designer. Keri spends her free time with her husband kayaking, hiking, and walking her two beautiful dogs: Maiya and Lilla. To learn more about Keri, visit her website keridedeo.com!

J.C. Amberlyn

J.C. Amberlyn loves art, animals, and adventure in the Great Outdoors. She is an artist, book author, photographer, and animator. Her creative goal is to create visual and written works of art that strike a chord with her audience and that express her love for the life that shares this planet with us. Her work has received a number of awards and recognition and has been published in various media, including fine art magazines, comic books and the New York Times! She was especially honored to receive recognition from the Arizona Game and Fish Department for her work on wildlife in 2008 (Outdoor Writer of the Year) and a community award from Kingman, Arizona for her contributions to the arts in her community (Women Making History (Arts)). JC loves epic stories, engaging characters, inspiring art, and the various forms of media that allow people to share these stories- whether they are movies, graphic novels, TV shows or video games.

J.C. has written and illustrated six how-to-draw books through Monacelli Press and Watson-Guptill (a division of Penguin Random House). She is currently finishing up her seventh book on how to draw mythological creatures.

Jim Hinckley

Since his childhood, Jim dreamed of being an author. After numerous detours into truck driving, mining, ranching, and a variety of other endeavors, he turned to writing a weekly column on automotive history for his local newspaper, the Kingman Daily Miner, in his adopted hometown of Kingman, Arizona.

From that initial endeavor more than twenty years ago, Hinckley has written extensively on his two primary passions: automotive history and travel. He is a regular contributor to Route 66, American Road, Hemmings Classic Car, and Old Cars Weekly, and he was an associate editor at Cars & Parts. Book reviews and original features on automotive history and travel can be found on his blog, www.route66chronicles.blogspot.com and on his popular podcast, Jim Hinckley's America & Route 66 Adventures.

Also Attending

(Authors: to add your name to the list below, please sign up for a booth on our Vendor Signup page!)

Jo A Wilkins, author and C.E.O. of Mystic Publishers, Inc.

Jo A Wilkins has had approximately 150 poems and 15 short stories published in various collections. She will provide several workshops for developing writers, including topics such as "show don't tell", character development, dealing with publishers, and author marketing. She is a regular presenter at the annual Las Vegas Writer's Conference and has too many workshops to mention them all in limited space. More information about the KABAM Writers Conference!

Author Richard Draude

Richard is the author of the sci-fi series, The MacKenna Saga. He also works alongside Jo Wilkins at Mystic Publishers.

Author Stephanie J. Cress

Stephanie is the author of fantasy short stories Pearls and Bone, Kinship, and the high fantasy novel Gilded Shadows, the first book of a planned series called "Elements of Discord."

Author Deborah Laurent

Deborah is the author of literary fiction titles The Glass Table, Desires of the Heart, and a holiday novel, The Christmas Robe, which is set to become a Hallmark movie in 2020!

Author Janelle Evans

Janelle is the author of the young adult series Rory’s Choice: A Heart Divided, Consequences, and Thorns of Revenge. She is also the author of the YA paranormal novel, Stuffed Souls.

Author Fred Rayworth

Fred is the author of the fantasy novel, Treasure of the Umbrunna and the alternative history novel, Lusitania Gold, as well as numerous short stories.

Author Darlien Breeze

Darlien is the author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Crusin' For Crime and Import/Export and You.